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First Sunday of Lent

Luke 4:1-13 Gospel Summary Filled with the Holy Spirit, Jesus is led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil. Recall

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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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Baptism of the Lord

Luke 3:15-16, 21-22 Gospel Summary The first verses of today’s gospel make it clear that the baptism of John is only a preparation for the

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Epiphany

Matthew 2:1-12 Gospel Summary The Epiphany gospel is a continuation of the Christmas story in Matthew’s prologue to his gospel (chapters 1-2). The prologue is

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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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Fourth Sunday of Advent

Lectionary 12 One of the traditions I look forward to most during the hope-filled Advent season is the singing of the “O antiphons.” These are

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Second Sunday of Advent

Luke 3:1-6 Gospel Summary Luke’s elaborate attempt to locate the arrival of John the Baptist in the context of secular history seems to be the

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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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