May 17, 2020 Sixth Sunday of Easter Bulletin

Jesus is saying goodbye to his disciples in today’s Gospel. He sees them sad and upset, because soon they won’t have him with them – and who can fill that void? Until now he has been the one who took care of them, defended them from the Scribes and Pharisees,...

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May 10, 2020 Fifth Sunday of Easter

The year 2017 marks the 100th Anniversary of the Marian apparitions at Cova da Iria, near Fatima, a city 110 miles north of Lisbon, Portugal. Between May 13 and Oct. 13, 1917, three Portuguese shepherd children — Francisco and Jacinta Marto, and their cousin Lucia dos Santos — saw monthly...

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May 3, 2020 Fourth Sunday of Easter Homily

Back in Jesus’ time everyone knew about shepherds, their sheep, and how they interacted with each other. The dynamics between them were well known. Not so today. Few of us have watched shepherds tending their sheep. So to understand the full impact of the image that Jesus used we need...

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April 26, 2020 Third Sunday of Easter

What a difference it makes to have Jesus in our life! With Jesus we have a positive attitude and enjoy life. How wretched our life would be without Jesus. Without Jesus we would be in a mess. With Jesus in our life we see everything in a new way. Such...

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April 19, 2020 Second Sunday of Easter

Did you ever have a bad weekend? Just think what kind of weekend the apostles had on that first Easter weekend. They must have been suffering from a severe dose of depression since Good Friday. Jesus was dead. The crowd that welcomed Jesus with palms as he entered Jerusalem turned...

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April 12, 2020 Easter Sunday Homily

It would have been very cold so early on that spring morning when the women left their houses laden with their spices and cloths. They had a job to do and they knew how to do it. Most probably they had done it many times before. The narrative of our...

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April 5, 2020 Palm Sunday Homily

The Gospel of our Lord’s Passion which we have just heard began with these words: One of the Twelve, the man called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said: What are you prepared to give me if I hand him over to you? It all begins with a...

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March 29, 2020 Fifth Sunday of Lent Homily

Jesus stands before the tomb of Lazarus: a cave with a stone to close the opening. There are tears in his eyes. Not long now and he will be the one in a cave and there will also be a stone to close the opening. That’s the thing about death,...

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March 22, 2020 Fourth Sunday of Lent

What a disturbing Gospel we have just heard! Jesus, the Light of the world, comes across a blind man whose eyes cannot see the light. He heals him; he opens his eyes not only to the light of the sun but to the light of faith. Almost immediately Jesus and...

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March 15, 2020 Third Sunday of Lent

Today the curtains open on a well, a particularly good well, full of cool, clear, drinkable water – Jacob’s well. At the well Jesus. Tired by the journey he sits straight down by the well. It was about noon. A Samaritan woman comes to the well. She has come to...

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