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Fourth Sunday of Lent
Mar 11, 2018 | forgiveness, free choice, happiness, heaven, Jesus, Laetare Sunday, Lent, light, mercy
Readings:1st Reading: 2 Chronicles 36:14-16, 19-23 Responsorial: Psalm 137:1-2, 3, 4-5, 62nd Reading: Ephesians 2:41-0Gospel: John 3:14-21 Jesus wants us to know that he came to sacrifice himself for all of us. St Paul tells us that even when we were dead in our transgressions, our sins, Jesus's sacrifice was ours for the taking. This is why in today's Gospel, John
Third Sunday of Lent
Mar 06, 2018 | Christians, conversion, endurance, God, gratefulness, heaven, Jesus, joy, Lent, peace, reflection, Ten Commandments
Readings:1st Reading: Exodus 20:117 Responsorial: 19:8, 9, 10, 112nd Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:2225 Gospel: John 2:1325God has perfect timing. The Israelites were not given the Ten Commandments until the right time. If God is truly God, then everything about Him is perfect. We unfortunately tend not to see this because of our sinfulness. God asks
Second Sunday of Lent Sunday of Lent
Feb 24, 2018 | blessings, faith, heaven, Jesus, Lent, light, obedience, peace, reflections, sacrifice, Transfiguration, transformation
Readings:1st Reading: Genesis 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18 Responsorial: 116: 10, 15, 16-17, 18-19 2nd Reading: Romans 8:31b-34 Gospel: Mark 9:2-10The inner circle of Apostles, Peter James and John went up the mountain with Jesus where Jesus was transfigured. Jesus's appearance changed to what He is, light – the Light of the world. What we are called to on this earth is
Wedding at Cana – Part 2 of 2
Feb 20, 2018 | discipleship, faith, God's Kingdom, intercession, Jesus' ministry, John of the Cross, Mary, mediatrix, mystery, salvation, Spiritual Canticle, trust, Vatican II
Mary and the Mystery of CanaA second very important thing about this gospel is that at the wedding feast at Cana, which symbolized the new Kingdom of grace, the Mother of Jesus was there. Mary’s presence at Cana was not just an aside. She was not there by mistake. She was not there by happenstance. Notice, the Mary is spoken of in this gospel passage even before Jesus is mentioned.
1st Sunday of Lent
Readings:1st Reading: Genesis 9:8-15 Responsorial: Psalm 25: 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 2nd Reading: 1 Peter 3:18-22 Gospel: Mark 1:12-15Because of rampant sin, God once destroyed almost all people on the earth by means of a flood. Now He has sent us Jesus to save us from sin by means of his passion death and resurrection. He even sent Jesus to Sheol to preach to the