In Other Words

27 May 2018

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, Cycle B

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

Meanwhile, the 11 disciples were on their way to Galilee, headed for the mountain Jesus had set for their reunion. The moment they saw him they worshiped him. Some, though, held back, not sure about worship, about risking themselves totally.

20 May 2018

Solemnity of Pentecost, Cycle B

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

Later on that day, the disciples had gathered together, but, fearful of the Jews, had locked all the doors in the house. Jesus entered, stood among them, and said, “Peace to you.” Then he showed them his hands and side.

13 May 2018

Seventh Sunday of Easter, Cycle B

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

For I’m no longer going to be visible in the world; They’ll continue in the world While I return to you.

6 May 2018

Sixth Sunday of Easter, Cycle B

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

“I’ve loved you the way my Father has loved me. Make yourselves at home in my love. If you keep my commands, you’ll remain intimately at home in my love. That’s what I’ve done—kept my Father’s commands and made myself at home in his love.

29 Apr 2018

Fifth Sunday of Easter, Cycle B

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

“I am the Real Vine and my Father is the Farmer. He cuts off every branch of me that doesn’t bear grapes. And every branch that is grape-bearing he prunes back so it will bear even more. You are already pruned back by the message I have spoken.

22 Apr 2018

Fourth Sunday of Easter; Good Shepherd Sunday, Cycle B

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

“I am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd puts the sheep before himself, sacrifices himself if necessary. A hired man is not a real shepherd. The sheep mean nothing to him. He sees a wolf come and runs for it, leaving the sheep to be ravaged and scattered by the wolf.

15 Apr 2018

Third Sunday of Easter, Cycle B

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

Then the two went over everything that happened on the road and how they recognized him when he broke the bread.

8 Apr 2018

Solemnity of the Second Sunday of Easter; Divine Mercy Sunday, Cycle B

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

Later on that day, the disciples had gathered together, but, fearful of the Jews, had locked all the doors in the house. Jesus entered, stood among them, and said, “Peace to you.” Then he showed them his hands and side.

1 Apr 2018

Solemnity of the Resurrection of the Lord (Easter Sunday), Cycle B

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

Early in the morning on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone was moved away from the entrance. She ran at once to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, breathlessly panting, “They took the Master from the tomb. We don’t know where they’ve put him.”

25 Mar 2018

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, Cycle B

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

In only two days the eight-day Festival of Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread would begin. The high priests and religion scholars were looking for a way they could seize Jesus by stealth and kill him. They agreed that it should not be done during Passover Week. “We don’t want the crowds up in arms,” they said.