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 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...

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...

Palm Sunday (Fr. Francis)

Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion: Between Heaven and Earth!And they raised Him up on a cross. He was between heaven and earth. On the ground, yet raised up to the sky. He was with His People, with us, but He was also with His Father.People had carried palms and...