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Christ the King; Christ the Sacrifice

Feast of Christ the King Luke 23:35-43 The Second Book of Samuel furnishes the first reading for this feast, marking the close of the Church’s year. The two books of Samuel […]

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Triumph in Loving God

Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 21:5-19 The Book of Malachi is the source of this weekend’s first reading. Malachi was not a proper name for a person in ancient Israel. Rather, […]

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Life is Short, Afterlife is Forever

Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 20:27-38 This weekend, observed as the Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, the Church presents as the first reading a section from the Second Book […]

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God’s Gifts Guide Us to Heaven

Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 19:1-10 The Book of Wisdom provides this weekend’s first reading. As the natural environment has absorbed more and more public interest, the pope and […]

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Show Humility Before God’s Greatness

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 18:9-14 The Book of Sirach, one of those books classified by scholars collectively as the Wisdom literature, provides this weekend’s first Scriptural reading.  The […]

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God Knocks, We Must Answer

Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 18:1-8 The Book of Exodus is the source of this weekend’s first reading. As might be assumed from the book’s name, Exodus is a […]

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God’s Mercy for All

Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 17:11-19 The Second Book of Kings furnishes this weekend’s first Scriptural reading at Mass. The two books of Kings were once a single volume, but […]

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We Are All God’s Servants

Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 17:5-10 The first reading for this weekend comes from the Book of Habakkuk. Little is known about this prophet. It is known that the author […]

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Be Rich in What Matters

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

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Love of God More Important than Riches

Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading: 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 […]

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God’s Forgiveness Welcomes us Back into the Fold

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

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Discipleship is Hard, but God Gives Strength for the Journey

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