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January 24, 2021: Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jonah 3:1-5, 10; 1 Corinthians 7:29-31; Mark 1:14-20. At God’s command, Jonah goes to Nineveh, prophesying destruction. The citizens of Nineveh repent and are spared. Saint Paul urges the Corinthians to act in a way that reflects the passing away of the world. In the Gospel, Jesus arrives in Galilee, proclaiming the time of fulfillment […]

January 17, 2021: The Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

1 Samuel 3:3b-10, 19; 1 Corinthians 6:13c-15a, 17-20; John 1:35-42. The Lord keeps calling Samuel, who does not answer him, until Eli advises him how to respond the next time he hears the Lord. Samuel is to say, Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening. Saint Paul writes to the Corinthians, telling them that their […]

January 10, 2021: The Baptism of the Lord

Isaiah 42: 1-4, 6-7; Acts 10:34-38; Mark 1:7-11. Isaiah presents the Suffering Servant, sent to save God’s people. In the Book of Acts, Peter declares salvation is available to all people, and is not restricted to the Israelites. In today’s Gospel, Jesus is baptized by John. The heavens open, the Holy Spirit descends like a […]

January 3, 2021: The Epiphany of the Lord

Isaiah 60:1-6; Ephesians 3:2-3a, 5-6; Matthew 2:1-12. Isaiah joyfully foretells of the light that emerges from darkness at the coming of Christ. In the second reading, Saint Paul reminds his listeners that, whether Gentile or Jew, they are all part of the one body of Christ, the Church. In the Gospel, the three wise men […]

December 20, 2020: Fourth Sunday of Advent

2 Samuel 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16; Romans 16:25-27’ Luke 1:26-38. The Lord reminds David that he, the Lord, chose David. He tells David that a kingdom will be established in David’s name and endure forever. Saint Paul gives glory to the only wise God, through Jesus Christ. In the Gospel, the angel Gabriel tells Mary […]

December 13, 2020: Third Sunday of Advent; Gaudete Sunday

Isaiah 61: 1-2a, 10-11; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24; John 1:6-8, 19-28.  In the first reading, Isaiah rejoices as he brings glad tidings of God’s vindication for his people. In the second reading, Paul encourages rejoicing as God prepares his people for the return of the Lord. In the Gospel, John testifies to the light and cries […]

December 6, 2020: Second Sunday of Advent

Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11; 2 Peter 3:L8-14; Mark 1:1-8. The prophet Isaiah speaks for the Lord in giving comfort to his people, proclaiming the service of Jerusalem at an end—and that her guilt is expiated. They are to prepare the way of the Lord, for the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and he will […]

November 29, 2020: First Sunday of Advent

Isaiah 63:16b-17, 19b; 64:2-7; I Corinthians 1:3-9; Mark 13:33-37. The prophet Isaiah speaks of the longing of the people of Israel for God’s return and help in times of trouble: That [he] would rend the heavens and come down, such that mountains would quake and awesome deeds take place. Paul gives thanks for the grace […]

November 22, 2020: Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

Ezekiel 34:11-12, 15-17; I Corinthians 15:20-26, 28; Matthew 25:31-46. In the first reading, the Lord speaks through Ezekiel, telling the people that he is the shepherd caring for his sheep. He provides for all their needs, and will judge between sheep, and between rams and goats. Paul writes to the Corinthians, telling them that as […]