Easter Sunday (Fr. Francis)

Where do you meet Jesus?DARKNESS, DAWN, a faint glow on the horizon—the first hour of the first day of the week. At the tomb Mary Magdalene was confused, frightened—the stone had been rolled away. When he arrived Peter was amazed. Hollywood would say, “This is the...

Easter Sunday (Fr. Vinner)

Christ the Lord is risen today! Alleluia!My Sisters and Brothers in Christ,Christ the Lord is risen today! Alleluia! Christians haste you vows to pay Alleluia! A couple of weeks ago we started what looked like a hopeless, and an endless journey. Today we have come to...

Easter Vigil (Fr. Francis)

Holding our breathON THIS NIGHT, some 2,000 years ago, the world held its breath and waited. Down the centuries and through countless messengers, God had uttered promises to the chosen people of Israel. We heard many of these promises proclaimed in the readings...

Good Friday (Fr. Francis)

Making our way back to GodA FEW YEARS AGO a woman was standing outside a church in New York City, hesitating about whether to go inside. Her name was Elaine Pagels, and she was a brilliant historian at Princeton University. Though her specialty was the history of...

Good Friday (Fr. Vinner)

WHAT IS GOOD ABOUT GOOD FRIDAY?My Sisters and Brothers in Christ,Today the church celebrates Good Friday. There are certain expressions that present lots of difficulties at times. This is especially when they sound ironical. As I reflect on today’s celebration, I...

Holy Thursday (Fr. Francis)

Pass it on…”AS I HAVE DONE, so you must do.” . . . “Every time you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the death of the Lord until he comes!” . . . . “This day shall be a memorial feast for you . . . as a perpetual institution.”Tonight we remember...