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Third Sunday of Lent

Third Sunday of Lent THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT, CYCLE C LUKE 13:1-9 (Exodus3:l-8a, 13-15; Psalm 103;1-4,6-8,11; 1 Corinthians 10:1-6,10-12)   Jesus is engaged in his Galilean ministry of teaching and healing. Bystanders told him that some of their fellow Galileans had recently been in Jerusalem, where Pontius Pilate, a...
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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Second Sunday of Lent

Second Sunday of Lent SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT, CYCLE C LUKE 9:28b-36 (Genesis 15:5-12, 17-18;; Psalm 27:1, 7-8, 13-14; Philippians 3:17-4:1)   The Liturgy places the story of the transfiguration of Jesus on the Second Sunday of the Lenten season. Perhaps at one time this placement was intended as a beacon of hope for...
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Thursday, February 18, 2016

First Sunday of Lent

First Sunday of Lent FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT, CYCLE C LUKE 4:1-13 (Deuteronomy 4:6-10; Psalm 91:1-2, 10-15; Romans 10:8-13)   The gospel reading for the first Sunday of Lent is the story of the temptation of Jesus. That Jesus was tempted in his human nature is a tradition embedded in all four gospels and in the New T...
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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, CYCLE C LUKE 5:1-11 (Isaiah 6:1-2a, 3-8: Psalm 1-5, 7-8; 1 Corinthians 15:1-11)   The gathering of disciples was much in fashion in intertestamental times, that is, a century or two before and after the birth of Jesus. The great scribes before and after Jesus had...
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Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, CYCLE C LUKE 4:21-30 (Jeremiah 1:4-5, 17-19; Psalm 71:1-6, 15, 17; 1 Corinthians 12:31-13:13)   Last Sunday’s gospel reading included Jesus’ first visit to his hometown, Nazareth of Galilee. On the Sabbath this faithful Jew went to synagogue just as...
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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, CYCLE C LUKE 1:1-4; 4:14-21 (8:2-6, 8-10; Psalm 19:8-10, 15; 1 Corinthians 12:12-30)   This Sunday’s gospel has two parts. The first part is a preface or prologue. In the prologue Luke notes that “many have undertaken to put together a narrative of th...
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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, CYCLE C JOHN 2:1-11 (Isaiah 62:1-5; Psalm 96:1-3, 7-10; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11)   An important aspect of the theology of the Gospel of John is a theme of replacement/perfection. Some feature of Old Testament law, or custom, or ritual is replaced or perfected by J...
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Thursday, January 14, 2016

The Baptism of the Lord - Jan. 8, 2016

The Baptism of the Lord - Jan. 8, 2016 THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD, CYCLE C LUKE 3:15-16, 21-22 (Isaiah 40:1-5; Ps. 104:1b-2, 3-4, 24-25, 27-30; Titus 2:11-14; 3:4-7)   The baptism to which Jesus submitted during the ministry of John the Baptizer was not the sacrament of baptism. The sacrament of baptism is believed to have been instit...
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Wednesday, January 06, 2016

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph THE HOLY FAMILY OF JESUS, MARY, AND JOSEPH, CYCLE C LUKE 2:41-52 (1 Samuel 1:20-22, 24-28; Ps. 84:-2-3, 5-6, 9-10; 1 John 3:1-2, 21-24)   The first two chapters of Luke’s gospel are known as The Infancy Narrative. The narrative consists of a carefully constructed series of parallel stori...
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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Fourth Sunday of Advent FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT, CYCLE C LUKE 1:39-45 (Micah 5:1-4a; Psalm 80:2-3, 15-16, 18-19; Hebrews 10:5-10) The term “advent” in its pre-Christian meaning referred to the official visitation of the Roman emperor or his delegate to a city or state in the empire. It is appropriate that Chri...
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Thursday, December 17, 2015