The Christ of Promise

  Third Sunday of Advent: Year B Isaiah 61:1-2A, 10-11 Luke 1:46-48, 49-50, 53-54 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 John 1:6-8, 19-28   The Christ of Promise It would seem that today’s gospel is a repeat of last Sunday’s gospel. We hear John’s gospel echo the message of Mark’s gospel last week. …

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A Time of Promise

  Second Sunday of Advent: Year B Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11 Psalm 85:9-10, 11-12, 13-14 2 Peter 3:8-14 Mark 1:1-8 A Time of Promise If you were to ask yourself how best to prepare for Christmas during the season of Advent, the answer lies deep in the heart of today’s readings. …

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The Christ of Many Faces

  The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the King of the Universe: Year A Ezekiel 34:11-12, 15-17 Psalm 23:1-2, 2-3, 5-6 1 Corinthians 15:20-26, 28 Matthew 25:31-46 The Christ of Many Faces It is so hard to believe that we have completed another Church year once again. During this …

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Discerning the Gift

Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time: Year A Proverbs 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31 Psalm 128:1-2, 3, 4-5 1 Thessalonians 5:1-6 Matthew 25:14-30 Discerning the Gift The readings today focus themselves on the readiness of humanity to meet God. In today’s gospel Jesus offers the parable of the talents. In the gospel next …

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