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Easter Octave. He is Risen, Alleluia!

Easter Octave. He is Risen, Alleluia! Easter is too big to be celebrated in just one day, and so we have a full week, in fact, an octave of eight days including next Sunday. The readings invite us to join Peter at the empty tomb and in his subsequent witnessing to the world of what […]

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Palm Sunday and Holy Week.

Palm Sunday and Holy Week. The Hour has come. The holiest week of the year is so rich in ritual and readings that we might almost be overwhelmed. Jesus found the apostles sleeping in the garden, and told them that they should be awake and praying. In the busyness of this week, it is crucial […]

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Fifth Sunday of Lent. “We would like to see Jesus.”

Fifth Sunday of Lent. We would like to see Jesus There are always transition moments in life, and in this Sunday’s Gospel we find such a moment in the life of the Lord. The approach of some Greeks may seem insignificant to us, but for the Lord it was a sign that his message was […]

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Fourth Sunday of Lent

Fourth Sunday of Lent. God loved the world so much. The fourth Sunday of Lent gives us one of the most important lines in the Gospel: John 3:16, “God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not be lost but may have eternal […]

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Third Sunday of Lent. The Cleansing of the Temple.

Third Sunday of Lent. The Cleansing of the Temple. The third Sunday of Lent gives us a very different picture of Jesus from the meek and mild. Coming to the temple in Jerusalem he found the place full of traders. Making a whip out of cord he proceeded to throw them out. The image of […]

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Second Sunday of Lent: “This is my Son, the Beloved. Listen to him.”

Second Sunday of Lent. “This is my Son, the beloved. Listen to him” The second Sunday of Lent finds us up on mountain tops. Abraham is put to the test: would he be willing to sacrifice his beloved son Isaac? Jesus is affirmed as the beloved Son of God, the one who will offer himself […]

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