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Third Sunday of Easter - April 26, 2020

Posted by Fr. James Griffin on 4/23/20

WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL STORY.  The hearts of these disciples are changed during the Gospel story, and they recognize Jesus in the breaking of the bread. We are both an Easter people and a Eucharistic people, and that sustains us and gives us hope forever.  Jesus died for you and Jesus ... Read More »

Second Sunday of Easter - April 19, 2020

Posted by Fr. James Griffin on 4/17/20

Gospel: John 20:19-31

As we said last weekend on EASTER SUNDAY, the proofs of the Resurrection are that the hearts of the disciples were changed from denying, betraying, selling Jesus to being then able to go out 2 X2 preaching resurrection and new life.  The other proof of the ... Read More »

Easter Sunday - April 12, 2020

Posted by Fr. James Griffin on 4/11/20

He is Risen, AND ALLELUIA IS OUR SONG.  In the past few days we have celebrated as best we could the call to Eucharist and Service on Holy Thursday, the sacrificial death of the Christ for us on Good Friday – and tonight (Vigil)  and tomorrow (Easter Sunday) we ... Read More »

Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion - April 5, 2020

Posted by Fr. James Griffin on 4/04/20

As we begin Holy Week, things are a bit different this year because of separation caused by the Corona Virus.  But we trudge on as best as we can.  Palm Sunday is one of the most joyous celebrations of the Church year.  There is a triumphant entry into Jerusalem ... Read More »

Fifth Sunday of Lent - March 29, 2020

Posted by Fr. James Griffin on 3/24/20

Fifth Sunday of Lent - March 29, 2020

Gospel: John 11:1-45

In most years we would be celebrating the 3rd Scrutiny with our catechumens this weekend, getting ready for Palm Sunday next weekend, and Holy Week afterwards, and the celebration of Easter and the Easter Season.  This year, though, ... Read More »

Fourth Sunday of Lent - March 22, 2020

Posted by Fr. James Griffin on 3/20/20

Fourth Sunday of Lent –March 22, 2020

Gospel John: 9:1-41         

John 9 is one of the paramount gospels in the whole of scripture, and known in theological circles as “the perfect miracle”.  The first thing dealt with is human sin, and the fact that God is not retributive.  God ... Read More »