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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 […]

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The Good Shepherd laid down His life for us

Fourth Sunday of Easter John 10:11-18 The first reading for Mass this weekend is from the Acts of the Apostles. Acts is fascinating. It reveals the priorities and beliefs of […]

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The risen Lord is our offering for sin

Third Sunday of Easter Luke 24:35-48 The Acts of the Apostles again furnishes the first biblical reading. Almost every Sunday in the Easter season features a reading from this book […]

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Through Jesus, divine mercy is with us

Second Sunday of Easter John 20:19-31 As almost always in the Easter season, the Acts of the Apostles furnishes the Liturgy of the Word with its first reading. Acts claims […]

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The Savior, risen from the dead, is with us today

Feast of the Resurrection of the Lord John 20:1-9 This weekend the Church celebrates the greatest of its feasts, the feast of the Resurrection of the Lord, or Easter. It is […]

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For our sake, Jesus conquered the sin of the world

Sunday of the Passion of the Lord Mark 14:1-15:47 This weekend, in a liturgy powerful in its ability to transport us to the momentous events of the first Holy Week, […]