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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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Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

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Lectionary: 108 Read the Gospel: Luke 10:38-42 Gospel Summary Jesus upset a few Jewish norms in this Gospel about Mary and Martha. First it was unusual for a single man to be a guest in the home of a single woman, and secondly, it was usually the most acclaimed male student of a rabbi who received tutoring such as Mary. It was not the break in these...

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Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

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Lectionary: 111 Read the Gospel: Luke 11:1-13 Gospel Summary This Gospel reminds us of three things. First of all the disciples asked Jesus how to pray and he gave them a model we call the Our Father. Jesus gave the disciples a form of prayer that praises and petitions God. Next there was the example of a friend who came in the middle of the night to...

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Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year C

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Lectionary: 81 Read the Gospel: Luke 6:27-38 Gospel Summary Luke presented the Golden Rule in this part of his Gospel. Jesus said to love our enemies and to share with and forgive them. If our enemies take something from us, we are to give them what they take and more. The point Jesus made was that if we only love people like ourselves, we are no better...

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Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Years ABC

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Lectionary: 622 Read the Gospel: Luke 1:39-56 Gospel Summary Today’s Gospel contains the account of the Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth and of Mary’s proclamation of the Magnificat. Joy runs through this Gospel reading—the joy as the cousins meet and embrace; the joy as the baby within Elizabeth’s womb leaps at the sound of Mary’s voice; and the joy...

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Nativity of Saint John the Baptist, Years ABC

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Lectionary: 587 (Mass during the Day) Read the Gospel: Luke 1:57-66, 80 Gospel Summary Today’s Gospel reading begins with the story of the birth of John the Baptist. Relatives and friends of his parents, Elizabeth and Zechariah, already had a sense that this child was destined for great things. To begin, Elizabeth gave birth well beyond her childbearing...

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Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

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Lectionary: 93 Read the Gospel: Luke 7:36—8:3 Gospel Summary There is no doubt that Simon, the Pharisee, prided himself in his religion. He followed the laws and thought himself a very devout person. Therefore, it bothered him that such a sinful woman would join the dinner in his home. It especially annoyed him that his guest, Jesus, allowed her to stay...

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Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Years ABC

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Lectionary: 543 Read the Gospel: Matthew 1:16, 18-21, 24a or Luke 2:41-51a Gospel Summary: Matthew 1:16, 18-21, 24a Just prior to this passage, in Matthew 1:1-15, we are presented with the genealogy of Jesus. This, of course, includes the lineage of Saint Joseph. Among his ancestors are Jacob, Solomon, David, and Abraham. This is quite a heritage of...

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Annunciation of the Lord, Years ABC

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Lectionary: 545 Read the Gospel: Luke 1:26-38 Gospel Summary In his infancy narrative, Luke has several purposes when he tells of Gabriel's visit to Mary. Luke wants to be clear that the origin of Jesus was prophesied in the Old Testament. He wants to be sure his audience understands the divine origin of Jesus. Luke reports the announcement of Gabriel...

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Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

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Lectionary: 99 Read the Gospel: Luke 9:51-62 Gospel Summary Jesus began his return and final journey to Jerusalem in today's Gospel. He first had to go through Samaria where he was most unwelcome because he was traveling to Jerusalem's temple where the Samaritans would not go. The irony of this inhospitality is that Jesus would not be welcomed in the...

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