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'They had died hand-in-hand praying for and forgiving one another.' Sunday Reflections, 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

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St Peter in Penitence El Greco [Web Gallery of Art]

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Gospel Matthew 18:21-35 (English Standard Version Anglicised)
Then Peter came up and said to Jesus, “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?”Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven.
“Therefore the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his servants.When he began to settle, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents.And since he could not pay, his master ordered him to be sold, with his wife and children and all that he had, and payment to be made.So the servant fell on his knees, imploring him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you everything.’And out of pity for him, the master of that servant released him and forgave …

'Without the Sunday Eucharist we cannot live.' Sunday Reflections, 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

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Cattle and Sheep in a Stormy Landscape, Paulus Potter  [Web Gallery of Art]

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Gospel Mark 6:30-34 (New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition)
The apostles gathered around Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught. He said to them, ‘Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.’ For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. And they went away in the boat to a deserted place by themselves. Now many saw them going and recognized them, and they hurried there on foot from all the towns and arrived ahead of them. As he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd; and he began to teach them many things.

Fr Ragheed Aziz Ganni 
(20 January 1972 - 3 June 2007) I will raise up shepherds ove…

'When they saw that the star had stopped, they were overwhelmed with joy.' Sunday Reflections. The Epiphany

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The Adoration of the Magi, Velázquez [Web Gallery of Art]
Readings for the Solemnity of the Epiphany
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Readings(Jerusalem Bible: Australia, England & Wales, India [optional], Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa) 
The readings above are used both at the Vigil Mass and at the Mass during the Day. Each Mass has its own set of prayers and antiphons.
Correction
In countries where the Epiphany is observed as a Holyday of Obligation on 6 January, eg, Ireland, the Baptism of the Lord is celebrated, not the Mass of the Second Sunday after the Nativity as I had posted earlier. Here is the link to the readings for Year A. 
Readings(Jerusalem Bible)
Alleluia and Gospel for the Epiphany

'I will raise up shepherds . . .' Sunday Reflections, 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

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Flock of Sheep in the Campagna, Claude Lorrain Akademie der bildenden Künste, Vienna [Web Gallery of Art] GospelMark 6:30-34 (NRV,Version, Catholic Edition, Canada)  The apostles gathered around Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught.He said to them, “Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat.And they went away in the boat to a deserted place by themselves.Now many saw them going and recognized them, and they hurried there on foot from all the towns and arrived ahead of them.As he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd; and he began to teach them many things.

Fr Ragheed Aziz Ganni  (20 January 1972 - 3 June 2007) I will raise up shepherds over them who will shepherd them, and they shall not fear any longer, or be dismayed, nor shall any be missing, says the Lord (Jeremiah 23:4. First Reading). On at least six o…