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First Sunday of Advent

Luke 21:25-28, 34-36 Gospel Summary Luke places Jesus’ discourse about the destruction of the temple and his coming at the end of the world immediately

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The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

Lectionary 161 Many people I have encountered in recent years have shared concerns with me about the direction in which events in our world seem

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Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mark 12: 38–44 Gospel Summary The Scribes mentioned in today’s gospel were not a religious sect, as were the Pharisees and Sadducees. They were simply

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Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mark 12: 28–34 Gospel Summary In a friendly conversation a scribe asks Jesus what he believes the first of all the commandments to be. Jesus

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Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Lectionary 149 In today’s reading from Jeremiah we hear wonderful news; the prophet announces that the blind and the lame will be healed and will

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Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Isaiah 53: 10 – 11 Mark 10: 35 – 45 This Gospel has ambition, jealousy and the paradox of Christian leadership. James and John approach

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Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mark 10: 17 -30 Gospel Summary In today’s gospel passage, the rich young man who approaches Jesus asks the universally felt human question about the

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Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mark 10: 2-16 Gospel Summary Some Pharisees, wanting to involve Jesus in current controversies about divorce, ask him whether it is lawful for a husband

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Twenty-Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Today’s first reading comes from the little-read but fascinating Book of Numbers. This book got its title from the fact that a census of the

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Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

In our culture it is common to speak of disorders in terms of the current dictionary definition; “an abnormal physical or mental condition.” They can

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Twenty-Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time

This Sunday we hear a passage from the New Testament which helped to launch the Protestant Reformation in the sixteenth century. It is taken from

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