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Lent: March 30th

Thursday of the Fifth Week of Lent

The weekday Masses towards the end of Lent are like a Passion Play. The Gospels, as one scene after the other, show the mounting hatred and growing tension. This is the “Abraham Mass,” telling of the inheritance received through... More

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Lent: March 29th

Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Lent

It is one week before the end of Lent, a week from Spy Wednesday. This Mass reminds us that the hatred against Christ was growing, and the plot to kill Him was developing. The three young men in the fiery furnace are a reminder of what... More

Lent: March 28th

Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Lent

Today we have another ancient beautiful Lenten lesson. The division between Jesus and His enemies becomes more critical, more sharp. There are references in both readings to “being lifted up.” This reminds us of the crucifixion on... More

Lent: March 27th

Monday of the Fifth Week of Lent

Today we begin the fifth and final full week of Lent. In previous times the crosses and statues in church were veiled at this time to indicate Passion Time. Now the liturgical readings, day after day, tell of the lowering storm clouds... More

Lent: March 26th

Fifth Sunday of Lent

'Out of the depths I call to you O Lord: Lord hear my cry. Listen attentively to the sound of my pleading!’ (Ps 129:1-2). In this, the fifth Sunday of Lent, the Church invites us to turn our attention to the realities that are... More

Sunday: a day of rest.

Lent: March 25th

Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord

Again Lent's austerity is interrupted as we solemnly keep a feast in honor of the Annunciation. The Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord is a mystery that belongs to the temporal rather than to the sanctoral cycle in the... More

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Lent: March 24th

Friday of the Fourth Week of Lent

The hostility of the enemies of Jesus becomes increasingly clear, and the agitation around His person continues with greater intensity; but He awaits His "hour." Satan and the forces of evil will appear to triumph, but the real victory... More

Lent: March 23rd

Thursday of the Fourth Week of Lent; Optional Memorial of St. Turibius of Mogrovejo, Bishop

More than any other Gospel, John gives us an insight into the suffering soul of Jesus. Today we have the “Moses Mass.” In it both readings speak of that great Prophet and Deliverer of the people. And we note how the plot against the... More

Lent: March 22nd

Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Lent

The first reading from Isaiah represents one of the most striking passages of the Bible that affirms the love of God for his people. It was a message of consolation addressed to the Jewish captives in Babylon promising them the joys of... More

Lent: March 21st

Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Lent

The mercy of God is not an invitation to sin. He may forgive us and take away the punishment due to sin. But let us not take it as an encouragement to sin more freely. The warning which Christ has just given to the man cured of his... More

Lent: March 20th

Solemnity of St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Solemnity of St. Joseph is usually celebrated on March 19, but has been transferred to March 20 since the liturgy of the... More