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All people may hope for salvation, through Jesus

Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord Matthew 2:1-12 This weekend the Church invites us to celebrate the feast of the Epiphany of the Lord, one of the most revered […]

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Family life is rooted in the unconditional love of God

Feast of the Holy Family Matthew 2:13-15, 19-23 The Book of Sirach is part of the Wisdom Literature of the Old Testament. As are many other books in this body […]

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God asks for our honest, total love this Advent

Fourth Sunday of Advent Matthew 1:18-24 This weekend the Church celebrates the fourth and last Sunday of Advent 2019. For its first reading, this weekend’s liturgy offers a reading from […]

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The coming of the Lord is at hand

Third Sunday of Advent Matthew 11:2-11 The Book of Isaiah is the source of this weekend’s first reading. Isaiah was between a rock and a hard place, so to speak. […]

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Prepare a fitting dwelling place for the Lord

Second Sunday of Advent Matthew 3:1-12 Indicating the importance of Advent and the message of these readings, the Church this weekend celebrates the Second Sunday of Advent, rather than the […]

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The return of the Lord is at hand

First Sunday of Advent Matthew 24:37-44 With this weekend, the Church begins its new liturgical year. In so doing, it also begins to use the “A” cycle of readings at […]

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Christ is the image of God, and our redeemer

Feast of Christ The King Luke 23:35-43 The Second Book of Samuel furnishes the first biblical reading for this feast, marking the close of the Church year. Once, the two […]

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By persevering in faith, the just will be saved

Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 21:5-19 The Book of Malachi supplies this weekend’s Liturgy of the Word with its first reading. Actually, Malachi was not the name of the […]

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In Christ, there is life and joy after death

Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 20:27-38 This weekend, observed by the Church as the Thirty-Second Sunday of Ordinary Time, has as its first reading a section from the Second […]

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The Lord searches out and saves what is lost

Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 19:1-10 The Book of Wisdom provides this weekend’s first reading. An essential component in ancient Hebrew belief, and contemporary Jewish thought as well, is […]

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The Lord God judges justly and affirms what is right

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 18:9-14 The Book of Sirach provides this weekend’s first Scriptural reading. The book is part of that group of biblical writings classified by scholars […]

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‘Pray always, without becoming weary’

Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 18:1-8 The Book of Exodus is the source of this weekend’s first reading. One of the first five books of the Hebrew Bible, its […]