Lent 2017

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, […]

Have you been to the mountain?

The Second Sunday of Lent ~ February 25, 2018 Jesus takes Peter, James and John to a mountaintop and there they have ~ well ~ a “peak” experience extraordinaire.  I’d like to begin once again with some notes from Scripture scholar William Barclay. He says that tradition has it that this event took place on Mount […]

The King became utterly poor for you and me!

Palm Sunday of the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ April 9, 2017 Dear Friends, All is ready now for the final days of our Lenten journey with Jesus.   The drama of the Paschal Mystery will  be re-enacted  once again in  parishes throughout the world.  I have loved the liturgy of Holy Week since […]

Unbind us, Lord! Let us go free!

The Fifth Sunday of Lent ~ April 2nd, 2017 John the Evangelist has still another incredible story of a three-part series used by the church to show us how Jesus wants to be for us: He is the One who unbinds our shackles ~ calls us forth from the tombs of our lives and offers […]

I can see! You light up my life!

The Fourth Sunday of Lent – The story of the man born blind ( March 26th, 2017) John the Evangelist is inviting us to ask ourselves:  Who are the blind ones?  Who are those who see? This story is amazing.  William Barclay, the great Presbyterian scripture scholar, comments that “there’s no more vivid character drawing […]

A thirsty man meets a thirsty woman ~ are you thirsty too?

The Third Sunday of Lent (March 19, 2017) We’re in an important series of Sunday scriptures used to help catechumens (those preparing to meet the Lord in baptism).  In using this series of three stories (1st) The Woman at the Well, (2nd) The Man Born Blind (next Sunday) and (3rd)  The Raising of Lazarus, the […]

Have you been to the mountain?

The Second Sunday of Lent ~ March 12th, 2017 Jesus takes Peter, James and John to a mountaintop and there they have ~ well ~ a “peak” experience extraordinaire.  I’d like to begin once again with some notes from Scripture scholar William Barclay. He says that tradition has it that this event took place on Mount […]