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The power of the resurrection

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 Octave of Easter, Tuesday 1st Reading: Acts 2:36-41 Gospel: John 20:11-18 Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she bent down to look inside; she saw two angels in white sitting where the body of Jesus had been, one at the head, and the other at the feet. […]

Faith and the Resurrection

Monday, April 22, 2019 Octave of Easter, Monday 1st Reading: Acts 2:14, 22-33 Gospel: Matthew 28:8-15 The women left the tomb at once in holy fear, yet with great joy, and they ran to tell the news to the disciples. Suddenly, Jesus met them on the way and said, “Peace.” The women approached him, embraced […]

The Lord is Risen, Alleluia!

Sunday, April 21, 2019 Easter Sunday 1st Reading: Acts 10:34, 37-43 2nd Reading: Colossians 3:1-4 Gospel: John 20:1-9 On the first day of the week, Mary of Magdala came to the tomb early in the morning, while it was still dark, and saw the stone removed from the tomb. So she ran and went to […]

Judas Betrays Jesus

April 17, 2019 Wednesday, Holy Week 1st Reading: Is 50:4–9a Gospel: Mt 26:14–25 One of the Twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went off to the chief priests and said, “How much will you give me if I hand him over to you?” They promised to give him thirty pieces of silver, and from then […]

Jesus’ last appeal to Judas

April 16, 2019 Tuesday, Holy Week 1st Reading: Is 49:1–6 Gospel: Jn 13:21–33, 36–38 Jesus was distressed in spirit and said plainly, “Truly, one of you will betray me.” (…) And the disciple who was reclining near Jesus asked him, “Lord, who is it?” Jesus answered, “I shall dip a piece of bread in the […]

Loving God above all

April 15, 2019 Monday, Holy Week 1st Reading: Is 42:1–7 Gospel: John 12:1–11 Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany where he had raised Lazarus, the dead man, to life. Now they gave a dinner for him, and while Martha waited on them, Lazarus sat at the table with Jesus.Then Mary took a […]

Unfolding of Jesus’ Passion

April 13, 2019 Saturday 1st Reading: Ez 37:21-28/Jer 31:10.11-12abcd Gospel: John 11:45-56 Therefore many of the Jews who had come to visit Mary, and had seen what Jesus did, believed in him. But some of them went to the Pharisees and told them what Jesus had done. Then the chief priests and the Pharisees called […]

A human Messiah

April 12, 2019 Friday, 5th Week of Lent 1st Reading: Jer 20:10–13 Gospel: Jn 10:31–42 The Jews picked up stones to throw at Jesus; so he said, “I have openly done many good works among you which the Father gave me to do. For which of these do you stone me?” The Jews answered, “We […]

Openness to salvation

April 11, 2019 Thursday, 5th Week of Lent 1st Reading: Gen 17:3–9 Gospel: Jn 8:51–59 Jesus said to the Jews, “Truly, I say to you, if anyone keeps my word, he will never experience death.” The Jews replied, “Now we know that you have a demon. Abraham died and the prophets as well, but you […]

The gift of freedom

April 10, 2019 Wednesday, 5th Week of Lent 1st Reading: Dn 3:14–20, 91–92, 95 Gospel: Jn 8:31–42 Jesus went on to say to the Jews who believed in him: “You will be my true disciples if you keep my word. Then you will know the truth and the truth will make you free.” They answered […]

People of this world

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 5th Week of Lent 1st Reading: Num 21:4–9 Gospel: Jn 8:21–30 Jesus said to the Pharisees, “I am going away, and though you look for me, you will die in your sin. Where I am going you cannot come.” The Jews wondered, “Why does he say that we can’t come where […]

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