The Sunday Gospel Archive

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Advent Offers Us a Chance to Truly Encounter the Living God

First Sunday of Advent This weekend, the Church begins Advent. It begins the use of biblical readings from Year B of its three-year cycle. It is also the beginning of […]

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We Belong to Christ the King, and He Belongs to Us

Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe This weekend, the Church concludes its liturgical year of 2023. Next week, a new year will begin with the First […]

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Through Christ, We Draw Strength to Sustain Our Faith

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time The Book of Proverbs provides this weekend’s first reading. This book was composed when both the Holy Land and the lives of its inhabitants, God’s […]

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Being Separated from God is No Way to Live

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time The Book of Wisdom supplies the first reading for this weekend. The title of the book itself teaches a lesson. As centuries passed, foreign influences […]

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When We Follow Him, God Gives Us Strength in Our Trials

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time The Book of Malachi provides this weekend’s first reading. The prophet’s name, Malachi, reveals his role. In Hebrew it means “messenger of God.” As a […]

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Christians Have Duty to Love Others – Even in Public Discourse

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time  The Book of Exodus provides this weekend with its first reading. In ancient Jewish tradition, Exodus came from Moses. Therefore, in a most special way, […]

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An Understanding of ‘Repay to Caesar What Is Caesar’s’

Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time The second part of the Book of Isaiah provides this weekend’s first reading. The context is a very bad time for God’s people. The two […]

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God Never Fails to Guide Us to Everlasting Life

Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time The first part of the Book of Isaiah provides this weekend’s first reading at Mass. Understanding the cultural, social, political, and economic context surrounding the […]

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By Disobeying God, We Are Rejecting His Offer of Salvation

Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time The first section of the Book of Isaiah is the source of this weekend’s first reading. The prophet speaks directly to the people. He speaks […]

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We All Can Write a Chapter in the Story of God’s Forgiveness

Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time The Book of Ezekiel provides this weekend’s first reading. Pivotal in Jewish history was the time spent by Hebrew captives, and by their descendants, in […]

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To Gain Eternity, We Must Choose to Follow God

Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time The last section of the Book of Isaiah provides this weekend with its first reading. Virtually none of the prophets of ancient Israel wrote when […]

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Why We Must Keep God as Our Top Priority

Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time The Book of Sirach is the source of this weekend’s first biblical reading. Sirach’s author was Joshua, the son of Sirach. (He should not be […]