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SOLEMNITY OF THE RESURRECTION OF THE LORD (EASTER SUNDAY)

SOLEMNITY OF THE RESURRECTION OF THE LORD (EASTER SUNDAY) Roll away the stone Each year at this time we gather with friends in faith to pay a mystical visit to a cemetery in Jerusalem. We go up to an abandoned tomb and peer in. What do we see? Nothing. There’s no one buried here. In […]

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Good Friday

Today’ Mass Readings Good Friday John 19:17-30 “He bowed His head and gave up His spirit.” “There was no more terrible death than death by crucifixion. Even the Romans themselves regarded it with a shudder of horror. Cicero declared that it was “the most cruel and horrifying death.” Tacitus said that it was a “despicable […]

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Holy Thursday Lord’s Supper

Today’ Mass Readings Holy Thursday Lord’s Supper Washing the Feet Something that strikes me about this whole passage is the timing at which Jesus washed the feet of his disciples. Foot washing was a gesture of hospitality that a servant girl did for anyone who entered their home. But Jesus turned this humbling gesture into […]

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PALM SUNDAY OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD

PALM SUNDAY OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD Hats off to Jesus’ message Imagine a baseball-cap seller in the first century. Further, imagine the catchy phrases on the brim of his wares: “The last will be first.” “Let me wash your feet.” “Love your enemies.” “Bless those who hurt you.” “Be like the children.” “Feed […]

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