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Following God is the only lasting reality

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 6:17, 2-26 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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God calls the unworthy

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 5:1-11 The Book of Isaiah is the source of the first reading this weekend. Written before the Babylonian conquest, this prophecy was composed when, […]

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The prophets lead all peoples to salvation in Christ

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 4:21-30 The Book of Jeremiah provides the first reading for this weekend. This book is regarded as one of the major Hebrew prophetic works […]

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Our response to God’s love and salvation

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 1:1-14, 4:14-21 The Book of Nehemiah furnishes the first reading for this weekend. Although some Old Testament books tell the history of the people […]

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Mary’s example shows to us the glory of the Lord

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time John 2:1-11  The Book of Isaiah furnishes this weekend’s first reading. When the third section of Isaiah was written, the Hebrew people had just emerged […]

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In Jesus, the glory of God’s love has been revealed

Feast of the Baptism of the Lord Luke 3:15-16, 21-22 The feast of the Baptism of the Lord is very important to the Church’s mission of bringing us to Christ. […]

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The Lord’s promise to the faithful is fulfilled in glory

Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord Matthew 2:1-12 This weekend the Church celebrates the ancient feast of the Epiphany of the Lord, commemorating and reflecting upon the visit of […]

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Familial love and obedience demonstrated by the Holy Family

Feast of the Holy Family Luke 2:41-52 This weekend, the Sunday between Christmas and New Year’s, the Church celebrates the feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. […]

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Christ is born of Mary, the servant of the Lord

Fourth Sunday of Advent Luke 1:39-45 This weekend the Church observes the last Sunday in Advent. The first reading is from the Book of Micah. Micah is regarded as one […]

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The Lord will rejoice over us, so should we rejoice with others

Third Sunday of Advent Luke 3:10-18 For centuries this Sunday was called “Gaudete” Sunday, the name coming from the first word of the Entrance Antiphon, “Rejoice,” or in Latin, “Gaudete.” […]

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Let us make ready the way of the Lord

Second Sunday of Advent Luke 3:1-6 The Book of Baruch provides the first reading for this Second Sunday of Advent. Baruch, not one of the major prophets, is relatively brief, […]

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Prepare for the day when all will be fulfilled

First Sunday of Advent Luke 21: 25-28, 34-36 With this first Sunday of Advent, the Church begins a new liturgical year. As such, the readings for the year to come […]