Reflections

FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2020)

FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2020) Readings:   Zechariah 9:9-10 Psalms 145:1-2, 8-11, 13-14 Romans 8:9, 11-13 Matthew 11:25-30 The disciples and those listening to Jesus might have been more pleased had Jesus said: “I give praise to you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth” [for you have revealed all things to the brightest and… Continue reading FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2020)

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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)

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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)

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SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER/DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY (2020)

SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER/DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY (2020) Readings: Acts of the Apostles 2:42-47 Psalms 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24 1 Peter 1:3-9 John 20:19-31 A reminder at the outset that the liturgical implications for this Sunday, which we call the Second Sunday of Easter, set it apart from other sequential Sundays that are celebrated.  We celebrate the Octave… Continue reading SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER/DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY (2020)