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April 25, 2021

Posted by Sharon Myers on 4/19/21

Today is commonly called Good Shepherd Sunday, but not only is it Good Shepherd Sunday, it is also “Vocations Sunday”. On this day we are especially asked first of all to pray that the Church may be provided with the leaders needed to do its work of spreading the ... Read More »

April 18, 2021

Posted by Sharon Myers on 4/12/21

Last Sunday we celebrated Divine Mercy Sunday and we were given the opportunity to remember, celebrate, and imitate God’s great mercy toward us. Next Sunday, April 25, the 4th Sunday of Easter, we have another opportunity to celebrate who Jesus is to us. It is called Good Shepherd Sunday; ... Read More »

April 11, 2021

Posted by Sharon Myers on 4/05/21

In the Year 2000, Saint John Paul ll established that this Sunday be dedicated to Divine Mercy. Truly, it was a beautiful insight: it was the Holy Spirit who inspired him in this way. This Sunday we are invited to always hold firmly to the grace which comes from ... Read More »

April 4, 2021

Posted by Sharon Myers on 4/05/21

Easter is a time of new beginnings! Like the rainbow af-ter the rain, we enjoy the first signs of spring, the return of warmer weather, the budding of the trees and flowers. East-er and spring are a great time of year! After almost a year of pause and restrictions ... Read More »

March 28, 2021

Posted by Sharon Myers on 3/22/21

Palm Sunday of the Passion Jesus journeyed to Jerusalem, and entered the city riding on a colt, a donkey. People laid down their cloaks and spread leafy palm branches, crying out “Hosanna in the highest.” Joseph was a man accustomed to journeys, too. He went from his home in ... Read More »

March 21, 2021

Posted by Sharon Myers on 3/15/21

Fifth Sunday of Lent When some “Greeks” wanted to see Jesus, Andrew and Philip tried to facilitate a meeting. Jesus used the opportunity to explain to them that his “hour had come.” It was time for him to lay down his life, like a seed that is planted only ... Read More »

March 14, 2021

Posted by Sharon Myers on 3/10/21

Fourth Sunday of Lent The Pharisee Nicodemus came to Jesus at night wondering how one might be “born from above.” (John 3: 3). Jesus explained to him that we must be “born of the spirit,” (John 3:8) and that the Son was sent into the world as “light” (John ... Read More »

March 7, 2021

Posted by Sharon Myers on 3/01/21

Third Sunday of Lent Jesus was in Jerusalem for the Passover celebration, and finding too much buying and selling in the temple area, he made a whip of cords, and drove out the salespeople and the moneychangers, proclaiming that the Temple, his “Father’s house,” had become a marketplace instead ... Read More »

February 28, 2021

Posted by Sharon Myers on 2/22/21

Second Sunday of Lent Jesus took Peter, James and John on a journey up Mt. Tabor. It’s a long and steep walk. There the disciples had an epiphany, a revelation about Jesus. His clothes became bright and they saw him standing with Moses and Elijah. A frightening event at ... Read More »

February 21, 2021

Posted by Sharon Myers on 2/15/21

First Sunday of Lent Mark’s Gospel begins with Jesus taking a journey. We read that the “Spirit drove Jesus out into the desert.” Jesus apparently felt compelled to make this journey. Something led him there. For 40 days he was there alone; he prayed; he fasted; he was tempted. ... Read More »