Today is the Second Sunday of Easter. It used to be called Low Sunday. Thanks to our beloved Pope Saint John Paul II, we also call it Divine Mercy Sunday. Today we think of and bask in the overwhelming mercy of Jesus – a theme Pope Francis has often taken up.
Today is Easter Monday, also called Day of the Angels in Italy. Easter is such a grand day that Holy Mother Church celebrates it for eight days — an octave. I don’t know if there’s anything worth celebrating more than the glory and joy of Easter
It’s Holy Saturday, everybody! It’s one of the more conflicting days in the Church calendar. We think of the pain and suffering of Good Friday, but can’t help but to look forward to the joy of Easter Sunday. Isn’t life often a mix of Good Friday and Easter Sunday?
Did you ever wonder why we call today Good Friday? The Church calls it Good Friday because of the supreme good that happened. Jesus died, but rose again three days later on Easter Sunday. We believe that our God can bring good out of evil and life out of death.
Today I’m taking a little break from work to distribute food at the Second Farms housing complex. We all know that Jesus shared a meal with His Apostles at the Last Supper and washed their feet, a beautiful act of love and service. The Catholic Church continues that today.
A Blessed Palm Sunday! For the past few days, I’ve been talking to you about the journey of Passover. As we begin Holy Week and the journeys we will walk this week, we also remember the Exodus our Jewish neighbors took.
The Fifth Sorrowful Mystery: The Crucifixion of Our Lord. All Jesus wants to do is reach out and bring us closer to Him, but our sins won’t let Him. Our sins nail Him to the Cross. When Easter Sunday comes, there’s nothing holding His hands back from embracing us.
Today on the Fifth Sunday of Lent, I want to meditate on the Fourth Sorrowful Mystery: Jesus Carries His Cross. Anytime we’re carrying our cross, Jesus carries it with us. Mass is a renewal of the Cross and when we celebrate Mass, we’ve absorbed into the Fourth Sorrowful Mystery
Today we celebrate the Feast of Saint Joseph. It’s a special feast this year because Pope Francis has named this the Year of Saint Joseph. Saint Joseph, as the earthly father of Jesus, prepared Jesus for the events of Holy Week.
When we think of the Scourging at the Pillar, we think about how the flesh of Jesus was torn. By His Passion, Jesus shows us that He wants to conquer sins of the flesh. It’s a great consolation in times of temptation.