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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)

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EASTER SUNDAY/MASS DURING THE DAY (2020)

EASTER SUNDAY/MASS DURING THE DAY (2020) Readings:   Acts of the Apostles 10:34a, 37-43 Psalms 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23 Colossians 3:1-4 John 20:1-9 Easter Vigil Gospel Matthew 28:1-10 In John’s Gospel, unlike Matthew’s version of the resurrection from the Vigil, Mary Magdalen visits the tomb of Jesus alone, in the darkness of early morning. What would… Continue reading EASTER SUNDAY/MASS DURING THE DAY (2020)

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HOLY THURSDAY/MASS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER THE BEGINNING OF THE SACRED TRIDUUM (2020)

HOLY THURSDAY/MASS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER THE BEGINNING OF THE SACRED TRIDUUM (2020) Readings:   Exodus 12:1-8, 11-14 Psalms 116:12-13, 15:16bc, 17-18 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 John 13:1-5 There was one experience of the Sacred Triduum that changed my life forever. It was the invitation of my dormitory’s Residence Director to several of us students to… Continue reading HOLY THURSDAY/MASS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER THE BEGINNING OF THE SACRED TRIDUUM (2020)

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                REFLECTIONS OF A SIMPLE CATHOLIC ON PALM SUNDAY

                REFLECTIONS OF A SIMPLE CATHOLIC ON PALM SUNDAY I am just a simple Catholic, ordinarily content to let the priest do the heavy lifting in Church during this holiest week of the church’’s year. The readings are admittedly lengthy, and they were always surrounded with what I… Continue reading                 REFLECTIONS OF A SIMPLE CATHOLIC ON PALM SUNDAY