Introduction: This is the ‘Table of contents’ of a book titled ‘Every Week God Speaks We Respond’, Cycle C, intended to be published in English by Reverend John T. B. Trong (Gioan Trần Bình Trọng). The book was published in Vietnamese in the US in 2009 and re-published in Viet Nam in 2012.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Advent Season, Year C:
1st Sunday: Patient to wait for the coming of the Lord.
2nd Sunday: How to prepare the way of the Lord?
3rd Sunday: Waiting in the spirit of content self-acceptance.
4th Sunday: Mary visits Elizabeth in her old age.
Christmas Season, Year C:
Vigil Mass: A, B, C: Following Jesus' small ways at 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: Understanding the dual nature of the Word incarnate.
Epiphany: Seeking the One worthy of worship and praise.
Lenten Season, Year C:
Ash Wednesday (A, B, C): Living the spirit of Lent.
1st Sunday : Journey to the promised land.
2nd Sunday: True faith does not depend on religious uplift.
3rd Sunday: Repent so as to bear fruits in life.
4th Sunday: Trusting in God’s mercy and forgiveness.
5th Sunday: To be forgiven so as to start a new life
Palm/Passion Sunday: Living the week that brings salvation.
Paschal Triduum: Year A, B, C:
Holy Thursday: Eucharist unites priesthood and Service
Good Friday: Love transforms one’s suffering and cross
Easter Vigil: Celebrating the risen Christ & Congratulating the newly baptized
Easter Sunday: Christ is risen for He appears to the disciples.
Easter Season, Year C:
2nd Sunday: Doubt in all believers.
3rd Sunday: Relying of God’s grace and his power.
4th Sunday: My sheep hear my voice.
5th Sunday: To love as Jesus has loved according to his new commandment.
6th Sunday: Peace which Jesus promises to give, can’t be given by the world.
7th Sunday: That the Christian world may be united.
Ascension of the Lord: To continue the mission of witness.
Pentecost Sunday: Reform one’s life in order to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Ordinary Sundays of the Year C:
Trinity Sunday: Believing in the Trinity is different from understanding about it.
Corpus Christi: Willing to be hungry for the bread of life.
02nd Sunday: Inviting God to the married life
03rd Sunday: To live one’s faith here and now
04th Sunday: No prophet is welcome at home.
05th Sunday: Three examples of response to God’s invitation.
06th Sunday: Living the four beatitudes.
07th Sunday: Be compassionate and forgiving.
08th Sunday: That one may know self and others.
09th Sunday: Gentiles with faith are also welcome.
10th Sunday: Trusting God’s mercy
11th Sunday: Repentance for sin and change of life.
12th Sunday: Risking life for Christ will save life.
13th Sunday: Following Jesus is to give priority to his kingdom.
14th Sunday: To do lay apostolate work.
15th Sunday: Our love for God flows out in action.
16th Sunday: Choosing a better portion.
17th Sunday: Asking Jesus to teach us how to pray.
18th Sunday: To seek lasting security.
19th Sunday: Be watchful and prepared.
20th Sunday: Following Jesus’ name is the cause of contradiction.
21st Sunday: To enter heaven through the narrow door.
22nd Sunday: The lesson of humility and altruism.
23rd Sunday: Discipleship requires renouncement and detachment.
24th Sunday: Joy of finding someone or something lost.
25th Sunday: Being just in doing paid jobs.
26th Sunday: Using God’s gifts responsibly.
27th Sunday: Needing quality of faith.
28th Sunday: Being thankful for gifts received.
29th Sunday: Persistent in prayer.
30th Sunday: Prayer of a humble and repentant person accepted.
31st Sunday: Asking to expiate sin and reform life.
32nd Sunday: Believing in the eternal life.
33rd Sunday: Facing the Day of Judgment.
Christ the King Sunday: Accepting Christ the King’s sovereignty.
Solemnities and major Feasts falling on Sundays:
Mary, Mother of God (S: 01/01: C): Honoring Mary in different feast days.
Baptism of the Lord (F: C): Parental responsibility to bring their to the water of baptism.
Presentation of the Lord (F: 02/02: A, B, C): Following 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 for the grace to contemplate God’s presence.
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (S: 08/15), C: Messages conveyed at La Vang.
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: C): Remembering poor souls.
Dedication of the Lateran Basilica (F: 11/09: A, B, C): Entering God’s temple
Immaculate Conception (S: 12/08: C): Through Mary to Jesus.
Holy Family (F: C): Family investment in children.
Special days’ Celebration for Vietnamese:
End of Lunar Year: A, B, C: In thanksgiving for the past year.
Lunar New Year’s Eve: A, B, C: Asking God for New Year’s blessing.
Lunar New Year Day: C: Celebrating the Lunar New Year with a longing for peace.
2nd Day of Lunar New Year: A, B, C: Remembering ancestors, Grandparents 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, priest, martyr and his companions, martyrs: A, B, C: Small works of martyrs in everyday life.
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