John the Baptist – a Sunday Scriptures blog

This year the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time (the counted weeks of the liturgical year) gets replaced by the Feast of John the Baptist. It is such an important feast that it has its own vigil readings, so Saturday congregations will hear different Scriptures from Sunday congregations. Both Gospels, though, …

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Growth – a Sunday Scriptures blog

It is the middle of the growing season, and we have Scriptures about growth today. The first reading (Ezekiel 17:22-24) describes God’s power to make trees spring up for the birds of the air. Our Gospel (Mark 4:26-34) combines two parables, one about grain growing and the other about a …

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