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The Seventh Sunday of Easter, Year B

The Church as the Body of Christ Acts of the Apostles 1:15-17, 21-26 Psalm 1 1 John 5:9-13 John 17:6-19 In his final time with his disciples, Jesus intercedes for them with the Father, though prayer. He affirms the completion … Continue reading

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The Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year B

Vines and Branches Acts of the Apostles Psalm 22:24-30 1 John 4:7-21 John 15:1-8 What is to be done with branches that bear no fruit? Jesus’ seventh, final “I am” statement is featured in today’s Gospel. The desired relationship between … Continue reading

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The Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year B

Let us love Acts of the Apostles 4:5-12 Psalm 23 1 John 3:16-24 John 10:11-18 We know love by this, that Jesus laid down life for us – and we ought to lay down our lives for one another. How … Continue reading

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The Second Sunday of Easter, Year B

Of One Heart and Soul Acts of the Apostles 4:32-35 Psalm 133 1 John 1:1 – 2:2 John 20:19-31 Sunday evening finds Jesus’ disciples huddled together behind locked doors. Though Mary had given the good news, many likely doubted. The … Continue reading

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Maundy Thursday

Many customs have marked the Thursday of Holy Week over the centuries. Originally no Holy Communion was celebrated during the week before Easter, but by the end of the fourth century some areas were holding a celebration on Thursday and … Continue reading

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The Fourth Sunday of Lent: Year B

Grace and Light Numbers 21:4-9 Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22 Ephesians 2:1-10 John 3:14-21 As we move closer to the events of Holy Week, our lessons point more directly to the Passion, which Paul’s letter to the Ephesians today tells us is … Continue reading

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Second Sunday of Lent: Year B

Offering One’s Life Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 Psalm 22:22-30 Romans 4:13-25 Mark 8:31-38 What does it mean to live with full faith and trust in God’s promises, when the reality of what we see and hear appear to be at odds … Continue reading

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