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17th Sunday of Ordinary Time-Cycle C-2016

17th Sunday of Ordinary Time-Cycle C-2016 FIRST READING        Genesis 18:20-32 In those days, the LORD said: “The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great, and their sin so grave, that I must go down and see whether or not their actions fully correspond to... read more

16th Sunday of Ordinary Time-Cycle C-2016

16th Sunday of Ordinary Time-Cycle C-2016 FIRST READING        Genesis 18:1-10a The LORD appeared to Abraham by the terebinth of Mamre, as he sat in the entrance of his tent, while the day was growing hot.  Looking up, Abraham saw three men standing nearby.  When he... read more

15th Sunday of Ordinary Time—Cycle C—2016

15th Sunday of Ordinary Time—Cycle C—2016 FIRST READING        Deuteronomy 30:10-14 Moses said to the people:  “If only you would heed the voice of the LORD, your God, and keep his commandments and statutes that are written in this book of the law, when you... read more

14th Sunday of Ordinary Time-Cycle C-2016

14th Sunday of Ordinary Time-Cycle C-2016 FIRST READING        Isaiah 66:10-14c Thus says the LORD:  Rejoice with Jerusalem and be glad because of her, all you who love her; exult, exult with her, all you who were mourning over her!  Oh, that you may suck fully of the... read more

13th Sunday of the Year–Cycle C–2016

13th Sunday of the Year–Cycle C–2016 FIRST READING            1 Kings 19:16b, 19-21 The Lord said to Elijah:  “You shall anoint Elisha, son of Shaphat of Abelmeholah, as prophet to succeed you.”  Elijah set out and came upon Elisha, son of... read more

12th Sunday of the Year, Cycle C—2016

12th Sunday of the Year, Cycle C—2016 FIRST READING            Zechariah 12:10-11; 13:1 Thus says the Lord:  I will pour out on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and petition; and they shall look on him whom they have pierced,... read more

11th Sunday of the Year, Cycle C–2016

11th Sunday of the Year, Cycle C–2016 FIRST READING            2 Samuel 12:7-10, 13 Nathan said to David:  “Thus says the Lord God of Israel:  ‘I anointed you king of Israel.  I rescued you from the hand of Saul.  I gave you your lord’s house and your lord’s... read more

10th Sunday of the Year, Cycle C–2016

10th Sunday of the Year, Cycle C–2016 FIRST READING              1 Kings 17:17-24 Elijah went to Zarephath of Sidon to the house of a widow.  The son of the mistress of the house fell sick, and his sickness grew more severe until he stopped breathing.  So she... read more

Corpus Christi-Cycle C-2016

Corpus Christi-Cycle C-2016 FIRST READING        Genesis 14:18-20 In those days, Melchizedek, king of Salem, brought out bread and wine, and being a priest of God Most High, he blessed Abram with these words:  “Blessed be Abram by God Most High, the creator of... read more

Trinity Sunday—Cycle C—2016

Trinity Sunday—Cycle C—2016 FIRST READING            Proverbs 8:22-31 Thus says the wisdom of God:  “The LORD possessed me, the beginning of his ways, the forerunner of his prodigies of long ago; from of old I was poured forth, at the first, before the earth.... read more

Pentecost Sunday-Cycle C-2016

Pentecost Sunday-Cycle C-2016 FIRST READING        Acts of the Apostles 2:1-11 When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled, they were all in one place together.  And suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind, and it filled the entire house in... read more

7th Sunday of Easter-Cycle C-2016

7th Sunday of Easter-Cycle C-2016 FIRST READING        Acts of the Apostles 7:55-60 Stephen, filled with the Holy Spirit, looked up intently to heaven and saw the glory of God and Jesus standing at the right hand of God, and Stephen said, “Behold, I see the heavens... read more

Ascension Thursday-Cycle C-2016

Ascension Thursday-Cycle C-2016 FIRST READING            Acts of the Apostles 1:1-11 In the first book, Theophilus, I dealt with all that Jesus did and taught until the day he was taken up, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had... read more

6th Sunday of Easter-Cycle C-2016

6th Sunday of Easter-Cycle C-2016 FIRST READING            Acts of the Apostles 15:1-2, 22-29 Some who had come down from Judea were instructing the brothers, “Unless you are circumcised according to the Mosaic practice, you cannot be saved.”  Because there arose no... read more

5th Sunday of Easter-Cycle C-2016

5th Sunday of Easter-Cycle C-2016 FIRST READING            Acts of the Apostles 14:21-27 After Paul and Barnabas had proclaimed the good news to that city and made a considerable number of disciples, they returned to Lystra and to Iconium and to Antioch.  They... read more

4th Sunday of Easter-Cycle C-2016

4th Sunday of Easter-Cycle C-2016 FIRST READING            Acts of the Apostles 13:14, 43-52 Paul and Barnabas continued on from Perga and reached Antioch in Pisidia.  On the sabbath they entered the synagogue and took their seats.  Many Jews and worshipers who were... read more

3rd Sunday of Easter-Cycle C-2016

3rd Sunday of Easter-Cycle C-2016 FIRST READING            Acts of the Apostles 5:27-32, 40b-41 When the captain and the court officers had brought the apostles in and made them stand before the Sanhedrin, the high priest questioned them, “We gave you strict orders,... read more

Homily for the Second Sunday of Easter — Cycle C–2013 FIRST READING            Acts of the Apostles 5:12-16 Many signs and wonders were done among the people at the hands of the apostles.  They were all together in Solomon’s portico.  None of the others... read more

Homily for Easter Sunday Day Mass — Cycle C—2016

Homily for Easter Sunday Day Mass — Cycle C—2016 FIRST READING            Acts of the Apostles 10:34a, 37-43 Peter proceeded to speak and said:  “You know what has happened all over Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John preached; how God... read more

Easter Vigil Mass—Cycle C—2016

EASTER VIGIL MASS—CYCLE C—2016 FIRST READING                  Genesis 1:1—2:2 In the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless wasteland, and darkness covered the abyss, while a mighty wind swept over the waters.  Then God said,... read more

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