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Reflections for Sunday, June 16, 2019: The Most Holy Trinity
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Reflections for Sunday, June 16, 2019: The Most Holy Trinity

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Meditation and Questions for Reflection or Group Discussion Mass Readings: 1st Reading: Proverbs 8:22-31 Responsorial: Psalm 8:4-9 2nd Reading: Romans 5:1-5 Gospel: John 16:12-15 Deepening Your Relationship with the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit Everything that the Father has is mine. (John 16:15) What if someone asked you to explain the doctrine of the […]

Breaking Open the Word at Home: The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity
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Breaking Open the Word at Home: The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

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Sunday Mass Readings for the Ministry of Parents and Godparents The Church professes Christian parents to be the “first” teachers of the faith and calls them to be the “best” teachers of the faith (The Rite of Infant Baptism). Godparents agree to assist in this ministry of parents. This resource from Catholic Lane is to […]

Reflections for Sunday, June 9, 2019: Pentecost Sunday
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Reflections for Sunday, June 9, 2019: Pentecost Sunday

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Meditation and Questions for Reflection or Group Discussion Mass Readings: 1st Reading Acts 2:1-11 Responsorial: Psalm 104:1, 24, 29-31, 34 2nd Reading: 1 Corinthians 12:3-7, 12-13 Gospel: John 20:19-23 Pentecost, Celebrating the Gift of the Holy Spirit and Jesus’ Call for Our Lives As the Father has sent me, so I send you. (John 20:21) […]

Breaking Open the Word at Home: The Solemnity of Pentecost
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Breaking Open the Word at Home: The Solemnity of Pentecost

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Sunday Mass Readings for the Ministry of Parents and Godparents The Church professes Christian parents to be the “first” teachers of the faith and calls them to be the “best” teachers of the faith (The Rite of Infant Baptism). Godparents agree to assist in this ministry of parents. This resource from Catholic Lane is to […]

Reflections for Sunday, May 26, 2019: Sixth Sunday of Easter
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Reflections for Sunday, May 26, 2019: Sixth Sunday of Easter

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Meditation and Questions for Reflection or Group Discussion Mass Readings: 1st Reading: Acts 15:1-2, 22-29 Responsorial: Psalm 67:2-3, 5-6, 8 2nd Reading: Revelation 21:10-14, 22-23 Gospel: John 14:23-29 Receiving Jesus’ Gift of Peace and Giving it to Others My peace I give to you. (John 14:27) Wouldn’t you like a little more peace in your […]

Breaking Open the Word at Home: May 26, 2019
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Breaking Open the Word at Home: May 26, 2019

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Sunday Mass Readings for the Ministry of Parents and Godparents The Church professes Christian parents to be the “first” teachers of the faith and calls them to be the “best” teachers of the faith (The Rite of Infant Baptism). Godparents agree to assist in this ministry of parents. This resource from Catholic Lane is to […]

Reflections for Sunday, May 19, 2019: Fifth Sunday of Easter
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Reflections for Sunday, May 19, 2019: Fifth Sunday of Easter

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Meditation and Questions for Reflection or Group Discussion Mass Readings: 1st Reading: Acts 14:21-27 2nd Reading: Revelation 21:1-5 Responsorial: Psalm 145:8-13 Gospel: John 13:31-35 What Does It Mean to Love One Another as Jesus Has Loved Us? Love . . . one another. (John 13:34) That seems pretty easy, doesn’t it? Be nice, take care […]

Reflections for Sunday, May 5, 2019: Third Sunday of Easter
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Reflections for Sunday, May 5, 2019: Third Sunday of Easter

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Meditation and Questions for Reflection or Group Discussion Mass Readings: 1st Reading: Acts 5:27-32, 40-41 Responsorial: Psalm 30:2, 4-6, 11-13 2nd Reading: Revelation 5:11-14 Gospel: John 21:1-19 Sharing in the Victory of Jesus’ Resurrection They left . . . rejoicing that they had been found worthy to suffer dishonor. (Acts 5:41) That’s rather odd! Wouldn’t […]

Breaking Open the Word at Home: May 5, 2019
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Breaking Open the Word at Home: May 5, 2019

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Sunday Mass Readings for the Ministry of Parents and Godparents The Church professes Christian parents to be the “first” teachers of the faith and calls them to be the “best” teachers of the faith (The Rite of Infant Baptism). Godparents agree to assist in this ministry of parents. This resource from Catholic Lane is to […]

Reflections for Sunday, April 21, 2019: Easter Sunday
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Reflections for Sunday, April 21, 2019: Easter Sunday

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Meditation and Questions for Reflection or Group Discussion Mass Readings: 1st Reading: Acts 10:34, 37-43 Responsorial: Psalm 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23 2nd Reading: Colossians 3:1-4 Gospel: John 20:1-9 Running to Jesus, The Risen Lord They both ran. (John 20:4) When we are sick, we run to the doctor’s. When there is a big sale at a […]

Living Holy Saturday
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Living Holy Saturday

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“For they did not yet understand the scripture that he had to rise from the dead.” (John 20:9) On Good Friday, the impossible happened. God Himself was executed by His creatures. On Easter Sunday, this same God, our Lord Jesus Christ, rose from the dead, victorious over the power of the grave. In so doing, […]

Good Friday: God is Dead
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Good Friday: God is Dead

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Behold the wood of the cross, on which has hung our salvation: come let us adore (Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion). As we trod with Jesus the steps to Golgotha that draw Lent to a close, it is worthy to note that these are not the waning days of a dry, tired Lent. Instead, they […]

Holy Thursday/Maundy Thursday
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Holy Thursday/Maundy Thursday

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On this day we mark the Last Supper and our Lord’s institution of the Holy Eucharist. It was also the night when Judas betrayed Christ, and the eve of our Savior’s passion. Reflection. With what respect, love and ardor ought we to receive this divine food, “which maketh to live forever”!

Taking Palm Sunday into This Holy Week
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Taking Palm Sunday into This Holy Week

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Jesus wanted His Apostles to spend time with Him before He died. Instead they slept. He awaits our visits to Him as He remains imprisoned in the tabernacles of His Churches, but we don’t come. How harsh we are on Judas. Yes, he betrayed our Lord. But have not we done so repeatedly as well? […]

Reflections for Sunday, April 14, 2019: Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord
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Reflections for Sunday, April 14, 2019: Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

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Meditation and Questions for Reflection or Group Discussion Mass Readings: 1st Reading: Isaiah 50:4-7 Responsorial: Psalm 22:8-9, 17-20, 23-24 2nd Reading: Philippians 2:6-11 Gospel: Luke 22:14-23:56 Journeying with Jesus in His Passion When the hour came . . . (Luke 22:14) One of the best ways to read the story of Jesus’ passion is to […]

Breaking Open the Word at Home: 5th Sunday of Lent
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Breaking Open the Word at Home: 5th Sunday of Lent

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The Church professes Christian parents to be the “first” teachers of the faith and calls them to be the “best” teachers of the faith (The Rite of Infant Baptism). Godparents agree to assist in this ministry of parents. This resource from Catholic Lane is to assist you, parent or godparent, with using the Sunday Mass […]

Reflections for Sunday, April 7, 2019: Fifth Sunday of Lent
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Reflections for Sunday, April 7, 2019: Fifth Sunday of Lent

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Meditation and Questions for Reflection or Group Discussion Mass Readings: 1st Reading Isaiah 43:16-21 Responsorial: Psalm 126:1-6 2nd Reading: Philippians 3:8-14 Gospel: John 8:1-11 Encountering God’s Mercy and Giving It to Others Neither do I condemn you. Go, and from now on do not sin any more. (John 8:11) Wouldn’t you love to know what […]

Faith, Hope, and Love in the Annunciation
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Faith, Hope, and Love in the Annunciation

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One of my most fond memories of my semester in Rome was from our trip to Northern Italy. We visited quite a few museums and beautiful churches, yet one moment that stuck with me was our visit in Florence. After a long and beautiful Tuscan day, several of us went to a bar. Nights like […]

Breaking Open the Word at Home: March 20, 2019
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Breaking Open the Word at Home: March 20, 2019

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Sunday Mass Readings for the Ministry of Parents and Godparents The Church professes Christian parents to be the “first” teachers of the faith and calls them to be the “best” teachers of the faith (The Rite of Infant Baptism). Godparents agree to assist in this ministry of parents. This resource from Catholic Lane is to […]

Reflections for Sunday, March 24, 2019: Third Sunday of Lent
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Reflections for Sunday, March 24, 2019: Third Sunday of Lent

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Meditation and Questions for Reflection or Group Discussion Mass Readings: 1st Reading Exodus 3:1-8, 13-15 Responsorial: Psalm 103:1-4, 6-8, 11 2nd Reading: 1 Corinthians 10:1-6, 10-12 Gospel: Luke 13:1-9 Our God is “Gracious and Merciful, Slow to Anger and Abounding in Love and Fidelity” (Exodus 34:6) I have witnessed the affliction of my people. (Exodus […]

Breaking Open the Word at Home: March 17, 2019
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Breaking Open the Word at Home: March 17, 2019

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Sunday Mass Readings for the Ministry of Parents and Godparents The Church professes Christian parents to be the “first” teachers of the faith and calls them to be the “best” teachers of the faith (The Rite of Infant Baptism). Godparents agree to assist in this ministry of parents. This resource from Catholic Lane is to […]

Reflections for Sunday, March 17, 2019: Second Sunday of Lent
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Reflections for Sunday, March 17, 2019: Second Sunday of Lent

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Meditation and Questions for Reflection or Group Discussion Mass Readings: 1st Reading Genesis 15:5-12, 17-18 Responsorial: Psalm 27:1, 7-9, 13-14 2nd Reading: Philippians 3:17–4:1 Gospel: Luke 9:28-36 Fixing Our Eyes on Jesus and His Promises Look up. (Genesis 15:5) All three readings today urge us to do one thing: fix our eyes on heaven. In […]

St. Patrick, Bishop
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St. Patrick, Bishop

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IF the virtue of children reflects an honor on their parents, much more justly is the name of St. Patrick rendered illustrious by the innumerable lights of sanctity with which the Church of Ireland shone during many ages, and by the colonies of Saints with which it peopled many foreign countries; for, under God, its […]

Breaking Open the Word at Home: March 10, 2019
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Breaking Open the Word at Home: March 10, 2019

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Sunday Mass Readings for the Ministry of Parents and Godparents The Church professes Christian parents to be the “first” teachers of the faith and calls them to be the “best” teachers of the faith (The Rite of Infant Baptism). Godparents agree to assist in this ministry of parents. This resource from Catholic Lane is to […]

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