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.
Welcome back! Every Friday we think about the death of Jesus on the Cross, but we call today Easter Friday. The Cross and the Resurrection are intimately tied together.
Happy Easter Thursday, all! We celebrate Easter continuing 40 days after Easter Sunday to Ascension Thursday when Jesus returns to God in Heaven and through Pentecost when God sends us the gift of the Holy Spirit. I think the longer we can celebrate Easter, the better.
During the Octave of Easter, you’ll hear the splendid readings of our Lord’s apparitions after He rose from the dead. Today we hear about the Road to Emmaus. Like the two Apostles, Jesus accompanies us on our walk through like, but we may not always recognize Him at first.
Happy Easter Tuesday! When you think about it, we celebrate the joy and glory of Easter every Sunday at Mass. Every Sunday we gather to celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
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.