Holy Thursday Homily. We celebrate three anniversaries on Holy Thursday: 1) the anniversary of the first Holy Mass, 2) the anniversary of the institution of ministerial priesthood in order to perpetuate the Holy Mass, to convey God’s forgiveness to repentant sinners, and to preach the Good News of salvation, 3) the anniversary of Jesus’ promulgation of his new commandment of love: “Love one another as I have loved you” (Jn 13:34).
Today is Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion and we are remembering the death of Jesus, the Word made flesh on the cross… The Cross is the principal symbol of Christianity and this is so because it reminds the world of the sacrificial love of Christ which he expressed to humankind through his passion and death.
Palm Sunday. Holy Week begins. Jesus and his disciples arrive at the Mount of Olives. “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the kingdom of our father David that is to come! Hosanna in the highest!”
5th Sunday of Lent. I am the resurrection and the life; whoever believes in me, even if he dies, will live… -Jn 11:25
4th Sunday of Lent. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him. -Jn 3:17
The 3rd Sunday of Lent. Scrutiny Year A Readings. “…whoever drinks the water I shall give will never thirst; the water I shall give will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” — Jn 4:14
Transfiguration Sunday. The second Sunday of Lent focuses on that great mystery in the life of Christ and its effect on his apostles Peter, James, and John. This vision is given to the apostles – and to us – to build up our faith.
1st Sunday of Lent. “This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.” Reading for today’s mass…
6th Sunday, Ordinary time 2021. The Cleansing of a Leper. “If you wish, you can make me clean…I do will it. Be made clean.”— Mk 1 40:41