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We anxiously await the Lord’s return in glory

First Sunday Of Advent Mark 13:33-37 This weekend, the Church begins Advent. It begins the use of biblical readings from Year B of its three-year cycle. It also is the […]

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The Lord will defeat our death and judge us rightly

Feast of Christ the King Matthew 25:31-46 On this weekend, the Church concludes its liturgical year of 2020. Next week, a new year will begin with the First Sunday of […]

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Christians must prepare themselves for the Lord’s return

Thirty-Third Sunday In Ordinary Time Matthew 25:14-30 The Book of Proverbs provides this weekend’s first reading. This book was composed when both the Holy Land and the lives of its […]

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Live each day as a disciple

Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 25:1-13 The Book of Wisdom supplies the first reading for this weekend. The book’s title itself teaches a lesson. As centuries passed, foreign influences […]

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The Lord and the saints teach us how to achieve eternal life

Feast of All Saints Matt 5:1-12 Today, the Church celebrates the feast of All Saints, liturgically replacing the observance of the Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time. Setting aside a Sunday […]

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Take care of each other, showing compassion to the vulnerable

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 22:34-40 The Book of Exodus provides this weekend with its first reading. In ancient Jewish tradition, Exodus came from Moses. Therefore, in a most […]

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The Lord is king, and there is no other

Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 22:15-21 The second part of the Book of Isaiah provides this weekend’s first reading. The context was a very bad time for God’s people. […]

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Let us accept the Lord’s invitation to share in His riches

Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 22:1-14 The first part of the Book of Isaiah provides this weekend’s first reading at Mass. Understanding the cultural, social, political and economic context […]

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Those in God’s vineyard bear fruit in plenty

Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 21:33-43 The first section of the Book of Isaiah is the source of this weekend’s first reading. In this reading, the prophet speaks directly […]

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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 […]