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12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Brenda Schumann on 6/17/21

“Do you not yet have faith?” Our Lord’s question in today’s Gospel frames the Sunday liturgies for the remainder of the year, which the Church calls “Ordinary Time.” In the weeks ahead, the Church’s liturgy will have us journeying with Jesus and His disciples, reliving their experience of His ... Read More »

11th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Brenda Schumann on 6/14/21

In the cryptic message of the prophet Ezekiel, long centuries before the Lord’s coming, God gave His people reason to hope. Ezekiel glimpsed a day when the Lord God would place a tree on a mountain in Israel, a tree that would “put forth branches and bear fruit.” Who ... Read More »

Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

Posted by Brenda Schumann on 6/05/21

In today’s Gospel we experience Jesus telling His disciples of His real presence in the Eucharist. St. Francis de Sales notes that the Eucharist strengthens us and the community.

The first Christians had but one heart and one soul and preserved this union among themselves. What built that great ... Read More »

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

Posted by Brenda Schumann on 5/29/21

Today we are celebrating the feast of the Most Holy Trinity, which reminds us of the mystery of one God in three Persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. The Trinity is the communion of Divine Persons who are one with the others, one for the others, ... Read More »

Pentecost Sunday

Posted by Brenda Schumann on 5/22/21

Today concludes the Easter season, the fifty days that, from Jesus’ resurrection to Pentecost, are marked in a particular way by the presence of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit is in fact the Easter Gift par excellence. He is the Creator Spirit, who constantly brings about new things. Today’s ... Read More »

Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord

Posted by Brenda Schumann on 5/15/21

The Ascension of the Lord puts us before a horizon of hope.

It is the novelty of Easter: death - resurrection - ascension, which fills human life with hope and meaning, and shows us the way to FULL LIFE and our goal: HEAVEN.

In the letter to the Ephesians ... Read More »

Sixth Sunday of Easter

Posted by Brenda Schumann on 5/12/21

Peter responded, “Can anyone withhold the water for baptizing these people, who have received the Holy Spirit even as we have?”

Today we contemplate one of the most well-known and important episodes of the Acts of the Apostles: the Council of Jerusalem. The Council was provoked by the freedom ... Read More »

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Posted by Brenda Schumann on 5/01/21

Faith is a personal encounter with Christ. It is not an idea, nor an opinion, nor a feeling. It’s not something to be taken away and put back at our convenience, nor something that we feel or don’t feel. We don’t have faith in one moment and then lose ... Read More »

Fourth Sunday of Easter/Cuarto Domingo de Pascua The Good Shepherd Sunday – Domingo el Buen Pastor

Posted by Brenda Schumann on 4/24/21

The Only Name that Saves (Acts 4:8-12)

This Sunday’s first reading presents us with Peter preaching, with all the power given to him by the Spirit, that by pronouncing the name of Jesus Christ everything that happens is good. The prophetic tone and the authority of his words announce ... Read More »

Third Sunday of Easter

Posted by Brenda Schumann on 4/17/21

Introduction

Jesus manifests Himself in different ways to the apostles. They are convinced of the resurrection when Jesus performs certain signs that lead them to grasp his real presence. The signs have to be sensitive, to be captured by the senses in order to have value. That is why ... Read More »