Category Archives: Feast Days

The Transfiguration of Our Lord

The ‘official date of remembrance’ for the Transfiguration of Jesus is August 6th, but most individuals hear these readings on the Last Sunday after the Epiphany every year in our lectionary. Found in all three gospels (Year A: Matthew 17:1-9; … Continue reading

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Trinity Sunday: Year A

The God who creates, redeems, and sanctifies is revealed to us in three persons. Genesis 1:1-24a Psalm 8 or Canticle 2 or Canticle 13 2 Corinthians 12:11-13 Matthew 28:16-20 The relationship of love among the three persons of the Trinity … Continue reading

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The Day of Pentecost: Year A

Filled with the Holy Spirit Acts of the Apostles 2:1-21 Ezekiel 37:1-14 Psalm 104:25-35, 37 Romans 8:22-27 John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 With the wind and tongues of fire, the Day of Pentecost is upon us, as we experience the glorious climax … Continue reading

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Easter Day: Year A

The Sunday of the Resurrection Jeremiah 31:1-6 or Acts of the Apostles 10:34-43 Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 Acts of the Apostles 10:34-43 or Colossians 3:1-4 John 20:1-18 Easter Sunday begins the fifty days of the Easter season with the story of … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday: Year A

The Liturgy of the Palms Matthew 21:1-11 The Liturgy of the Word Isaiah 50:4-9a Psalm 31:9-16 Philippians 2:5-11 The Passion from Matthew 26: 14-27:66 or 27:11-54 In fulfillment of an ancient prophecy, Jesus enters Jerusalem riding on a donkey. Crowds … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday: Fast, Pray, Act

We are but dust Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 OR Isaiah 58:1-12 Psalm 103 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10 Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 The season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. Vestiges of the early church’s experience of public penance still exist in the ceremony … Continue reading

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The Last Sunday after the Epiphany: Year A

The Transfiguration of our Lord Exodus 24:12-18 Psalm 2 or Psalm 99 2 Peter 1:16-21 Matthew 17:1-9 Like Moses, Elijah, and Jesus, it is in those mountaintop, seeing-the-light experiences that we begin to understand what the Lord is calling us … Continue reading

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