SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—October 21, 2018 – 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: David Dziena ~ October 16, 2018
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Mark 10:35–45 James and John ask Jesus a question that reveals common human ambitions—to be special, to be recognized, and to have privilege. They want to know if they can be at Jesus’ side in the Kingdom. Jesus’ response contains a simple and direct prescription for his followers: If you want to be first, you […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—October 28, 2018 – 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: David Dziena ~ October 16, 2018
339

Mark 10:46–52 In Sunday’s Gospel, the blind Bartimaeus had to make up his mind about Jesus without the benefit of seeing him. He asked Jesus for the gift of sight. His faith was rewarded with vision. We all learn about Jesus from what we hear of him from those who teach us and from what […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—October 14, 2018 – 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: David Dziena ~ October 9, 2018
332

Mark 10:17–30 In Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus compares the rich man to an overloaded camel—so weighed down with possessions that it cannot squeeze through a narrow city gate. The rich man sadly walks away when Jesus calls him to shed his possessions and give the money to the poor. The Gospel is a reminder about how […]

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The Path to Sainthood

Author: Nicholle Check ~ October 9, 2018
331

On Sunday, October 14, Pope Paul VI and Archbishop Oscar Romero will be recognized as official saints of the Catholic Church. Pope Francis will preside at their canonization Mass at Saint Peter’s Basilica. The Pope does not “make” them saints. Rather, he will recognize and celebrate what has already been determined by God—that these holy […]

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

Author: David Dziena ~ October 2, 2018
328

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 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—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
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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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