Monthly Archives: March 2018

Triduum Sacrum: Pascha I

Triduum Sacrum: Pascha I 2018 – Cycle B Acts 10: 34a, 37-43; Psalm 118; 1 Corinthians 5:6b-8; Mark 16:1-7 Life does not occur in a vacuum.  We live in a given time and place. This was true for Mary Magdalene, … Continue reading

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Triduum Sacrum: Good Friday

Triduum Sacrum: Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion Isaiah 52:13 – 53:12; Psalm 31; Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9; John 18:1 – 19:42 It was the night of 6 October 1998 in Laramie, Wyoming.  A young gay man, Matthew Shepard, was beaten … Continue reading

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Triduum Sacrum: Holy Thursday

Triduum Sacrum: Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper Exodus 12:1-8; 11-14; Psalm 116; I Corinthians 11:23-26; John 13:1-15 “We proclaim your Death, O Lord…” Not a very attractive advertising slogan is it? Have any of us reflected on what we … Continue reading

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Lent VI Palm Sunday

Lent VI: Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion 2018 – Cycle B Isaiah 50:4-7; Psalm 22; Philippians 2:6-11; Mark 14:1–15:47 █ Six months after Hurricane Maria, parts of Puerto Rico are still without water and electricity.  People have committed suicide … Continue reading

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Lent V

Lent V 2018 – Cycle B Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 51; Hebrews 5:7-9; John 12:20-33 Four weeks ago we serendipitously entered into the season of Lent on Saint Valentine’s Day.  It is always a matter of the heart, is it not? … Continue reading

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Lent IV

Lent IV 2018 – Cycle B 2 Chronicles 36:14-16, 19-23; Psalm 137; Ephesians 2:4-10; John 3:14-21 There are aspects of life we talk about as downward spirals.   The downward spirals of poverty, of addictions, of violence and war.  Some people … Continue reading

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Lent III

Lent III 2018 – Cycle B Exodus 20:1-17; Psalm 19; 1 Corinthians 1:22-25; John 2:13-25 What motives underlie the decisions you make in life? Do we ever take time to consider our motives, what drives us, why we responded to … Continue reading

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