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Jesus submitted to His death to secure 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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Sin is real, but so is God’s loving mercy

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 at […]

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God rejoices in those who return to Him

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. This word […]

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God awaits our repentance and its fruits

Third Sunday of Lent Luke 13:1-9 The Book of Exodus, source of the first reading, recalls the encounter between God and Moses at the burning bush. Moses is reported as […]

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Jesus is our only access to true and eternal life

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 regarded, and still regard, […]

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Return to God and repel sin, as Jesus did

First Sunday of Lent Luke 4:1-13 The Book of Deuteronomy provides the first reading for this first Sunday of Lent. Deuteronomy recalls the flight of the Hebrews from Egypt, where […]

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A life lived in the Lord will bear good fruit

Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 6:39-45 The Book of Sirach is the source of the first reading. Sirach does not appear in the King James, or Authorized, Version of […]

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Love and compassion for all is essential to discipleship

Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 6:27-38 The first book of Samuel supplies the first reading this weekend. Originally this book, and its companion, the Second Book of Samuel, were […]

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The blessed are those who trust on the Lord

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 6:17, 20-26 For its first reading, this weekend’s liturgy presents a selection from the Book of Jeremiah. Jeremiah must have been intense in his […]

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Each person who hears the word of Christ has a holy task

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 5:1-11 The Book of Isaiah is the source of the first reading this weekend. It was composed in a time when tranquility prevailed in […]

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If we are in the Lord, those who fight against us will not prevail

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 4:21-30 The Book of Jeremiah is the source of this weekend’s first reading. Regarded as one of the major Hebrew prophets because of the […]

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Salvation, unfolding in Jesus, is the gift of God’s love

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 1:1-14, 4:14-21 The Book of Nehemiah furnishes the first reading for this weekend. At one time, in the Hebrew editions of the Bible, this […]