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The Good Shepherd laid down His life for us

Fourth Sunday of Easter John 10:11-18 The first reading for Mass this weekend is from the Acts of the Apostles. Acts is fascinating. It reveals the priorities and beliefs of […]

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The risen Lord is our offering for sin

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

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Through Jesus, divine mercy is with us

Second 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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The Savior, risen from the dead, is with us today

Feast 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. It is […]

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For our sake, Jesus conquered the sin of the world

Sunday of the Passion of the Lord Mark 14:1-15:47 This weekend, in a liturgy powerful in its ability to transport us to the momentous events of the first Holy Week, […]

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If we follow Jesus to Calvary, eternal life awaits us

Fifth Sunday Of Lent John 12:20-33 The Book of Jeremiah is the source of this Lenten weekend’s first Scriptural reading. Jeremiah ranks among the greatest of the ancient Hebrew prophets. […]

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Joy and eternal life are found through Jesus

Fourth Sunday of Lent John 3:14-21 This weekend the Church celebrates “Laetare Sunday,” the name drawn from what is the first word in Latin of the Entrance Antiphon, “Rejoice!” Lent […]

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The Ten Commandments: God’s pattern for our lives

Third Sunday of Lent John 2:13-25  The Book of Exodus is the source of the first biblical reading this weekend. This book is about the Hebrew people, enslaved and dreadfully […]

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Our lives have been transfigured by the One raised to glory

Second Sunday in Lent Mark 9:2-10 This weekend’s first reading, from the Book of Genesis, is about Abraham, a very important figure in the process by which Jews reached a […]

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The Lord offers eternal life and peace if we implore His mercy

First Sunday of Lent Mark 1:12-15 The first reading, from the Book of Genesis, presents the familiar story of Noah. It is a study of contrast and of the consequences […]

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Jesus is the cure for our sinfulness

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Mark 1:40-45 The first reading for this weekend comes from the Book of Leviticus. In sequence, Leviticus is the fourth book in modern biblical translations. […]

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Those who put their trust in Jesus have hope

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Mark 1:29-39 The Book of Job is the source of this weekend’s first reading. Scholars disagree as to when this book was written. This book […]