April 7, 2024, The Second Sunday of Easter
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April 7, 2024, The Second Sunday of Easter

GOSPEL:  John 20:19-31 The story of Easter continues as the risen Jesus appears to his disciples. His words to Thomas offer a blessing to all who entrust themselves in faith to the risen Lord.   19When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where...

March 31, 2024, Easter Sunday
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March 31, 2024, Easter Sunday

GOSPEL:  1When the sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint [Jesus’ body]. 2And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. 3They had been saying to one another, “Who will roll away...

March 29, 2024, Good Friday
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March 29, 2024, Good Friday

The Passion According to the Gospel of John 1[Jesus] went out with his disciples across the Kidron valley to a place where there was a garden, which he and his disciples entered.2Now Judas, who betrayed him, also knew the place, because Jesus often met there with his disciples. 3So Judas brought a detachment of soldiers together with...

March 28, 2024, Maundy Thursday
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March 28, 2024, Maundy Thursday

Gospel: John 13:1-17, 31b-35 The story of the last supper in John’s gospel recalls a remarkable event not mentioned elsewhere: Jesus performs the duty of a slave, washing the feet of his disciples and urging them to do the same for one another.   1Now before the festival of the Passover, Jesus knew that his...

March 24, 2024, Palm Sunday
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March 24, 2024, Palm Sunday

Sermon May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable to you, O Lord.   Blessed Holy Week! Today begins the celebration of Christ our Lord’s death and resurrection, the biggest event of the Church year. As the body of Christ, we celebrate with our Christian siblings around the world...

March 3, 2024, The Third Sunday in Lent
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March 3, 2024, The Third Sunday in Lent

Gospel  John 2:13-22 Jesus attacks the commercialization of religion by driving merchants out of the temple. When challenged, he responds mysteriously, with the first prediction of his own death and resurrection. In the midst of a seemingly stable religious center, Jesus suggests that the center itself has changed.   13The Passover of the Jews was...

March 10, 2024, The Fourth Sunday in Lent
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March 10, 2024, The Fourth Sunday in Lent

GOSPEL  From the 3rd Chapter of John: To explain the salvation of God to the religious leader, Nicodemus, Jesus refers to the scripture passage quoted in today’s first reading. Just as those who looked upon the bronze serpent were healed, so people will be saved when they behold Christ lifted up on the cross. [Jesus...

February 18, 2024, The First Sunday in Lent
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February 18, 2024, The First Sunday in Lent

Gospel: Mark 1:9-15 The Spirit that comes upon Jesus at his baptism sustains him when he is tested by Satan so that he might proclaim the good news of God’s reign. 9In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10And just as he was coming up out...

February 4, 2024, The Fifth Sunday After Epiphany
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February 4, 2024, The Fifth Sunday After Epiphany

GOSPEL     Mark 1:29-39 Everywhere Jesus goes, many people expect him to set them free from oppression. Everywhere he goes, he heals people and sets them free. Disease, devils, and death are running for their lives. The forces that diminish human life are rendered powerless by Jesus. 29As soon as [Jesus and the disciples] left...

January 28, 2024, The Fourth Sunday After Epiphany
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January 28, 2024, The Fourth Sunday After Epiphany

GOSPEL     Mark 1:21-28 Forces that would bring death and disease have taken hold of a man, yet they recognize Jesus and know what his power means for them. Jesus commands these forces to leave and people are amazed at his authority. 21[Jesus and his disciples] went to Capernaum; and when the sabbath came, he entered the...