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Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time: How did Christianity spread like wildfire?

Sunday Scripture readings, Feb. 9, 2020: Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time 1) Is 58:7-10 Psalm 112:4-9 2) 1 Cor 2:1-5 Gospel: Mt 5:13-16 How did Christianity spread like wildfire? The...

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time: Light and darkness in Scripture themes

Sunday Scripture reading, Jan. 26, 2020: Third Sunday in Ordinary Time 1) Is 8:23-9:3 Psalm 27:1, 4, 13-14 2) 1 Cor 1:10-13, 17 Gospel: Mt 4:12-23 or 4:12-17 Michelangelo...

The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord: Remembering God in...

Sunday Scripture reading, Jan. 12, 2020: The feast of the Baptism of the Lord 1) Is 42:1-4, 6-7 Psalm 29:1-4, 9-10 2) Acts 10:34-38 Gospel: Mt 3:13-17 Remembering God...

Dec. 29, 2019: The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

Sunday Scripture readings, Dec. 29, 2019 The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph 1) Sir 3:2-6, 12-14 Psalm 128:1-5 2) Col 3:12-21 or 3:12-17 Gospel: Mt 2:13-15, 19-23 Looking...

Third Sunday of Advent: Contemplate the wonder of Advent

Sunday Scripture reading, Dec. 15, 2019 Third Sunday of Advent 1) Is 35:1-6, 10 Psalm 146:6-10 2) Jas 5:7-10 Gospel: Mt 11:2-11 Contemplate the wonder of Advent The midpoint of Advent...

First Sunday of Advent: God invites us to a different kind...

Sunday Scripture readings, Dec. 1, 2019 First Sunday of Advent 1) Is 2:1-5 Psalm 122:1-9 2) Rom 13:11-14 Gospel: Mt 24:37-44 God invites us to a different kind of waiting Waiting...

Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time: Reflecting on God’s kingdom

Sunday Scripture readings, Nov. 17, 2019 Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time 1) Mal 3:19-20 Psalm 98:5-9 2) 2 Thes 3:7-12 Gospel: Lk 21:5-19 Hearing this Sunday's Gospel we might be...

Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time: How do we see and understand...

Sunday Scripture readings, Nov. 3, 2019 Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary TimeĀ  1) Wis 11:22-12:2 Psalm 145:1-2, 8-11, 13-14 2) 2 Thes 1:11-2:2 Gospel: Lk 19:1-10 How do we see and...

Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Words and the Word both have...

Sunday Scripture readings, Oct. 20, 2019 Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time 1) Ex 17:8-13 Psalm 121:1-8 2) 2 Tm 3:14-4:2 Gospel: Lk 18:1-8 Words and the Word both have great...

Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time: How can we grow in faith?

Sunday Scripture readings, Oct. 6, 2019 Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time 1) Hab 1:2-3; 2:2-4 Psalm 95:1-2, 6-9 2) 2 Tm 1:6-8, 13-14 Gospel: Lk 17:5-10 "Increase our faith," the...

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