3 Mar 2024

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


Exodus 20:1-17  The honor due to God and the divine sabbath are the lion’s share of the Law.

Psalm 19:8, 9, 10, 11  God’s law is both perfect and perfectly clear.

1 Corinthians 1:22-25  The truth of Christianity is not in evidence or reason; it requires faith.

John 2:13-25  Jesus replaces the authority of the Temple with himself.

Link to Cycle A RCIA materials for the Third Sunday of Lent.

More resources for the month available in Seasonal notes.

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Homilist’s overview of March

Liturgical themes and feasts

This month concludes our Lenten observance, contains the high holy days of the Triduum (28-30), and ushers us to Easter Sunday (31). We'll perform scrutinies for our Elect (3, 10, 17) and welcome them into the church in sacraments of Initiation.

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The inner word

What’s in your heart?

We are given laws by one whose authority we accept in faith.  

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Featured Exploring the word

Getting the Law right

In Torah commentaries rabbis always point out the unequal proportions of the Decalogue. The first four Commandments (concerning our obligations to God) take up 10 extended verses, while the ensuing six (about mortal relationships) occupy a half dozen clipped lines.

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Homily stories

An overdue blessing

It was my first week in my first parish assignment. I got a call from a gentleman that his mother was dying and would I come and anoint her. Even confined to bed, she was a strong, imposing woman. She wanted to tell me her story. So, I listened. 

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Homily stories

Seeing with new eyes

One day I was walking in downtown Chicago, passing sights so familiar to me that they hardly registered. My progress was interrupted by a group of tourists from a foreign country who had stopped in their tracks and stood pointing and staring at the front of a building across the street from us.

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Penitential Act & Prayer of the Faithful

We know the ways of God. Let us acknowledge our sins, and so prepare ourselves to celebrate the sacred mysteries.

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One has not only a legal, but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.

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Browse the library

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

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Take Five weekly

03 Mar 2024

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