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May 21 - Jesus promises another Advocate to be with us until the end of time
In his discourse with the disciples at the Last Supper, Jesus offers consolation to the disciples, who are beginning to realize that he is about to leave them, that the Father will send “another Advocate to be with you always.” More ...
Sunday, May 14, 2017

May 28 - As Jesus prays for the disciples, he strengthens and encourages the Church
In the Gospel selection for this Last Sunday of the Easter Season, Jesus prays for his disciples as he prepares to take leave of them and send them out into the world to proclaim all that they have seen and heard. In praying for those who were with him at the Last Supper, he prays also for us – for the Church of every age and place – that we might heed the word he has given us More ...
Sunday, May 21, 2017
May 14 - Even at the end, the disciples are not all prepared for what is to come
Throughout John’s Gospel there is never a doubt that Jesus is the true image of the Father. More ...
Sunday, May 7, 2017
May 7 - The Good Shepherd can only be God himself
Jesus intends to draw the attention of his disciples, and most certainly of all of us, to the intimacy of the relationship between God and his people. More ...
Sunday, April 30, 2017
April 30 - Every day we walk the Road to Emmaus
We are called, as disciples of Jesus, to be ever mindful of being in God’s holy presence.  More ...
Sunday, April 23, 2017
April 23 - The disciples had to deal with a stubborn Thomas
While we like to think that all of the disciples of Jesus were always and totally with him, a careful read of the Gospels would indicate otherwise. More ...
Sunday, April 16, 2017
April 16 - It takes the eyes of faith to witness to the Resurrection
On Sunday morning, we find Mary Magdalene and the disciples in a difficult situation. Everything that they have sacrificed, worked for and hoped for over the past several months and years of their lives came crashing down on Friday afternoon. Jesus is dead. More ...
Sunday, April 9, 2017
April 9 - How often do we cry out: "Let Him Be Crucified!"
How quickly they all turned on Jesus. More ...
Sunday, April 2, 2017
April 2 - Jesus weeps at their lack of faith
Lazarus is dead. His sisters Mary and Martha are observing the customary mourning rituals and their friends, family and neighbors, called simply “the Jews” by John, are offering their support.  More ...
Sunday, March 26, 2017
March 26 - It is easier to hide in the darkness than to come into the light
There is a man born blind sitting at the very crowded and busy streets of Jerusalem going about his daily business. More ...
Sunday, March 19, 2017
March 19 - Water leads us to eternal life
The Samaritan woman we encounter in Gospel passage for this Third Sunday of Lent is defensive from the very beginning of her encounter with Jesus. Certainly she is startled to find anyone, much less a lone Jewish man, sitting near the well where she had gone to draw water. More ...
Sunday, March 12, 2017



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