FROM OUR EDITORS—May 26, 2019 – 6th Sunday of Easter

Author: Joan McKamey ~ May 21, 2019

Para la versión en español, haga clic aquÍ.  This Friday, May 31st, we celebrate the Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. When Pope Francis meditated on this mystery in 2013, he stated that there are three words that sum up Mary´s attitude: listening, decision, and action. These three words also apply to our lives as disciples of [...]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—April 21 & 28, 2019 – Easter & 2nd Sunday of Easter

Author: David Dziena ~ April 16, 2019
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Para la versión en español, haga clic aquÍ. John 20:1–9 and John 20:19–31 Easter celebrates Jesus’ Resurrection. This is the very heart of the Christian faith: that God raised Jesus, who was crucified, from the dead. The promise of Jesus is that all who believe in him will be raised up to new life with […]

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EVANGELIO DOMINICAL—21 y 28 de abril, 2019 – Pascua y 2.o Domingo de Pascua

Author: David Dziena ~ April 16, 2019
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Para la versión en inglés, haga clic aquÍ. Juan 20, 1–9 and Juan 20, 19–31 La Pascua celebra la resurrección de Jesús que es la esencia de la fe cristiana: Dios resucitó a Jesús de entre los muertos, después de haber sido crucificado. La promesa de Jesús es que todos los que creen en Él […]

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Pope St. John Paul II’s Prayer to Notre-Dame of Paris

Author: Pflaum ~ April 16, 2019
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Please join us in praying for all those troubled by the devastating fire in the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris. We raise our prayers to Our Lady (Notre Dame) for recovery of this treasure of a church that helps us raise our minds and hearts to God. When Pope John Paul II came to […]

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Divine Mercy Sunday

Author: Nicholle Check ~ April 16, 2019
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Pope John Paul II wrote and spoke extensively about God’s divine mercy. His devotion to divine mercy began when he was growing up in Poland during World War II. He saw Jewish friends rounded up and sent to concentration camps where they were eventually killed. He clearly knew the need for God’s mercy and for […]

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Fifty Days of Easter Joy

Author: Nicholle Check ~ April 16, 2019
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The major events in the Church Year—the Incarnation, which we celebrate at Christmas, and the Resurrection, which we celebrate at Easter—are so important that they are not celebrated for just one day. Explain to the children that Easter is a fifty-day season, stretching from Easter Sunday until Pentecost, which is often referred to as the […]

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Saint Philip, the Apostle (1st Century)

Author: Nicholle Check ~ April 16, 2019
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Saint Philip was born in Bethsaida in Galilee, the hometown of Peter and Andrew. A disciple of John the Baptist, Philip was a quiet and humble man. He may have been with John the Baptist when John called Jesus “the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world” (John 1:29). Jesus called […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—April 14, 2019 – Palm/Passion Sunday

Author: David Dziena ~ April 9, 2019
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Para la versión en español, haga clic aquÍ. Luke 19:28–40; Luke 22:14—23:56 At this Palm Sunday Mass, the Gospel is the story of Christ’s Passion from Luke’s Gospel. Palm Sunday, with its reenactment of Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem, is the lead-in to the holiest days of the year. The events of this week follow […]

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