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Sunday, November 21, 2021 - The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

Posted by Marisa Cupps on 11/20/21

Gospel Reading 

John 18:33-37 - Jesus is questioned by Pilate about the charge brought against him that he is “King of the Jews.”

Background on the Gospel Reading

This Sunday is the last Sunday of the Church’s liturgical year.  On this Sunday we celebrate the Solemnity of Christ the ... Read More »

Sunday, November 14, 2021 - 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Marisa Cupps on 11/13/21

Gospel Reading

Mark 13:24-32 - Jesus teaches about the signs of the coming of the Son of Man.

Background on the Gospel Reading

This Sunday is the second to last Sunday of our liturgical year.  As we approach the end of the Church year, our Gospel invites us to ... Read More »

Sunday, November 7, 2021 - 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Marisa Cupps on 11/06/21

Gospel Reading

Mark 12:38-44 - Jesus notices a poor widow’s offering and commends her great sacrifice.

Background on the Gospel Reading

The context for today’s Gospel continues to be mounting tension between Jesus and the Jewish authorities. Mark reports some of Jesus’ teaching in the Temple area in today’s ... Read More »

Sunday, October 31, 2021 - 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Marisa Cupps on 10/29/21

Gospel Reading - Mark 12:28-34

Jesus is questioned by a scribe about the greatest commandment.  Background on the Gospel Reading As we continue to read from Mark’s Gospel, our Lectionary skips a chapter that helps set the context for today’s reading.  If we were to read the sections skipped ... Read More »

Sunday, October 24, 2021 - 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Marisa Cupps on 10/23/21

Gospel Reading

Mark 10:46-52 - Jesus restores sight to the blind man, Bartimaeus

Background on the Gospel Reading

Today we continue to read from Mark’s Gospel. In this Gospel, we find evidence of Jesus’ fame in the sizable crowd that accompanies him as he journeys to Jerusalem.  Jesus’ reputation ... Read More »

Sunday, October 17, 2021 - 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Marisa Cupps on 10/17/21

Gospel Reading

Mark 10:46-52 - Jesus restores sight to the blind man, Bartimaeus

Background on the Gospel Reading

Today we continue to read from Mark’s Gospel.  In this Gospel, we find evidence of Jesus’ fame in the sizable crowd that accompanies him as he journeys to Jerusalem. Jesus’ reputation ... Read More »

Sunday, October 10, 2021 - 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Marisa Cupps on 10/08/21

Gospel Reading

Mark 10:17-30 A man with many possessions asks Jesus what he must do to gain eternal life.

Background on the Gospel Reading

Today we continue reading the Gospel of Mark from where we left off last Sunday.  Last Sunday our Gospel told how Jesus was tested by ... Read More »

Sunday, October 3, 2021 - 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Marisa Cupps on 10/03/21

 

Gospel Reading

Mark 10:2-16 - Jesus teaches against divorce and welcomes the children.

 

Background on the Gospel Reading

Today we continue to read from the Gospel according to Mark. For the past three Sundays, we have been hearing Mark’s reports of conversations between Jesus and his disciples. ... Read More »

Sunday, September 26, 2021 - 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Marisa Cupps on 9/26/21

Gospel Reading

Mark 9:38-43,45,47-48 -  Jesus teaches that whoever is not against him is for him.

Background on the Gospel Reading

Today we continue to read from the Gospel of Mark. Recall that last week we heard Jesus chastise his disciples for their argument about who among them was ... Read More »

Sunday, September 19, 2021 - 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Marisa Cupps on 9/19/21

Gospel Reading

Mark 9:30-37 - Jesus teaches his disciples that the greatest are those who serve all.

Background on the Gospel Reading

In today’s Gospel, we hear Jesus again predict his passion, death, and Resurrection to his disciples. The setting here is important. Jesus and his disciples are preparing ... Read More »