25 Feb 2024

Second Sunday of Lent, Cycle B Click here for all content for this cycle Second Sunday of Lent, Cycle B


Genesis 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18  God makes a covenant with Abraham, who demonstrates his obedience.

Psalm 116:10, 15, 16-17, 18-19  The faith of those who are afflicted is rewarded with God’s own faithfulness.

Romans 8:31b-34  When it is God who acquits, no one can condemn.

Mark 9:2-10  Jesus is revealed as surpassing the authority of law and prophecy.

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Homilist’s overview of February

Liturgical themes and feasts

February is observed in many ways: as Black History Month, Catholic Press Month, even National Bird Feeding Month. A heightened appreciation of black contributions to our national story is an important corrective, including noteworthy Catholics like Pierre Toussaint, Daniel Rudd, Father Augustus Tolton, Julia Greeley, Mother Mary Elizabeth Lange, Mother Henriette DeLille, and Sister Thea Bowman.

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The inner word

What’s in your heart?

Sacrificial love is the theme of today's readings. Explore the ways love and sacrifice have informed your own life.

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Featured Exploring the word

The cosmic bottom line

Children have it easy when it comes to obeying authority. They know the drill: Adults are in charge, do what they tell you. When adults collide, what Mom and Dad say trumps the older sibling, the neighbor, the teacher, and the stranger.

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Homily stories

Lost in translation

During my early years in Catholic publishing, an art director once laughed at an editor’s artwork suggestion, saying: “Listen, you can’t illustrate what isn’t there!” It’s like that old joke: Whoever’s not here, raise your hand!

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Homily stories

Not quite finished

Have you seen the T-shirt that says, “God’s not finished with me yet”? Maybe that’s the souvenir Jesus should have bought the disciples after they went up the mountain with him and saw him revealed in all his glory.

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Penitential Act & Prayer of the Faithful

Brothers and sisters, as we enter more deeply into the season of Lent, let us acknowledge our sins, and so prepare ourselves to celebrate the sacred mysteries.

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Love is not a feeling of happiness. Love is a willingness to sacrifice.

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Browse the library

Browse our library for additional Second Sunday of Lent, Cycle B material.

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Take Five weekly

25 Feb 2024

Click here to view the Take Five weekly for February 25, 2024. 

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