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PASTOR'S CORNER

April 2019

Apr 30

TUESDAY MUSINGS 4/30

The Acts of the Apostles dominate the Easter Season. The stories on the second week of Easter, recount the impact of their belief in the risen Christ. (Monday). As they prayed, they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and continued to speak  the word of God with boldness. (Tuesday). The community of believers was of one heart and mind, and...
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Apr 23

TUESDAY MUSINGS 4/23

EASTER WEEK was observed by the early Christians to reflect deeper on the msytagogical experiences of the paschal vigil along with continued catechesis. Over time, it has evolved into a solemnity. The Octave of Easter is about the surprising resurrection appearances and the exciting and joyful announcements of the good news. As you know, the...
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Apr 20

EASTER SUNDAY

The resurrection of Christ is the foundation of Christian Faith. This historically verifiable bold claim attested by the confession of faith in the sacred writings, rests on the truth that Jesus is risen from the dead. And that the incredible encounter with the risen Lord holds our faith together. Without the resurrection then, there’s no...
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Apr 19

GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE

Each year, on this terrible event of Good Friday, we come together to attend the evening Memorial service facing the veiled crucified Christ, to hear the Passion of the Lord according to John, to adore the Lord in the wooden cross, to receive him in holy communion and to gaze at the horrifying view of the cross as our attempt to pay respect and...
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Apr 18

MAUNDY THURSDAY

The Evening Mass of the Lord's supper which marks the beginning of the Paschal Triduum and draws us to the most sacred mysteries of the Christian Faith, commemorates the Institution of the Holy Eucharist and the priestly order (ordained and common and the relationship between the two). The solemn liturgy also highlights the ritual of foot-...
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Apr 17

SPY WEDNESDAY

In an honor-shame society that highly valued loyalty in all sorts of relationships, as the most important virtue, the opening lines of the Gospel present betrayal of trust as one of the worst sins anyone can commit in the ancient of days down to the present age. Wednesday of Holy Week is often called Spy Wednesday, the liturgical time when...
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Apr 16

TUESDAY MUSINGS 4/16

Slowly but surely, the drama of human salvation unfolds. Today, John’s account of the betrayal tells us that such a tragedy was an inside job. Judas, the most trusted person, the treasurer, in-charge of the finances, perfectly executed it. He was one of the twelve inner circles who accompanied Jesus in his 3-year public ministry. He was...
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Apr 14

PALM SUNDAY

Palm Sunday commemorates Jesus’ triumphal messianic entry to Jerusalem, the dwelling place and throne of God with the singular vision of peace. Although the main focus of Palm Sunday is procession, the blessing of palm branches and boughs as well as the Eucharist are equally important. Procession, not a parade, dominates Holy Week. If you...
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Apr 9

TUESDAY MUSINGS 4/9

Last Sunday, the 5th Sunday of Lent, we joined some parishes across the country in observance of the covering crosses, statues and images to prepare us for the impending passion of Jesus. Evidently, we get a glimpse, a preview of what’s to come that is, the drama of human salvation visible in the church environment. As we move closer to...
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Apr 6

HOLY WEEK

Holy Week is the greatest and the most solemn week of the entire year. It's the heart and soul of the liturgical calendar commemorating the unfathomable saving act of God through the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the core of Christian faith. The Paschal Mystery, the epicenter of Holy Week, brings, binds and unites together the...
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Apr 2

TUESDAY MUSINGS 4/2

As the buds start to come out and flowers bloom after months of hibernation, I take back my word. Much as I like the chilly temperature, there’s nothing like spring. I’ll leave winter behind and set my gaze in the springtime of life.   If you’ve been following the daily Lenten readings closer than ever, you must have...
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