Teaching the Liturgical Year

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Teaching the Liturgical Year

Seventh Sunday of Easter In this week’s Gospel passage, Jesus prays for His people and for the world. In His prayer, He asks the Father that the world might know the Father’s name and love for them. In this lesson, students will consider the example …

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Past Sunday Gospel Lessons

The Prayer of Jesus

Seventh Sunday of Easter In this week’s Gospel passage, Jesus prays for His people and for the world. In His prayer, He asks the Father …

The Ascension of the Lord

Ascension Thursday or transferred to the Seventh Sunday of Easter In this week’s Gospel passage, we read about Jesus’ Ascension into Heaven. Before He returns …

The Advocate

Sixth Sunday of Easter In this week鈥檚 Gospel passage, Jesus teaches His disciples that loving Him and the Father requires keeping His word. Jesus understands …

The New Commandment

Fifth Sunday of Easter In this week’s Gospel passage, Jesus gives His disciples a new commandment: love one another as I have loved you. In …

Teaching About the Father

Fourth Sunday of Easter In this week鈥檚 Gospel passage Jesus tells us that He and the Father are one. In other words, Jesus tells us …

Easter Sunday

In the Gospel for Easter Sunday, we read about Mary Magdalene and two Apostles finding Jesus’ tomb empty on the first Easter morning. In this …

Triduum

Triduum is the shortest liturgical season in the Church year. It comprises three days from the evening of Holy Thursday through the evening of Easter …

Palm Sunday

The Gospel for Palm Sunday contains the entire Passion narrative. When we hear it proclaimed, we are meant to journey with Christ as He takes …

Fifth Sunday of Lent

In this week鈥檚 Gospel passage, the Pharisees bring a woman caught in the act of adultery before Jesus to test His application of the Law …

Fourth Sunday of Lent

The Gospel for the fourth Sunday of Lent contains one of the best-known parables of Jesus鈥: the parable of the lost, or prodigal, son. With …

Third Sunday of Lent

In the Gospel for the third Sunday of Lent, Jesus tells a story of a fig tree that hasn鈥檛 grown any fruit for three years. …

Second Sunday of Lent

In the Gospel for the second Sunday of Lent, Jesus is revealed in His full glory as God at the Transfiguration. During Lent, we reflect …

First Sunday of Lent

In the Gospel for this first Sunday in Lent, Jesus spends forty days in the desert preparing for His public ministry. In many ways, Lent …

Ash Wednesday

In the Gospel passage for Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, Jesus teaches His disciples, and us, about the how we should give alms, pray, …

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