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Sunday Scripture readings, Oct. 14, 2018

Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Cycle B 1) Wis 7:7-11 Psalm 90:12-17 2) Heb 4:12-13 Gospel: Mk 10:17-30   Where did that question come from? My 20-something granddaughter went into a convent...

Sunday Scripture readings, Sept. 30, 2018

Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Cycle B 1) Nm 11:25-29 Psalm 19:8, 10, 12-14 2) Jas 5:1-6 Gospel: Mk 9:38-43, 45, 47-48   Rage There it is, right in the middle of...

Sunday Scripture readings, Sept. 16, 2018

Twenty-fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time Cycle B 1) Is 50:5-9 Psalm 116:1-6, 8-9 2) Jas 2:14-18 Gospel: Mk 8:27-35   Angry at God About a week after my wife Mary died of...

Sunday Scripture readings, Sept. 2, 2018

Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time Cycle B 1) Dt 4:1-2, 6-8 Psalm 15:2-5 2) Jas 1:17-18, 21-22, 27 Gospel: Mk 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 Mysterious As we listen to the Scripture readings...

Sunday Scripture readings, Aug. 19, 2018

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Cycle B 1) Prv 9:1-6 Psalm 34:2-7 2) Eph 5:15-20 Gospel: Jn 6:51-58   An unanswered question The day after Jesus multiplied a few loaves of bread...

Sunday Scripture readings, Aug. 5, 2018

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Cycle B 1) Ex 16:2-4, 12-15 Psalm 78:3-4, 23-25, 54 2) Eph 4:17, 20-24 Gospel: Jn 6:24-35   A question for reflection Some years ago, I began...

Sunday Scripture readings, July 22, 2018

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Cycle B 1) Jer 23:1-6 Psalm 23:1-6 2) Eph 2:13-18 Gospel: Mk 6:30-34   A royal mess In today's first reading, Jeremiah promises that God will send...

Sunday Scripture readings, July 8, 2018

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Cycle B 1) Ez 2:2-5 Psalm 123:1-4 2) 2 Cor 12:7-10 Gospel: Mk 6:1-6 On recognizing prophets In our first reading, God is sending a man...

Sunday Scripture readings, June 24, 2018

Solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist Cycle B 1) Is 49:1-6 Psalm 139:1-3, 13-15 2) Acts 13:22-26 Gospel: Lk 1:57-66, 80 Happy birthday, John! Among the saints, John...

Sunday Scripture readings, June 10, 2018

Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Cycle B 1) Gn 3:9-15 Psalm 130:1-8 2) 2 Cor 4:13 – 5:1 Gospel: Mk 3:20-35   A little picture of the church Today's Gospel begins with...

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