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December 8, 2019: Second Sunday of Advent

By Alice Shelton | December 5, 2019 |

Reading: Matthew 3:1-12 (taken from “The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language” by Eugene H. Peterson) “While Jesus was living in the Galilean hills, John, called “the Baptizer,” was preaching in the desert country of Judea. His message was simple and austere, like his desert surroundings: ‘Change your life. God’s kingdom is here.’ John and…

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December 1, 2019: First Sunday of Advent

By Alice Shelton | November 28, 2019 |

Reading: Matthew 24:37-44 (taken from “The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language” by Eugene H. Peterson) “The arrival of the Son of Man will take place in times like Noah’s. Before the great flood everyone was carrying on as usual, having a good time right up to the day Noah boarded the ark.They knew nothing…

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October 28, 2018: Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Alice Shelton | October 25, 2018 |

Reading: Mark 10:46-52 As Jesus was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a sizable crowd, Bartimaeus, a blind man, the son of Timaeus, sat by the roadside begging. On hearing that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, son of David, have pity on me.” And many rebuked him,…

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October 21, 2018: Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Alice Shelton | October 18, 2018 |

Reading: Mark 10:35-45 James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to Jesus and said to him, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.” He replied, “What do you wish me to do for you?” They answered him, “Grant that in your glory we may sit one at your…

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October 14, 2018: Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Alice Shelton | October 11, 2018 |

Reading: Mark 10: 17-30 As Jesus was setting out on a journey, a man ran up, knelt down before him, and asked him, “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus answered him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. You know the commandments: You shall…

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October 7, 2018: Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Alice Shelton | October 4, 2018 |

Reading: Mark 10:2-16 The Pharisees approached Jesus and asked, “Is it lawful for a husband to divorce his wife?” They were testing him. He said to them in reply, “What did Moses command you?” They replied, “Moses permitted a husband to write a bill of divorce and dismiss her.” But Jesus told them, “Because of…

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January 28, 2018: Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Alice Shelton | January 25, 2018 |

Reading: Then they came to Capernaum, and on the Sabbath Jesus entered the synagogue and taught. The people were astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority and not as the scribes. In their synagogue was a man with an unclean spirit; he cried out, “What have you to do with…

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January 21, 2018: Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Alice Shelton | January 18, 2018 |

Reading: After John had been arrested, Jesus came to Galilee proclaiming the gospel of God: “This is the time of fulfillment. The reign of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.” As he passed by the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting their nets into the sea;…

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January 14, 2018: Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Alice Shelton | January 11, 2018 |

Reading: John was standing with two of his disciples, and as he watched Jesus walk by, he said, “Behold, the Lamb of God.” The two disciples heard what he said and followed Jesus. Jesus turned and saw them following him and said to them, “What are you looking for?” They said to him, “Rabbi” —…

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January 7, 2018: The Epiphany of Our Lord

By Alice Shelton | January 4, 2018 |

Reading: When Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, in the days of King Herod, behold, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, “Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star at its rising and have come to do him homage.” When King Herod heard this, he was greatly troubled,…

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December 25, 2016: The Nativity of the Lord

By Alice Shelton | December 22, 2016 |

In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that the whole world should be enrolled. This was the first enrollment, when Quirinius was governor of Syria. So all went to be enrolled, each to his own town. And Joseph too went up from Galilee from the town of Nazareth to Judea, to the…

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December 18, 2016: Fourth Sunday of Advent

By Alice Shelton | December 15, 2016 |

This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about. When his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found with child through the Holy Spirit. Joseph her husband, since he was a righteous man, yet unwilling to expose her to shame, decided to divorce her quietly. Such was…

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Providence Associate Alice Shelton lives in Indianapolis with her husband John. She is a graduate of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and enjoys her work as director of business services at Marian University.

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