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Fifth Sunday of Lent, Year C

Fifth Sunday of Lent, Year C Fifth Sunday of Lent, Year C Isaiah 43:16-21; Psalm 126:1-2, 2-3, 4-5, 6; Philippians 3:8-14; John 8:1-11   The date for today’s first reading is approximately 540 B.C. The Israelites have been in captivity (exile) in Babylon (today’s Iraq) since early sixth century B.C. There were...
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Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Fourth Sunday of Lent, Year C

Fourth Sunday of Lent, Year C Fourth Sunday of Lent, Year C Joshua 5:9a, 10-12; Psalm 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21; Luke 15:1-3, 11-32  The first reading is from the Book of Joshua. Moses died before leading the people into the Land of Promise. Joshua was his successor. His actions in this book are often modelle...
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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Third Sunday of Lent, Year C

Third Sunday of Lent, Year C Third Sunday of Lent, Year C Exodus 3:1-8a, 13-15; Psalm 103:1-2, 3-4, 6-7, 8, 11; I Corinthians 10:1-6, 10-12; Luke 13:1-9  The story of Moses’ call to be the leader of God’s people and their prophet takes place in Midian situated on the northeastern shore of the Sea of Reeds (tod...
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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Second Sunday of Lent, Year C

Second Sunday of Lent, Year C Second Sunday of Lent, Year C Genesis 15:5-12, 17-18; Psalm 27:1, 7-8, 8-9, 13-14; Philippians 3:17-4:1; Luke 9:28b-36  Abraham, still going by the name Abram at this point in time, is a man so highly favored, so close to God, that he is called “Friend of God,” Isaiah 41:8. But he...
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Thursday, March 14, 2019

FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT, YEAR C

FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT, YEAR C The first reading is taken from the Book of Deuteronomy. This book is the fifth and last of the five scrolls (books) that form the heart of Israelite religion. The collection of the five scrolls is called Torah, a Hebrew noun meaning the Teaching or the Law of Moses. Why Moses? Because it was belie...
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Thursday, March 07, 2019

Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, YEAR C 1 Samuel 26:2, 7-9, 12-13, 22-23; Ps 103:1-2, 3-4, 8, 10, 12-13; 1 Cor 15:45-49; Luke 6:27-38  The first reading is part of a long struggle between Saul, the first king of Israel, and David, a young and ambitious upstart from Bethlehem. Saul was of the t...
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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Sixth Sunday In Ordinary Time, Year C

Sixth Sunday In Ordinary Time, Year C Sixth Sunday In Ordinary Time, Year C Jeremiah 17:5-8; Psalm 1:1-2, 3-4, 6; 1 Corinthians 15:12, 16-20; Luke 6:17, 20-26  Two Sundays ago, the 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time, the liturgy introduced us to the life, ministry and mission of Jeremiah. His dates were approximately 626-586 B.C. Like ot...
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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C Isaiah 6:1-2a, 3-8; Psalm 138:1-2, 2-3, 4-5, 7-8; 1 Corinthians 15:1-11; Luke 5:1-11  The first reading is the vocation or call of the prophet Isaiah to his ministry. The year is 742 B.C. Isaiah experiences a vision. The Lord God is seated on a high throne...
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Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C Jeremiah 1:4-5, 17-19; Psalm 71:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 17, 19; 1 Cor12:31-13:13; Luke 4:21-30  The first reading is taken from the book of the history, mission, and oracles of the prophet Jeremiah. His ministry in and around Jerusalem was long and difficult. The...
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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C Nehemiah 8:2-4a, 5-6, 8-10; Psalm 8,9, 10,15; 1 Corinthians 12:12-30; Luke 1:1-4; 4:14-21  The first reading for this Sunday is from the not so well known Book of Nehemiah. This man was a leader, perhaps governor, of the Jewish community in Jerusalem from...
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Thursday, January 24, 2019