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November 11, 2018: Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Marilyn Webb | November 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Reading: Mark 12:38-44 In the course of his teaching Jesus said to the crowds, “Beware of the scribes, who like to go around in long robes and accept greetings in the marketplaces, seats of honor in synagogues, and places of honor at banquets. They devour the houses of widows and, as a pretext recite lengthy…

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November 4, 2018: Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Marilyn Webb | November 1, 2018 | 2 Comments

Reading: Mark 12:28b-34 One of the scribes came to Jesus and asked him, “Which is the first of all the commandments?” Jesus replied, “The first is this: Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is Lord alone! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your…

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October 28, 2018: Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Alice Shelton | October 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

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 | 0 Comments

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 | 0 Comments

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 | 0 Comments

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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September 30, 2018: Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Connie Schnapf | September 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Reading: Mark 9:38-41 At that time, John said to Jesus, “Teacher, we saw someone driving out demons in your name, and we tried to prevent him because he does not follow us.” Jesus replied, “Do not prevent him. There is no one who performs a mighty deed in my name who can at the same…

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September 23, 2018: Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Connie Schnapf | September 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Reading: Mark 9:30-37 Jesus and his disciples left from there and began a journey through Galilee, but he did not wish anyone to know about it. He was teaching his disciples and telling them, “The Son of Man is to be handed over to men and they will kill him, and three days after his…

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September 16, 2018: Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Connie Schnapf | September 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Reading: Mark 8:27-35 Jesus and his disciples set out for the villages of Caesarea Philippi. Along the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” They said in reply, “John the Baptist, others Elijah, still others one of the prophets.” And he asked them, “But who do you say that I…

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September 9, 2018: Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Connie Schnapf | September 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Reading: Mark 7:31-37 Again Jesus left the district of Tyre and went by way of Sidon to the Sea of Galilee, into the district of the Decapolis. And people brought to him a deaf man who had a speech impediment and begged him to lay his hand on him. He took him off by himself…

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September 2, 2018: Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Connie Schnapf | August 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Reading: Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 When the Pharisees with some scribes who had come from Jerusalem gathered around Jesus, they observed that some of his disciples ate their meals with unclean, that is, unwashed, hands. For the Pharisees and, in fact, all Jews, do not eat without carefully washing their hands, keeping the tradition of…

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August 26, 2018: Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Marilyn Kirschten | August 23, 2018 | 2 Comments

Reading: John 6: 60-69 Many of Jesus’ disciples who were listening said, “This saying is hard, who can accept it?” Since Jesus knew that His disciples were murmuring about this, He said to them, “Does this shock you? What if you were to see the Son of Man descending to where He was before? It…

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