Category Archives: Feast Days

Ash Wednesday: Prepare

Lent begins in ashes. On Ash Wednesday we are reminded of our mortality and sin. It is not a time for groveling; rather, it is a time for reality, for genuine humility, for repentance and forgiveness and renewed commitment to … Continue reading

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The First Sunday after the Epiphany: Year B

The Baptism of our Lord Genesis 1:1-5 Psalm 29 Acts 10:34-38 Mark 1:7-11 This year we read the Baptism text from Mark. While Matthew and Luke report what they have been told of Jesus’ birth, Mark’s shorter Gospel simply assumes … 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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Good Friday

It is finished. Isaiah 52:13 – 53:12 Psalm 22:1-21 Hebrews 10:16-25 or Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9 John 18:1 – 19:40 Good Friday commemorates the crucifixion of our Lord. It is known as “Good” because of the new life brought about by … 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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