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Sunday, February 28, 2021 - Second Sunday of Lent

Posted by Marisa Cupps on 2/27/21

Gospel Reading - Mark 9:2-10 

Jesus is transfigured in the presence of Peter, James, and John. 

Background on the Gospel Reading 

On the second Sunday of Lent in each Lectionary cycle, the Gospel reading proclaims the story of Jesus’ Transfiguration.  This event is reported in each of the Synoptic ... Read More »

Sunday, February 21, 2021 - First Sunday of Lent

Posted by Marisa Cupps on 2/19/21

Gospel Reading - Mark 1:12-15

Jesus is tempted in the desert by Satan.

Background on the Gospel Reading

On the first Sunday of Lent, the Gospel reading in each Lectionary cycle is about Jesus’ temptation in the desert.  This event in the life of Jesus is reported in each ... Read More »

Sunday, February 14, 2021 - Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Posted by Marisa Cupps on 2/13/21

Gospel Reading - Mark 1:40-45

Jesus cures a person with leprosy, who reports his cure to everyone.

Background on the Gospel Reading

In today’s Gospel, we continue to hear Mark report the miraculous healings that Jesus performed in Galilee. The Gospel begins with Jesus healing a man with leprosy. ... Read More »

Sunday, February 7, 2021 - Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Posted by Marisa Cupps on 2/04/21

Gospel Reading - Mark 1:29-39

Jesus cures Simon’s mother-in-law and many others as well.

Background on the Gospel Reading

Today we continue to read from Mark’s Gospel, learning more about the ministry of Jesus. Jesus cured Simon’s mother-in-law, and she immediately began to serve Jesus and his disciples. Jesus ... Read More »

Sunday, January 31, 2021 - Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Posted by Marisa Cupps on 1/29/21

Gospel Reading - Mark 1:21-28

Jesus heals a man with an unclean spirit and his fame spreads throughout Galilee.

Background on the Gospel ReadingToday’s Gospel continues our reading from Mark and describes what some believe was likely to have been a typical day in Jesus’ ministry. Jesus and the ... Read More »

Sunday, January 24, 2021 - Third Sunday of Ordinary Time

Posted by Marisa Cupps on 1/21/21

Gospel Reading - Mark 1:14-20

Jesus calls the fishermen, Simon and Andrew, James and John, to be his disciples.

Background on the Gospel Reading

Today we begin a continuous reading of Mark’s Gospel that will carry us through this segment of the liturgical season of Ordinary Time.  Remember that ... Read More »

Feast of the Baptism of the Lord - January 10, 2021

Posted by Marisa Cupps on 1/08/21

Gospel Reading

Mark 1:7-11  -  Jesus is baptized by John the Baptist.

Background on the Gospel Reading

Today we celebrate the feast of the Baptism of the Lord.  In most years, this feast is celebrated on the Sunday after Epiphany.  When Epiphany falls on either January 7 or 8, ... Read More »

Sunday, January 3, 2021 - The Epiphany of the Lord

Posted by Fr. James Griffin on 1/02/21

Gospel Reading

Matthew 2:1-12  -  The Magi seek out Jesus and do him homage.

Background on the Gospel Reading

The visit of the Magi occurs directly before the story of the Holy Family’s flight into Egypt. Matthew’s Gospel tells a version of Jesus’ birth that is different than the ... Read More »

Feast of the Holy Family

Posted by Marisa Cupps on 12/25/20

Gospel Reading

Luke 2:22-40 Mary and Joseph present Jesus at the Temple in accordance with the Law of Moses.

Background on the Gospel Reading

Today the Church celebrates the Feast of the Holy Family. This celebration is assigned to the Sunday within the octave of Christmas. The Gospel for ... Read More »

Christmas Eve/Christmas Day

Posted by Fr. James Griffin on 12/24/20

Gospel Reading

Matthew 1:1-25 (or the shorter form, Matthew 1:18-25)After being visited by an angel in a dream, Joseph takes Mary as his wife.

Background on the Gospel Reading

Today's liturgy offers the option to read a longer or shorter form of the Gospel. If we read the longer ... Read More »