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Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Two Sundays ago we heard a reading from the great prophet Jeremiah, describing his prophetic calling; today we hear from him again, though this time

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Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Luke 4:21-30 Gospel Summary Biblical passages used in the liturgy often suffer from being removed from their contexts. This is particularly noticeable in today’s gospel

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Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Although the Church’s annual cycle of worship began with Advent, some six weeks ago, today’s readings re-launch the Church into the “ordinary time” of the

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The Nativity of the Lord

In reading the scriptures and prayers for the Christmas midnight mass I couldn’t help but be captured by the responsory which we sing together: “Today

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Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Lectionary 689 Each year on December 8th Catholics the world over celebrate the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception; this important feast day honors Christ by

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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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