SUNDAY’S GOSPEL —January 28, 2018 – 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: David Dziena ~ January 15, 2018
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Mark 1:21–28 In Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus shows his power and authority over evil. His teaching during Sabbath worship amazes his audience. Jesus teaches as one with authority. In his healing and his teaching, Jesus is fueled by the Holy Spirit and driven by God’s love. See The Gospel at Home (English, Spanish) for suggested family […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL —January 21, 2018 – 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: David Dziena ~ January 9, 2018
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Mark 1:14–20 In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus calls four fishermen to become fishers of people. They respond quickly and follow Jesus. They share in his work of spreading the Good News of God’s love. This is a call that comes to all on this Sunday, and we all need to respond with the same joy […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL —January 14, 2018

Author: Joan McKamey ~ January 2, 2018
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John 1:35–42 In this Sunday’s Gospel, John the Baptist points to Jesus as “the Lamb of God.” The Gospel also tells of the call of the first disciples. The story echoes the call of each member of the Church—to share in the mission of Jesus, his joy, and his sufferings. The title “Lamb of God” […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL — December 25, 2017 & January 7, 2018 – Christmas & Epiphany

Author: David Dziena ~ December 19, 2017
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Luke 2:1–14 & Matthew 2:1–12 Christmas celebrates God becoming one of us and one with us. Jesus comes as an infant, placed in the care of a struggling but loving family. The Solemnity of the Epiphany is considered by Eastern Catholic Churches to be far more important than Christmas, the day celebrating Jesus’ birth. On […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL — Sunday, December 24

Author: David Dziena ~ December 11, 2017
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Luke 1:26–38 In Sunday’s Gospel, the angel Gabriel disturbs Mary with the words, “The Lord is with you…. You have found favor with God.” Mary wonders what those words mean. She wonders, too, how she can become a mother since she is still a virgin. Mary’s yes to God is an act of faith. The […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL — Sunday, December 17

Author: David Dziena ~ December 4, 2017
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John 1:6–8, 19–28 During Advent, we prepare for Christmas by listening to the people who prepared the way for Jesus’ coming. In this Sunday’s Gospel, people ask John the Baptist who he is—the Messiah or a prophet. John answers by identifying himself as a voice in the desert, crying out, “Make straight the way of […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL — Sunday, December 10

Author: David Dziena ~ November 27, 2017
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Mark 1:1–8 In Sunday’s Gospel, John the Baptist urges people to prepare a smooth, straight road on which God can come to us. Isaiah’s words of comfort to the exiled Israelites assure them and us that we can count on God’s forgiveness. Jesus’ words call for us to turn our lives around and make sure that […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL — Sunday, December 3

Author: David Dziena ~ November 21, 2017
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Mark 13:33–37 The Church’s three-year cycle of Lectionary readings begins again on the First Sunday of Advent. We start reading from Cycle B, which is organized around Mark’s Gospel. Throughout Advent, we also hear the prophet Isaiah’s words in the First Reading. On this first Sunday of the Church year, Jesus speaks of his coming in […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL — November 26, 2017

Author: David Dziena ~ November 14, 2017
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  Matthew 25:31–46 This Sunday, we hear Jesus’ great parable of judgment. The parable clearly states that all will be judged on the Works of Mercy described in it. We are called to build God’s reign on Earth and to share in that reign forever. But to do so, we need to care for the […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL – November 19, 2017

Author: David Dziena ~ November 7, 2017
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  Matthew 25:14–30 In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus tells a pointed story about three servants. Their master entrusts them with varying amounts of money. Two of the servants double their money, but fear gets in the way of the third servant. All he can do is preserve what he has. The challenge for all of […]

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