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'In God's plan the foundation of the family is marriage.' Sunday Reflections, 4th Sunday of Advent, Year A

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The Dream of St Joseph Georges de La Tour [Web Gallery of Art]

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Readings (Jerusalem Bible: Australia, England & Wales, India [optional], Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa) https://www.universalis.com/20191222/mass.htm GospelMatthew 1:18-24 (New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition, Canada)
Now the birth of Jesus the Messiah took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been engaged to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. Her husband Joseph, being a righteous man and unwilling to expose her to public disgrace, planned to dismiss her quietly. But just when he had resolved to do this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, ‘Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife, for the child conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will bear a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from the…

'Joseph's son.' Sunday Reflections, 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

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Elijah and the Widow of Zarephath Bartholomeus Breenbergh [Web Gallery of Art]
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Gospel Luke 4:21-40 (New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition)
Jesus began to speak in the synagogue: ‘Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.’ All spoke well of him and were amazed at the gracious words that came from his mouth. 
They said, ‘Is not this Joseph’s son?’ He said to them, ‘Doubtless you will quote to me this proverb, “Doctor, cure yourself!” And you will say, “Do here also in your home town the things that we have heard you did at Capernaum.”’ 

And he said, ‘Truly I tell you, no prophet is accepted in the prophet’s home town. But the truth is, there were many widows in Israel in the time of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up for three years and six months, and there was a severe famine over…

'Whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all.' Sunday Reflections, 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

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Call of the Sons of Zebedee, Marco Basaiti [Web Gallery of Art]

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GospelMark 10:35-45 (New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition)
James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came forward to Jesus and said to him, ‘Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.’ And he said to them, ‘What is it you want me to do for you?’ And they said to him, ‘Grant us to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your glory.’ But Jesus said to them, ‘You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?’ They replied, ‘We are able.’ Then Jesus said to them, ‘The cup that I drink you will drink; and with the baptism with which I am baptized, you will be baptized; but to sit at my right hand or at my left is not mine to …