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Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Welcoming the ordinary, recognizing the extraordinary

Sunday Scripture readings, June 28, 2020: Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 1) 2 Kgs 4:8-11, 14-16 Psalm 89:2-3, 16-17, 18-19 2) Rom 6:3-4, 8-11 Gospel: Mt 10:37-42 Welcoming the...

Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ: Communion takes on...

Sunday Scripture readings, June 14, 2020 Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ 1) Dt 8:2-3, 14-16 Psalm 147:12-15, 19-20 2) 1 Cor 10:16-17 Gospel: Jn 6:51-58 Communion takes...

Pentecost: Christian life begins and ends in the power of the...

Sunday Scripture readings, May 31, 2020 1) Acts 2:1-11 Psalm 104:1, 24, 29-31, 34 2) 1 Cor 12:3-7, 12-13 Gospel: Jn 20:19-23 Christian life begins and ends in the...

Sixth Sunday of Easter: Find comfort in Jesus’ words as Easter...

Sunday Scripture readings, May 17, 2020 Sixth Sunday of Easter 1) Acts 8:5-8, 14-17 Psalm 66: 1-7, 16, 20 2) 1 Pt 3:15-18 Gospel: Jn 14:15-21 Find comfort in Jesus'...

Fourth Sunday of Easter: We can find comfort with the Good...

Sunday Scripture readings, May 3, 2020: Fourth Sunday of Easter 1) Acts 2:14, 36-41 Psalm 23:1-6 2) 1 Pt 2:20-25 Gospel: Jn 10:1-10 We can find comfort with the...

Second Sunday of Easter: Seeking God’s mercy in challenging times

Sunday Scripture readings, April 19, 2020: Second Sunday of Easter 1) Acts 2:42-47 Psalm 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24 2) 1 Pt 1:3-9 Gospel: Jn 20:19-31 Seeking God's mercy in challenging...

A master visual catechist: Raphael and the Italian High Renaissance

When Raffaello di Giovanni Santi (or Sanzio), known to his friends and the world as Raphael, completed his masterpiece tondo titled "The Alba Madonna"...

Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion: Holy Week is meant to...

Sunday Scripture readings, April 5, 2020, Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion 1) Is 50:4-7 Psalm 22:8-9, 17-20, 23-24 2) Phil 2:6-11 Gospel: Mt 26:14 -- 27:66 or...

Fourth Sunday of Lent: Remember that God is our shepherd on...

Sunday Scripture reading, March 22, 2020: Fourth Sunday of Lent 1) 1 Sm 16:1, 6-7, 10-13 Psalm 23:1-6 2) Eph 5:8-14 Gospel: Jn 9:1-41 Remember that God is our...

Second Sunday of Lent: Take St. John Paul II’s advice, “Do...

Sunday Scripture readings, March 8, 2020: Second Sunday of Lent 1) Gn 12:1-4 Psalm 33:4-5, 18-20, 22 2) 2 Tm 1:8-10 Gospel: Mt 17:1-9 When World War II broke...

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