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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—March 17, 2024 – 5th Sunday of Lent

SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—March 17, 2024 – 5th Sunday of Lent

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Year B: John 12:20–33

In Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus faces religious leaders who are plotting against him. Many Jews and Greeks in Jerusalem were coming to him, and this angered Jesus’ opponents. Jesus explains his fate by using the parable of a grain of wheat falling to the ground. Unless it dies, it remains a single grain. If the seed dies, it will produce a rich harvest.

Year A Scrutiny: John 11:1–45

Sunday’s Gospel describes Jesus raising his friend Lazarus from the dead. The story hints at Jesus’ own Resurrection, which we will celebrate at Easter. The raising of Lazarus puts Jesus in danger from his enemies, but he risks his life to be with and to help his friends.

See The Gospel at Home (English and Spanish) for suggested family activities and discussion starters related to this Sunday’s Gospel.

Image credit: Sweet Publishing /, Nancy Cunningham / Rachael Coate / Basic Training Bible Ministries

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