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Blog posts January 2015

Memorial of St. John Bosco, Priest

The Gospel of Mark 4:35-41 St. James Bible

:41 And they (the apostles) feared exceedingly and said to one another,

"Who can this be, that even the wind and sea obey Him!"

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Friday of the Third Week in Ordinary Time

The Holy Gospel according to Mark 4:26-34

:33 And with many such parables He spoke the word to them as they were able to hear it.  34: But without a parable He did not speak to them.  And when they were alone, He explained all things to His disciples.

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Thursday of the Third Week in Ordinary Time

The Gospel according to Mark 4:21-25

:25 "For whoever has, to him more will be given; but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him." it forward....


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Memorial of St. Thomas Aquinas


The Gospel of Mark 4:1-20
Mark 4:12 Catholic Bible "they may look and see but not perceive,
and hear and listen but not understand,
in order that they may not be converted and be forgiven.”

Mark 4:12 King James  "So that 'Seeing they may see and not perceive, and hearing they may hear and not …

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Tuesday of the Third Week in Ordinary Time

The Gospel of Mark 3:31-35

:35 " For whoever does the will of God

is my brother and sister and mother."

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Memorial of Saint Timothy and Titus, Bishops

The Gospel of Mark 3:22-30

:25  "If a house is divided by itself, that house will not be able to stand."

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Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Gospel Mark 1:14-20

Jesus says to the fishermen,"Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men."

You know that's Jesus talking to you on the Dunkin Donuts line and He asks you to come with him now.  What do you do? 

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Memorial of Saint Francis de Sales, Bishop and Doctor of the Church


Gospel               Mark 3:20-21

Jesus came with his disciples into the house.

Again the crowd gathered,
making it impossible for them even to eat.
When his relatives heard of this they set out to seize him,
for they said, “He is out of his mind.

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Friday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time

"Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus." Colossians 3:17

Gospel - Mark 3:13-19


Jesus selects his twelve apostles which includes Judas.  Who would you select to be on your spiritual team?

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Thursday of the First Week in Ordinary Time


Reading 1                 Hebrews 3:7-14

The Holy Spirit says:
Oh, that today you would hear his voice,
“Harden not your hearts as at the rebellion
in the day of testing in the desert,
where your ancestors tested and tried me
and saw my works for forty years.
Because of this…

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Wednesday of the First Week in Ordinary Time

Alleluia          John 10:27

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
My sheep hear my voice, says the Lord.
I know them, and they follow me.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel                              Mark 1:29-39

On leaving the synagogue
Jesus entered the house of Simon and And…

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Tuesday of the First Week in Ordinary Time

Gospel                                 Mark 1:21-28

Jesus came to Capernaum with his followers,
and on the sabbath he entered the synagogue and taught.
The people were astonished at his teaching,
for he taught them as one having authority and not as the scribes.
In th…

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Monday of the First Week in Ordinary Time

Gospel                            Mark 1:14-20

After John had been arrested,
Jesus came to Galilee proclaiming the Gospel of God:
“This is the time of fulfillment.
The Kingdom of God is at hand.
Repent, and believe in the Gospel.”

As he passed by the Sea of Galilee,
he …

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The Baptism of the Lord

R. Alleluia, alleluia.  John 1:29
John saw Jesus approaching him, and said:
Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel                  Mark 1:7-11

This is what John the Baptist proclaimed:
“One mightier than I is coming after me.

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Saturday of Epiphany

Gospel                                John 3:22-30

Jesus and his disciples went into the region of Judea,
where he spent some time with them baptizing.
John was also baptizing in Aenon near Salim,
because there was an abundance of water there,
and people came to be bap…

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Friday after Epiphany

Alleluia                 Matthew 4:23

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Jesus proclaimed the Gospel of the Kingdom
and cured every disease among the people.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel                      Luke 5:12-16

It happened that there was a man full of leprosy in…

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Thursday after Epiphany

Gospel                                   Luke 4:14-22

Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit,
and news of him spread throughout the whole region.
He taught in their synagogues and was praised by all.

He came to Nazareth, where he had grown up,
and went…

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Wednesday after Epiphany

Gospel           Mark 6:45-52

After the five thousand had eaten and were satisfied,

Jesus made his disciples get into the boat
and precede him to the other side toward Bethsaida,
while he dismissed the crowd.
And when he had taken leave of them,
he went off to the mountain to pray.
When i…

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Tuesday after Epiphany

Alleluia   Luke 4:8

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
The Lord has sent me to bring glad tidings to the poor
and to proclaim liberty to captives.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel                                          Mark 6:34-44

When Jesus saw the vast crowd, his h…

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Memorial of St. John Neumann

Gospel              Matthew 4:12-17,23-25

When Jesus heard that John had been arrested,
he withdrew to Galilee.
He left Nazareth and went to live in Capernaum by the sea,
in the region of Zebulun and Naphtali,
that what had been said through Isaiah the prophet
might be fulfilled:

Land …

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