Monthly Archives: April 2018

Sunday of the Samaritan Woman – 5th Paschal Sunday, April 29, 2018. Acts 11:19-26 & 29-30; Jn 4:5-42

It would seem from today’s reading from the Acts of the Apostles that evangelization has an early history of being a problem in the Church. Matthew Kelly names evangelization as one of the signs of a dynamic Catholic. The Second Vatican Council taught that the Church is wholly missionary – evangelizing. Jesus himself told his […]

Sunday of the Paralytic Man, April 22, 2018. Acts 9:32-42; Jn 5:1-18

Today we hear of the healing of the paralytic man who had sat for 38 years at the pool waiting to be cured. Jesus cures him of his paralysis. This is only one of the many of Jesus’ miracles recorded in the Bible. Besides Jesus’ miracles in the Gospels There are also many miracles recorded […]

Third Paschal Sunday, Sunday of the Ointment-bearers, April 15, 2018. Mk 15:43-16:8

Christos voskrese. Feltamadt Christus. Christ is risen. This is more than a way to say hello to your fellow Byzantine Catholics during the Paschal season. It’s a proclamation to the world of the truth and joy of the Resurrection. The ointment-bearing women came to the tomb and received the message that Christ is risen. However, […]

Thomas Sunday, April 8, 2018. Acts 5:12-20; Jn 20:19-31

Doubt and faith. That’s what we have in today’s Gospel passage. We know the story of the “Doubting Thomas” quite well. Each year we get the opportunity to reflect on what kind of faith we have – or don’t have. The writer Anne Lamott once noted, “The opposite of faith is not doubt; the opposite […]