In Other Words

27 Jan 2019

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

So many others have tried their hand at putting together a story of the wonderful harvest of scripture and history that took place among us, using reports handed down by the original eyewitnesses who served this word with their very lives.

20 Jan 2019

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

Three days later there was a wedding in the village of Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there. Jesus and his disciples were guests also. When they started running low on wine at the wedding banquet, Jesus’ mother told him, “They’re just about out of wine.”

13 Jan 2019

Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, Cycle C

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

The interest of the people by now was building. They were all beginning to wonder, “Could this John be the Messiah?”

6 Jan 2019

Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord, Cycle C

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

After Jesus was born in Bethlehem village, Judah territory—this was during Herod’s kingship—a band of scholars arrived in Jerusalem from the East. They asked around, “Where can we find and pay homage to the newborn King of the Jews?

30 Dec 2018

Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, Cycle C

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

Every year Jesus’ parents traveled to Jerusalem for the Feast of Passover. When he was 12 years old, they went up as they always did for the feast. When it was over and they left for home, the child Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem, but his parents didn’t know it.

23 Dec 2018

Fourth Sunday of Advent, Cycle C

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

Mary didn’t waste a minute. She got up and traveled to a town in Judah in the hill country, straight to Zachariah’s house, and greeted Elizabeth.

16 Dec 2018

Third Sunday of Advent, Cycle C

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

The crowd asked John the Baptist, “Then what are we supposed to do?”

9 Dec 2018

Second Sunday of Advent, Cycle C

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

In the fifteenth year of the rule of Caesar Tiberius—it was while Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea; Herod, ruler of Galilee; his brother Philip, ruler of Iturea and Trachonitis; Lysanias, ruler of Abilene; during the Chief-Priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas—John, Zachariah’s son, out in the desert at the time, received a message from God.

2 Dec 2018

First Sunday of Advent, Cycle C

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

“It will seem like all hell has broken loose—sun, moon, stars, earth, sea, in an uproar and everyone all over the world in a panic, the wind knocked out of them by the threat of doom, the powers-that-be quaking.

25 Nov 2018

Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, Cycle B

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

Pilate said, “Are you the ‘King of the Jews’?”