Reflections

The Solemnity of Pentecost (2020)

The Solemnity of Pentecost (2020) Readings:   Acts 2:1-11 Psalms 104:1, 24, 29-31, 34 1 Corinthians 12:3-7, 12-13 John 20:19-23 Today we celebrate liturgically the completion of Christ’s Paschal Mystery, which Acts says happened forty days after Christ’s resurrection, and which our gospel from John says happened on the very same day as the resurrection.… Continue reading The Solemnity of Pentecost (2020)

Reflections

THE SOLEMNITY OF THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD (2020)

THE SOLEMNITY OF THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD (2020) Readings:   Acts of the Apostles 1:1-11 Psalms 47:2-3, 6-9 Ephesians 1:17-23 Matthew 28:16-20 In most enlightened parts of the country, what used to be “Ascension Thursday” is celebrated on the Sunday preceding the great feast of Pentecost. Why the bishops of the United States couldn’t… Continue reading THE SOLEMNITY OF THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD (2020)