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'It is part of following Christ that we allow ourselves to be roped together.' Sunday Reflections, Palm Sunday, Year C

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Entry into Jerusalem, Lorenzo Ghiberti [Web Gallery of Art]

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The gospel for the procession with palms is included here. The shorter form of the Passion according to St Luke is Luke 23:1-49. Readings(Jerusalem Bible: Australia, England & Wales, India [optional], Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa)
The gospel for the procession with palms is included here as is the Passon according to St Luke arranged for reading by  N. Narrator.  Jesus. O. Other single speaker. C. Crowd, or more than one speaker.
Gospel for Procession with PalmsLuke 19:28-40 (New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition)
After Jesus had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. When he had come near Bethphage and Bethany, at the place called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of the disciples, saying, ‘Go into the village ahead of you, and as you enter it you will find tied there a colt that has never been ridden. Untie it and bring it …

'If it bears fruit next year, well and good.' Sunday Reflections, 3rd Sunday of Lent, Year C

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Moses Before the Burning Bush, Domenico Fetti [Web Gallery of Art]
Exodus 3:1-8a, 13-15, First Reading
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GospelLuke 13:1-9 (New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition)
At that very time there were some present who told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. He asked them, ‘Do you think that because these Galileans suffered in this way they were worse sinners than all other Galileans? No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all perish as they did. Or those eighteen who were killed when the tower of Siloam fell on them—do you think that they were worse offenders than all the others living in Jerusalem? No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all perish just as they did.’ Then he told this parable: ‘A man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and …

'Worship the Lord your God, and serve only him.' Sunday Reflections, 1st Sunday of Lent, Year C

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The Temptation of  Christ, Juan de Flandes [Web Gallery of Art]

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GospelLuke 4:1-13 (New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition)
Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing at all during those days, and when they were over, he was famished. The devil said to him, ‘If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become a loaf of bread.’ Jesus answered him, ‘It is written, “One does not live by bread alone.”’ Then the devil led him up and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. And the devil said to him, ‘To you I will give their glory and all this authority; for it has been given over to me, and I give it to anyone I please. If you, then, will worship me, it will a…