The Sunday Gospel Archive

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Those who fear the Lord will be welcomed at the heavenly banquet

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 the Holy Land and the lives of its inhabitants […]

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Those who believe will rise again, with the Lord

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

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God calls us to greatness, through humility and service

Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 23:1-12 The Book of Malachi provides this weekend’s first reading. The prophet’s name, Malachi, reveals his role. In Hebrew it means “messenger of God.” […]

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Love others the way you love the Lord

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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We owe God our praise and our service

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 is a very bad time for God’s people. […]

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Am I ready to share in the riches the Lord has prepared?

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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What will we, the Lord’s vineyard, choose to yield?

27th 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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The Lord stands ready to forgive us, if we repent

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

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The Lord’s ways are different from our own

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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Forgive others and the Lord will forgive you

Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Matt. 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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Jesus speaks about confronting someone who is doing wrong

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 was, […]

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Following the Lord requires sacrifice, but he is our help

Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 16: 21-27 The Book of Jeremiah provides this weekend’s first reading. Since Jeremiah was the son of a priest, Hilkiah, he was reared amid […]