May 26, 2019

Sixth Sunday of Easter 26 May 2019   “The Advocate, the Holy Spirit, will teach you everything.”   Introduction   The risen Jesus is by our side; his indwelling word teaches us how to live.  God has come to make God’s home within us.  Thus, we may know such peace as the world can never […]

May 19, 2019

Fifth Sunday of Easter 19 May 2019   “When Judas had gone.”   Introduction   As we return to the Last Supper for today’s Gospel, we recall that the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus are not separate events, but together constitute the paschal mystery.   Today’s Readings   First Reading: Acts 14:21-27   Paul […]

May 12, 2019

Fourth Sunday in Easter 12 May 2019   “The Father and I are one.”   Introduction   Today, often known as “Good Shepherd Sunday,” reminds us that Jesus came to serve and to teach us how to serve.   Today’s Readings   First Reading: Acts 13:14, 43-52   Paul and Barnabas are rejected by their […]

May 5, 2019

Third Sunday in Easter 5 May 2019   “Simon son of John, do you love me?”   Introduction   The risen Lord asks for our love and accepts what we can offer.  In his compassion and human understanding, he gives us space and time to grow in grace.   Today’s Readings   First Reading: Acts […]

April 28, 2019

Second Sunday in Easter 28 April 2019   “Happy are those who have not seen and yet believe.”   Introduction   The apostle Thomas would believe in the resurrection of Jesus only after he has seen and touched the body of the risen Lord.  What are the sources of our faith?  Why do we believe […]

April 21, 2019

Easter Sunday 21 April 2019   “He saw and he believed.”   Introduction Everything in the world grows old.  Yet, on this day, a new life began that will never grow old: the life of the risen Christ, an eternal freshness, not just of the Spirit but of all material things.   Today’s Readings  First […]

April 14, 2019

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord 14 April 2019   “Indeed, I promise you, today you will be with me in paradise.”   Introduction   Today we follow Jesus on his journey into Jerusalem, riding on a colt.  We sing our joyful praises to the king who has freed us from sin and […]

April 7, 2019

Fifth Sunday of Lent 7 April 2019   “Neither do I condemn you.”   Introduction   God is doing a new deed; God’s mercy is flowing like a river in the desert of people’s lives.  We gather to give thanks and to rejoice in God’s tender compassion.   Today’s Readings   First Reading: Isaiah 43:16-21 […]

March 31, 2019

Fourth Sunday of Lent 31 March 2019   “This son of mine was dead and has come back to life; he was lost and is found.”   Introduction   Lent is an ideal time for us to draw closer to God.  This is a season to reflect upon the direction our lives have taken and […]

March 24, 2019

Third Sunday of Lent 24 March 2019   “Unless you repent, you will al perish as they did.”   Introduction   Today we are asked to see tragic events as opportunities for reflection.  They are not occasions for us to apportion blame or discern the finger of fate.  Rather, we are asked to renew our […]