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‘The Lord our God is Lord alone!’

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

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Trust in the Lord, who hears and answers our prayers

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Mark 10:46-52 The Book of Jeremiah provides this weekend’s first reading. A few facts about Jeremiah are known from the book itself. He was from […]

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Holiness is found by giving of ourselves as Jesus did

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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Our salvation is possible only through following the Lord

Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Mark 10:17-30 The Book of Wisdom is the source of this weekend’s first reading. As the name implies, this ancient book was designed to insist […]

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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, […]

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All those of honest faith are of God

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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True discipleship is concerned with service to the poor

Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Mark 9:30-37  The Book of Wisdom furnishes the first reading for this weekend. This book was written in an effort to say that being faithful […]

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Discipleship means denying oneself and taking up the cross

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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Sin is our burden, but God’s forgiveness heals

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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Welcome the Word that has been planted within you

Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 The Book of Deuteronomy provides this weekend’s first reading. In this reading, Moses presents to the people the revelation that he […]

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Each of us must decide whether to accept Jesus, or reject Him

Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time John 6:60-69 The Book of Joshua, the source for this weekend’s first reading, looks at the period in the history of God’s people when Joshua […]

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Mary knew that through Christ, salvation had come to all

Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Luke 1:39-56 The Book of Revelation supplies the first reading on this feast of the Assumption of Mary. Some Catholics remember […]