"Then Mary said, “Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word.” (Luke 1:38)

Gospel Notes

Gospel for the Fifth Sunday of Lent (22 March 2015)

Notes by Michael Whelan SM

JGospelNow among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, "Sir, we wish to see Jesus." Philip went and told Andrew; then Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus.

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Gospel for Fourth Sunday of Lent (15 March 2015)

Notes by Michael Whelan SM

JGospelAs he walked along, Jesus saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?" Jesus answered, "Neither this man nor his parents sinned; he was born blind so that God's works might be revealed in him. We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world."

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Gospel for the Third Sunday of Lent (8 March 2015)

Notes by Michael Whelan SM

The Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. In the temple he found people selling cattle, sheep, and doves, and the money changers seated at their tables.

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Gospel for Second Sunday of Lent (1 March 2015)

Notes by Michael Whelan SM

JGospelSix days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves.

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Gospel for Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time (8 February 2015)

Notes by Michael Whelan SM

JGospelAs soon as they left the synagogue, they entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. Now Simon's mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they told him about her at once. He came and took her by the hand and lifted her up. Then the fever left her, and she began to serve them.

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Gospel for the First Sunday of Lent (22 February 2015)

Notes by Michael Whelan SM

JGospelAnd the Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness. He was in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan; and he was with the wild beasts; and the angels waited on him.

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Gospel for Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time (15 February 2015)

Notes by Michael Whelan SM

JGospelA leper came to him begging him, and kneeling he said to him, "If you choose, you can make me clean." Moved with pity, Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, and said to him, "I do choose. Be made clean!"

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Gospel for Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time (1 February 2015)

Notes by Michael Whelan SM

JGospelJesus and his companions went to the town of Capernaum. When the Sabbath day came, he went into the synagogue and began to teach. The people were amazed at his teaching, for he taught with real authority—quite unlike the teachers of religious law.

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Gospel for the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time (25 January 2015)

JGospelNow after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God,and saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news."

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Gospel for Second Sunday in Ordinary Time (18 January 2015)

Notes on the Gospel by Michael Whelan SM

JGospelThe next day John again was standing with two of his disciples, and as he watched Jesus walk by, he exclaimed, "Look, here is the Lamb of God!" The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus.

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Gospel Notes for the Baptism of the Lord (11/01/2015)

Gospel Notes by Michael Whelan SM

JGospelJohn the Baptist proclaimed, "The one who is more powerful than I is coming after me; I am not worthy to stoop down and untie the thong of his sandals. I have baptized you with water; but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit."

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Gospel for Fourth Sunday of Advent (21 December 2014)

Notes by Michael Whelan SM

JGospelIn the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin's name was Mary. And he came to her
and said, "Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you."

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Gospel for Third Sunday in Advent (14 December 2014)

Notes by Michael Whelan SM

JGospelThere was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him. He himself was not the light, but he came to testify to the light. .....

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Gospel for Second Sunday of Advent ( 7 December 2014)

Notes by Michael Whelan SM

JGospelThe beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

As it is written in the prophet Isaiah, "See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way; the voice of one crying out in the wilderness: 'Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.'"

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Gospel for the First Sunday of Advent (30 November 2014)

Notes by Michael Whelan SM

JGospelBeware, keep alert; for you do not know when the time will come. It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves home and puts his slaves in charge, each with his work, and commands the doorkeeper to be on the watch.

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Gospel for Feast of Christ the King (23 November 2014)

Gospel Notes by Michael Whelan SM

JGospel"When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, and he will put the sheep at his right hand and the goats at the left.

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Gospel for Dedication of the Lateran Basilica (9 November 2014)

Notes by Michael Whelan SM

JGospelThe Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. In the temple he found people selling cattle, sheep, and doves, and the money changers seated at their tables. Making a whip of cords, he drove all of them out of the temple, both the sheep and the cattle. He also poured out the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables.

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All Souls Day (2 November 2014)

Notes by Michael Whelan SM

JGospelAt that time Jesus said, "I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and the intelligent and have revealed them to infants; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will. All things have been handed over to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.

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Gospel for Fourteenth Sunday (6 July 2014)

Gospel Notes by Michael Whelan

JGospelAt that time Jesus said, "I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and the intelligent and have revealed them to infants; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will. All things have been handed over to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.

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Gospel for the Thirtieth Sunday (26 October 2014)

Notes by Michael Whelan SM

JGospelWhen the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together, and one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him.

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