The Fifth Sunday of Lent (Scrutiny III/Cycle A Readings)

Today’s readings “Lord, by now there will be a stench.” That’s one of my favorite lines in scripture.  It begs the question I want you to pray about this week, which is this: “What in your life really stinks?”  Because we have to have that stench washed away in order to really live. If you… Continue reading The Fifth Sunday of Lent (Scrutiny III/Cycle A Readings)

The Third Sunday of Lent

Today’s readings This Mass was streamed live on Facebook in lieu of people attending Mass in person, due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Is the LORD in our midst or not? I remember a time a while back when I got the flu – bad.  It was one of those rare occasions when I was so sick,… Continue reading The Third Sunday of Lent

The Easter Vigil in the Holy Night of Easter

Today’s readings “You shall be my people, and I will be your God” (Ezekiel 36:28).  I love that last line from the last of the Old Testament readings we heard tonight.  There is a covenant, there has always been a covenant, there always will be a covenant. God created us in love, and he loves us first and… Continue reading The Easter Vigil in the Holy Night of Easter

The Fifth Sunday of Lent – Scrutiny III (Cycle A Readings)

Today’s readings “Lord, by now there will be a stench.” That’s one of my favorite lines in scripture.  It begs the question I want you to pray about this week, which is this: “What in your life really stinks?”  Because we have to have that stench washed away in order to really live. If you know my… Continue reading The Fifth Sunday of Lent – Scrutiny III (Cycle A Readings)

The Fourth Sunday of Lent – Scrutiny II (Cycle A Readings)

Jesus Healing the Blind El Greco

Today’s readings Today’s Liturgy is all about vision and sight and light and darkness.  All of these, dear friends, are things that many of us certainly take for granted.  Think about it: we don’t appreciate the gift of light until that dark and stormy night when the electricity goes out and we’re fumbling around in… Continue reading The Fourth Sunday of Lent – Scrutiny II (Cycle A Readings)

Easter Monday

Today’s readings Well, it wasn’t all that long ago that we saw the disciples scatter in fear, was it?  Here they had seen their friend arrested, tortured, and killed, so one could not blame them for running scared.  I’m sure I would have done no different if I had been them. But in today’s first… Continue reading Easter Monday

The Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time [C]

Today’s readings The parts in brackets were done at the 5pm Mass which included the Rite of Acceptance into the Order of the Catechumenate. Today’s readings remind me of one of my favorite theological facts: we were all created for something.  I think it takes the better part of our lives sometimes to see what… Continue reading The Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time [C]

The Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time: Rite of Welcoming of Candidates for Full Communion

Today’s readings There are a lot of experts out there.  And those experts will be happy to give you their opinion.  Really, there is no shortage of places these days from which you can get information.  Television, print media, and especially the internet – God knows what we did before the days of Google! –… Continue reading The Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time: Rite of Welcoming of Candidates for Full Communion

The Third Sunday of Lent [A]

Today’s readings Winter is always rough on people, health-wise.  If it’s not the flu, then it’s some sort of virus making its way around.  That’s been true this winter for sure.  Staff members here at church and people in my family have been coming down with one form or another of seasonal illness, and I… Continue reading The Third Sunday of Lent [A]

Fifth Sunday of Lent [Scrutiny III]

Today’s readings I love when our readings lead us down a path and we have them all figured out, and then out of the blue, we find out they mean something completely else!  So here it is, brothers and sisters in Christ, I’ll just say it: this story about the raising of Lazarus isn’t really… Continue reading Fifth Sunday of Lent [Scrutiny III]

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