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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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Easter Day: Year B

Jesus is Risen! Isaiah 25:6-9 Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 Mark 16:1-8 Today is the most important day of the Christian calendar. It is the Feast of the Resurrection – a point upon which all our faith is grounded. … 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 Fifth Sunday of Lent: Year B

Written on our hearts Jeremiah 31:31-34 Psalm 51:1-13 or Psalm 119:9-16 Hebrews 5:5-10 John 12:20-33 In today’s Gospel, Jesus’ encounter with some Gentiles (Greeks) seem to signal to him that his mission is completed; only the cross remains. Through his … 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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The Third Sunday of Lent: Year B

Anger Exodus 20:1-17 Psalm 19 Corinthians 1:18-25 John 2:13-22 We live in a world where evil is present with us, and a good deal of the evil is within ourselves. The Ten Commandments are given to us as a means … Continue reading

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The 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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