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April 4, 2021: Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord

Acts 10:34a, 37-43; Colossians 3:1-4 or 1 Corinthians 5:6b-8; John 20: 1-9. In the first reading, Saint Peter speaks to the crowd, telling them of all that he witnessed in the ministry and execution of Jesus Christ. He proclaims the Good News that everyone who believes in [Jesus Christ] will receive forgiveness of sins through […]

March 28, 2021: Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

  Mark 11:1-10 or John 12:12-16; Isaiah 50: 4-7; Philippians 2:6-11; Mark 12:1-1547 or 15: 1-39. Isaiah speaks of the well-trained tongue and open ears that God has given him, saying, The Lord God is my help, therefore I am not disgraced. In the second reading, Saint Paul testifies to the selflessness and humility of […]

March 21, 2021: Fifth Sunday of Lent

Jeremiah 31:31-34; Hebrews 5:7-9; John 12:20-33. In the first reading the Lord announces a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah. The Letter to the Hebrews speaks of Jesus as the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him. In the Gospel, Jesus tells Andrew and Philip that the […]

March 14, 2021: Fourth Sunday of Lent, Laetare Sunday

2 Chronicles 36:14-16, 19-23; Ephesians 2:4-10; John 3: 14-21. The first reading recounts the failure of God’s people to listen to his prophets and repent. Their wickedness results in their ruin and exile to Babylon. In the second reading, Paul tells the Ephesians they are saved by grace through faith, which is a gift from […]

March 7, 2021: Third Sunday of Lent

Exodus 20: 1-17 or 20:1-3, 7-8, 12-17; 1 Corinthians 1:22-25; John 2:13-25. God gives the Israelites his commandments, saying he will punish those who do not follow them but grant mercy to those who do. Saint Paul writes the Corinthians, we proclaim Christ crucified, which is foolishness to those who do not believe, but power […]

February 28, 2021: The Second Sunday of Lent

Genesis 22: 1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18; Romans 8:31b-34; Mark: 9:2-10. In today’s first reading, God tests Abraham by asking him to sacrifice his only son. Abraham obeys God, but his son is spared. Abraham’s faithfulness is greatly rewarded. The second reading reminds us that if God is for us, whio can be against us. In the […]

February 21, 2021: The First Sunday of Lent

Genesis 9:8-15; 1 Peter 3:18-22; Mark 1:12-15. In the first reading, God establishes a covenant with Noah and his sons, promising never to flood the earth again. In the second reading, Peter writes to his community about those in the days of Noah who were saved through water. This prefigured baptism, which is what saves […]

February 14, 2021: Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Leviticus 13:1-2, 44-46; 1 Corinthians 10:31-11:1; Mark 1:40-45. The Lord gives instructions to Moses and Aaron for how to deal with leprosy. In the second reading, Paul encourages the Corinthians to do everything for the glory of God. In the Gospel, a leper asks Jesus to make him clean, and after he is made so, […]

February 7, 2021: The Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Job 7:1-4, 6-7; 1 Corinthians 9:16-19, 22-23; Mark 1:29-39. Job expresses his despair, describing life without hope or happiness. Saint Paul writes that he has no reason to boast—that preaching the Gospel is an obligation. Thus, he offers the Gospel free of charge and has become all things to all, to save at least some. […]