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Jesus is the source of our sustenance

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time John 6:1-15  The Second Book of Kings is the source of this weekend’s first biblical reading. The two books of Kings originally were one volume. […]

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The Lord, our shepherd, cares for us

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 has chosen us to share in His power and eternal life

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 divine power of healing rests in Jesus

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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The Church invites us to respond to the love of the Father

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time Mark 4:35-41 Sunday liturgies have returned to Ordinary Time after the long period of Lent, the Easter season and a series of important feasts. A […]

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God wills us to be mighty in holiness

Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Mark 4:26-34 The 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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The blood of Jesus, poured out, establishes a new Covenant

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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In revealing the Trinity, God shows He wants us to know Him

Feast of the Holy Trinity Matthew 28:16-20  The Book of Deuteronomy provides this feast’s first reading. Deuteronomy is among the Pentateuch, the first five books of the Old Testament. These […]

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Believers charged with bringing the Lord’s divine mercy to others

Feast of Pentecost John 20:19-23 In the Church’s liturgical year, only Easter and Christmas eclipse Pentecost. The importance and grandeur of these feasts of course derive from the events being […]

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Jesus remains with us through the Apostles and the Church

Feast of the Ascension of the Lord Mark 16:15-20 The Acts of the Apostles supplies the first reading for this important feast day in the Church, the celebration of the […]

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Truly loving God means loving each other

Sixth Sunday of Easter John 15:9-17  The Acts of the Apostles once again provides the first reading for a weekend in the Easter season. In this reading, the Apostle Peter […]

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Without Christ, we are nothing

Fifth Sunday of Easter John 15:1-8 The Acts of the Apostles, once again, furnishes the first reading for the liturgy in the season of Easter. This weekend’s reading is about […]