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6th Sunday of Lent – Passion Sunday – Cycle C–2019

6th Sunday of Lent - Passion Sunday - Cycle C--2019 FIRST READING  Isaiah 50:4-7 The Lord God has given me a well-trained tongue, that I might know how to speak to the weary a word that will rouse them.  Morning after morning he opens my ear that I may hear; and I...

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5th Sunday of Lent – Cycle C—2019

5th Sunday of Lent - Cycle C--2019 FIRST READING  Isaiah 43:16-21 Thus says the Lord, who opens a way in the sea and a path in the mighty waters, who leads out chariots and horsemen, a powerful army, till they lie prostrate together, never to rise, snuffed out and...

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4th Sunday of Lent, Cycle C—2019

4th Sunday of Lent, Cycle C--2019 FIRST READING  Joshua 5:9a, 10-12 The Lord said to Joshua, "Today I have removed the reproach of Egypt from you."  While the Israelites were encamped at Gilgal on the plains of Jericho, they celebrated the Passover on the evening of...

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3rd Sunday of Lent, Cycle C–2019

3rd Sunday of Lent, Cycle C--2019 FIRST READING  Exodus 3:1-8a, 13-15 Moses was tending the flock of his father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian.  Leading the flock across the desert, he came to Horeb, the mountain of God.  There an angel of the Lord appeared to...

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2nd Sunday of Lent, Cycle C—2019

2nd Sunday of Lent, Cycle C--2019 FIRST READING  Genesis 15:5-12, 17-18 The Lord God took Abram outside and said, "Look up at the sky and count the stars, if you can.  Just so," he added, "shall your descendants be."  Abram put his faith in the Lord, who credited it...

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1st Sunday of Lent, Cycle C–2019

1st Sunday of Lent, Cycle C--2019 FIRST READING  Deuteronomy 26:4-10 Moses spoke to the people, saying:  "The priest shall receive the basket from you and shall set it in front of the altar of the Lord, your God.  Then you shall declare before the Lord, your God, 'My...

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8th Sunday of the Year, Cycle C–2019

8th Sunday of the Year, Cycle C--2019 FIRST READING  Sirach 27:4-7 When a sieve is shaken, the husks appear; so do one's faults when one speaks.  As the test of what the potter molds is in the furnace, so in tribulation is the test of the just.  The fruit of a tree...

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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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