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Actively loving others is the essence of our faith

Fifth Sunday of Easter John 14:1-12 The Acts of the Apostles once more is the source of the first reading. The early chapters of Acts marvelously reveal to us the […]

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Jesus is the only route to heaven

Fourth Sunday of Easter John 10:1-10 The Acts of the Apostles again furnishes the first biblical reading. As was the case last weekend, it is a passage recalling a time […]

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We encounter the Lord in the breaking of the bread

Third Sunday of Easter Luke 24:13-35 The Acts of the Apostles again furnishes the first biblical reading. Almost every Sunday in the Easter season features a reading from this book […]

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Through Jesus’ resurrection we have a new birth — a living hope

Second Sunday of Easter John 20:19-31 As almost always in the Easter season, the Acts of the Apostles furnishes the Liturgy of the Word with its first reading. Acts claims […]

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Let us be intent upon the new life offered by the risen Lord

Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord John 20:1-9 This weekend, the Church celebrates the greatest of its feasts, the feast of the Resurrection of the Lord, or Easter. […]

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Out of love for us, Jesus offered His life on the cross

Sunday of the Lord’s Passion Matthew 26:14-27:66 This weekend observes Palm Sunday, recalling with such great reverence and intense drama the Lord’s traditional entry into Jerusalem, bringing us into Holy […]

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Those who believe will see the glory of God

Fifth Sunday of Lent John 11:1-45 The Book of Ezekiel provides the first reading for this weekend. Even a quick reading of the history of ancient Israel shows that there […]

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Jesus is the source of eternal life

Third Sunday of Lent John 4:5-42 The source of the first biblical reading for this Lenten weekend’s liturgies is the Book of Exodus, one of those five books of the […]

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Christ Jesus brings life and immortality to light

Second Sunday of Lent Matthew 17:1-9 As its name implies, Genesis reveals the divine origin of life and Almighty God’s plan in the forming of the Hebrew race. First and […]

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Jesus gives us the strength to overcome temptation

First Sunday of Lent Matthew 4:1-11 The first reading for this first weekend of Lent is from the Book of Genesis. Few passages in the Scriptures are as abundant in […]

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If we follow God’s law out of love for Him, we act fittingly

Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 5:38-48 The first reading is from the Book of Leviticus, one of the five books of the Pentateuch, the Torah, the basic revelation by […]

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Followers of Jesus are a light unto the world

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 5:13-16 The Book of Isaiah’s third section is the source of this weekend’s first reading. Scholars believe that this section was written perhaps in […]