Fourth Sunday of Easter

April 22, 2018 Today we celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Easter. This Sunday in the Easter Season is commonly known as “Good Shepherd Sunday.” In today’s Gospel Jesus says it clearly, “I am the Good Shepherd, and I know mine and mine know me…and I will lay down my life...

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Third Sunday of Easter

April 15, 2018 Today we celebrate the Third Sunday of Easter. Our first reading and the Gospel conclude by focusing on repentance for the forgiveness of sins. Is this Lent or Easter? Isn’t repentance a Lenten thing? Isn’t Easter all about joy, eating chocolate, and butterflies? Plain and simply, NO....

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Divine Mercy Sunday

April 8, 2018  Today we celebrate the Second Sunday of Easter, now called, Divine Mercy Sunday. We continue for the next six weeks the joyous season of Easter, proclaiming the new life Christ has won for us by His Resurrection. In the Gospel this Sunday Jesus appears to the disciples,...

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Easter Sunday

April 1, 201829 Today we celebrate the great feast of Easter; the Resurrection of our Lord. “Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia!” Having completed our Lenten journey and relived the great events of our salvation this past week and celebrated the welcome of new members into our family...

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Palm Sunday

March 25, 2018 Today we celebrate Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord. Today begins the holiest week of the entire Church year. Mass begins with recalling Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem, but the tone of this day’s liturgy quickly changes. The first reading from Isaiah begins our entry...

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Fifth Sunday of Lent

Today we celebrate the Fifth Sunday of Lent. Today’s readings  paint God as intimately connected to us. He forgives our evildoings and remembers our sin no more. God became flesh in Jesus, who knew the suffering of the human condition and draws us to the Cross. He learned obedience through...

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Fourth Sunday of Lent

March 11, 2018 Today we celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Lent. In today’s readings we encounter a God of lavish mercy that can bring us to life. How many people do you know who have a poor image of God? Perhaps they picture God as a judge ready to condemn...

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Third Sunday of Lent

March 4, 2018 Today we celebrate the Third Sunday of Lent. Zeal for the house of God, the Temple, stirs Jesus to create quite a scene. “Zeal for _______________ consumes me.” (fill in the blank). As I listen to others I hear zeal for money, prestige, power, recognition consumes them....

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Second Sunday of Lent

Today we celebrate the Second Sunday of Lent. Each year this second Sunday of our Lenten journey takes us up the Mount of Transfiguration where Jesus reveals His identity to Peter, James & John. Peter says to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good that we are here.” I have been to...

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First Sunday of Lent

February 18, 2018 Today we celebrate the First Sunday of Lent. As we begin this holy season, today’s readings remind us of the nature of Lent. It is truly a time to “Repent and believe in the Gospel,” the Good News, and time of promise. The promise of God in...

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