The Sunday Gospel Archive

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‘As the Father has sent me, so I send you’

Pentecost John 20:19-23 This weekend the Church celebrates the feast of Pentecost. The Acts of the Apostles provides the first reading, the dramatic story of the first Pentecost. In this […]

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The risen Lord lives in us today and every day

Feast of the Ascension of the Lord Mark 16:15-20 Celebrating the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord varies from place to place. In some places, this feast will have […]

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Let us love each other as Christ has loved us

Sixth Sunday of Easter John 15:9-17 The Acts of the Apostles once more provides an Easter season liturgy with its first reading. In this reading, Peter goes to the house […]

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The Lord sustains His faithful and blesses their labor

Fifth Sunday of Easter John 15:1-8 The Acts of the Apostles, again this Easter season, is the source of the first reading for Sunday. It highlights Paul. In an earlier […]

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The Good Shepherd will always protect His sheep

Fourth Sunday of Easter John 10:11-18 The Acts of the Apostles again is the source of an Easter season’s weekend’s first reading. Peter, once more the spokesman for the Apostles, […]

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In Christ’s resurrection, God brings His promise to fulfillment

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

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Faith, not sight, is what matters

07Second 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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‘Everyone who believes in Him will receive forgiveness’

Easter John 20:1-9 A variety of biblical readings occur in the course of liturgical celebrations for Easter. For instance, the Liturgy of the Word for the Easter Vigil is unsurpassed […]

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Jesus gave up His own life to save us

Palm Sunday Mark 14:1-15:47 This weekend, in a liturgy majestic in its ability to transport us to the events of the day that began the first Holy Week, the Church […]

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Through His death and resurrection, Jesus establishes God’s New Covenant

Fifth Sunday of Lent John 12:20-33 The Book of Jeremiah provides this weekend’s first reading. A common theme runs through all the written prophecies of ancient Israel, namely that despite […]

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We are saved by faith in Christ Jesus

Fourth Sunday of Lent John 3:14-21 The Second Book of Chronicles provides this Lenten weekend with its first reading. Chronicles was written about 1,000 years before Jesus. The identity of […]

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Jesus is the sign of the power and wisdom of God

Third Sunday of Lent John 2:13-25 The Book of Exodus is the source of the first biblical reading this weekend. In Hebrew history, the Exodus virtually was unsurpassed as an […]