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Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

May 31 – Friday Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary   Gospel Reading: Luke 1:39-56   Reflection:  Do you recognize the indwelling presence of the Lord Jesus in your life? Blessed are you if you see and recognize the Lord with the "eyes of faith". The word "blessed" in Greek literally means […]

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The Ascension of the Lord

May 30 – Thursday The Ascension of the Lord   Gospel Reading: John 16:16-20    Reflection: Jesus' victory over sin and death brings us supernatural joy without end Jesus' orientation for the time between his first coming and his return in glory at the end of the world is a reversal of the world's fortunes. […]

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Wednesday of the Sixth Week of Easter

May 29  – Wednesday Wednesday of the Sixth Week of Easter   Gospel Reading: John 16:12-15   Reflection: Do you live in the shadow of doubt and uncertainty or in the light of God's truth and revelation? Jesus proclaims that he is the Truth, the Way, and the Life (John 14:6). Truth is not something […]

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Tuesday of the Sixth Week of Easter

May 28 – Tuesday Tuesday of the Sixth Week of Easter   Gospel Reading: John 16:5-11   Reflection: Why does God seem far from us at times? Separation and loss of relationship often lead to grief and pain. The apostles were filled with sorrow when Jesus spoke about his imminent departure. Jesus explained that it […]

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Monday of the Sixth Week of Easter

May 27 – Monday Monday of the Sixth Week of Easter   Gospel Reading: John 15:26-16:4   Reflection: Where do you find help and support when you most need it? True friendship is strengthened in adversity. Jesus offers his disciples the best and truest of friends. Who is this promised friend? Jesus calls the Holy […]

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Sixth Sunday of Easter

May 26 – Sunday Sixth Sunday of Easter   Gospel Reading: John 14:23-29   Reflection: Do you know the love that surpasses all, that is stronger than death itself (Song of Songs 8:6)? In Jesus' last supper discourse he speaks of the love he has for his disciples and of his Father's love. He prepares […]

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Saturday of the Fifth Week of Easter

May 25 – Saturday Saturday of the Fifth Week of Easter   Gospel Reading: John 15:18-21   Reflection: What does Jesus mean when he says "you are not of this world"? The world in Scripture refers to that society of people who are hostile towards God and opposed to his will. The world rejected the […]

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Friday of the Fifth Week of Easter

May 24 – Friday Friday of the Fifth Week of Easter   Gospel Reading: John 15:12-17   Reflection: What is the greatest act of love which one can give for the sake of another? Jesus defines friendship – the mutual bond of trust and affection which people choose to have for one another – as […]

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Thursday of the Fifth Week of Easter

May 23 – Thursday Thursday of the Fifth Week of Easter Gospel Reading: John 15:9-11 Reflection: Do you know the love that no earthly power nor death itself can destroy? The love of God the Father and his Son, the Lord Jesus Christ is a creative, life-giving love that produces immeasurable joy and lasting friendship […]

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Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Easter

May 22 – Wednesday Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Easter Gospel Reading: John 15:1-8 Reflection: Why does Jesus speak of himself as the true vine? The image of the vine was a rich one for the Jews since the land of Israel was covered with numerous vineyards. It had religious connotations to it as […]

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