April 14 - Passion Sunday: Marching with Jesus

April 13th, 2019

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Gospel at the Procession with Palms  Luke 19:28-40
Jesus sends his disciples for a colt and then rides into Jerusalem.

Gospel at the Procession with Palms Luke 19:28-40 Jesus sends his disciples for a colt and then rides into Jerusalem

 

. First Reading Isaiah 50:4-7 The Lord's Servant will stand firm, even when persecuted.

 

Responsorial Psalm Psalm 22:8-9,17-20,23-24 A cry for help to the Lord in the face of evildoers.

 

Second Reading Philippians 2:6-11 Christ was obedient even to death, but God has exalted him.

 

Gospel Reading Luke 22:14—23:56 (shorter form: Luke 23:1-49)

 

Indeed, we have reached the climax of the liturgical year, the highest peak of salvation history, when all that has been anticipated and promised is to be fulfilled. By the close of today’s long Gospel, the work of our redemption will have been accomplished, the new covenant will be written in the blood of His broken body hanging on the cross at the place called the Skull. The palms that we use today should be sings that we are willing to follow and march with Jesus not only in moments of glory but also in times of fall and agony. 

 

April 13 - Satruday Week Five :

April 12th, 2019

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April 12 - Friday Week Five :

April 11th, 2019

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April 11 - Thursday Week Five : Covernent

April 10th, 2019

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April 10 - Wednesday Week Five : True Discipleship

April 9th, 2019

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April 09 - Tuesday Week Five : Do What God Pleases

April 8th, 2019

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April 08 - Monday Week Five : Light of the World

April 7th, 2019

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April 7- Fifth Sunday of Lent: Start afresh from Christ

April 5th, 2019

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First Reading Isaiah 43:16-21
The Lord is doing something new for his people.

 

Responsorial Psalm Psalm 126:1-6
A song in praise of the Lord's marvelous deeds

 

Second Reading Philippians 3:8-14
Paul says that he counts all things as lot and focuses on one goal, Christ.

 

Gospel Reading
John 8:1-11

 

 

Jesus shows a God who is rich in mercy (dives in misericordia). The completeness of his forgiveness is most incredible in the words:“neither I condemn you”. Jesus forgives the sinner without condoning the sin. Jesus takes away the weeping from this woman’s heart and fills her with hope and new life which God alone can bring. Isaiah’s new deal is confirmed by Jesus. He takes a wasted soul to urn it fruitful in grace. We can catch her sentiments in the words of Isaiah as presented in the 1st Reading: it must have been like water been found suddenly in the desert and rivers started flowing suddenly in the wasteland. Jesus gave a second chance to the sinful woman. He knew that she had made a mess of her life, but life was not all over for her. She could rebuild her life back again. We are called upon to lay aside our past (sinful past), our brokenness, our failures, the mistakes we have done at the feet of Jesus and to start a fresh from him and so to experience the difference.

 

April 06 - Saturday Week Four : Who do you say I Am?

April 5th, 2019

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April 05 - Friday week Four : Death and Life

April 5th, 2019

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