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Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time - 9/23/18

Posted by Ambrose Siers on 9/18/18

September 23, 2018

Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) 

First Reading – Wisdom 2:12, 17-20

Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 54:6b The Lord upholds my life.

Second Reading James 3:16 – 4:3

Gospel – Mark 9:30-37

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When we read that first reading today from the Book of Wisdom, we ... Read More »

Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time - 9/16/18

Posted by Ambrose Siers on 9/13/18

September 16, 2018

Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)

First Reading – Isaiah 50:5-9a

Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 116:9 I will walk before the Lord, in the land of the living.

Second Reading – James 2:14-18

Gospel – Mark 8:27-35

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Even though the prophet Isaiah had something totally ... Read More »

Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time - 9/9/18

Posted by Ambrose Siers on 9/06/18

September 9, 2018

Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)

First Reading – Isaiah 35:4-7a

Responsorial Response – Psalm 146:1b Praise the Lord, my soul!

Second Reading – James 2:1-5

Gospel – Mark 7:31-37

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The second reading from the letter of James gives us some good food for thought. ... Read More »

Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time - 9/2/18

Posted by Ambrose Siers on 8/30/18

September 2, 2018

Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)

First Reading – Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-8

Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 15:1a The one who does justice will live in the presence of the Lord.

Second Reading – James 1:17-18, 21b-22, 27

Gospel – Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

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James’ letter ... Read More »

Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time - 8/26/18

Posted by Ambrose Siers on 8/22/18

August 26, 2018

Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)

Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 34:9a Taste and see; taste and see the goodness of the Lord.

Second Reading – Ephesians 5:2a, 25-32

Gospel – John 6:60-69

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Over the years you may have seen a wall plaque in some homes ... Read More »

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time - 8/19/18

Posted by Ambrose Siers on 8/15/18

August 19, 2018

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)

First Reading – Proverbs 9:1-6

Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 34:9a Taste and see the goodness of the Lord.

Second Reading – Ephesians 5:15-20

Gospel – John 6:51-58

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All of today’s readings are threads that when woven together offer a ... Read More »

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time - 8/12/18

Posted by Ambrose Siers on 8/07/18

August 12, 2018

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)

First Reading – 1 Kings 19:4-8

Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 34: 9a Taste and see the goodness of the Lord. 

Second Reading – Ephesians 4:30 - 5:2

Gospel – John 6:41-51

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When you read the story of Elijah in ... Read More »

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time - 8/5/18

Posted by Ambrose Siers on 8/06/18

August 5, 2018

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)

First Reading – Exodus 16:2-4, 12-15

Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 78:24b The Lord gave them bread from heaven.

Second Reading – Ephesians 4:17, 20-24

Gospel – John 6:24-35

http://usccb.org/bible/readings/080518.cfm 

Satiating our hunger is a constant, natural need. If we don’t ... Read More »

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time - 7/29/18

Posted by Ambrose Siers on 7/25/18

July 29, 2018

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)

First Reading – 2 Kings 4:42-44

Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 145:16 The hand of the Lord feeds us: he answers all our needs.

Second Reading – Ephesians 4:1-6

Gospel – John 6:1-15

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The keynote of all today’s readings including ... Read More »

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time - 7/22/18

Posted by Ambrose Siers on 7/19/18

July 22, 2018

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)

First Reading – Jeremiah 23:1-6

Psalm Response – Psalm 23:1 The Lord is my shepherd, there is nothing I shall want.

Second Reading – Ephesians 2:13-18

Gospel – Mark 6:30-34

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In today’s Gospel, Jesus listens to all that the ... Read More »