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Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Lectionary 70 Gospel Matthew 5:1-12A The virtues of humility and gentleness are clearly the keynotes of this Sunday’s scripture readings.  The prophet Zephaniah begins by

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The Baptism of the Lord

Matthew 3:13-17 Gospel Summary When Jesus presents himself for baptism, John the Baptist protests that he is not worthy to perform this ritual for one

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The Epiphany of the Lord

Matthew 2:1-12 Gospel Summary The arrival of wise men from the East at Herod’s court with questions about the reported birth of a royal pretender

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The Nativity of the Lord

Lectionary 16 “O God, who wonderfully created the dignity of human nature and still more wonderfully restored it; grant, we pray, that we may share

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First Sunday of Advent

Matthew 24:37-44 Gospel Summary Jesus tells his disciples that they cannot know the day their Lord is coming. They must be prepared because that coming

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Thirtieth Sunday of the Year

An interesting contrast presents itself in this Sunday’s scriptures:  in the second reading, from the Second Letter to Timothy, Saint Paul uses the image of

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