Corpus Christi

Today on the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, better known as Corpus Christi, the Church rejoices in the gift of the Eucharist, the sacrament which the Second Vatican Council extolled as “the source and summit of the Christian life” (Lumen Gentium 11). The feast of Corpus Christi invites us to […]

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Pentecost

Today we come to the conclusion of the joyful Easter season and are given an outpouring of the Holy Spirit to strengthen us for the journey ahead as the Church year continues to unfold. The significance of the first Christian feast of Pentecost was not likely fully understood by those who shared in it, who […]

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Sixth Sunday of Easter

Many of us were able to attend Easter Sunday mass in person this year, in contrast to last spring when most Catholic churches around the country were closed due to the early days of the COVID epidemic. As a result, we may have witnessed the baptism of new members of our parish congregations, a critical […]

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Fifth Sunday of Easter

As we near the end of the Easter Season the readings point to what is in store for us as we remain connected and nourished as branches on the vine of Christ. It is through this connection that we experience the Holy Spirit and become fruitful branches.  In this weekend’s Gospel the phrase, “bear fruit” […]

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Fourth Sunday of Easter

“The stone rejected by you, the builders, which has become the cornerstone” (Acts 4:11). These words we hear in today’s first reading from the Acts of the Apostles should sound familiar to us: we encounter them again in the responsorial Psalm (which Saint Peter is quoting as he makes his speech in Acts) and similar […]

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Third Sunday of Easter

Gospel – Luke 24; 35 – 48 Three weeks ago, was Easter Sunday but time does not separate us from the joy of the Resurrection.  The Gospel today took place on Easter Sunday.  The two disciples who left Jerusalem to return to Emmaus gave the Impression that after the Passion and Death of the Lord, […]

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Second Sunday of Easter

Over the past several months we have followed along the course of Jesus’ public ministry, from its beginning, marked by the feast of the Baptism of the Lord, through the accounts of his preaching and healing, to the events of his passion, death, and resurrection remembered during Holy Week and the Easter Triduum. Now we […]

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