SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—April 22, 2018 – 4th Sunday of Easter

Author: David Dziena ~ April 16, 2018
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John 10:11–18 In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus compares himself to a good shepherd who knows and cares for his sheep. This image of Jesus as the Good Shepherd is one of the oldest images of Jesus in Christian art. The Good Shepherd cares for the world and demonstrates how everyone can care for the earth […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—April 29, 2018 – 5th Sunday of Easter

Author: David Dziena ~ April 16, 2018
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John 15:1–8 In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus compares himself to a vine and his followers to the branches on that vine. Branches get their nourishment from the vine. From this Gospel, we understand that we are all one family and that we need and depend on one another. We the branches never want to be […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—April 15, 2018 – 3rd Sunday of Easter

Author: David Dziena ~ April 10, 2018
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Luke 24:35‒48 In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus appears to the disciples and invites them to touch him to see that he is really alive. He calls the disciples to be his witnesses. They have Good News to tell—that love is stronger than death, victory can come from suffering, and life can come from death. See […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—April 1 & 8, 2018 – Easter & 2nd Sunday of Easter

Author: David Dziena ~ March 27, 2018
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John 20:1–9 & John 20:19–31 Easter Sunday celebrates the core of the Christian faith—that God raised Jesus from the dead. Jesus promised that all who believe in him will have new life with God. The Gospels for both Sundays that are covered in this lesson tell the story of Easter—first through the eyes of Mary […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—March 25, 2018 – Palm/Passion Sunday

Author: David Dziena ~ March 20, 2018
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Mark 11:1–10, Mark 14:1—15:47 Palm Sunday celebrates Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem and the start of Holy Week. The mysteries of Holy Week are focused on the Sacred Triduum—the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Holy Saturday celebration of the Easter Vigil. This Sunday, we proclaim two Gospels—Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem and the […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—March 18, 2018 – 5th Sunday of Lent

Author: David Dziena ~ March 12, 2018
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John 12:20–33 In Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus faces religious leaders who are plotting against him. Many Jews and Greeks in Jerusalem were coming to him, and this fueled anger in Jesus’ opponents. Jesus explains his fate by using the parable of a grain of wheat falling to the ground. Unless it dies, it remains a single […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—March 11, 2018 – 4th Sunday of Lent

Author: David Dziena ~ March 6, 2018
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John 3:14–21 This Sunday’s Gospel describes Jesus as the Son God sent into the world to reveal God’s love. Those who believe in Jesus believe in the power of God’s love as the light of their lives—a light that can turn darkness into light and troubles into joys. See The Gospel at Home (English, Spanish) […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—March 4, 2018 – 3rd Sunday of Lent

Author: David Dziena ~ February 27, 2018
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  John 2:13–25 In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus makes it clear that the real temple of God lies within us. His cleansing of the Temple in Jerusalem calls us all to cleanse ourselves. We have the days of Lent to make a special effort to become less selfish and more loving—to renew and deepen our […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—February 25, 2018 – 2nd Sunday of Lent

Author: David Dziena ~ February 20, 2018
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Mark 9:2–10 Sunday’s Gospel story of the Transfiguration gives us a glimpse of Jesus’ Risen life after the events of his suffering and Death. This event gives us a vision of Christian living. It gives us a notion of ourselves transformed by the power of Jesus’ Death and Resurrection. Each season of Lent is another […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—February 18, 2018 – 1st Sunday of Lent

Author: David Dziena ~ February 13, 2018
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  Mark 1:12–15 In the Sunday Gospel, the Holy Spirit leads Jesus into the wilderness for 40 days. The desert is a place of testing, but it is also a place to be close to God. Jesus’ time in the desert calls us to make Lent a season of growth, a season for developing habits […]

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