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Ordinary Time II Year B

Year B – Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Do not be possessed by possessions Here is a story from Tony de Mello: When the sage reached the outskirts of the village and settled under a tree for the night, a villager came running up to him and said, … Continue reading

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Year B – Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Let the Children Come to me, in Families! (Mk 10: 2-16) ,Once again, the gospel text of today invites us to revisit Jesus’ mind regarding marriage and family. I would like to look at two dimensions emerging from the longer … Continue reading

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Year B – Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Stumbling blocks or stepping-stones. Num: 11:16-17, 25-29; Jam 5: 1-6; Mark 9:38-43, 45, 47-48; It sometimes happens that when misfortune befalls us or when disaster strikes, we sometimes wish other too have a taste of the same, but when good … Continue reading

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Year B – Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Powerless in His Kingdom Wisd 2: 12, 17-20. James 3: 16- 4:3. Mark 9: 30-37. Mohamed Ali, the one-time heavy weight champion would often boast, “I am the greatest!”, and people believed he was. We may not openly claim to … Continue reading

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Year B – Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Superstar with the Scar “Anyone who loses his life…will save it” (Mk 8:35). The great orator Bishop Fulton Sheen in one of his many sermons makes a positive comment on the eagerness of Apostle Thomas wanting to put his … Continue reading

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Year B – Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

“Look, your God is coming”: The Messiah is here! “The blood of the martyrs is the seed of Christianity.” May be you’ve heard this expression before. It was written by one of the Church Fathers, Tertullian (197 AD). This sentence … Continue reading

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Year B – Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

THE ASSUMPTION OF MARY What is common in the Mass readings today is “movement.” In the first reading (Day Mass) we see a mother about to give birth: there is movement from the womb into the world. Another movement is … Continue reading

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Year B – Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

“The bread … for the life of the world” (Jn 6:51) Some years back, I was staying at the Salesian community in Florence, Italy, for a few weeks. Florence is known for its art and architecture. Following that great tradition, … Continue reading

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Year B – Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

(Jn 6:24-35) Do you seek the bread that the Father gives, or do you seek the Father who gives you bread? <p style="text-align: justify"A few years ago a priest was back in India on his home-leave. And he met a … Continue reading

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Year B – Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

From Emptiness to Abundance (Jn 6:1-15) Which is the only miracle of Jesus (besides the healing of the blind man – with differences in detail!) that is narrated in all the four gospels with similar details? It is the miracle … Continue reading

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Year B – Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

“The apostles rejoined Jesus and told him all they had done and taught…” (Mk 6:30) Ministry to young people forms part of the identity of the religious order I belong to. Much of our formation as Salesians is carried out … Continue reading

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Year B – Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

“He… began to send them out” (Mk 6:7) It was Pope Paul VI who began to speak about new approaches in evangelization, in his post-synodal exhortation: Evangelization in the Modern World (Evangelii Nuntiandi, 1975). This was to be an adequate … Continue reading

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Year B – Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

“This is the carpenter, surely, the son of Mary…” (Mk 6:3) The gospel text of today narrates to us how the people of his home town reacted to Jesus, despite what they heard and saw in Jesus: the wisdom and … Continue reading

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Year B – Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

JESUS MAKES ALL THINGS NEW Stories of two women: The gospel reading of today narrates to us two stories. Both, stories of women. One story is contained within another. Both are stories about women who are ‘dead’ in their own … Continue reading

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Year B – Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

“You of little faith!” Mk 4:35-41 1. There is a beautiful incident narrated in the letter of St. Francis de Sales. St. Francis had noticed a custom of the country districts in which he lived. He had often noticed a … Continue reading

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Year B – Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Kingdom of God is like… (Mk 4:26) The Reign of God Is Like… In the gospel of this Sunday, Jesus speaks of one of his favorite themes. He compares the “reign of God” to some of the ordinary scenes … Continue reading

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Year B – Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

“This is my blood, the blood of the covenant, poured out for many” (Mk 14: 24) There are two feasts in the liturgical calendar that invite us to meditate on the mystery of the Eucharist: Maundy Thursday and the Feast … Continue reading

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Year B – Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

God in Three: Our experience of the Divine In the novel and movie, The Shack. Mack, the main character of the story, receives an invitation from ‘Papa’ to visit the shack – a hut in the forest. From his scanty … Continue reading

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