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Sunday Scripture readings, Feb. 17, 2019

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Cycle C Jer 17:5-8 Psalm 1:1-4, 6 1 Cor 15:12, 16-20 Gospel: Lk 6:17, 20-26   Simple, straightforward, serious There's nothing obscure about today's Gospel. Jesus says...

Sunday Scripture readings, Feb. 3, 2019

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Cycle C 1) Jer 1:4-5, 17-19 Psalm 71:1-6, 15-17 2) 1 Cor 12:31 – 13:13 or 1 Cor 13:4-13 Gospel: Lk 4:21-30 Sitting in the...

Sunday Scripture readings, Jan. 20, 2019

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time Cycle C 1) Is 62:1-5 Psalm 96:1-3, 7-10 2) 1 Cor 12:4-11 Gospel: Jn 2:1-11   Here John begins his Gospel before time began: "In the beginning...

Sunday Scripture readings, Jan. 6, 2019

The Epiphany of the Lord Cycle C 1) Is 60:1-6 Psalm 72:1-2, 7-8, 10-13 2) Eph 3:2-3, 5-6 Gospel: Mt 2:1-12   We three kings The morning after the Magis' visit to...

Sunday Scripture readings, Dec. 23, 2018

Fourth Sunday of Advent Cycle C 1) Mi 5:1-4 Psalm 80:2-3, 15-16, 18-19 2) Heb 10:5-10 Gospel: Lk 1:39-45   The happy place A technique for dealing with anxiety is "going to...

Sunday Scripture readings, Dec. 9, 2018

Second Sunday of Advent Cycle C 1) Bar 5:1-9 Psalm 126:1-6 2) Phil 1:4-6, 8-11 Gospel: Lk 3:1-6   Expectations In today's Gospel, John the Baptist preaches to his fellow Jews. They...

Sunday Scripture reading, Nov. 25, 2018

The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe Cycle B 1) Dn 7:13-14 Psalm 93:1-2, 5 2) Rv 1:5-8 Gospel: Jn 18:33-37 Visions In an early song, Bob...

Sunday Scripture reading, Nov. 11, 2018

Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time Cycle B 1) 1 Kgs 17:10-16 Psalm 146:7-10 2) Heb 9:24-28 Gospel: Mk 12:38-44   Dangerous behavior Longboarding. Slacklining. Free climbing. Kiteboarding. BASE jumping. Extreme sports are...

Sunday Scripture readings, Oct. 28, 2018

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Cycle B 1) Jer 31:7-9 Psalm 126:1-6 2) Heb 5:1-6 Gospel: Mk 10:46-52   It looks like this What does it mean to have faith in Jesus?...

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...

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