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August 15, 2021: The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Revelation 11:19a, 12:1-6a, 10ab; 1 Corinthians 15: 20-27; Luke 1: 39-56. Today’s first reading describes the struggle between good and evil, using the image of a woman giving birth to the Anointed One. The second reading speaks of Christ raising up his own at the end of time. The Gospel tells of the visitation of […]

August 8, 2021: 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

I Kings 19:4-8; Ephesians 4:30-5:2; John 6: 41-51. In the first reading, Elijah prays for death. But an angel of the Lord tells him to get up and eat. Elijah does, then walks for 40 days and nights to Mount Horeb. Saint Paul urges the Ephesians to be imitators of God. In the Gospel, Jesus […]

August 1, 2021: 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Exodus 16:2-4, 12-15; Ephesians 4:17, 20-24; John 6:24-35. As the Israelites wander through the desert, the Lord hears their cry and feeds them with bread from heaven. Saint Paul challenges the Ephesians to walk in the way of righteousness and holiness of truth so that their lives are different from nonbelievers. In the Gospel, Jesus […]

July 25, 2021: 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

2 Kings 4:42-44; Ephesians 4:1-6; John 6:15. In today’s first treading, Elisha the prophet directs his protesting servant to give his barley loaves to the people to eat. The Lord multiplies this offering and feeds a hundred people, with some left over. Paul urges the Ephesians to live in humility, working to preserve unity. In […]

July 18, 2021: 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jeremiah 23:1-6; Ephesians 2:13-18; Mark 6:30-34. In the first reading, the Lord holds past leaders accountable for the scattering of God’s people. Jeremiah prophesies the return from exile and restoration of a noble king. Paul shares the good news that through Christ Jesus, all people are reconciled to God and have access in one Spirit […]

July 11, 2021: 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Amos 7:12-15; Ephesians 1:3-14 or 1:3-10; Mark 6:7-13.  In the first reading, Amaziah tries to move the prophet Amos away from the royal temple. Saint Paul praises God for his adoption of all people to himself through Jesus Christ. In Mark’s Gospel, Jesus sends the Twelve out in pairs, giving them instructions on how to […]

July 4, 2021: 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Ezekiel 2:2-5; 2 Corinthians 12:7-10; Mark 6:1-6a. In the first reading, the prophet Ezekiel is sent by God to the rebellious house of Israel. In the second reading, Paul explains to the Corinthians that he had asked for an affliction of his to be removed, but the Lord had said to him, My grace is […]

June 20, 2021: 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Job 38:1, 8-11; 2 Corinthians 5:14-17; Mark 4:35-41. In the first reading, the Lord speaks to Job from the storm, asking him who it was that took control of the stormy sea. Paul writes to the Corinthians that whoever is in Christ is a new creation. In Mark’s Gospel, Jesus calms the storm with a […]

June 13, 2021: 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Ezekiel 17:22-24; 2 Corinthians 5:6-10; Mark 4:26-34. Ezekiel speaks for the Lord, who will take a shoot from a cedar and plant it on the mountain heights of Israel, where it will bear fruit. In the second reading, Paul writes that we walk by faith, not by sight. In the Gospel, Jesus describes the kingdom […]