Introduction: This is the ‘Table of contents’ of a book titled ‘Every Week God Speaks We Respond’, Cycle B, intended to be published in English by Reverend John T. B. Trong. The book was published in Vietnamese in the US in 2008 and re-published in Viet Nam in 2011.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
From parishioners and readers
About the author
Advent Season, Year B:
1st Sunday: Waiting in hope.
2nd Sunday: Seeking to find God in the desert of soul.
3rd Sunday: Seeking to find God in one’s position
4th Sunday: Saying ‘Yes’ like Mary to welcome the Lord.
Christmas Season, Year B:
Vigil Mass: A, B, C: Jesus’ small way in his birth.
Midnight Mass: A, B, C: How does Jesus’ birth influence our lives?
Dawn Mass: A, B, C: How was the First Christmas celebrated?
Day Mass: A, B, C: Dual nature of the Word incarnate
Epiphany: Jesus has come to disturb people.
Lenten Season, Year B:
Ash Wednesday (A, B, C): Living the spirit of Lent
1st Sunday : Being faithful to the baptismal covenant
2nd Sunday: What is rising from the dead meant?
3rd Sunday: My house shall be called a house of prayer
4th Sunday: God’s punishment is for healing.
5th Sunday: If the grain of wheat dies, it produces much fruit.
Palm/Passion Sunday: Through the cross to the resurrection.
Paschal Triduum: Year B:
Holy Thursday (A, B, C): Eucharist unites priesthood and Service
Good Friday (A, B, C): Love transforms one’s suffering and cross
Easter Vigil (A, B, C): Celebrating the risen Christ &
Congratulating the newly baptized
Easter Sunday: Seeking to find God even when we are in crisis of faith
Easter Season, Year B:
2nd Sunday: Forming a support group for faith keeping.
3rd Sunday: To have God in life is to have peace.
4th Sunday: To know God is different from to know about Him.
5th Sunday: As a branch remains on the vine to bear fruit
6th Sunday: Remain in my love
7th Sunday: Asking for the hierarchy and clergy to be united.
Ascension of the Lord: Heaven is our eternal home
Pentecost Sunday: Praying for the Spirit of unity.
Ordinary Sundays of the Year B:
Trinity Sunday: Worshipping the Trinitarian God
Corpus Christi: Experiencing a miracle of the Eucharist
02nd Sunday: Responding and living one’s vocation each day.
03rd Sunday: Responding to the message of repentance
04th Sunday: Believing in Jesus’ teaching with authority and conviction
05th Sunday: Asking to be healed in body and mainly in soul
06th Sunday: Asking to be free from physical and mental and isolation
07th Sunday: Believing in the one who has authority to heal and forgive
08th Sunday: When fasting and when not
09th Sunday: Avoiding external observance of the law for the sake of law keeping
10th Sunday: Accepting God’s power
11th Sunday: Following the small ways of Jesus
12th Sunday: Trusting in God in all circumstances of life
13th Sunday: Faith brings healing
14th Sunday: Preconception about God and religion is an obstacle to faith
15th Sunday: Meaning and purpose of being sent to preach.
16th Sunday: Go to a quiet place to rest
17th Sunday: Miracle of bread anticipates the Eucharist
18th Sunday: Looking for food that endures for eternal life.
19th Sunday: To be able to believe, one must keep mind and heart open.
20th Sunday: An invitation to believe in and eat the bread of life.
21st Sunday: ‘Lord, to whom shall we go’?
22nd Sunday: God’s law given for the betterment of man
23rd Sunday: ‘That I may hear and speak’
24th Sunday: Through suffering of the cross to glorious resurrection
25th Sunday: Wishing to be first must serve in humility
26th Sunday: Cooperating in glorifying God’s name.
27th Sunday: To be faithful in marriage
28th Sunday: How wealth may not hinder man’s relationship with God.
29th Sunday: Wanting to be great must serve as servants
30th Sunday: That I may see
31st Sunday: Relating the triple love: for God, neighbor and self.
32nd Sunday: The entrusted offering of two widows.
33rd Sunday: Patient to wait for the last unknown day
Christ the King Sunday: ‘My Kingdom does not belong to this world’
Solemnities and major Feasts fall on Sundays:
Mary, Mother of God (S: 01/01: B): ‘Mary kept all those things, reflecting on them in her heart’.
Baptism of the Lord (F:B): The importance of the sacrament of Baptism
Presentation of the Lord (F: 02/02: A,B,C): Two examples of obedience and sacrifice
Nativity of John the Baptist (S: 06/24: A, B, C): Called to prepare the way and to bear witness to the Messiah
SS. Peter and Paul (S: 06/29: A, B, C): In honor of the two pillars of the Church
Transfiguration of the Lord (F:08/06: A, B, C): Asking to contemplate God’s presence
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (S:08/15): B Missing To love and seek those things belonging to the heavenly kingdom
Exaltation of the Holy Cross (F: 09/14: A, B, C): By your holy cross, you have redeemed the world’
All Saints (S: 11/01: A, B, C): Asking to be in the list of the chosen
All Souls (Special: 11/02: B): Death is not separated for ever
Dedication of the Lateran Basilica (F: 11/09: A, B, C): Entering God’s temple
Immaculate Conception (S: 12/08: B): Missing To say ‘Yes’ to God’s will.
Holy Family (F:B): Realizing the importance of family life.
Special days’ Celebration for East and South East Asian People:
Lunar Year End: A,B,C: In thanksgiving for the past year
Lunar New Year’s Eve: A,B,C: Asking for New Year’s blessing
Lunar New Year Day: Celebrating the Lunar New Year with a longing for self-renewal.
2nd Day of Lunar New Year: A,B,C: Remembering ancestors, grand-parents and parents in prayers
3rd Day of Lunar New Year: A,B,C: Asking God to sanctify our works
Thanksgiving Day: A,B,C: Living the spirit of gratitude
Andrew Dung-Lac, priests, martyrs and his companions: A,B,C: They have been hated for they do not belong to the world
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