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7th Sunday of the Year—Cycle C—2019

7th Sunday of the Year--Cycle C--2019 FIRST READING  1 Samuel 26:2, 7-9, 12-13, 22-23 In those days, Saul went down to the desert of Ziph with three thousand picked men of Israel, to search for David in the desert of Ziph.  So David and Abishai went among Saul's...

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6th Sunday of Ordinary Time — Cycle C –2019

6th Sunday of Ordinary Time -- Cycle C --2019 FIRST READING  Jeremiah 17:5-8 Thus says the Lord:  Cursed is the one who trusts in human beings, who seeks his strength in flesh, whose heart turns away from the Lord.  He is like a barren bush in the desert that enjoys...

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5th Sunday of Ordinary Time-Cycle C-2019

5th Sunday of Ordinary Time-Cycle C-2019 FIRST READING  Isaiah 6:1-2a, 3-8 In the year King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a high and lofty throne, with the train of his garment filling the temple.  Seraphim were stationed above.  They cried one to the other,...

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4th Sunday of Ordinary Time–Cycle C—2019

4th Sunday of Ordinary Time--Cycle C-- 2019 FIRST READING  Jeremiah 1:4-5, 17-19 The word of the Lord came to me, saying:  Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I dedicated you, a prophet to the nations I appointed you.  But do you gird your...

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3rd Sunday of the Year, Cycle C–2019

3rd Sunday of the Year, Cycle C--2019 FIRST READING Nehemiah 8:2-4a, 5-6, 8-10 Ezra the priest brought the law before the assembly, which consisted of men, women, and those children old enough to understand.  Standing at one end of the open place that was before the...

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2nd Sunday of the Year – Cycle C – 2019

2nd Sunday of the Year - Cycle C - 2019 FIRST READING            Isaiah 62:1-5 For Zion’s sake I will not be silent, for Jerusalem’s sake I will not be quiet, until her vindication shines forth like the dawn and her victory like a burning torch.  Nations shall behold...

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The Baptism of the Lord-C-2019

The Baptism of the Lord-C-2019 FIRST READING            Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11 Comfort, give comfort to my people, says your God.  Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to her that her service is at an end, her guilt is expiated; indeed, she has received from the...

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Solemnity of our Lord’s Epiphany — Cycle C — 2019

Solemnity of our Lord's Epiphany -- Cycle C -- 2019 FIRST READING            Isaiah 60:1-6 Rise up in splendor, Jerusalem!  Your light has come, the glory of the Lord shines upon you.  See, darkness covers the earth, and thick clouds cover the peoples; but upon you...

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January 1, Mary, Mother of God, Cycle C-2019

January 1, Mary, Mother of God, Cycle C-2019 READING I Numbers 6:22-27 The Lord said to Moses: "Speak to Aaron and his sons and tell them: This is how you shall bless the Israelites. Say to them:  The Lord bless you and keep you!  The Lord let his face shine upon you,...

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The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph–Cycle C–2018

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph--Cycle C--2018 FIRST READING            1 Samuel 1:20-22, 24-28 In those days Hannah conceived, and at the end of her term bore a son whom she called Samuel, since she had asked the Lord for him.  The next time her husband...

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Homily for Mass during the Day at Christmas—Cycle C—2018

Homily for Mass during the Day at Christmas—Cycle C—2018 FIRST READING            Isaiah 52:7-10 How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings glad tidings, announcing peace, bearing good news, announcing salvation, and saying to Zion, “Your God is...

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Christmas Midnight Mass–Cycle C–2018

Christmas Midnight Mass--Cycle C--2018 FIRST READING Isaiah 9:1-6 The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; upon those who dwelt in the land of gloom a light has shone. You have brought them abundant joy and great rejoicing, as they rejoice before you...

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4th Sunday of Advent–Cycle C–2018

4th Sunday of Advent--Cycle C--2018 FIRST READING Micah 5:1-4a Thus says the Lord:  You, Bethlehem-Ephrathah too small to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel; whose origin is from of old, from ancient times. ...

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3rd Sunday of Advent-Cycle C-2018

3rd Sunday of Advent-Cycle C-2018 FIRST READING Zephaniah 3:14-18a Shout for joy, O daughter Zion!  Sing joyfully, O Israel!  Be glad and exult with all your heart, O daughter Jerusalem! The Lord has removed the judgment against you he has turned away your enemies;...

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2nd Sunday of Advent-Cycle C-2018

2nd Sunday of Advent-Cycle C-2018 FIRST READING Baruch 5:1-9 Jerusalem, take off your robe of mourning and misery; put on the splendor of glory from God forever: wrapped in the cloak of justice from God, bear on your head the miter that displays the glory of the...

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1st Sunday of Advent-Cycle C—2018

1st Sunday of Advent-Cycle C—2018 FIRST READING                               Jeremiah 33:14-16 The days are coming, says the Lord, when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and Judah.  In those days, in that time, I will raise up for David a just...

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Homily for Christ the King-Cycle B—2018

Homily for Christ the King-Cycle B—2018 FIRST READING            Daniel 7:13-14 As the visions during the night continued, I saw one like a Son of man coming, on the clouds of heaven; when he reached the Ancient One and was presented before him, the one like a Son of...

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33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time — Cycle B — 2018

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time  --  Cycle B  --  2018 First Reading                  Daniel 12:1-3 In those days, I, Daniel, heard this word of the Lord: "At that time there shall arise Michael, the great prince, guardian of your people; it shall be a time unsurpassed...

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32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Cycle B – 2018

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time - Cycle B - 2018 FIRST READING                 1 Kings 17:10-16 In those days, Elijah the prophet went to Zarephath.  As he arrived at the entrance of the city, a widow was gathering sticks there; he called out to her, "Please bring me a...

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