Sunday Readings

Thumbnail jesus christ Sunday Readings for December 10 & 11

He knows that Jesus is doing “the works of the Messiah,” foretold in the first reading and psalm. But John wants his disciples — and us — to know...

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Thumbnail sunday readings scott hahn Sunday Readings for December 17 & 18

The mystery kept secret for long ages, promised through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures, is revealed (see Romans 16:25-26). This is the...

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Thumbnail sunday readings scott hahn 12 25 16 Sunday Readings for December 24 & 25 - Christmas

The Church’s liturgy rings in Christmas with a joyful noise. We hear of uplifted voices, trumpets and horns and melodies of praise. In the first...

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Thumbnail jesus baptism holy spirit Sunday Readings for December 3 & 4

“The kingdom of heaven is at hand,” John proclaims. And the liturgy paints us a vivid portrait of our new king and the shape of the kingdom he has...

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Thumbnail jesus holy sepulchre Sunday Readings for February 11 & 12

Jesus tells us in the Gospel that he has come not to abolish but to “fulfill” the Law of Moses and the teachings of the prophets. His Gospel...

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Thumbnail sunday readings 02 17 Sunday Readings for February 18 & 19

We are called to the holiness of God. That is the extraordinary claim made in both the first reading and Gospel. Yet how is it possible that we...

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Thumbnail sunday readings Sunday Readings for February 25 & 26

We are by nature prone to be anxious and troubled about many things. In the Gospel, Jesus confronts us with our most common fears. We are...

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Thumbnail christas paris bordone scott hahn Sunday Readings for February 4 & 5

Jesus came among us as light to scatter the darkness of a fallen world. As his disciples, we, too, are called to be “the light of the world,” he...

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Thumbnail sunday readings scott hahn Sunday Readings for January 14 & 15

Jesus speaks through the prophet Isaiah in Sunday’s first reading. He tells us of the mission given to him by the Father from the womb: “‘You...

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Thumbnail sunday readings scott hahn Sunday Readings for January 21 & 22

Sunday’s liturgy gives us a lesson in ancient Israelite geography and history. Isaiah’s prophecy in the first reading is quoted by Matthew in...

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Thumbnail sunday readings scott hahn beatittudes Sunday Readings for January 28 & 29

In the readings since Christmas, Jesus has been revealed as the new royal son of David and Son of God. He is sent to lead a new exodus that brings...

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Thumbnail sunday readings 03 10 Sunday Readings for March 11 & 12

The Gospel portrays Jesus as a new and greater Moses. Moses also took three companions up a mountain and on the seventh day was overshadowed by...

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Thumbnail sunday readings scott hahn woman at the well Sunday Readings for March 18 & 19

The Israelites’ hearts were hardened by their hardships in the desert. Though they saw God’s mighty deeds, in their thirst they grumble and put...

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Thumbnail sunday readings scott hahn Sunday Readings for March 25 & 26

God’s ways of seeing are not our ways, we hear in the first reading. Jesus illustrates this in the Gospel — as the blind man comes to see and the...

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Thumbnail scott hahn sunday readings lent Sunday Readings for March 4 & 5

In the liturgy, the destiny of the human race is told as the tale of two “types” of men — the first man, Adam, and the new Adam, Jesus (see 1...

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Thumbnail sunday readings  scott hahn Sunday Readings for November 12 & 13

It is the age between our Lord’s first coming and his last. We live in the new world begun by his life, death, resurrection and ascension, by the...

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Thumbnail sunday readings  scott hahn Sunday Readings for November 19 & 20

Week by week the liturgy has been preparing us for the revelation to be made this Sunday, the last Sunday of the Church year. Jesus, we have...

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Thumbnail icon second coming Sunday Readings for November 26 & 27

Jesus exaggerates in the Gospel when he claims not to know the day or the hour when he will come again. He occasionally makes such overstatements...

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