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Fourth Sunday of Easter

Dear Friends in Christ, The Fourth Sunday of Easter is also known as Good Shepherd Sunday because of the Scripture readings and Mass prayers appointed for this day in the sacred liturgy. Today’s Communion Antiphon, for example, proclaims that “The Good Shepherd has risen, who laid down his life for his sheep and willingly died… Read more »

Sunday 22 April 2018

Third Sunday of Easter

Dear Friends in Christ, During Eastertide the Church directs our attention to the central place of Holy Baptism in Christian faith and life, and each year on Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord, all the baptized are asked to renew the promises of their Baptism. So this is the perfect time for us… Read more »

Sunday 15 April 2018

Second Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday)

Dear Friends in Christ, Christos Anesti! (Christ is Risen) Alithos Anesti! (Truly He is Risen) In the Christian East these Greek acclamations replace the usual greetings of hello and goodbye during the fifty days between Easter and Pentecost, the liturgical season of Eastertide, the first eight days of which have a special identity. Today is… Read more »

Sunday 8 April 2018

Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord

Dear Friends in Christ, Last night, at the beginning of the Easter Vigil, priests all over the world prepared the Paschal Candle which will burn before every altar of the Church throughout Eastertide and at every font during each Baptism in the coming year. In preparation for the lighting of the Paschal Candle, a symbol… Read more »

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

Dear Friends in Christ, Holy Week includes the last of the 40 Days of Lent, the Sacred Paschal Triduum, and Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord. These are the holiest days of the year and the annual celebration of the sacred mysteries through which we are saved from sin and death and restored… Read more »

Sunday 25 March 2018

Fifth Sunday of Lent

Dear Friends in Christ, With this Fifth Sunday of Lent, the Church enters the final part of Lent: Passiontide. From today until the Vigil of the Resurrection in the night of Holy Saturday, crosses and statues are veiled and the sacred liturgy of each day takes us more deeply into the heart of the Paschal… Read more »

Sunday 18 March 2018

Fourth Sunday of Lent

Dear Friends in Christ, Catholics use the word “Church” in a variety of ways. In the first sense, we speak of the universal Catholic Church, and we usually indicate this meaning by the use of the capital “C.” This is the worldwide assembly of disciples established by the Lord Jesus on the foundation of the… Read more »

Sunday 11 March 2018

Third Sunday of Lent

Dear Friends in Christ, The first principle of Evangelical Catholicism says that “the Lord Jesus is the crucified and risen Savior of all mankind, and no human person can fully understand his life or find his dignity and destiny apart from an authentic friendship with the Lord Jesus. It is not enough to know who… Read more »

Sunday 4 March 2018

Second Sunday of Lent

Dear Friends in Christ, In the Nicene Creed we confess that Jesus Christ is “God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God,” and these words are an emphatic affirmation that the man who is the son of Mary is also the divine Second Person of the Most Holy Trinity. But the Light… Read more »

Sunday 25 February 2018