Every Sunday we hear Gospel readings from the Lectionary. The Lectionary is arranged in two cycles, one for Sundays and one for weekdays. The Sunday cycle is divided into three years, labeled A, B, and C. 2008 was Year A. 2009 was Year B, 2010 is Year C, etc. In Year A, we read mostly from the Gospel of Matthew. In Year B, we read the Gospel of Mark and chapter 6 of the Gospel of John. In Year C, we read the Gospel of Luke. The Gospel of John is read during the Easter season in all three years. The first reading, usually from the Old Testament, reflects important themes from the Gospel reading. The second reading is usually from one of the epistles, a letter written to an early church community. These letters are read semi-continuously. Each Sunday, we pick up close to where we left off the Sunday before, though some passages are never read. If you want to do a Bible Study based on the Sunday Gospel cycles we have provided below Father Larry’s homilies divided by cycle. We went back ten years (2006-2007), therefore you will have three to four homilies per Sunday. If you want to go back further you may check out our Homilies page. Each homily has an MP3 you may download to share with your group or listen right on the website. Some homilies have a PDF that you can print to follow along as well.
Note: Each cycle year starts with the First Sunday of Advent. Our homilies are based on the Calendar year. We have split them by cycle to the best of our ability. Please double check the title before proceeding. The dates start at the First Sunday of Advent and proceed to either Christ the King or Thanksgiving, depending on the year. At times Father Larry may have been away a particular Sunday, so there may not be a homily listed.
For an example if the upcoming Sunday is the First Sunday in Lent, Cycle C, you would click on any year in Cycle C and scroll down to the First Sunday of Lent to hear that year’s homily.