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Prepare the way for the Messiah, the Son of the God in whom we rejoice

Third Sunday of Advent John 1:6-8, 19-28 This weekend the Church celebrates “Gaudete” Sunday, the name coming from the opening word of the Entrance Antiphon. In Latin, “gaudete” means “to […]

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Abundant is the goodness and mercy of the Lord

Second Sunday of Advent Mark 1:1-8 The second part of the Book of Isaiah provides the first reading for this Second Sunday of Advent. When this book was written, God’s […]

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Prepare your hearts for when the Lord returns

First Sunday of Advent Mark 13:33-37 This weekend the Church begins Advent. It also is the start of a new liturgical year. Each liturgical year is carefully planned so that […]

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The Lord is our shepherd, protector, judge and king

Feast of Christ the King Matthew 25:31-46 Next week, a new year will begin with the First Sunday of Advent. This weekend, the Church concludes its liturgical year of 2017 […]

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Those who fear the Lord will be welcomed at the heavenly banquet

Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 25:14-30 The Book of Proverbs provides this weekend’s first reading. This book was composed when the Holy Land and the lives of its inhabitants […]

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Those who believe will rise again, with the Lord

Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 25:1-13 The Book of Wisdom supplies the first reading for this weekend. The title of the book itself teaches a lesson. As centuries passed, […]

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God calls us to greatness, through humility and service

Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 23:1-12 The Book of Malachi provides this weekend’s first reading. The prophet’s name, Malachi, reveals his role. In Hebrew it means “messenger of God.” […]

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Love others the way you love the Lord

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 22:34-40 The Book of Exodus provides this weekend with its first reading. In ancient Jewish tradition, Exodus came from Moses. Therefore, in a most […]

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We owe God our praise and our service

Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 22:15-21 The second part of the Book of Isaiah provides this weekend’s first reading. The context is a very bad time for God’s people. […]

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Am I ready to share in the riches the Lord has prepared?

Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 22:1-14 The first part of the Book of Isaiah provides this weekend’s first reading at Mass. Understanding the cultural, social, political and economic context […]

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What will we, the Lord’s vineyard, choose to yield?

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 21:33-43 The first section of the Book of Isaiah is the source of this weekend’s first reading. In this reading, the prophet speaks directly […]

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The Lord stands ready to forgive us, if we repent

Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 21:28-32 The Book of Ezekiel provides this weekend’s first reading. Pivotal in Jewish history was the time spent by Hebrew captives, and by their […]