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All peoples are called to faith in Christ

Sixth Sunday of Easter John 14:23-29 The Acts of the Apostles again provides the first reading for a weekend in the Easter season.  As Christianity grew, it not only expanded […]

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Following Jesus leads to eternal life in heaven

Fifth Sunday of Easter John 13:31-33a, 34-35 Once again in this Easter season, the Acts of the Apostles supplies the first reading for the Mass. It reports some of the […]

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‘Jesus is with us still’

Fourth Sunday Of Easter John 10:27-30 The Acts of the Apostles supplies the first reading. It gives a glimpse into the modus vivendi of St. Paul as he moved across […]

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Peter’s commission becomes our commission

Third Sunday of Easter John 21:1-19 Again this weekend, the Church presents as its first reading for liturgy in Eastertime a passage from the Acts of the Apostles.  The mere […]

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Jesus’ resurrection and our answering call

Feast of the resurrection of the Lord John 20:1-9 The Liturgy of the Word for the Easter Vigil is unsurpassed in its power and magnificence among all the feasts of […]

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The Passion story is the story of our salvation

Palm Sunday Luke 22:14-23:56 The Church this weekend leads us to the climax of Lent, the observance of Holy Week, by offering the impressive liturgy of Palm Sunday.  Recalling the […]

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All face consequences for sin, but God does not forsake us

The Fifth Sunday of Lent John 8:1-11 The Book of Isaiah supplies the first reading for this weekend in Lent. The reading is from the second part of Isaiah, written […]

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Laetare Sunday calls us to rejoice in God’s unfailing love

Fourth Sunday of Lent Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 This weekend, the Church observes Laetare Sunday, the name being derived from the first word, in Latin, of the Entrance Antiphon. The word […]

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Encountering God leads to conversion, eternal life

Third Sunday of Lent Luke 13:1-9 In the first reading from the Book of Exodus, Moses encountered God. Moses was tending his father-in-law’s flock when suddenly an angel appeared and […]

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God’s love shows through in the Transfiguration

Second Sunday in Lent Luke 9:28b-36 The Book of Genesis is the source of the first reading. It is a story about Abraham, whom the Jews regard as the father […]

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Faithfulness to God gives strength to His people

First Sunday Of Lent Luke 4:1-13 The Book of Deuteronomy provides the first reading for this first Sunday of Lent. Deuteronomy looks to the days when the Hebrews were fleeing […]

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Conversion a matter of the heart

Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 6:27-38 The First Book of Samuel is the source of this weekend’s initial reading in the Liturgy of the Word. Ancient in origin, scholars […]