Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord

We have just passed through the richest period of the liturgical year, following Jesus through Holy Week, focusing on his Passion and Death, and then rising with him on the third day and celebrating his Resurrection throughout the Easter Octave and Divine Mercy...

Divine Mercy Sunday

This Octave Day of Easter is, in the 21st century, also celebrated as Divine Mercy Sunday. The readings today show us examples of both acts of mercy and words of mercy. The first reading gives us an inspiring description of the early Church. Those who loved and...

Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord

He is Risen! Alleluia! There were soldiers standing guard outside the tomb where Jesus was buried, but there were no eyewitnesses to what happened in the darkness inside. So profound was the mystery of what exactly took place, the Resurrection of the Lord, that no one...

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

Holy Week, or Passion Week, ushers us into the very pinnacle of our Catholic faith. It gives us a new opportunity to immerse ourselves in the heart of the salvation story, and to encounter the very essence of Jesus and his saving mission. It is an opportunity not to...

Fifth Sunday of Lent

When we read Jeremiah’s prophecy, we are astounded that God would promise so much to people who were so undeserving. Generations of the Chosen People had sought God’s favor, and had offered countless sacrifices, but they had also repeatedly disobeyed him. Despite...