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Take up your cross and follow me!

The Fifth Sunday of Lent 2018 We are one week away from Holy Week. May we prepare to celebrate the mysteries with profound reverence and love. “The hour has come” Jesus says, “for the Son of Man to be glorified.” “I solemnly assure you,  unless a grain of wheat falls to the earth and dies, […]

God so loved the world . . . (John 3:16) Do you believe?

The Fourth Sunday of Lent 2018  We’re half-way through Lent now and traditional this is known as Laetare Sunday ~ Laetare in Latin, meaning “Rejoice!”  However, today’s readings don’t seem to have that kind of flavor. The Responsorial Psalm has us sing: “Let my tongue be silenced if ever I forget you, Zion!” The priests’ and […]

The Cleansing of the Temple ~ Cleanse us too, O Lord!

The Third Sunday of Lent March 4, 2018 Once again, I rely heavily on our Scripture scholar-friend William Barclay for his insights for today’s reflections. First of all, he notes that John after the wedding feast at Cana of Galilee, at the beginning of Jesus’ ministry, he and his friends returned for a short visit […]