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The Feast of Pentecost, Year B

The gift of the Holy Spirit empowers Christians for ministry in the world. Acts of the Apostles 2:1-21 or Ezekiel 37:1-14 Psalm 104:25-35, 37 Romans 8:22-27 John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 God has opened the hearts of the faithful people by sending … Continue reading

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Ascension Day – All Years

Acts 1:1-11 Psalm 47 OR Psalm 93 Ephesians 1:15-23 Luke 14:44-53 Jesus promised his disciples to send them his Father’s promised gift – the Holy Spirit. He led them to Bethany and blessed them with his hands raised. As he … Continue reading

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Holy Week

The Church gives to its people the period of Holy Week as a solemn time to reflect on the suffering and death of our Lord Jesus Christ and to prepare for the celebration of his resurrection from the dead. The … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday: Year B

Sunday of the Passion Mark 11:1-11 Isaiah 50:4-9a Psalm 31:9-16 Philippians 2:5-11 Mark 14:1-15:47 I write on this day given to remembering the triumphant entry of Christ into Jerusalem. This year the day seems empty and abstract. The events are … Continue reading

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The Third Sunday after the Epiphany: Year B

Fish Stories Jonah 3:1-5, 10 Psalm 62:6-12 1 Corinthians 7:29-31 Mark 1:14-20 Words that connect today’s readings do not seem connected at all: fish, risk and urgency. We hear the familiar story of Jesus calling his disciples to make them … Continue reading

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All Saints’ Day: Year A

Hungering for righteousness Revelation 7:9-17 Psalm 34:1-10, 22 1 John 3:1-3 Matthew 5:1-12 All Saints celebrates the baptized people of God, living and dead, who are the body of Christ. As November heralds the dying of the landscape in many … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 23, Year A

The Messianic Banquet Exodus 32:1-14 Psalm 106:1-6, 19-23 Philippians 4:1-9 Matthew 22:1-14 Two parables are in today’s Gospel reading: the invitation to the wedding feast and the wedding garment. The first parable suggests that the Kingdom of God will become … Continue reading

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