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 […]

March 17, 2019

Second Sunday of Lent 17 March 2019   “This is my Son, the Chosen One.  Listen to him.”   Introduction   Jesus is transfigured on Mount Tabor, an earnest of future glory.  A voice from heaven tells the disciples that Jesus is the Father’s Chosen One.   Today’s Readings   First Reading: Genesis 15:5-12, 17-18 […]

March 10, 2019

First Sunday of Lent 10 March 2019   “Filled with the Holy Spirit, Jesus left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit through the wilderness.”   Introduction   Jesus calls us to be brave and to step out into the wilderness during this Lenten season, assured of his constant support.   Today’s Readings   […]

March 3, 2019

Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time 3 March 2019   “Death, where is your victory?”   Introduction   Every Sunday Mass is a celebration of Easter, the central truth of our faith.   Today’s Readings   First Reading: Ecclesiasticus 27:4-7   As a tree’s fruit bears witness to the care that has been lavished on it, […]

February 24, 2019

Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time 24 February 2019   “Love your enemies and do good.”   Introduction   In the world, we fear and hate our enemies.  In the kingdom of heaven, we are taught to love enemies and to learn the meaning of mercy.   Today’s Readings   First Reading: 1 Samuel 26:2, 7-9, […]

February 17, 2019

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time 17 February 2019   “Rejoice when that day comes and dance for joy.”   Introduction   We are all searching for happiness.  Jesus calls us to work with him to build a world of peace and happiness for all.  Today, we ask for the spirit of discernment to help us […]