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Those who search for God will find everlasting peace

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time John 6:41-51 The First Book of Kings provides this weekend’s Liturgy of the Word with its first biblical reading. Unified Israel’s kings are the central […]

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The Lord provides for our needs, both temporal and eternal

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time John 6:24-35 The Book of Exodus provides us with the first reading in this weekend’s Liturgy of the Word. As the name implies, this book […]

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The Lord provides for all our needs

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time John 6:1-15 The Second Book of Kings is the source for this weekend’s first reading. Originally, First and Second Kings composed one volume, but at […]

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The Lord has chosen us to be His beloved

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Mark 6:7-13 The Book of Amos is the source of this weekend’s first reading. Amos is one of the relatively few prophets of whom something […]

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The Lord appoints prophets to lead His people

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Mark 6:30-34 The Book of Jeremiah is the source of this weekend’s first reading. One of the three major prophets of ancient Israel, Jeremiah so […]

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God sends prophets and His Son to show us to eternal life

Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time Mark 6:1-6 The Book of Ezekiel furnishes the first reading. The prophet speaks in the first person. He says that he literally heard God speaking […]

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Through Jesus we can overcome hardships, death

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Mark 5:21-43 The Book of Wisdom is the source of the first reading. When this book originally was written, the plight of God’s people was […]

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God wants us to experience eternal life with Him

The Nativity of St. John the Baptist Luke 1:57-66, 80 The mere scheduling of celebrating a saint’s feast day on any Sunday sends a message. The Church long has preferred […]

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By following Jesus, we help to grow the kingdom of God

Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Mark 4:26-34 TThe first reading for this weekend’s liturgy is from the Book of Ezekiel. Ezekiel is regarded as one of the great Hebrew prophets. […]

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We are children of God, and He has prepared a home for us

Tenth Week in Ordinary Time Mark 3:20-35 The Book of Genesis is the source of this weekend’s first reading. Genesis is the first book, chronologically and sequentially, in the modern […]

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In the Eucharist, we become one with Christ

Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ Mark 14:12-16, 22-26 Providing this feast day’s first reading is the Book of Exodus, the story of an event that occurred as […]

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God has chosen us to be His children

Feast of the Holy Trinity Matthew 28:16-20 The Book of Deuteronomy is the source of this feast’s first reading. Deuteronomy is the fifth book in sequence, in the Old Testament. […]