SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—September 30, 2018 – 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: David Dziena ~ September 25, 2018
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Mark 9:38–43, 45, 47–48 In Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus tells his disciples that God’s love is not reserved just for them or for any “in” group. Everyone belongs in the embrace of God’s love. Jesus wants his followers to be ready to accept others, work with them, learn from them, and appreciate the gifts they have […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—October 7, 2018 – 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: David Dziena ~ September 24, 2018
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Mark 10:2–16 In Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus teaches us that from the beginning of Creation, God made men and women to join together in love. All of us are social beings who are created for making bonds of love and friendship with one another. Those bonds become inseparable in marriage. This reality underlies the lifelong, faithful […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—September 23, 2018 – 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: David Dziena ~ September 18, 2018
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Mark 9:30–37 This Sunday, Jesus teaches that his highest value is service. He puts his arms around a child to show that welcoming others, even children, is welcoming him. Jesus wants his followers to be warm and welcoming to everyone, no matter who it is, as if that person were Jesus himself. See The Gospel […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—September 16, 2018 – 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: Alice Camille ~ September 11, 2018
312

Para la versión en español, haga clic aquí. Mark 8:27–35 “Along the way, Jesus asked his disciples, ‘Who do people say that I am?’” –Mark 8:27 One of my favorite days of the year is this one—Catechetical Sunday. Part of the reason I like it is because I’m a catechist, a teacher of the faith. […]

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EVANGELIO DOMINICAL—16 de septiembre de 2018 – 24.º Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario

Author: Erika De Urquidi ~ September 11, 2018
312

Marcos 8, 27–35 “…y en el camino, Jesús les hizo esta pregunta: ¿Quién dicen los hombres que soy yo?’’. Hoy celebramos uno de mis días favoritos del año: el Domingo Catequético. Parte de la razón por la que me gusta es porque soy catequista, maestra de la fe. También aprecio la oportunidad de celebrar con […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL— September 9, 2018 – 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: Alice Camille ~ September 5, 2018
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Mark 7:31–37 “But the more Jesus ordered them not to speak, the more they proclaimed it.” –Mark 7:36 Take a moment to appreciate the irony. First, Jesus heals a man who can’t hear or speak. Then Jesus orders him not to speak, but the fellow doesn’t seem to hear it. He can’t keep his mouth […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—September 2, 2018 – 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: Alice Camille ~ August 28, 2018
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Mark 7:1–8, 14–15, 21–23 “This people honors me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.” –Mark 7:6 The problem with Jesus, according to his religious leaders, is that he has an underdeveloped respect for laws and traditions. The problem with religion, Jesus insists, is that it makes people prefer superficial law-keeping to […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—August 26, 2018 – 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: Alice Camille ~ August 21, 2018
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John 6:60–69 “Many of his disciples returned to their former way and no longer accompanied him.” –John 6:66 Imagine walking out on Jesus. After a heyday of signs, miracles, and proclamations, something he says is so shocking that you count yourself out. You go home, shake the dust off your sandals, and return to business […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—August 19, 2018 – 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: Alice Camille ~ August 14, 2018
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John 6:51–58 “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” –John 6:52 Every good writer knows that one way to keep your audience involved in your story is to make them feel just a bit more clued in than the characters they’re following. Viewers know, for example, not to open the vampire’s coffin […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—August 12, 2018 – 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: Alice Camille ~ August 14, 2018
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John 6:41–51 “Whoever eats this bread will live forever.” –John 6:51 Real Presence is what the Church calls the reality of Christ in our Eucharist. This isn’t artificial presence, the sort we give to people we pretend to listen to while our thoughts are light years away. It’s not like the cardboard cutout of Pope […]

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