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God always stands ready to heal us and welcome us back

Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 17:11-19 The Second Book of Kings furnishes this weekend with its first scriptural reading at Mass. Once the two books of Kings were a […]

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God helps us to stand firm in holy convictions

Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 17:5-10 This weekend’s first reading is from the Book of Habakkuk. By comparison among the prophets it’s a short work, including only three chapters. […]

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Self-sufficiency should not blind us to others’ needs

Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 16:19-31 The Book of Amos provides this weekend’s first reading. The book itself states that it was written during the reign of King Uzziah […]

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God asks that we give ourselves to Him rather than to money

Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 16:1-13 The first reading for this weekend is from the Book of Amos. This prophet, regarded as one of the Minor Prophets, was from […]

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God shows abundant mercy to His people

Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 15:1-32 This weekend’s first reading is from the Book of Exodus. This book roughly chronicles the passage of the Hebrew people from Egypt, where […]

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Following the Lord demands focus and sacrifice

Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 14:25-33 The Book of Wisdom provides this weekend’s liturgy with its first Scriptural reading. According to scholars, this book was written in Alexandria, Egypt, […]

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The Lord wants to welcome all to His eternal kingdom

Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 13:22-30 The Book of Isaiah provides the first reading for this weekend. Isaiah is a fascinating book of Scripture. It covers a long period […]

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Resist the pressure to turn away from Christ

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 12:49-53 The Book of Jeremiah is the source of the first reading for this weekend. Jeremiah is regarded as one of the more important […]

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Acting faithfully now is our preparation for eternal life

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 12:35-40 The Book of Wisdom is the source of the first reading for this weekend. Always standing high in any ancient Jewish perception of […]

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Grow rich in what matters to God

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 12:13-21 The first reading this weekend is from the Book of Ecclesiastes. The first verse states that the book is the work of Qoheleth, […]

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‘Ask … seek … knock:’ The Lord waits to hear and answer

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 11:1-13 Again, the Book of Genesis is the source of this weekend’s first reading. It is the story of Sodom and Gomorrah. The story […]

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Be open to receiving the Lord’s message, His power and His love

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 10:38-42 The Book of Genesis, unfortunately, bears the burden of being remembered, and usually misunderstood, only in terms of its Creation narratives. While the […]