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Jesus asks His disciples to continue His work

Third Sunday Of Easter John 21:1-19 Again this weekend, the Church presents as its first reading for liturgy in Eastertime a passage from the Acts of the Apostles. The mere […]

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The merciful and good Son of God still lives

Second Sunday of Easter John 20:19-31 The Acts of the Apostles supplies this weekend’s first reading. The first several chapters of Acts are fascinating since they so well depict the […]

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We are called to believe in the Resurrection

Easter John 20:1-9 The Church celebrates the Easter Vigil late in the evening on Holy Saturday. These readings are those read during Masses on Easter Sunday itself. For its first […]

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Jesus submitted to His death to secure our salvation

Palm Sunday Luke 22:14-23:56 The Church this weekend leads us to the climax of Lent, the observance of Holy Week, by offering the impressive liturgy of Palm Sunday. Recalling the […]

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Sin is real, but so is God’s loving mercy

Fifth Sunday of Lent John 8:1-11 The Book of Isaiah supplies the first reading for this weekend in Lent. The reading is from the second part of Isaiah, written at […]

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God rejoices in those who return to Him

Fourth Sunday of Lent Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 This weekend the Church observes Laetare Sunday, the name being derived from the first word, in Latin, of the Entrance Antiphon. This word […]

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God awaits our repentance and its fruits

Third Sunday of Lent Luke 13:1-9 The Book of Exodus, source of the first reading, recalls the encounter between God and Moses at the burning bush. Moses is reported as […]

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Jesus is our only access to true and eternal life

Second Sunday In Lent Luke 9:28b-36 The Book of Genesis is the source of the first reading. It is a story about Abraham, whom the Jews regarded, and still regard, […]

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Return to God and repel sin, as Jesus did

First Sunday of Lent Luke 4:1-13 The Book of Deuteronomy provides the first reading for this first Sunday of Lent. Deuteronomy recalls the flight of the Hebrews from Egypt, where […]

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A life lived in the Lord will bear good fruit

Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 6:39-45 The Book of Sirach is the source of the first reading. Sirach does not appear in the King James, or Authorized, Version of […]

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Love and compassion for all is essential to discipleship

Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 6:27-38 The first book of Samuel supplies the first reading this weekend. Originally this book, and its companion, the Second Book of Samuel, were […]

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The blessed are those who trust on the Lord

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 6:17, 20-26 For its first reading, this weekend’s liturgy presents a selection from the Book of Jeremiah. Jeremiah must have been intense in his […]