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Let us be intent upon the new life offered by the risen Lord

Easter Sunday 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. […]

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Out of love for us, Jesus offered His life on the cross

Sunday of the Lord’s Passion Matthew 26:14-27:66 This weekend observes Palm Sunday, recalling with such great reverence and intense drama the Lord’s traditional entry into Jerusalem, bringing us into Holy […]

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Those who believe will see the glory of God

Fifth Sunday of Lent John 11:1-45 The Book of Ezekiel provides the first reading for this weekend. Even a quick reading of the history of ancient Israel shows that there […]

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Jesus is the source of eternal life

Third Sunday of Lent John 4:5-42 The source of the first biblical reading for this Lenten weekend’s liturgies is the Book of Exodus, one of those five books of the […]

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Christ Jesus brings life and immortality to light

Second Sunday of Lent Matthew 17:1-9 As its name implies, Genesis reveals the divine origin of life and Almighty God’s plan in the forming of the Hebrew race. First and […]

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Jesus gives us the strength to overcome temptation

First Sunday of Lent Matthew 4:1-11 The first reading for this first weekend of Lent is from the Book of Genesis. Few passages in the Scriptures are as abundant in […]

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If we follow God’s law out of love for Him, we act fittingly

Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 5:38-48 The first reading is from the Book of Leviticus, one of the five books of the Pentateuch, the Torah, the basic revelation by […]

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Followers of Jesus are a light unto the world

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 5:13-16 The Book of Isaiah’s third section is the source of this weekend’s first reading. Scholars believe that this section was written perhaps in […]

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Recognizing Jesus and understanding God’s will

The Presentation of the Lord Luke 2:22-40 Under other circumstances, the liturgy for this weekend would be that of the Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time. Instead, however, this weekend the […]

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Sin is no match for God

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 4:12-23 The Book of Isaiah supplies this weekend’s first reading. It offers us a powerful lesson. When this part of Isaiah was written, God’s […]

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We have been called to know the Lord

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time John 1:29-34 The Book of Isaiah furnishes this weekend’s first reading from the Scriptures. There is an overtone of relief and joy. There is the […]

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We need Jesus, Son of the Father, to reconcile us with God

Feast of the Baptism of the Lord Matthew 3:13-17 As winter begins each year, the Church presents three great feasts to celebrate our salvation in Jesus and also to teach […]