Second Sunday of Easter, Cycle C (or Sunday of Divine Mercy) April 28, 2019

First Reading Acts of the Apostles 5:12-16 Peter and the apostles perform many signs and wonders. Responsorial Psalm Psalm 118:2-4,13-15,22-24 A song of praise to the Lord. Second Reading Revelation 1:9-11a,12-13,17-19 John describes the instruction he received to write down his vision. Gospel Reading John 20:19-31 Thomas believes because he sees Jesus. Gospel JN 20:19-31

Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord April 21, 2019

First Reading Acts of the Apostles 10:34a,37-43 Peter preaches about Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. Responsorial Psalm Psalm 118:1-2,16-17,22-23 Rejoice in this day of the Lord. Second Reading Colossians 3:1-4 or 1 Corinthians 5:6b-8 Colossians: Having been raised by Christ, be concerned with what is above. 1 Corinthians: Let us celebrate this feast with new yeast. Gospel

Wisdom from Ralph Martin

The life of a Christian is to be different than the life of the unbeliever. Like all human beings, Christians need certain things of this world to live, but Jesus calls us to be primarily occupied with living for the kingdom. If we do this, He promises that the things we need for life on

Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion, Cycle C April 14, 2019

Gospel at the Procession with Palms Luke 19:28-40 Jesus sends his disciples for a colt and then rides into Jerusalem. First Reading Isaiah 50:4-7 The Lord’s Servant will stand firm, even when persecuted. Responsorial Psalm Psalm 22:8-9,17-20,23-24 A cry for help to the Lord in the face of evildoers. Second Reading Philippians 2:6-11 Christ was

A MEANINGFUL FAST

Fast from judging others; Feast on Christ dwelling in them. Fast from thoughts of illness; Feast on the healing power of God. Fast from discontent; Feast on gratitude. Fast from words that pollute; Feast on phrases that purify. Fast from anger; Feast on patience. Fast from apparent darkness; Feast on the reality of light. Fast

Call No Man “Father”?

source Many Protestants claim that when Catholics address priests as “father,” they are engaging in an unbiblical practice that Jesus forbade: “Call no man your father on earth, for you have one Father, who is in heaven” (Matt. 23:9). In his tract 10 Reasons Why I Am Not a Roman Catholic, Fundamentalist anti-Catholic writer Donald Maconaghie

Wisdom from Ralph Martin

The life of a Christian is to be different than the life of the unbeliever. Like all human beings, Christians need certain things of this world to live, but Jesus calls us to be primarily occupied with living for the kingdom. If we do this, He promises that the things we need for life on