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Sunday Scripture readings, Dec. 16, 2018

Third Sunday of Advent Cycle C 1) Zep 3:14-18 Responsorial: Is 12:2-6 2) Phil 4:4-7 Gospel: Lk 3:10-18   Give thanks during Advent For a Christian, thanksgiving is not just an annual...

Sunday Scripture reading, Dec. 2, 2018

First Sunday of Advent Cycle C 1) Jer 33:14-16 Psalm 25:4-5, 8-10, 14 2) 1 Thes 3:12-4:2 Gospel: Lk 21:25-28, 34-36   Signs and wonders On this first Sunday of Advent, the...

Sunday Scripture readings, Nov. 18, 2018

Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time Cycle B 1) Dn 12:1-3 Psalm 16:5, 8-11 2) Heb 10:11-14, 18 Gospel: Mk 13:24-32   True inheritance Family feuds often revolve around inheritance. Decisions on who...

Sunday Scripture reading, Nov. 4, 2018

Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time Cycle B 1) Dt 6:2-6 Psalm 18:2-4, 47, 51 2) Heb 7:23-28 Gospel: Mk 12:28-34   God is love The award-winning movie "The Mission" tells the story...

Sunday Scripture readings, Oct. 21, 2018

Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time   Cycle B 1) Is 53:10-11 Psalm 33:4-5, 18-20, 22 2) Heb 4:14-16 Gospel: Mk 10:35-45 To serve, not to be served If no spoken or written...

Sunday Scripture readings, Oct. 7, 2018

Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Cycle B 1) Gn 2:18-24 Psalm 128:1-6 2) Heb 2:9-11 Gospel: Mk 10:2-16   Not alone "I have over 100 friends on Facebook!" and "I've got close...

Sunday Scripture readings, Sept. 23, 2018

Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Cycle B 1) Wis 2:12, 17-20 Psalm 54:3-6, 8 2) Jas 3:16 – 4:3 Gospel: Mk 9:30-37   Imitate Jesus in times of pain and confusion Every...

Sunday Scripture readings, Sept. 9, 2018

Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time Cycle B 1) Is 35:4-7 Psalm 146:6-10 2) Jas 2:1-5 Gospel: Mk 7:31-37 Overcoming fear with faith The deaf man in today's Gospel must have known...

Sunday Scripture readings, Aug. 26, 2018

Readings for the Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time Cycle B 1) Jos 24:1-2, 15-18 Psalm 34:2-3, 16-21 2) Eph 5:21-32 or 5:2, 25-32 Gospel: Jn 6:60-69 Choosing God It might surprise...

Sunday Scripture readings, Aug. 12, 2018

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Cycle B 1) 1 Kgs 19:4-8 Psalm 34:2-9 2) Eph 4:30-5:2 Gospel: Jn 6:41-51 http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/081218.cfm Food for eternal life From time to time we read or hear...

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