Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper Scripture: Exodus 12:1-8, 11-141 Corinthians 11:23-26John 13:1-15 Reflection: Today the church begins the solemn triduum, the three days that celebrate the very heart of our Christian faith—the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Holy Thursday, of course, remembers with » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Isaiah 50:4-9aMatthew 26:14-25 Reflection: “I know who you are – the Holy One of God!” /v.24b -Mark 1:21-28 Happy Wednesday of Holy Week! In the Gospel today, Jesus tells his disciples, “Amen, I say to you, one of you will betray me.” They » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Isaiah 49:1-6John 13:21-33, 36-38 Reflection: Second Isaiah, that is, chapters 42 to 53, focuses on the end of the Babylonian Exile for the Israelites. Indeed, Isaiah is announcing a message of hope, a message that the Israelites must now prepare for their new exodus » Continue Reading.
Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion Scripture: Mark 11:1-10 or John 12:12-16Isaiah 50:4-7Philippians 2:6-11Mark 14:1-15:47 or 15:1-39 Reflection: Today begins the first day of the holiest week of the church year for many Christians across the world. In previous Lenten seasons, our pastor at the » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Ezekiel 37:21-28John 11:45-56 Reflection: I’m not a theologian, just a human, so I will share with you what this reading brings to mind for me. From this particular day that the gospel is written, that of John 11:45-56, it was decided that Jesus would » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Jeremiah 20:10-13 John 10:31-42 Reflection: Israel in general, is a desert land sprinkled with stones as far as the eye can see – a whitewashed stony land. It was the easiest thing in the world anywhere and at any time to stoop down, pick » Continue Reading.
Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord Scripture: Isaiah 7:10-14; 8:10Hebrews 10:4-10Luke 1:26-38 Reflection: When I picture the Annunciation, I often imagine the scene through Mary’s eyes—a young woman, betrothed, soon to leave all that she has known as a girl to begin a new » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Daniel 3:14-20, 91-92, 95John 8:31-42 Reflection: If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free . -John 8:32 The Greek work used in the original inspired text » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Numbers 21:4-9John 8:21-30 Reflection: In our first reading from Numbers, the Israelites, out of frustration and exhaustion and impatience, complain against God and Moses, and God punishes them by sending saraph serpents who bite the people, and many of them die. The people repent, » Continue Reading.