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Second Sunday of Lent - February 28, 2021

Posted by Amanda DeSalvatore on 2/28/21

Second Sunday of Lent – B – 2021

 

Someone once called this particular Sunday “the Sunday of the mountains.”  We have Abraham on Mount Moriah, the redeeming Christ on Mount Calvary, and the Transfigured Christ on Mount Tabor.  We are invited to climb these mountains during Lent.  Mountain climbing is hard ... Read More »

First Sunday of Lent - February 21, 2021

Posted by Amanda DeSalvatore on 2/21/21

First Sunday of Lent – B – 2021

 

Of all the seasons of the Church’s year Lent is the oldest and most striking. The purple color, the ashes, fish on Friday, Stations of the Cross, and "giving up something for Lent”, all evoke powerful and common memories.  In today’s Gospel ... Read More »

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time - February 7, 2021

Posted by Amanda DeSalvatore on 2/07/21

FIFTH Sunday in Ordinary Time – B – 2021

 

The Scriptures today remind us that suffering is a universal experience – it comes  to the young and the old the wise and the foolish saints and sinners.  Job says in our first reading,

          My pain is more than I ... Read More »

Fourth Sunday of Advent - January 31, 2021

Posted by Amanda DeSalvatore on 2/02/21

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time - January 31, 2021   Today’s Gospel continues our reading from Mark and describes what some believe was likely to have been a typical day in Jesus’ ministry. Jesus and the disciples that chose to follow him in last week’s Gospel arrive at Capernaum, ... Read More »

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time - January 25, 2021

Posted by Amanda DeSalvatore on 1/25/21

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time – B – 2021

 

Imagine the scene in today’s gospel when Jesus calls Simon and Andrew James, and John. It must have been a very personal moment between themselves and Jesus.  The Lord calls they leave their nets and they follow him.  The calling, ... Read More »

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time - January 17, 2021

Posted by Amanda DeSalvatore on 1/18/21

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time – B – 2021

 

This year the majority of the gospel readings in Ordinary Time will come from Mark’s Gospel that has much to do with discipleship.  One of the exceptions is the gospel for this Sunday where we read from the first chapter ... Read More »

Baptism of the Lord - January 10, 2021

Posted by Amanda DeSalvatore on 1/18/21

The Baptism of the Lord – B – 2021

 

Mark mentions Jesus’ humble and unimportant beginnings in the town of Nazareth.  When Jesus was growing up there – he probably saw people in town get drunk – and cheat each other – he saw them lie –be unfaithful ... Read More »

Solemnity of Epiphany

Posted by Amanda DeSalvatore on 1/04/21

SOLEMNITY OF EPIPHANY – B – 2020

 

The Gospel of Matthew introduces us to important truths about Epiphany.  Epiphany shows that Jesus is savior for everybody, in every land – in every culture --His message is for everyone.  Matthew introduces us to the “wise men” – Magi or ... Read More »

The Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God

Posted by Amanda DeSalvatore on 1/04/21

HOLY MARY MOTHER OF GOD – B - 2020 

 

The gospel today presents two very different reactions to the birth of Jesus.  The shepherds are filled with amazement and run of to share their experience with family and friends.  Mary continues to contemplate her son’s birth.  Today we ... Read More »

The Solemnity of the Holy Family

Posted by Amanda DeSalvatore on 12/27/20

HOLY FAMILY SUNDAY – B - 2020 

 

Holy Family Sunday - opportunity for us to reflect on family life our family’s life.  Family life =  something Jesus shared with us; like Jesus – we are profoundly influenced by our families.  As we come to the end of the calendar ... Read More »

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