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THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER (2022)

THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER (2022) Readings: Acts 5:27-32, 40-41 Psalms 30:2, 4-6, 11-13 Revelation 5:11-14 John 21:1-19 John’s gospel overflows into a chapter not included in the original gospel, which asks us to remember the appearances of the previous chapter “behind locked doors,” but the next appearance will be at the Sea of Tiberius. Now that… Continue reading THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER (2022)

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SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER [DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY] 2022

SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER [DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY] 2022 Readings: Acts 5:12-16 Psalms 118:2-4, 13-15, 2-24 Revelation 1:9-13, 17-19 John 20:19-31 Let us be clear about the nature of this octave day of Easter, the Second Sunday of Easter, although more popularly known, since the time of St. John Paul’s pontificate, as Divine Mercy Sunday. Any Sunday in… Continue reading SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER [DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY] 2022

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Commemoration of Lord’s Entrance into Jerusalem:

Readings: Commemoration of Lord’s Entrance into Jerusalem: Luke 19:28-40 Isaiah 50:4-7 Psalms 22:8-9, 17-20, 23-24 Philippians 2:6-11 Luke 22:14-23:56 What was begun on Ash Wednesday now reaches its ultimate conclusion in the holiest week of the Church’s year, what we call Holy Week. We are not unfamiliar with the events, or the characters, of Holy Week:… Continue reading Commemoration of Lord’s Entrance into Jerusalem:

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EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2022)

EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2022) Readings: Sirach 27:4-7 Psalms 92:2-3,13-16 1 Corinthians 15:54-58 Luke 6:39-45 It is difficult to read the rather strong words of our first reading and our gospel reading, without reading them in light of the disturbing attacks presently happening in Ukraine. Indeed, the last few years, both in the realm… Continue reading EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2022)