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October 24, 2021: 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jeremiah 31:7-9; Hebrews 5:1-6; Mark 10:46-52. In the first reading, Jeremiah foretells the return of the remnant of Israel from exile, carefully gathered and guided back by the Lord.. In the second reading, Christ is described as a high priest called by God to make an offering for our sins. In the Gospel, Jesus heals […]

October 17, 2021: 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Isaiah 53: 10-11; Hebrews 4:14-16; Mark 10:35-45 or 10:42-45. Isaiah prophesies the servant who, through his suffering, will justify many. In the Letter to the Hebrews, Jesus is described as the great high priest who has passed through the heavens. In the Gospel, James and John ask Jesus to allow them to sit at his […]

October 10, 2021: 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Wisdom 7:7-11; Hebrews 4:12-13; Mark 10:17-30 0r 10:17-27. In the first reading King Solomon entreats and encounters Wisdom and is granted blessings that pale only in comparison to Wisdom herself. In the second reading, the author writes, the word of God is living and effective, sharper than any two-edged sword. In the Gospel, Jesus has […]

October 3, 2021: 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Genesis 2:18-24; Hebrews 2:9-11; Mark 10:2-16 or 10:2-12. In the first reading, God creates a suitable partner for the man—a woman. The man calls her bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh. In the Letter to the Hebrews, the author writes of the one who, “for a little while” was made “lower than […]

September 26, 2021: 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Numbers 11:25-29; James 5:1-6; Mark 9:38-43, 45, 47-48. In the first reading, the Lord takes some of the Spirit that was on Moses and bestows it on the elders, and they begin to prophesy. James writes to warn the rich of the judgment coming to those who seek luxury and pleasure, while shortchanging their workers. […]

September 19, 2021: 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Wisdom 2:12, 17-20; James 3:16-4:3; Mark 9:30-37. In Wisdom, the wicked speak of testing the just one until he sins or until God intervenes. In the second reading, James says that the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace. In Mark’s Gospel, Jesus teaches about his passion but the disciples do not understand; he then […]

September 12, 2021: 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Isaiah 50:4c-9a; James 2:14-18; Mark 8:27-35. In the first reading, Isaiah declares his trust in God to uphold him. In the second reading, James explains the necessity of works to accompany and demonstrate faith. In the Gospel, Peter confesses his faith in Jesus as the Christ. Jesus predicts his passion, then explains to Peter and […]

September 5, 2021: 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Isaiah 35:4-7a; James 2:1-5; Mark 7:31-37. In the first reading, the Lord says that he has come to save his people, including making the deaf hear and the blind see. In the second reading, James tells the Christian community not to show partiality to those who are rich, nor to discriminate against the poor. In […]

August 29, 2021: 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-8; James 1:17-18, 21b-22, 27; Mark 7:1-8. 14-15, 21-23. In the first reading, Moses proclaims the statutes of the Lord to the people, that they may have both life and land. In the second reading, James instructs believers to be doers of the word, caring for orphans and widows, and keeping oneself unstained […]

August 22, 2021: 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Joshua 24:1-2a, 15-17, 18b; Ephesians 5:21-32 or 5:2a, 25-32; John 6:60-69. In the first reading, Joshua and the tribes of Israel state their fidelity to the Lord God. In his letter to the Ephesians, Saint Paul draws a parallel between a spousal relationship and the radical love between Christ and the Church. In the Gospel, […]