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The Lord appoints prophets to lead His people

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Mark 6:30-34 The Book of Jeremiah is the source of this weekend’s first reading. One of the three major prophets of ancient Israel, Jeremiah so […]

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God sends prophets and His Son to show us to eternal life

Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time Mark 6:1-6 The Book of Ezekiel furnishes the first reading. The prophet speaks in the first person. He says that he literally heard God speaking […]

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Through Jesus we can overcome hardships, death

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Mark 5:21-43 The Book of Wisdom is the source of the first reading. When this book originally was written, the plight of God’s people was […]

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God wants us to experience eternal life with Him

The Nativity of St. John the Baptist Luke 1:57-66, 80 The mere scheduling of celebrating a saint’s feast day on any Sunday sends a message. The Church long has preferred […]

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By following Jesus, we help to grow the kingdom of God

Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Mark 4:26-34 TThe 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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We are children of God, and He has prepared a home for us

Tenth Week in Ordinary Time Mark 3:20-35 The Book of Genesis is the source of this weekend’s first reading. Genesis is the first book, chronologically and sequentially, in the modern […]

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In the Eucharist, we become one with Christ

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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God has chosen us to be His children

Feast of the Holy Trinity Matthew 28:16-20 The Book of Deuteronomy is the source of this feast’s first reading. Deuteronomy is the fifth book in sequence, in the Old Testament. […]

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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 […]