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6th Sunday of Easter 2023

Posted by Christy .. on 5/08/23

My Dear People, 

In John’s Gospel, Jesus speaks about love. “If you love Me, you will keep my commandments!”  Jesus wants us to understand that to love God, if it is to be authentic, it must be reflected in a life of generous and faithful self-giving. Also, one must ... Read More »

5th Sunday of Easter 2023

Posted by Christy .. on 5/08/23

My Dear People,

Today Jesus tells the Apostles that He is going to prepare a place for them. In Judaism the word “place” has a special connotation. It often meant “the holy place,” that is, the “sanctuary” (see John 11:48). In departing, Jesus tells them He is going to ... Read More »

4th Sunday of Easter 2023

Posted by Christy .. on 4/24/23

My Dear People,

Today Jesus is talking to the Pharisees, and he introduces opposing parties: thieves and robbers against the shepherd. He first contrasts them in regard to entering the sheepfold, a pen constructed either from natural materials in the countryside or as part of a domestic dwelling place. ... Read More »

3rd Sunday of Easter 2023

Posted by Christy .. on 4/24/23

My Dear People, 

Congratulations to all who were confirmed last week. 

The first resurrection appearance recounted by Luke occurs later that same Easter day, as two disciples are going to a village. They were among the “others” who had heard the news of the empty tomb from the women ... Read More »

2nd Sunday of Easter 2023

Posted by Christy .. on 4/24/23

My Dear People, 

This Sunday, known as Divine Mercy Sunday, is tied with the ministry of the Holy Spirit. The first thing Jesus did when He appeared to His Apostles in the upper room was to empower them with the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit would then enable them ... Read More »

Easter Sunday 2023

Posted by Christy .. on 4/24/23

My Dear People, 

Happy Easter, everyone! Easter, the most important feast in the Liturgical Calendar, made it possible for Christianity to start. Even though the Apostles preached Jesus was crucified, what made the difference was: He was alive! As He told the apostles, “I will be with you till ... Read More »

5th Sunday of Lent 2023

Posted by Christy .. on 3/20/23

My Dear People, 

In today’s Gospel, according to John, we read of one of the more dramatic “signs”—the raising of Lazarus from the dead. Why is this sign so different from the others? Unlike other signs whereby Jesus would raise someone immediately or within a day after they died, ... Read More »

4th Sunday of Lent 2023

Posted by Christy .. on 3/20/23

My Dear People, 

Today, the story of the man born blind is like the story of the Samaritan Woman.  There is a connection! The Lord came for the sinners--to bring them salvation and to bring them to the light. When one is without the Lord, then that individual is ... Read More »

3rd Sunday of Lent 2023

Posted by Christy .. on 3/05/23

My Dear People, 

Today Paul’s message to the Corinthians parallels the message of the Gospel. The Jewish people after seeing Jesus overthrow the money changers in the temple, were seeking a sign, to show by whose authority Jesus did this. Jesus did not give them a sign but said, ... Read More »

2nd Sunday of Lent 2023

Posted by Christy .. on 2/28/23

My Dear People, 

The Transfiguration scene bears witness to an inner circle of three among the Twelve--Peter, James, and John. Here, He takes them up on a high mountain. In the Old Testament, it is the kind of place viewed as especially suitable for divine revelation (See Gen 2.2, ... Read More »