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The Good Shepherd will always protect His sheep

Fourth Sunday of Easter John 10:11-18 The Acts of the Apostles again is the source of an Easter season’s weekend’s first reading. Peter, once more the spokesman for the Apostles, […]

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In Christ’s resurrection, God brings His promise to fulfillment

Third Sunday of Easter Luke 24:35-48 Again this week, the Acts of the Apostles furnishes the first biblical reading. Almost every Sunday in the Easter season features a reading from […]

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Faith, not sight, is what matters

07Second Sunday of Easter John 20:19-31 As almost always in the Easter season, the Acts of the Apostles furnishes the Liturgy of the Word with its first reading. Acts claims […]

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‘Everyone who believes in Him will receive forgiveness’

Easter John 20:1-9 A variety of biblical readings occur in the course of liturgical celebrations for Easter. For instance, the Liturgy of the Word for the Easter Vigil is unsurpassed […]

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Jesus gave up His own life to save us

Palm Sunday Mark 14:1-15:47 This weekend, in a liturgy majestic in its ability to transport us to the events of the day that began the first Holy Week, the Church […]

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Through His death and resurrection, Jesus establishes God’s New Covenant

Fifth Sunday of Lent John 12:20-33 The Book of Jeremiah provides this weekend’s first reading. A common theme runs through all the written prophecies of ancient Israel, namely that despite […]

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We are saved by faith in Christ Jesus

Fourth Sunday of Lent John 3:14-21 The Second Book of Chronicles provides this Lenten weekend with its first reading. Chronicles was written about 1,000 years before Jesus. The identity of […]

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Jesus is the sign of the power and wisdom of God

Third Sunday of Lent John 2:13-25 The Book of Exodus is the source of the first biblical reading this weekend. In Hebrew history, the Exodus virtually was unsurpassed as an […]

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God has provided for us through His Son

Second Sunday of Lent Mark 9:2-10 The Book of Genesis is the source of this weekend’s first reading. Often, Genesis is associated with its creation narratives. But much else is […]

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God establishes His covenant with us through baptism

First Sunday of Lent Mark 1:12-15 The first reading, from the Book of Genesis, presents the familiar story of Noah. It is a story of contrast and of the consequences […]

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Jesus manifests the healing love God has for us

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Mark 1:40-45 The first reading for this weekend comes from the Book of Leviticus. In sequence, Leviticus is the fourth book in modern translations of […]

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Find hope by trusting in the Lord

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Mark 1:29-39 The Book of Job is the source of this weekend’s first reading. This book furnishes few details about the identity of Job. It […]