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16th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B, 2021

Posted by Christy .. on 8/04/21

My Dear People, 

After a brief interlude following the death of John the Baptist, Mark picks up where he left off with the mission of the Apostles (6:7-13). The Apostles now return to Jesus and report to Him all they have done and all they have taught.  

Although Jesus’ ... Read More »

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B, 2021

Posted by Christy .. on 8/04/21

My Dear People,

Even though the initial phase of training of the Twelve is not complete, they are ready to participate actively in the mission of Jesus—to become fishers of men. The first task for the apostles is: “to be with Him” (3:14); the second is to be “sent ... Read More »

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B, 2021

Posted by Christy .. on 8/04/21

My Dear People, 

Happy Independence Day! Thank you to all who participated in the celebration and blessing of the new chalice. Thank you again to all who contributed to it.

In today’s Gospel, Jesus returns for the first time to His place of birth, Nazareth (1:9, 24). Nazareth was ... Read More »

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B, 2021

Posted by Christy .. on 8/04/21

My Dear People,

Today we have a story within a story. While Jesus was on His way to the House of Jairus,  He was interrupted by a distressing predicament--a woman afflicted with hemorrhages. Since blood is the seed of life (Lev. 17:11), this woman was experiencing her life draining ... Read More »

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B, 2021

Posted by Christy .. on 8/04/21

My Dear People,

Jesus had been teaching the multitude in parables from a boat anchored just offshore (4:1). Concluding his “Sermon on the Sea” as evening approaches, He asks His disciples to cross to the other side. The eastern side of the Sea of Galilee, across from Capernaum, was ... Read More »

11th Sunday in Ordinary Time, 2021, Year B

Posted by Christy .. on 6/07/21

My Dear People,

 The verses of the parable of the growing seed relate to another seed parable found only in Mark. The focus is on the seed’s intrinsic power to grow of its own accord.  The sower scatters his seed, then goes about the routine of his daily life. 

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Corpus Christi 2021, Year B

Posted by Christy .. on 6/07/21

My Dear People,

Today we celebrate the feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. The Gospel talks about Jesus on the cross and not having any of his bones being broken, even though the two executed with Jesus had their legs broken. Why is this important? ... Read More »

Pentecost 2021, Year B

Posted by Christy .. on 6/07/21

My Dear People, 

As he did in regard to Mary Magdalene, John provides insight into the spiritual disposition of Jesus’ disciples as they are gathered in Jerusalem. Mary came to Jesus’ tomb “while it was still dark” (20:1). The disciples are similarly gathered in the evening darkness, signifying the ... Read More »

The Ascension 2021, Year B

Posted by Christy .. on 6/07/21

Bulletin B Ascension May 16, 2021

My Dear People,

 

Finally, Jesus appears to the eleven remaining Apostles as they are gathered together (see Luke 24:36-49; John 20:19-23) and reprimands them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, familiar themes in the Gospel of Mark (6:52; 8:17,33). With this ... Read More »

6th Sunday of Easter, 2021, Year B

Posted by Christy .. on 6/07/21

My Dear People, 

In the Shepherd’s discourse, Jesus teaches His relationship with His Disciples involves an intimate, mutual understanding, similar to that between the Father and the Son (10:14-15). Here Jesus teaches about the profound love existing among the Father, Himself, and His disciples: “As the father loves me, ... Read More »