Easter Sunday

[Acts of the Apostles 10:34, 37-43] “He (Jesus) commissioned us to preach to the people and testify that he is the one appointed by God as judge of the living and the dead.” (v. 42) In this verse and the … Continue reading

Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion

[Is 52:13—53:12 / Ps 31:2, 6, 12-13, 15-16, 17, 25 / Heb 4:14-16; 5:7-9 / Jn 18:1—19:42] “BEHOLD, BEHOLD, THE WOOD OF THE CROSS” All around the world Christians gather today to enter more deeply into the Good Friday celebration … Continue reading

Holy Thursday

It is simple, so simple that it is easy to miss it: the unbreakable link between the two actions performed by Jesus in today’s Gospel. On the one hand, He instituted the Eucharist and left it as the memorial of … Continue reading

Wednesday of Holy Week

Doubt, despite its negative connotations, can be an overall positive experience. When we have unanswered questions, or are just not experiencing God’s presence in our lives, this can be an opportunity for us to grow in our faith. If we … Continue reading

Tuesday of Holy Week

[Is 49:1-6 / Ps 71:1-6, 15, 17 / John 13:21-33, 36-38] “Master why can I not follow you now?” Peter’s plaint sounds like that of a small child asking his father why he cannot join him in some grownup activity. … Continue reading

Monday of Holy Week

[John 12:1-11] Imagine the absolute wonder of being in a room overflowing with the scent of precious oil while in the presence of our savior Jesus Christ. How beautiful that aroma must have been! She so adores Christ with a … Continue reading

Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion

[Is 50:4-7 / Ps 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24 / Phil 2:6-11 / Mt 26:14—27:66] We begin Holy Week with Jesus’s entrance to Jerusalem as people praise him. Later in the week, as he leaves Jerusalem on his way to die, … Continue reading

Saturday of the Fifth Week of Lent

[Ez 37:21-28 / Jer 31:10, 11-12abcd, 13 / John 11:45-56] After raising Lazarus from the dead, instead of rejoicing, some leaders of the time were shaken. Jesus had become very popular among the people. The Pharisees and the Scribes that … Continue reading

Friday 5th Week of Lent

[Jer 20:10-13 / Ps 18:2-3a, 3bc-4, 5-6, 7 / John 10:31-42] Why were the religious leaders at the time of Jesus so upset and angry with him that they wanted to kill him? They charged him with blasphemy because he … Continue reading

Thursday of the Fifth Week of Lent

[Genesis 17:3-9 / Psalm 105:4-5, 6-7, 8-9 / John 8:51-59] Keep the Word and Never See Death “Whoever keeps my word will never see death.” To truly keep the word of God can be as easy as lifting a two-ton … Continue reading

Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Lent

[Daniel 3:14-20, 91-92, 95] We are bound not by strong guards like Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, but by our sins. As we repent and confess our sins, we become free to walk in the fire of God’s love and forgiveness. … Continue reading

Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Lent

This fifth and last week of Lent brings us closer to the Paschal Triduum and the end of our Lenten journey, which began on Ash Wednesday. It may be a good time to revisit the challenge we then heard, “turn … Continue reading

Monday of the Fifth Week of Lent

[Daniel 13:1-9, 15-17, 19-30, 33-62 / Ps 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6 / John 8:1-11] San Angelo’s Bishop Michael Sis recently offered a presentation entitled “Jesus Christ the Leader.” During his presentation, Bishop Sis outlined twelve attributes of Jesus’ leadership. One … Continue reading

Fifth Sunday of Lent

[Ezequiel 37:12-14 / Ps 130:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 / Romans 8:8-11 / John 11:1-45] “I will open your graves and have you rise from them… I will put my spirit in you that you may live.” (Ezequiel 37:12, 14) Lazarus … Continue reading