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FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT, YEAR C

FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT, YEAR C The first reading is taken from the Book of Deuteronomy. This book is the fifth and last of the five scrolls (books) that form the heart of Israelite religion. The collection of the five scrolls is called Torah, a Hebrew noun meaning the Teaching or the Law of Moses. Why Moses? Because it was belie...
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Thursday, March 07, 2019

Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, YEAR C 1 Samuel 26:2, 7-9, 12-13, 22-23; Ps 103:1-2, 3-4, 8, 10, 12-13; 1 Cor 15:45-49; Luke 6:27-38  The first reading is part of a long struggle between Saul, the first king of Israel, and David, a young and ambitious upstart from Bethlehem. Saul was of the t...
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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Sixth Sunday In Ordinary Time, Year C

Sixth Sunday In Ordinary Time, Year C Sixth Sunday In Ordinary Time, Year C Jeremiah 17:5-8; Psalm 1:1-2, 3-4, 6; 1 Corinthians 15:12, 16-20; Luke 6:17, 20-26  Two Sundays ago, the 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time, the liturgy introduced us to the life, ministry and mission of Jeremiah. His dates were approximately 626-586 B.C. Like ot...
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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C Isaiah 6:1-2a, 3-8; Psalm 138:1-2, 2-3, 4-5, 7-8; 1 Corinthians 15:1-11; Luke 5:1-11  The first reading is the vocation or call of the prophet Isaiah to his ministry. The year is 742 B.C. Isaiah experiences a vision. The Lord God is seated on a high throne...
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Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C Jeremiah 1:4-5, 17-19; Psalm 71:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 17, 19; 1 Cor12:31-13:13; Luke 4:21-30  The first reading is taken from the book of the history, mission, and oracles of the prophet Jeremiah. His ministry in and around Jerusalem was long and difficult. The...
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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C Nehemiah 8:2-4a, 5-6, 8-10; Psalm 8,9, 10,15; 1 Corinthians 12:12-30; Luke 1:1-4; 4:14-21  The first reading for this Sunday is from the not so well known Book of Nehemiah. This man was a leader, perhaps governor, of the Jewish community in Jerusalem from...
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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C Second Sunday in  Ordinary Time, Year C Isaiah 62:1-5; Psalm 96:1-2, 2-3, 7-8, 9-10; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11; John 2:1-11 Today is the third Sunday in succession on which the first reading is taken from the Book of Isaiah. Last Sunday, the Baptism of Jesus, the reading came from those chapters,...
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Thursday, January 17, 2019

The Baptism of the Lord, Year C

The Baptism of the Lord, Year C THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD, YEAR C Is 40:1-5, 9-11; Ps 104:1b-2, 3-4, 24-25, 27-28, 29-30; Titus 2:11-14; 3:4-7; Luke 3:15-16, 21-22  The first reading is the opening of that part of Isaiah called the Book of Consolation. The setting is about 540 B.C. The people of Israel have been in exile in th...
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Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Fourth Sunday in Advent, Year C

Fourth Sunday in Advent, Year C FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT, YEAR C Micah 5:1-4a; Psalm 80:2-3, 15-16, 18-19; Hebrews 10:5-10; Luke 1:39-45 Micah is the last of the four 8th century B.C. prophets in this order, Amos, Hosea, Isaiah, Micah. His ministry is in and to the Kingdom of Judah and its capital city Jerusalem. He comes upon the...
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Thursday, December 20, 2018

Third Sunday of Advent, Year C

Third Sunday of Advent, Year C THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT, YEAR C Zephaniah 3:14-18a; Psalm (Isaiah 12:2-3, 4, 5-6); Philippians 4:4-7; Luke 3:10-18 The first reading is from the oracles of the Old Testament prophet Zephaniah. His prophetic mission took place in the early years of King Josiah about 630 B.C. This king was arguably th...
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Thursday, December 13, 2018