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Third Sunday of Advent - 12/17/17

Posted by Ambrose Siers on 12/14/17

December 17, 2017

Third Sunday of Advent (B)

First Reading – Isaiah 61:1-2a, 10-11

Responsorial Psalm – Isaiah 61:10b My soul rejoices in my God.

Second Reading 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24

Gospel – John 1:6-8, 19-28

usccb.org/bible/readings/121717.cfm 

In the liturgical year of the Church, this Sunday is called “Gaudete Sunday,” ... Read More »

Second Sunday of Advent - 12/10/17

Posted by Ambrose Siers on 12/07/17

December 10, 2017

Second Sunday of Advent (B)

First Reading – Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11

Responsorial Psalm – 85:8 Lord, let us see your kindness, and grant us your salvation.

Second Reading – 2 Peter 3:8-14

Gospel – Mark 1:1-8

usccb.org/bible/readings/121017.cfm 

The Gospel today talks about John the Baptist being ... Read More »

First Sunday of Advent - 12/3/17

Posted by Ambrose Siers on 12/01/17

December 3, 2017

First Sunday of Advent (B)

First Reading – Isaiah 63:16b-17, 19b; 64:2-7

Responsorial Psalm -Psalm 80:4 Lord, make us turn to you; let us see your face and we shall be saved.

Second Reading – 1 Corinthians 1:3-9

Gospel – Mark 13:33-37

usccb.org/bible/readings/12317.cfm 

Advent is such ... Read More »

Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe - 11/26/17

Posted by Ambrose Siers on 11/21/17

November 26, 2017

Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe (A)

First Reading – Ezekiel 34:11-12, 15-17

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

Second Reading – 1 Corinthians 15:20-26, 28 

Gospel – Matthew 25:31-46

usccb.org/bible/readings/112617.cfm          

Have no anxiety ... Read More »

Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time - 11/19/17

Posted by Ambrose Siers on 11/16/17

November 19, 2017

Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)

First Reading – Proverbs 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31

Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 128:1a Blessed are those who fear the Lord.

Second Reading – 1 Thessalonians 5:1-6

Gospel – Matthew 25:14-30

http://usccb.org/bible/readings/111917.cfm 

The Gospel today has the story sometimes called the Parable ... Read More »

Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time - 11/12/17

Posted by Ambrose Siers on 11/09/17

November 12, 2017

Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)

First Reading – Wisdom 6:12-16

Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 63:2b My soul is thirsting for you, O Lord my God.

Second Reading – 1 Thessalonians 4”13-18 or 4:13-14

Gospel – Matthew 25:1-13 

usccb.org/bible/readings/111217.cfm 

The First reading today from the Book ... Read More »

Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time - 11/5/17

Posted by Ambrose Siers on 10/20/17

November 5, 2017

Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time(A)

First Reading – Malachi 1:14b- 2:2b, 8-10

Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 131:1 In you, Lord, I have found my peace.

Second Reading – 1 Thessalonians 2:7b-9, 13

Gospel – Matthew 23:1-12

http://usccb.org/bible/readings/110517.cfm 

“Whoever exalts himself will be humbled; but whoever humbles ... Read More »

All Saints

Posted by Ambrose Siers on 10/20/17

November 1, 2017

All Saints

First Reading – Revelation 7:2-4, 9-14

Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 24:6 Lord, this is the people that longs to see your face.

Second Reading – 1 John 3:1-3

Gospel – Matthew 5:1-12a

http://usccb.org/bible/readings/110117.cfm 

The Book of Revelation takes special study to be able to ... Read More »

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time - 10/29/17

Posted by Ambrose Siers on 10/19/17

October 29, 2017

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)

First Reading – Exodus 22:20-26

Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 18:2 I love you, Lord, my strength.

Second Reading – 1 Thessalonians 1:5c-10

Gospel – Matthew 22:34-40 

The key word for this Sunday’s Sacred Scripture readings? 

Love. 

Although the word itself ... Read More »

Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time - 10/22/17

Posted by Ambrose Siers on 10/13/17

October 22, 2017

Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)

First Reading – Isaiah 45:1, 4-6

Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 96:7b Give the Lord glory and honor.

Second Reading – 1 Thessalonians 1:1-5b

Gospel – Matthew 22:15-21 

When you read the first reading for today from the prophet Isaiah, you ... Read More »