Category Archives: Feast Days

Trinity Sunday, Year B

Holy, Holy, Holy Isaiah 6:1-8 Psalm 29 or Canticle 2 or Canticle 13 Romans 8:12-17 John 3:1-7 Trinity Sunday is different from most feast days on the liturgical calendar because it celebrates a doctrine of the Church rather than an … Continue reading

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The Feast of Pentecost

The gift of the Holy Spirit empowers Christians for ministry in the world. Acts of the Apostles 2:1-21 or Ezekiel 37:1-14 Psalm 104:25-35, 37 Romans 8:22-27 John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 God has opened the hearts of the faithful people by sending … Continue reading

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Easter Day: Year B

Jesus is Risen! Isaiah 25:6-9 Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 Mark 16:1-8 Today is the most important day of the Christian calendar. It is the Feast of the Resurrection – a point upon which all our faith is grounded. … 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 B

Sunday of the Passion Mark 11:1-11 Isaiah 50:4-9a Psalm 31:9-16 Philippians 2:5-11 Mark 14:1-15:47 I write on this day given to remembering the triumphant entry of Christ into Jerusalem. This year the day seems empty and abstract. The events are … Continue reading

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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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