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Which is the first of all the Commandments?

Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time Mark 12:28b-34 The Book of Deuteronomy is the source of the first reading this weekend. One among the first five books of the Bible, Deuteronomy […]

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Whoever wishes to be great should become a servant of others

Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time Mark 10:35-45 The first reading for this weekend is from the Book of Isaiah, precisely from its third and last part. Isaiah, on several occasions, […]

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God’s word challenges us to be attached to Jesus, and Him alone

Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Mark 10:17-30 The Book of Wisdom is the source of the first reading. This book came to be centuries ago, as devout Jews, distant from […]

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Marriage is a manifestation of the kingdom of God

Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Mark 10:2-16 The Book of Genesis is the source of the first reading for this weekend. Among the first five books of the Bible, Genesis […]

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Only that which is of the Holy Spirit endures

Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Mark 9:38-43, 45, 47-48 The Book of Numbers, the source of the first reading for this weekend, is one of the first five books of […]

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‘If anyone wishes to be first, he shall be the last of all’

Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Mark 9:30-37 Protestants, accustomed to reading the King James, or Authorized Version, of the Bible, often ask why Catholic versions of the Scriptures include the […]

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Discipleship means denying ourselves, following the Lord

Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Mark 8:27-35 The last and third section of the Book of Isaiah provides the first reading for this weekend in ordinary time. This passage is […]

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God, in Christ, is our hope and our life

Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Mark 7:31-37 The first reading for this weekend, from the Book of Isaiah, speaks of the blind, the deaf and the lame. Today’s culture is […]

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God strives to keep us from misfortune

Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 The Book of Deuteronomy is the source of this weekend’s first reading. Deuteronomy is from the Pentateuch, the collection of five […]

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Faith enables us to trust the guidance of God

Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time John 6:60-69 The Book of Joshua provides this weekend’s first reading. The book draws its name from the ancient Israelite leader, Joshua, who followed Moses […]

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Jesus is the bread of eternal life

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time John 6:51-58 The Book of Proverbs is the source of this weekend’s first biblical reading. Proverbs is part of the Wisdom Literature. This literature, forming […]

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Those who search for God will find everlasting peace

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time John 6:41-51 The First Book of Kings provides this weekend’s Liturgy of the Word with its first biblical reading. Unified Israel’s kings are the central […]