The Sunday Gospel Archive

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Through His death and resurrection, Jesus establishes God’s New Covenant

Fifth Sunday of Lent John 12:20-33 The Book of Jeremiah provides this weekend’s first reading. A common theme runs through all the written prophecies of ancient Israel, namely that despite […]

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We are saved by faith in Christ Jesus

Fourth Sunday of Lent John 3:14-21 The Second Book of Chronicles provides this Lenten weekend with its first reading. Chronicles was written about 1,000 years before Jesus. The identity of […]

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Jesus is the sign of the power and wisdom of God

Third Sunday of Lent John 2:13-25 The Book of Exodus is the source of the first biblical reading this weekend. In Hebrew history, the Exodus virtually was unsurpassed as an […]

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God has provided for us through His Son

Second Sunday of Lent Mark 9:2-10 The Book of Genesis is the source of this weekend’s first reading. Often, Genesis is associated with its creation narratives. But much else is […]

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God establishes His covenant with us through baptism

First Sunday of Lent Mark 1:12-15 The first reading, from the Book of Genesis, presents the familiar story of Noah. It is a story of contrast and of the consequences […]

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Jesus manifests the healing love God has for us

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Mark 1:40-45 The first reading for this weekend comes from the Book of Leviticus. In sequence, Leviticus is the fourth book in modern translations of […]

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Find hope by trusting in the Lord

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Mark 1:29-39 The Book of Job is the source of this weekend’s first reading. This book furnishes few details about the identity of Job. It […]

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Jesus speaks with the authority of God

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Mark 1:21-28 The Book of Deuteronomy furnishes the first reading for this weekend. Deuteronomy appears in Bibles as the fifth book in sequence in the […]

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Follow the Lord instead of seeking temporal pleasures

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Mark 1:14-20 The first reading for this weekend is from the Book of Jonah, an Old Testament writing seldom presented in the liturgy. While Jonah […]

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Seek those who can help you hear the Lord’s call

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time John 1:35-42 The First Book of Samuel is the source of the first reading for this weekend. Originally, First and Second Samuel were one volume. […]

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All nations are invited to know the Messiah

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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A model for our own Holy Family

Feast of the Holy Family Luke 2:22-40 (A selection of readings is possible for this feast.  These comments refer to one set of readings.) The Church always celebrates the Sunday […]