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Third Sunday of Easter

Posted by Amanda DeSalvatore on 4/19/21

THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER

 

Today - in the gospel - we have another appearance

of the risen Christ.

In each of the Resurrection appearances –

          Jesus instructs that person to go tell others

                   that he has risen.

Notice that through these appearances  -

          the Lord ... Read More »

Good Friday - April 6, 2021 by Deacon Brian Lewis

Posted by Amanda DeSalvatore on 4/06/21

Good Friday - April 6, 2021

 

Today, the whole Christian church comes together and, with one voice, prays for the entire world. We pray for the church leadership, and civil leadership; we pray for those who believe in Jesus as well as those who do not; we pray ... Read More »

Fifth Sunday of Lent - March 21, 2021

Posted by Amanda DeSalvatore on 3/22/21

Fifth Sunday of Lent – B – 2021

Today’s gospel has an interesting beginning.  Some Greeks tell Philip that they would like to see Jesus.  What they really wanted was to see a miracle.  Jesus tells them, “When I am lifted up, I will draw all people to myself.”  The true, ... Read More »

Fourth Sunday of Lent - March, 14, 2021

Posted by Amanda DeSalvatore on 3/15/21

Fourth Sunday of Lent – A – 2021

 

(In just a short while – we will witness the second scrutiny of our catechumens.)

The story of the man born blind is what the spiritual life is all about.  Jesus sees a man blind from birth. He responds by doing something a ... Read More »

Third Sunday of Lent - March 7, 2021

Posted by Amanda DeSalvatore on 3/08/21

Third Sunday of Lent – B – 2021

 

Jesus and the disciples had come to the Temple in Jerusalem for the celebration of Passover.  Passover was the greatest of Jewish feasts and it drew all kinds of pilgrims from over the world to celebrate their deliverance from Egypt centuries earlier.

Because people came a long distanced they didn’t bring animals for sacrifice with them.  They bought them on the spot.  Because they came from all over the Roman Empire the various coins they had – had to be exchanged into standard Temple ... Read More »

Second Sunday of Lent - February 28, 2021 by Deacon Brian Lewis

Posted by Amanda DeSalvatore on 3/08/21

This second Sunday in Lent, we are reminded that there are peaks and valleys in life's journey. In our first reading, Abraham experienced great anguish at the prospect of sacrificing his beloved son on the altar he set up. Abraham had faith that whatever happened, God would make it ... Read More »

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 »

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