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Fourth Sunday Of Easter, Year C

Fourth Sunday Of Easter, Year C Fourth Sunday Of Easter, Year C Acts 13:14, 43-52; Psalm 100:1-2, 3, 5; Revelation 7:9, 14b-17; John 10:27-30   The first reading is part of Luke’s narrative of the first missionary journey of St. Paul, 46-48 A.D. The journey begins as the journey of Barnabas and Saul. Early in the journ...
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Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Third Sunday of Easter, Year C

Third Sunday of Easter, Year C Third Sunday of Easter, Year C Acts 5:27-32, 40b-41; Psalm 30:2, 4, 5-6, 11-12, 13; Revelation 5:11-14; John 21:1-19  The apostles were in trouble again with the religious authorities. They were quietly taken into custody because the temple police were afraid of being attacked by the Jewish pe...
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Thursday, May 02, 2019

Second Sunday of Easter, Year C

Second Sunday of Easter, Year C Second Sunday of Easter, Year C Acts 5:12-16; Psalm 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24; Revelation 1:9-11a, 12-13, 17-19; John 20:19-31  After the disciples of Jesus were empowered by the Holy Spirit, their work of extending the mission of Jesus began. Luke took it upon himself to extend his story of Jesus...
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Thursday, April 25, 2019

Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord, Year C

Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord, Year C Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord, Year C Acts 10:34a, 37-43; Psalm 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23;1 Corinthians 5:6b-8; John 20:1-9  The first reading is from Luke’s Acts of Apostles. The setting within Acts is not the day of the resurrection of Jesus, but months later. By this time...
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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion, Year C

Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion, Year C Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion, Year C Isaiah 50:4-7; Psalm 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24: Philippians 2:6-11; Luke 22:14-23:56  In 1892, a German biblical scholar, Bernhard Duhm, in his study of Isaiah 40-55, isolated four poems or songs that rap or sing of the Servant of the Lord. The...
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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Fifth Sunday of Lent, Year C

Fifth Sunday of Lent, Year C Fifth Sunday of Lent, Year C Isaiah 43:16-21; Psalm 126:1-2, 2-3, 4-5, 6; Philippians 3:8-14; John 8:1-11   The date for today’s first reading is approximately 540 B.C. The Israelites have been in captivity (exile) in Babylon (today’s Iraq) since early sixth century B.C. There were...
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Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Fourth Sunday of Lent, Year C

Fourth Sunday of Lent, Year C Fourth Sunday of Lent, Year C Joshua 5:9a, 10-12; Psalm 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21; Luke 15:1-3, 11-32  The first reading is from the Book of Joshua. Moses died before leading the people into the Land of Promise. Joshua was his successor. His actions in this book are often modelle...
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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Third Sunday of Lent, Year C

Third Sunday of Lent, Year C Third Sunday of Lent, Year C Exodus 3:1-8a, 13-15; Psalm 103:1-2, 3-4, 6-7, 8, 11; I Corinthians 10:1-6, 10-12; Luke 13:1-9  The story of Moses’ call to be the leader of God’s people and their prophet takes place in Midian situated on the northeastern shore of the Sea of Reeds (tod...
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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Second Sunday of Lent, Year C

Second Sunday of Lent, Year C Second Sunday of Lent, Year C Genesis 15:5-12, 17-18; Psalm 27:1, 7-8, 8-9, 13-14; Philippians 3:17-4:1; Luke 9:28b-36  Abraham, still going by the name Abram at this point in time, is a man so highly favored, so close to God, that he is called “Friend of God,” Isaiah 41:8. But he...
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Thursday, March 14, 2019

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