In Other Words

26 May 2019

Sixth Sunday of Easter, Cycle C

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

Judas (not Iscariot) said, “Master, why is it that you are about to make yourself plain to us but not to the world?”

19 May 2019

Fifth Sunday of Easter, Cycle C

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

When Judas had left, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man is seen for who he is, and God seen for who he is in him. The moment God is seen in him, God’s glory will be on display. In glorifying him, he himself is glorified—glory all around!

12 May 2019

Fourth Sunday of Easter; Good Shepherd Sunday, Cycle C

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

Jesus said: “My sheep recognize my voice. I know them, and they follow me. I give them real and eternal life. They are protected from the Destroyer for good. No one can steal them from out of my hand.

5 May 2019

Third Sunday of Easter, Cycle C

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

After this, Jesus appeared again to the disciples, this time at the Tiberias Sea (the Sea of Galilee). This is how he did it: Simon Peter, Thomas (nicknamed “Twin”), Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, the brothers Zebedee, and two other disciples were together. Simon Peter announced, “I’m going fishing.”

28 Apr 2019

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

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.

21 Apr 2019

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

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.”

14 Apr 2019

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, Cycle C

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

When it was time, he sat down, all the apostles with him, and said, “You’ve no idea how much I have looked forward to eating this Passover meal with you before I enter my time of suffering. It’s the last one I’ll eat until we all eat it together in the kingdom of God.”

7 Apr 2019

Fifth Sunday of Lent, Cycle C

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

Jesus went across to Mount Olives, but he was soon back in the Temple again. Swarms of people came to him. He sat down and taught them.

31 Mar 2019

Fourth Sunday of Lent, Cycle C

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

By this time a lot of men and women of doubtful reputation were hanging around Jesus, listening intently. The Pharisees and religion scholars were not pleased, not at all pleased. They growled, “He takes in sinners and eats meals with them, treating them like old friends.” Their grumbling triggered this story.

24 Mar 2019

Third Sunday of Lent, Cycle C

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

About that time some people came up and told him about the Galileans Pilate had killed while they were at worship, mixing their blood with the blood of the sacrifices on the altar. Jesus responded, “Do you think those murdered Galileans were worse sinners than all other Galileans?