4/1/2020 Lenten Luminaries

Posted on Apr 2, 2020 by

[Jesus said to those Jews who believed in Him, “If you remain in My word, you will truly be My disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”] (Jn. 8:31-32) How do we stay connected  to Jesus? Receive the sacraments on a regular basis, live a life of holiness, […]

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3/31/2020 Lenten Luminaries

Posted on Mar 31, 2020 by

[So Jesus said to them, “When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will realize that I AM,……”] (Jn. 8:28a) As Jesus once again engages in conversation with the Pharisees about His identity, Jesus points His interlocutors to an instance of God’s saving love in the Book of Numbers (… in the twenty-first […]

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3/30/2020 Lenten Luminaries

Posted on Mar 30, 2020 by

[As soon as the maids had left, the two old men got up and hurried to her. “Look,” they said, “the garden doors are shut, and no one can see us; give in to our desire, and lie with us. If you refuse, we will testify against you that you dismissed your maids because a […]

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3/28/2020 Lenten Luminaries

Posted on Mar 30, 2020 by

[So the Pharisees answered them, “Have you also been deceived? Have any of the authorities or the Pharisees believed in him? But this crowd, which does not know the law, is accursed.”] (Jn. 7:47-49) Seriously Pharisees?  Jesus criticizes the Pharisees pretty harshly, throughout the Gospels, and there are times we are left scratching our heads […]

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3/27/2020 Lenten Luminaries

Posted on Mar 27, 2020 by

[Thee wicked said among themselves, thinking not aright: “Let us beset the just one, because he is obnoxious to us; he sets himself against our doings, Reproaches us for transgressions of the law and charges us with violations of our training. He professes to have knowledge of God and styles himself a child of the […]

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3/26/2020 Lenten Luminaries

Posted on Mar 27, 2020 by

[The LORD said to Moses, “Go down at once to your people whom you brought out of the land of Egypt, for they have become depraved. They have soon turned aside from the way I pointed out to them, making for themselves a molten calf and worshiping it, sacrificing to it and crying out, ‘This […]

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3/25/2020 Lenten Luminaries

Posted on Mar 27, 2020 by

[Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.” Then the angel departed from her.] (Lk. 1: 38) It’s funny isn’t it?  Mary agrees to be the mother of God and then the angel Gabriel leaves her.  You’d think that Mary who conceives Jesus […]

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3/24/2020 Lenten Luminaries

Posted on Mar 24, 2020 by

[ RESPONSORIAL PSALM R. (8) The Lord of hosts is with us; our stronghold is the God of Jacob. God is our refuge and our strength, an ever-present help in distress. Therefore we fear not, though the earth be shaken and mountains plunge into the depths of the sea. R. The Lord of hosts is with us; our […]

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3/23/2020 Lenten Luminaries

Posted on Mar 24, 2020 by

[Jesus said to him, “You may go; your son will live.” The man believed what Jesus said to him and left. While the man was on his way back, his slaves met him and told him that his boy would live. He asked them when he began to recover. They told him, “The fever left […]

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2/21/2020 Lenten Luminaries

Posted on Mar 24, 2020 by

[Jesus addressed this parable to those who were convinced of their own righteousness and despised everyone else. “Two people went up to the temple area to pray; one was a Pharisee and the other was a tax collector. The Pharisee took up his position and spoke this prayer to himself, ‘O God, I thank you […]

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