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Lectionary Reflection: Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph – Year A

Lectionary Readings: Sir 3:2-6, 12-14 / Ps 128 / Col 3:12-17 / Mt 2:13-15, 19-23 “Ite Missa Est,” in its english translation, “Go, the Mass is ended,” are the common words heard, in one formula or another by a priest … Continue reading

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Lectionary Reflection: Solemnity of the Nativity of Our Lord, Year A, B, and C (Mass During the Day)

Lectionary Readings: Is 52:7-10 / Ps 98 / Heb 1:1-16 / Jn 1:1-18 Note: This reflection is based on the readings for Mass During the Day. Unfortunately, the Canadian Lectionary readings are not made available online for this specific set … Continue reading

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Lectionary Reflection: Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year A

Lectionary Readings: Is 7:10-14 / Ps 24 / Rom 1:1-7 / Mt 1:18-24 Since the beginning of Advent, we have been hearing about the “second coming” of Christ in glory. This may sound overwhelming and perhaps even makes us afraid. … Continue reading

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Lectionary Reflection: Third Sunday of Advent, Year A

Lectionary Readings: Is 35:1-6a / Ps 146 / Jam 5:7-10 / Mt 11:2-11 “Come, come, Emmanuel! Son of God appear. Heaven and earth, rejoice! Salvation is drawing near.” That is the refrain of Steve Angrisano’s Advent Hymn, Emmanuel. However, the … Continue reading

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Lectionary Reflection: Second Sunday of Advent, Year A

Lectionary Readings: Is 26:1-6 / Ps 72 / Rom 15:4-9 / Mt 3:1-12 “Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.” (Is 40:3, Mt 3:3) These words of the prophet Isaiah are echoed again in Matthew’s Gospel today. … Continue reading

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Lectionary Reflection: First Sunday of Advent, Year A

For this Advent Season, I will be reflecting on the readings of each Sunday of Advent and posting them here on Thursdays. It is my hope that one day, I will be able to write and post lectionary-reading reflections here … Continue reading

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