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Sixth Sunday of Easter

Sixth Sunday of Easter   JOHN 14:15-21    (Acts 8:5-8, 14-17; 1 Peter 3:15-18) The Last Supper Discourse attributed to Jesus by the Gospel of John continues from last Sunday’s gospel reading. A major theme of last Sunday’s reading was faith/trust in Jesus. On this Sunday it is love, as if...
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Monday, May 19, 2014

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Fifth Sunday of Easter  JOHN 14:1-12    (Acts 6:1-7; 1 Peter 2:4-9) In the gospel reading for this Sunday John showcases two as yet obscure disciples of Jesus: Thomas (of later doubting fame) and Philip. The setting is the Last Supper Dis-course. In the other three gospels Jesus says very little at th...
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Monday, May 12, 2014

Fourth Sunday of Easter

Fourth Sunday of Easter   JOHN 10:1-10    (Acts 2:14a, 36-41; 1 Peter 2:20b-25) This Sunday’s gospel reading consists of remarks preliminary to the parable of the Good Shepherd. John depicts Jesus beginning with his customary oath when an important principle is proclaimed. “Amen, Amen, I sa...
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Monday, May 05, 2014

Third Sunday of Easter

Third Sunday of Easter   LUKE 24:13-35    (Acts 2:14, 22-33; 1 Peter 1:17-21) The Emmaus Experience! Two of Jesus’ disciples were returning from their Passover pilgrimage to Jerusalem. Their destination was the town of Emmaus seven miles from Jerusalem. En route they were discussing the events c...
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Monday, April 28, 2014

Second Sunday of Easter

Second Sunday of Easter   JOHN 20:19-31    (Acts 2:42-47; 1 Peter 1:3-9) In John’s catechetical instruction about events following the resurrection of Jesus, the first morning of the week has been very eventful. No one saw Jesus rising from the dead. With a glorified body no longer subject to the...
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Resurrection of the Lord

The Resurrection of the Lord   MATTHEW 28:1-10    (Acts 10:34a, 37-43; 1 Corinthians 5:6b-8) The liturgy for Easter Sunday gives us the option of using John 20:1-9 or Matt 28:1-10. The topic of both readings is the discovery of the empty tomb by disciples of Jesus. In addition Matthew includes an annunciati...
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Monday, April 14, 2014

Sixth Sunday of Lent - Palm Sunday

Sixth Sunday of Lent - Palm Sunday MATTHEW 26:14 – 27:66    (Isaiah 50:4-7; Philippians 2:4-7) Basic to Matthew’s version of the Passion Narrative is Mark’s version. Because there is so much material available in Matthew’s much longer Passion Narrative, it may be best to comment mostly on what...
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Sunday, April 06, 2014

Fifth Sunday of Lent

Fifth Sunday of Lent JOHN 11:1-45   (Ezekiel 37:12-14; Romans 8:8-11) There are seven major miracles attributed to Jesus in the Gospel of John. The resurrection of Lazarus is the last of the seven. John calls Jesus’ miracles “signs,” because they are clues or signs that proclaim who and what...
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Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Fourth Sunday of Lent

Fourth Sunday of Lent JOHN 9:1-41    (1 Samuel 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a; Ephesians 5:8-14) In the story of the man born blind, we first encounter an ancient belief that physical limitations are a punishment for the sin of the physically challenged individual, or in this case, also the sin of the man’s par...
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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Third Sunday of Lent

Third Sunday of Lent   JOHN 4:5-42    (Exodus 17:3-7; Romans 5:1-2, 5-8) This gospel reading is the first of three from the Gospel of John imported into Matthew’s year, Cycle A. These three are: Jesus’ encounter with Samaritans; his creation of sight for a man born blind; the resurrectio...
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Monday, March 17, 2014