Advent & Christmas Lent through Pentecost Ordinary Time Solemnities, Feasts, etc. Cycle A Cycle C


This page offers scriptural reflections, authored by Fr. Francis Martin, for Sundays of Lent through the Easter season ending with Pentecost for Cycle B. 
The reflection topics include continued commentary onVerbum Domini, feast days and special liturgies within this season.

You can find the same resources on the following YouTube playlists:

These reflections were recorded in 2012. 

1st Sunday Lent (Cycle B)    
Reflection Verbum Domini Nos. 50-51
The Word and the Lord's Presence
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First Reading
Psalm
Genesis 9:8-15
Psalm 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9
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Second Reading 1 Peter 3:18-22 Listen Watch
Gospel Mark 1:12-15 Listen Watch
2nd Sunday Lent (Cycle B)    
Reflection Verbum Domini No. 52
The Word of God in the Sacred Liturgy
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First Reading
Psalm
Genesis 22:1-2, 9A, 10-13, 15-18
Psalm 116:10, 15, 16-17, 18-19
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Second Reading Romans 8:31B-34 Listen Watch
Gospel Mark 9:2-10 Listen Watch
3rd Sunday Lent (Cycle B)    
Reflection Verbum Domini No. 52 (cont).
The Word of God in the Sacred Liturgy
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First Reading Exodus 20:1-6
Exodus 20:7-17
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Listen(2)
Watch(1)
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Psalm
Second Reading
Psalm 19:8, 9, 10, 11
1 Corinthians 1:22-25
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Gospel John 2:13-25 Listen Watch
4th Sunday Lent (Cycle B)    
Reflection Verbum Domini No. 53
Sacred Scripture and the Sacraments
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First Reading
Psalm
2 Chronicles 36:14-16, 19-23
Psalm 137:1-2, 3, 4-5, 6
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Second Reading Ephesians 2:4-10 Listen Watch
Gospel John 3:14-21 Listen Watch
5th Sunday Lent (Cycle B)    
Reflection Verbum Domini No. 54
The Word of God and the Eucharist
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First Reading
Psalm
Jeremiah 31:31-34
Psalm 51:3-4, 12-13, 14-15
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Second Reading Hebrews 5:7-9 Listen Watch
Gospel John 12:30-33 Listen Watch
Palm Sunday Lent (Cycle B)    
The Entrance into Jerusalem Mark 11:1-10 Listen Watch
First Reading
Psalm
Isaiah 50:4-7
Psalm 22:8-9, 17-20, 23-24
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Second Reading Philippians 2:6-11 Listen Watch
Gospel Mark 14:1-15, 47 Listen Watch
Holy Week Lent (Cycle B)   More...
Reflection 1 Servant Intercessor: Moses Listen Watch
Reflection 2 Servant to Carry Out God's Plan: David Listen Watch
Reflection 3 The Future Prophet / Suffering Servant Listen Watch
Reflection 4 Jesus as the Servant Listen Watch
The Resurrection Easter (Cycle B)   More...
Reflection Resurrection, Part 1 Listen Watch
Reflection Resurrection, Part 2 Listen Watch
Reflection Resurrection, Part 3 Listen Watch
Reflection Resurrection, Part 4 Listen Watch
2nd Sunday Easter (Cycle B)    
Reflection Life and Teaching of Pope John Paul II Listen Watch
First Reading
Psalm
Acts 4:32-35
Psalm 118:2-4,13-15,22-24
(reflection is from a daily mass homily)
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Second Reading 1 John 5:1-6
(reflection is from a daily mass homily)
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Gospel John 20:19-31 Listen Watch
3rd Sunday Easter (Cycle B)    
Reflection Verbum Domini Nos. 54-55
The Word of God and the Eucharist
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First Reading
Psalm
Acts 3:13-15, 17-19
Psalm 4:2, 4, 7-8, 9
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Second Reading 1 John 2:1-5 Listen Watch
Gospel Luke 24:35-48 Listen Watch
4th Sunday Easter (Cycle B)    
Reflection Verbum Domini No. 56
The Sacramentality of The Word
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First Reading
Psalm
Acts 4:8-12
Psalm 118:1, 8-9, 21-23, 26, 28, 29
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Second Reading 1 John 3:1-2 Listen Watch
Gospel John 10:11-18 Listen Watch
5th Sunday Easter (Cycle B)    
Reflection Verbum Domini Nos. 57-58
The Word of God at the Liturgy
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First Reading
Psalm
Acts 9:26-31
Psalm 22:26-27, 28, 30, 31-32
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Second Reading 1 John 3:18-24 Listen Watch
Gospel John 15:1-8 Listen Watch
6th Sunday Easter (Cycle B)    
Reflection Verbum Domini Nos. 59
The Importance of the Homily
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First Reading
Psalm
Acts 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48
Psalm 98:1, 2-3, 3-4
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Alternate First Reading
Psalm
Acts 8:5-8, 14-17
Psalm 66:1-7, 16, 20
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Second Reading 1 John 4:7-10 Listen Watch
Gospel John 15:9-17 Listen Watch
Solemnity of the Ascension Easter (Cycle B)    
Reflection Verbum Domini No. 61
Sacred Scripture in the Sacraments of Healing
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First Reading
Psalm
Acts 1:1-11
Psalm 47:2-3, 6-7, 8-9
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Second Reading Ephesians 4:1-13 Listen Watch
Gospel Mark 16:15-20 Listen Watch
Pentecost Easter (Cycle B)    
First Reading (1) Genesis 11:1-19 (Vigil) Listen Watch
First Reading (2)
Psalm
Exodus 19:3-20 (Vigil)
Psalm 104:1-2, 24, 35, 27-28, 29, 30
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Second Reading 1 Corinthians 12:3-7, 12-13 (Day) Listen Watch
Gospel John 20:19-23 (Day) Listen Watch
Alternate Readings (Vigil) Ezekiel 37:1-14
Joel 3:1-5
Romans 8:22-27
John 7:37-39
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Alternate Readings (Mass During the Day) Acts 2:1-11
Galatians 5:16-25
John 15:26-27; 16:12-15
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