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MAY 24, 2020 - ASCENSION SUNDAY

Posted by Fr John Morrissey

CHRIST'S ASCENSION   (ascent 2)    I've always found it difficult to preach on the Feast of the  Ascension.     Easter is fading into our memories and  we are beginning our preparations for the coming of the Holy Spirit.  Also, there are 3-4 different accounts of Christ's Ascension in the New ... Read More »

MAY 17, 2020 - SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

Posted by Fr John Morrissey

6th. EASTER A)    In the 1st. 7 chapters of the Acts of the Apostles, St. Luke describes the beginning and the development of the Church in Jerusalem, culminating in the martyrdom of St. Stephen.  Starting with chapter 8, St. Luke begins to describe the spread of the Good ... Read More »

MAY 10, 2020 - FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

Posted by Fr John Morrissey

5th. SUNDAY EASTER (A)  (God=s Household 1)    In this morning=s 1st. Reading, St. Luke continues to describes life in the early Christian Community. All things were held in common. Those who had property or possessions sold them and the proceeds were distributed, usually in the form of food,  according to the needs ... Read More »

MAY 3, 2020 - FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

Posted by Fr John Morrissey

(Fourth A, daily 2) 

In last Sunday's 1st. Reading we had St. Peter's address to the crowd who had gathered because of the commotion caused by the descent of the Holy Spirit. In that address, St. Peter retold the story of Jesus of Nazareth – a man commended by God with mighty deeds and wonders. He contrasted the activity of ... Read More »

APRIL 26, 2020 - THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER

Posted by Fr John Morrissey

3RD. EASTER A  (Emmaus daily)    In today's 1st. Reading,  which is taken from Ch. 2 of Acts of the Apostles, we have a part of St. Peter's 1st. missionary  address. The previous  13 verses described the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles. To their utter amazement, the crowd could ... Read More »

APRIL 19, 2020 - SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER

Posted by Fr John Morrissey

In this morning’s 1st. Reading, St. Luke describes life in the early Christian community in idealistic terms.  (Acts 4:32-35).        -- All reading the Scriptures together.  -- all one in mind & heart.  -- the better off  members of the community sharing their possessions with the more needy members.   St. Luke has the habit ... Read More »

APRIL 12, 2020 - EASTER SUNDAY

Posted by Fr John Morrissey

EASTER SUNDAY 

In the Eastern Church, when Christians meet each other on Easter Sunday morning, one greets: "The Lord has risen". The other responds: "The Lord has truly risen". This simple greeting brings home to us the true meaning of Easter, Christ, our Saviour, has truly risen from the dead. 

The fact that Christ has risen from the dead is a source of joy & happiness for all mankind but, especially, for us Christians. We are happy & joyful this morning because Christ, through his death and resurrection, has reconciled us to God, the Father. We are celebrating this morning because we, who were alienated from God have now, through Christ's death and resurrection, been restored to God's love & ... Read More »

APRIL 11, 2020 - EASTER VIGIL

Posted by Fr John Morrissey

THE EASTER VIGIL (Vigil 2) 

For the people of ancient Israel, the Feast of the Passover was one of the most solemn of all their feasts. It was celebrated every year with great joy and solemnity. As we have seen, it was celebrated by Christ on what we now ... Read More »

APRIL 10, 2020 - GOOD FRIDAY

Posted by Fr John Morrissey

GOOD FRIDAY 

Today's Gospel is taken from St John's Gospel -- John 18:1-19:42. There are three themes running through his Passion Narrative  Greater love than this no person hath than to lay down one's life for one's friends,  Christ is master of his own destiny. He freely gives his ... Read More »

APRIL 9, 2020 - HOLY THURSDAY

Posted by Fr John Morrissey

HOLY THURSDAY 

(Thursday 2) 

This evening we commemorate 3 different events. We commemorate Christ celebrating the Passover Meal with his Apostles in the Upper Room. We commemorate the institution of the Blessed Eucharist, & We commemorate Christ washing the feet of his Disciples. 

(A). The Jewish Passover (Exodus 12:1-8 ... Read More »