Browsing Reflections for the Homebound

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

http://usccb.org/bible/readings/072218.cfm 

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Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time - 7/15/18

Posted by Ambrose Siers on 7/11/18

July 15, 2018

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)

First Reading – Amos 7:12-15

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

Second Reading – Ephesians 1:3-14

Gospel – Mark 6:7-13 

After reading the selection today from the prophet Amos, you might ... Read More »

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time - 7/8/18

Posted by Ambrose Siers on 7/05/18

July 8, 2018

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)

First Reading – Ezekiel 2:2-5

Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 123:2cd  Our eyes are fixed on the Lord, pleading for his mercy.

Second Reading – 2 Corinthians 12:7-10

Gospel – Mark 6:1-6

http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/070818.cfm 

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Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time - 7/1/18

Posted by Ambrose Siers on 6/28/18

July 1, 2018

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)

First Reading – Wisdom 1:13-15; 2:23-24

Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 30:2a I will praise you, Lord, for you have rescued me.

Second Reading – 2 Corinthians 8:7, 9, 13-15

Gospel – Mark 5:21-43

http://usccb.org/bible/readings/070118.cfm 

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Nativity of John the Baptist - 6/24/18

Posted by Ambrose Siers on 6/19/18

June 24, 2018

Nativity of John the Baptist (B)

First Reading – Isaiah 49:1-6

Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 139:1b-3, 13-14ab, 14c-15 I praise you for I am wonderfully made.

Second Reading – Acts 13:22-26

Gospel – Luke 1:57-66, 80

http://usccb.org/bible/readings/062418.cfm 

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Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time - 6/17/18

Posted by Ambrose Siers on 6/12/18

June 17, 2018

Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)

First Reading – Ezekiel 17:22-24

Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 92:2a Lord, it is good to give thanks to you.

Second Reading – 2 Corinthians 5:6-10

Gospel – Mark 4:26-34

http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/061718.cfm 

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Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time - 6/10/18

Posted by Ambrose Siers on 6/07/18

 

June 10, 2018

Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)

First reading – Genesis 3:9-15

Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 130:7bc With the Lord there is mercy, and fullness of redemption.

Second Reading – 2 Corinthians 4:13–5:1

Gospel – Mark 3:20-35

http://usccb.org/bible/readings/061018.cfm 

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Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ - 6/3/18

Posted by Ambrose Siers on 5/30/18

June 3, 2018

Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (B)

First Reading – Exodus 24:3-8

Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 116:13 I will take the cup of salvation, and call on the name of the Lord.

Second Reading – Hebrews 9:11-15

Gospel – Mark 14:12-16, 22-26

http://usccb.org/bible/readings/060318.cfm 

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Most Holy Trinity - 5/27/18

Posted by Ambrose Siers on 5/23/18

May 27, 2018

Most Holy Trinity (B)

Deuteronomy 4:32-34, 39-40

Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 33:12b Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.

Second reading – Romans 8:14-17

Gospel – Matthew 28:16-20

http://usccb.org/bible/readings/052718.cfm 

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Pentecost Sunday - 5/20/18

Posted by Ambrose Siers on 5/17/18

May 20, 2018

Pentecost Sunday (B)

First Reading – Acts 2:1-11

Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 104:30 Lord, send out your Spirit, and renew the face of the earth.

Second Reading – Galatians 5:16-25

Gospel – John 15:26-27; 16:12-15

http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/052018.cfm 

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