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Turning from sin leads to eternal life

Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 21:28-32 The Book of Ezekiel provides of this weekend’s first reading. Pivotal in Jewish history was the time spent by Hebrew captives, and by […]

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Trust in the Lord and call upon Him

Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 20:1-16a The last section of the Book of Isaiah provides this weekend with its first reading. Virtually none of the prophets of ancient Israel […]

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Bear witness to God’s love by loving, and forgiving, others

Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 18:21-35 The Book of Sirach is the source of this weekend’s first biblical reading. Sirach’s author was Joshua, the son of Sirach. He should […]

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Being part of Christ’s body, the Church, can include correction

Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 18:15-20 For the first reading this weekend, the Church gives us a passage from the ancient Book of Ezekiel. Ezekiel’s name in Hebrew, in […]

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Our reward awaits if we follow Jesus even unto death

Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 16:21-27 The Book of Jeremiah provides this weekend’s first reading. Jeremiah was the son of a priest, Hilkiah, and therefore of the priestly caste. […]

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Faith allows us to see who Jesus is

Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 16:13-20 The first section of the Book of Isaiah provides this weekend with its first reading. The author of this section of Isaiah lived […]

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The Lord welcomes all who come to Him

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 15:21-28 The third section of the Book of Isaiah provides this weekend’s liturgy with its first reading. Understanding this part of Isaiah requires some […]

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God’s ways are not our ways

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 14:22-33 The First Book of Kings is the source of this weekend’s first reading. The two Books of Kings highlight the kings of the […]

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God provides abundantly and completely through Jesus

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 14:13-21 The last and third section of the Book of Isaiah is the source of this weekend’s first reading. The first section of Isaiah […]

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Seek the kingdom of God, and treasure it beyond all else

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 13:44-52 The First Book of Kings is the source of this weekend’s first reading. As might be supposed, the two books of Kings deal […]

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Choosing God as we live with human limitations

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary time Matthew 13:24-43 The Book of Wisdom provides this weekend’s first reading. Wisdom is the name not only of this book of the Old Testament, but […]

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The Word of God, planted in our hearts, is a command

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 13:1-9 The third and last section of the Book of Isaiah is the source of the first reading for this weekend. This reading was […]