Category Archives: Feast Days

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

Posted in Easter, Education, Feast Days | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Feast Days, Holy Week | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Feast Days, Lent | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

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

Posted in Epiphany, Feast Days | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Light of Christ: The Epiphany

Epiphany marks the end of the twelve days of Christmas. The readings for the Day of Epiphany reveal how the Gentiles come to acknowledge the glory of the Lord, the Light of Christ. [See previous posts from this site on … Continue reading

Posted in Epiphany, Feast Days | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Trinity Sunday, Year C

The Spirit of Truth Proverbs 8: 1-4, 22-31 Psalm 8 (or Canticle 2 or 13) Romans 5:1-5 John 16:12-15 Jesus tells his friends he will be leaving them so that the Spirit of truth whom he will send from the … Continue reading

Posted in Ascension, Easter, Feast Days, Holy Week, Pentecost | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Feast of Pentecost, Year C

The Coming of the Spirit Acts of the Apostles 2:1-21 Genesis 11:1-9 Psalm 104:25-35, 37 Romans 8:14-17 John 14:8-17, (25-27) Although Pentecost marks a dramatic event in the life of the emerging Christian community, references to the work of God’s … Continue reading

Posted in Feast Days, Pentecost | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment