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Jan 25, 2021

Jesus appeared to the Eleven and said to them:
“Go into the whole world
and proclaim the Gospel to every creature.
Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved;
whoever does not believe will be condemned.
These signs will accompany those who believe:
in my name they will drive out demons,
they will speak new...

Jan 24, 2021

Today’s reading follows immediately after the short accounts of Jesus’ baptism and temptations in the desert that Mark gives. It is the beginning of his public ministry. The reading consists of two main parts – a summary of Jesus’ teaching and the first response to it.
As the passage opens we are told that John...

Jan 23, 2021

We've just begun a few weeks now of Ordinary Time and you can surely tell by the readings on this Saturday of the 2nd week: the Letter to the Hebrews is always trying to convert Hebrew ways of thinking to the acceptance of Christian revelation, for example, in this passage that Jesus' Blood shed in his Passion and Death...

Jan 22, 2021

Today’s Gospel tells the story of Jesus naming the twelve Apostles. There were Simon (Peter) and his brother, Andrew who were fishermen. James and John, both brothers and fishermen as well, the sons of Zebedee. Philip and Bartholomew.
Matthew, the tax collector (whom most Jews hated) , Thomas , James the Son of...

Jan 21, 2021

Jesus withdrew toward the sea with his disciples.
A large number of people followed from Galilee and from Judea.
Hearing what he was doing,
a large number of people came to him also from Jerusalem,
from Idumea, from beyond the Jordan,
and from the neighborhood of Tyre and Sidon.
He told his disciples to have a boat...