The Sunday Gospel Archive

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Humility – one of the most treasured virtues

Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 14:1, 7-14 “In the first reading, Sirach, the name of this book, derives from the name of the author, mentioned in the book. The […]

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Choosing Eternal Life with Jesus 

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, covering a long period of Hebrew […]

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Our hope is in God’s eternal salvation

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 12:35-40 The Book of Wisdom is the source of the first reading for this weekend. Nighttime was when the Exodus began – the Hebrews’ […]

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Wisdom calls us to value eternal wealth

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 12:13-21 The first reading is from the Book of Ecclesiastes, sometimes referred to as the Book of Qoheleth, a book rarely appearing in the […]

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God hears the calling of His people

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 11:1-13 The Book of Genesis is the source of this weekend’s first reading. As with other passages in this marvelously profound religious book, the […]

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While invisible, God can be seen in love 

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 10:25-37 The Book of Deuteronomy, the source of the first reading for this weekend, is one of the first five books of the Bible, […]

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God is the source of strength and hope for His people

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 10:1-12, 17-20 The Book of Isaiah is the source of the first reading. In reading the Book of Isaiah, as in reading any Scripture, […]

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Freedom from slavery to sin is found in Christ

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 9:51-62 The First Book of Kings is the source of this weekend’s first reading. As the names of these two volumes imply, First and Second […]

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Christ’s love revealed through the Eucharist

Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ Luke 9:11-17 This weekend the Church celebrates the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ, or Corpus Christi, as it was […]

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The holy Trinity reveals the love of God

Trinity Sunday John 16:12-15 The Church celebrates Trinity Sunday this weekend, and it uses the celebration to teach us about the Holy Trinity, the mystery of three Persons in the […]

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The Ascension fills Christ’s mission and sends forth His disciples

Solemnity Of The Ascension of the Lord Luke 24:46-53 The Acts of the Apostles supplies the first reading, the story of the Ascension of the Lord from earth into heaven.  […]

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All peoples are called to faith in Christ

Sixth Sunday of Easter John 14:23-29 The Acts of the Apostles again provides the first reading for a weekend in the Easter season.  As Christianity grew, it not only expanded […]