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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...

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...

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