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Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time
Readings:1st Reading: Isaiah 35:47a Resp.: Psalm 146:7, 89, 910(1b) 2nd Reading: James 2:15 Gospel: Mark 7:3137During baptismal ceremonies the minister says to the one being baptized ephphatha or be opened. God wills that the ears of the person be opened to hear the word of God, the Scriptures. Being open to the Scriptures is a result of