10 Mar 2024

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


2 Chronicles 36:14-16, 19-23  Ignorance will reap its reward, so give heed to the messengers of the Lord!

Psalm 137:1-2, 3, 4-5, 6  The children of exile lament and remember their lost homeland.

Ephesians 2:4-10  Salvation comes by grace, freely given as God’s gift to us.

John 3:14-21  God loves the world enough to save it from perishing. Believe it!

Link to Cycle A RCIA materials for the Fourth 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?

God's love is on full display in today's readings. Though we fail time and again—"infidelity to infidelity," God continues to love, show mercy, and bless us abundantly.

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Featured Exploring the word

The act of faith

To speak of faith as an activity may sound strange. Most of the time it seems like such a passive commodity.

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Homily stories

A serpentine mystery solved

Twelve-year-old me didn’t get it. I remember sitting in Mrs. Agar’s sixth-grade religion class at St. Monica’s Elementary School, listening to her teach us the story about how the Israelites were being bitten by poisonous snakes in the desert and God instructed Moses to mount an image of a snake on a pole and any Israelites who looked upon it would be healed—and how it foreshadowed the cross of Christ.

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Homily stories

Reward or gift?

Grandma was in her glory because her grandchildren were circled all around her. She gloried in their presence, looking at each fresh-scrubbed face, peering, it seemed, deep down into each of their souls. And she liked what she saw.

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Penitential Act & Prayer of the Faithful

As we prepare to celebrate the mystery of Christ’s love, let us acknowledge our failures and ask the Lord for pardon and strength.

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This is how you pray continually—not by offering prayer in words, but by joining yourself to God through your whole way of life, so that your life becomes one continuous and uninterrupted prayer.

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Browse the library

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

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Take Five weekly

10 Mar 2024

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