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Have you had the encounter that will change your life?

Father Timothy Hepner

Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord/April 1 Acts 10:34a,37-43; Psalm 118:1-2,16-17,22-23; Colossians 3:1-4 or 1 Corinthians 5:6b-8; Sequence: Victimae Paschali Laudes; John 20:1-9 or Mark 16:1-7 Let’s take a test. The only right answer is the honest one. Which of these best describes your encounter with Jesus? A) Mary Magdalene: A sudden encounter, like being […]

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The grace to follow Christ comes from the Holy Spirit dwelling within us

Father R. Michael Schaab

By Father R. Michael Schaab Fifth Sunday of Easter/April 24 Acts 14:21-27; Psalm 145:8-9,10-11,12-13; Revelation 21:1-5a; John 13:31-33a,34-35 The readings for the Fifth and Sixth Sundays of Easter direct the Church to reflect on its own nature in two ways — externally and internally. Externally we face the issue of expansion, and internally we struggle […]

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Recognizing God’s love and mercy in the body of Christ – the Church

Father R. Michael Schaab

Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord/March 27 Acts 10:34a,37-43; Psalm 118:1-2,16-17,22-23; Colossians 3:1-4 or 1 Corinthians 5:6b-8; Sequence: Victimae Paschali Laudes; John 20:1-9 The Church designates the great Feast of Easter as an octave, or eight-day celebration. This means that Easter itself is celebrated as an eight-day-long feast. Every day of the octave is Easter. One indication of this […]

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