SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—November 18, 2018 – 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: David Dziena ~ November 13, 2018
354

Mark 13:24–32 During the next three Sundays before the end of the Church year, the Gospels tell of Jesus’ Second Coming. Although the readings may be difficult for the younger children, the message is clear—Christ is the culmination of history. Children of all ages understand that events often change their world. The Gospel for this […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—November 25, 2018 – Solemnity of Christ the King

Author: David Dziena ~ November 13, 2018
359

John 18:33b–37 The Gospel for this great feast is the story of Jesus before Pilate. In this Gospel, Jesus explains that his Kingdom is not of this world. Jesus came into the world to give witness to the truth. The Gospel and the feast give all an invitation to build up God’s kingdom in their […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—November 11, 2018 – 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: David Dziena ~ November 6, 2018
347

Mark 12:38–44 This Sunday’s Gospel is a call for us all to share ourselves with others. The widow gives to the Temple two small coins that are significant to her livelihood. Jesus contrasts that with the showy gifts the rich and learned gave to the Temple treasury. They gave something of their great abundance. The […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—November 4, 2018 – 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: David Dziena ~ October 30, 2018
343

Mark 12:28b–34 In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus gives us his New Law: Love God and love your neighbor. This Great Commandment sums up Jesus’ teaching that love is what connects us to God and all other people. It sounds easy, but living the Law of Love takes great effort and prayer. With the help of […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—October 28, 2018 – 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: David Dziena ~ October 23, 2018
339

Mark 10:46–52 In Sunday’s Gospel, the blind Bartimaeus had to make up his mind about Jesus without the benefit of seeing him. He asked Jesus for the gift of sight. His faith was rewarded with vision. We all learn about Jesus from what we hear of him from those who teach us and from what […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—October 21, 2018 – 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: David Dziena ~ October 16, 2018
335

Mark 10:35–45 James and John ask Jesus a question that reveals common human ambitions—to be special, to be recognized, and to have privilege. They want to know if they can be at Jesus’ side in the Kingdom. Jesus’ response contains a simple and direct prescription for his followers: If you want to be first, you […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—October 14, 2018 – 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: David Dziena ~ October 9, 2018
332

Mark 10:17–30 In Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus compares the rich man to an overloaded camel—so weighed down with possessions that it cannot squeeze through a narrow city gate. The rich man sadly walks away when Jesus calls him to shed his possessions and give the money to the poor. The Gospel is a reminder about how […]

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The Path to Sainthood

Author: Nicholle Check ~ October 9, 2018
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On Sunday, October 14, Pope Paul VI and Archbishop Oscar Romero will be recognized as official saints of the Catholic Church. Pope Francis will preside at their canonization Mass at Saint Peter’s Basilica. The Pope does not “make” them saints. Rather, he will recognize and celebrate what has already been determined by God—that these holy […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—October 7, 2018 – 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: David Dziena ~ October 2, 2018
328

Mark 10:2–16 In Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus teaches us that from the beginning of Creation, God made men and women to join together in love. All of us are social beings who are created for making bonds of love and friendship with one another. Those bonds become inseparable in marriage. This reality underlies the lifelong, faithful […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—September 30, 2018 – 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: David Dziena ~ September 25, 2018
321

Mark 9:38–43, 45, 47–48 In Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus tells his disciples that God’s love is not reserved just for them or for any “in” group. Everyone belongs in the embrace of God’s love. Jesus wants his followers to be ready to accept others, work with them, learn from them, and appreciate the gifts they have […]

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