Sunday, May 11
Fourth Sunday of Easter
– Acts 2:14a, 36-41
– 1 Peter 2:20b-25
– John 10:1-10
This coming Sunday we celebrate the great joy of motherhood and honor those who bear this title. Our own birth mothers may be easy enough to identify and honor, but what of our spiritual mother, which is the Church?
- Blessed Virgin Mary deserves our deep love, devotion
– What Mary means to me
– Mary and the moments of a parent’s life
– More presenters added to celebration
I struggle a lot with guilt and shame. What should I do about it?
Sunday, April 27
Sunday of Divine Mercy
– Acts 2:42-47
– 1 Peter 1:3-9
– John 20:19-31
This Second Sunday of Easter ought to be a time of great happiness as we celebrate the day Jesus Christ overcame sin and death and invited us to share in that victory.
I have noticed that, at Communion, some people will take the host but not drink from the chalice. Is Communion complete when you consume the Body but not the Blood? Also, why do some churches still provide only the host at Communion?
- As Christians, we’re called to give public witness to the faith
– A time to give thanks: Faribault family feasts on prayer before meals
– Bumping into prayer
– Registration opens May 1 for Rediscover: celebration
Sunday, April 13
Palm Sunday – Passion of the Lord
Praying during the three holiest days of the year
Walking with Jesus: Ham Lake youth perform the Passion
‘Give Him 5’ prayer ministry aims to bring people closer to Christ
In a previous column I wrote about how Christ’s words regarding divorce and remarriage give an ultimate weight to marriage. I wrote how, when a person enters into a sacramental marriage, it is an unbreakable bond. An annulment does not “undo” the sacrament of marriage, but establishes that a sacrament never existed in the first place.
With the beginning of Holy Week, we focus intently on the mystery of our salvation. The Palm Sunday liturgy paints the picture of joy, and at the same time invites us to meditate on Jesus’ sufferings. By identifying with the mystery of Jesus’ suffering, death and resurrection, we experience a great liberation, a pass-over from various sins and enslavement to a life of joy and freedom.