Ordinary Time

Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, Junior High

by : RCLB

Junior High Session Hosea 6:3-6 Matthew 9:9-13 Opening Prayer Let us pray. Loving God, thank you for the unearned gift of your love. Help us to live as your children. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen. Opening Life Reflection The topic for today is grace. To begin, invite the youngsters to reflect on a time in their lives when they have felt the...

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Assumption of the BVM, ABC, Junior High

by : RCLB

Junior High Session Revelation 11:19; 12:1-6, 10 Luke 1:39-56 Opening Prayer Let us pray the Hail Mary. Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you! Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen. Opening Life Reflection The focus for...

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Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, Catechist

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Catechist Background and Preparation To prepare for this session read all the readings. Exodus 19:2–6 Psalm 100:1–2, 3, 5 Romans 5:6–11 Matthew 9:36–10:8 Spend a few minutes reflecting on what these readings mean for you today. Is there a particular reading that appeals to you? Is there a word that engages you? Read the Word in Liturgy and Catholic...

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Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

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Lectionary: 96 Read the Gospel: Luke 9:18-24 Gospel Summary Luke starts his Gospel with “when Jesus was praying.” In the Gospel of Luke, this is a signal that a significant event is about to occur. Jesus asks the disciples, who were with him, who the crowds say that he is. After hearing the responses, Jesus asks who they, the disciples, say that he is....

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Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

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Lectionary: 91 Read the Gospel: Matthew 9:36-10:8 Gospel Summary Jesus called the twelve disciples and sent them as missionaries to continue the work God began in him. The disciples were to go out to the people and proclaim the Good News of the coming Kingdom. Reflection for Families No matter how large the world we call our own, no part of our contact...

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Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

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Lectionary: 94 Read the Gospel: Matthew 10:26-33 Gospel Summary There are people who do not yet know the Good News. Jesus assured his disciples and us that we will bring the light of the Kingdom into their darkness by sharing Jesus with them. Even if some people, even our families, ridicule us for our proclamation, God will care for us until the end....

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Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

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Lectionary: 97 Read the Gospel: Matthew 10:37-42 Gospel Summary While Jesus' words may seem harsh in this Gospel where he tells his followers to leave their families in order to spread the Good News, he simply stresses the value of being a missionary. Whatever our sacrifice, our reward will be great beyond measure. Reflection for Families As parents we...

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Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

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Lectionary: 130 Read the Gospel: Matthew 18:21-35 Gospel Summary This great story illustrates God's tremendous love for us. In the story a servant (someone like us) owed an incomprehensible sum of money (our sinfulness) to a king (God). The servant begged for time to repay the debt. The king, out of love and compassion, forgave the entire debt. But the...

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Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

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Lectionary: 151 Read the Gospel: Matthew 23: 1-12 Gospel Summary Some, not all, of the Jewish leaders wanted people to recognize them for the high position they held. They wanted to sit in the best seats at banquets and in the synagogues. They wanted people to make a fuss over them when they met, so they were certain to wear clothing and items that would...

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Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

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Lectionary: 154 Read the Gospel: Matthew 25:1-13 Gospel Summary Jesus told the story about ten maidens waiting for a bridegroom to return home with his new bride. Most likely he had been delayed at her home working out the negotiations for her with the bride's father. Five of the maidens came with enough oil to keep their lamps burning through the night...

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