July 26, 2020

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time Give your servant an understanding heart … Presenting someone to the church for baptism, the rite begins with a question similar to the one we hear God addressing to Solomon, “Ask something of me, and I will give it to you.” The question is, “What do you ask of God’s […]

July 5, 2020

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time Listening to the prophet Zachariah in this text also used on Palm Sunday, I still feel an emptiness from our churches closed during Holy Week and Easter. To hear the words, “Rejoice heartily, shout for joy!” This prophecy of a meek and just savior entering the holy city of Jerusalem […]

June 28, 2020

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time “…you too must think of yourselves as dead to sin and living for God in Christ Jesus.” Is Jesus intending to be vague when speaking to his apostles about, “whoever?” This passage makes nine references to whoever. Who are these people addressed in the collective, whoever? They are those who […]

June 7, 2020

Trinity Sunday “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.” With this greeting, the Church gathers for the celebration of the Eucharist. United in the presence of the All-Holy, we offer praise and thanksgiving with the gifts of the earth […]

May 24, 2020

Seventh Sunday of Easter This is eternal life, that they should know you, the only true God, and the one whom you sent, Jesus Christ. Now glorify me, Father, with you, with the glory that I had with you before the world began. The Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord may be observed this […]

May 3, 2020

Fourth Sunday of Easter I am the gate. Whoever enters through me, he will be saved; and will come in and go out, and will find pasture. I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly. Jesus is the gateway through which we enter in and out of living the life […]

April 26, 2020

3rd Sunday of Easter Easter puts us in touch with an experience set on the day of resurrection, that very day, the first day of the week. This day is the first Sunday, a day to encounter the risen Christ, the One who walks with us now risen from death. It is the third day […]

April 5, 2020

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord The liturgy opens the door into Holy Week with a procession to enter into the Paschal Mystery of the Lord’s passion and resurrection. With devotion, we identify our lives with the abasement of Christ, who pours his life out in manifestation of God’s love for the world. […]

March 22, 2020

4th Sunday of Lent Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light (Ephesians 5:14). A shift takes place in this liturgy. The music needs an upbeat and excitement. We welcome the catechumens for the second scrutiny with a joyful Laetare: Be joyful … exult and be satisfied at her […]

March 1, 2020

First Sunday of Lent …forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. There was a sign posted: “No Trespassing, Violators will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. The Sisters of Mercy.” Lent begins in the garden of […]