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4th Sunday of Lent

March 31 – Sunday 4th Sunday of Lent Gospel: Luke 15:1-3,11-32-I will go home to my father   Reflection: The pain of separation can only be surpassed by the joy of the homecoming and reunion. When God commanded his people to celebrate the Passover annually, he wanted them to never forget what he did for […]

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Saturday of the Third Week of Lent

March 30  – Saturday Saturday of the Third Week of Lent Gospel: LK 18:9-14-God, be merciful to me a sinner!   Reflection: The prayers and sacrifices we make to God mean nothing to him if they do not spring from a heart of love for God and for one's neighbor. How can we expect God […]

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Friday of the Third Week of Lent

March 29 – Friday Friday of the Third Week of Lent Gospel: MK 12:28-34-You are not far from the kingdom of God   Reflection: What is the best and sure way to peace, happiness, and abundant life? The prophet Hosea addressed this question with his religious community – the people of Israel. Hosea's people lived […]

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Thursday of the Third Week of Lent

March 28 – Thursday Thursday of the Third Week of Lent Gospel: LK 11:14-23-God's kingdom has come upon you   Reflection: What is the best protection which brings lasting security to our lives? Scripture tells us that true peace and security come to those who trust in God and obey his word. "Obey my voice […]

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Wednesday of the Third Week of Lent

March 27 – Wednesday Wednesday of the Third Week of Lent Gospel: MT 5:17-19 – Whoever relaxes one of the commandments   Reflection: Jesus' attitude towards the law of God can be summed up in the great prayer of Psalm 119: "Oh, how I love your law! It is my meditation all the day." For […]

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Tuesday of the Third Week of Lent

March 26 – Tuesday Tuesday of the Third Week of Lent Gospel: MT 18:21-35-How often shall I forgive?"   Reflection: Who doesn't have debts they need to pay off! And who wouldn't be grateful to have someone release them from their debts? But can we really expect mercy and pardon when we owe someone a […]

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Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord

March 25 – Monday Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord Gospel: Luke 1:26-38 – You have found favor with God   Reflection: We see the fulfillment of Isaiah's prophecy and the unfolding of God's plan of redemption in the events leading up to the Incarnation, the birth of the Messiah King. The new era […]

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Third Sunday of Lent

March 24 – Sunday Third Sunday of Lent Gospel: Luke 13:1-9  – Unless you repent you will perish   Reflection: What causes suffering or affliction and what does God want to teach us through it? The people of Israel suffered greatly under the oppressive rule of Egypt for more than 400 years. Did they suffer […]

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Saturday of the Second Week of Lent

March 23 – Saturday Saturday of the Second Week of Lent Gospel: LK 15:1-3, 11-32- Father, I have sinned against heaven and you     Reflection: The prophets remind us that God does not abandon us, even if we turn our backs on him (Micah 7:18). He calls us back to himself – over and […]

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Friday of the Second Week of Lent

March 22 – Friday Friday of the Second Week of Lent Gospel: MT 21:33-43, 45-46- The stone which the builders rejected   Reflection: Jesus' story about an absentee landlord and his not-so-good tenants would have made sense to his audience. The hills of Galilee were lined with numerous vineyards, and it was quite common for […]

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