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December 16, 2018: Third Sunday of Advent

By Sister Ann Casper | December 13, 2018 |

Reading: Luke 3:10-18 The crowds asked John the Baptist, “What should we do?” He said to them in reply, “Whoever has two cloaks should share with the person who has none. And whoever has food should do likewise.” Even tax collectors came to be baptized and they said to him, “Teacher, what should we do?”…

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December 9, 2018: Second Sunday of Advent

By Sister Ann Casper | December 6, 2018 |

Reading: Luke 3:1-6 In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias was tetrarch of Abilene, during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of…

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December 2, 2018: First Sunday of Advent

By Sister Ann Casper | November 29, 2018 |

Reading: Like 21:25-28; 34-36 Jesus said to his disciples: “There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on earth nations will be in dismay, perplexed by the roaring of the sea and the waves. People will die of fright in anticipation of what is coming upon the world, for the…

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November 25, 2018: Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

By Marilyn Webb | November 22, 2018 |

Reading: John 18:33b-37 Pilate said to Jesus, “Are you the King of the Jews?” Jesus answered, “Do you say this on your own or have others told you about me?” Pilate answered, “I am not a Jew, am I? Your own nation and the chief priests handed you over to me. What have you done?”…

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November 18, 2018: Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Marilyn Webb | November 15, 2018 |

Reading: Mark 13:24-32 Jesus said to his disciples: “In those days after that tribulation the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will be falling from the sky, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. “And then they will see ‘the Son of Man coming…

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

By Marilyn Webb | November 8, 2018 |

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 |

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 |

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

By Connie Schnapf | September 27, 2018 |

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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