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THE SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST HOLY TRINITY, YEAR C

THE SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST HOLY TRINITY, YEAR C THE SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST HOLY TRINITY, YEAR C Proverbs 8:22-31; Psalm 8:4-5, 6-7, 8-9; Romans 5:1-5; John 16:12-15  The first reading is an excerpt from the Book of Proverbs. This book is a collection of wise sayings, maxims, even collections of collections of proverbs. Much of the book is at...
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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Pentecost Sunday, Year C

Pentecost Sunday, Year C Pentecost Sunday, Year C Acts 2:1-11; Psalm 104:1, 24, 29-30, 34; 1 Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13; John 20:19-23  In last week’s liturgy, we heard two contrasting narratives of the ascension of Jesus by the same author, one from Acts, the other from Luke’s gospel. This Sunday we have...
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Thursday, June 06, 2019

Ascenrion of the Lord, Year C

Ascenrion of the Lord, Year C ASCENSION OF THE LORD, YEAR C Acts 1:1-11; Psalm 47:2-3, 6-7, 8-9; Ephesians 1:17-23; Luke 24:46-53  The primary source for the formation of dogma and liturgy of the ascension of Jesus is found in Acts of Apostles, our first reading for this Solemnity. Luke begins his narrative, as he did his...
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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year C

Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year C SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER, YEAR C Acts 15:1-2, 22-29; Revelation 21:10-14, 22-23; John 14:23-29 A crisis had been brewing for some time in the Christian Communities (churches) of the first Christian century. It began when Gentiles (pagans, non-Jews) were admitted into the Christian Community. There we...
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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Fifth Sunday Of Easter, Year C

Fifth Sunday Of Easter, Year C Fifth Sunday Of Easter, Year C Acts 14:21-27; Psalm 145:8-9, 10-11, 12-13; Revelation 21:1-5a; John 13:31-33a, 34-35  The first reading continues a series of readings from Acts of Apostles. The setting is the end of the first missionary journey. Paul and Barnabas are still operating as a unit,...
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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Fourth Sunday Of Easter, Year C

Fourth Sunday Of Easter, Year C Fourth Sunday Of Easter, Year C Acts 13:14, 43-52; Psalm 100:1-2, 3, 5; Revelation 7:9, 14b-17; John 10:27-30   The first reading is part of Luke’s narrative of the first missionary journey of St. Paul, 46-48 A.D. The journey begins as the journey of Barnabas and Saul. Early in the journ...
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Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Third Sunday of Easter, Year C

Third Sunday of Easter, Year C Third Sunday of Easter, Year C Acts 5:27-32, 40b-41; Psalm 30:2, 4, 5-6, 11-12, 13; Revelation 5:11-14; John 21:1-19  The apostles were in trouble again with the religious authorities. They were quietly taken into custody because the temple police were afraid of being attacked by the Jewish pe...
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Thursday, May 02, 2019

Second Sunday of Easter, Year C

Second Sunday of Easter, Year C Second Sunday of Easter, Year C Acts 5:12-16; Psalm 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24; Revelation 1:9-11a, 12-13, 17-19; John 20:19-31  After the disciples of Jesus were empowered by the Holy Spirit, their work of extending the mission of Jesus began. Luke took it upon himself to extend his story of Jesus...
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Thursday, April 25, 2019

Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord, Year C

Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord, Year C Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord, Year C Acts 10:34a, 37-43; Psalm 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23;1 Corinthians 5:6b-8; John 20:1-9  The first reading is from Luke’s Acts of Apostles. The setting within Acts is not the day of the resurrection of Jesus, but months later. By this time...
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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion, Year C

Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion, Year C Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion, Year C Isaiah 50:4-7; Psalm 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24: Philippians 2:6-11; Luke 22:14-23:56  In 1892, a German biblical scholar, Bernhard Duhm, in his study of Isaiah 40-55, isolated four poems or songs that rap or sing of the Servant of the Lord. The...
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Thursday, April 11, 2019