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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 »

APRIL 5, 2020 - PALM SUNDAY

Posted by Fr John Morrissey

PALM SUNDAY (Good Friday 2) 

Today, we begin our immediate preparation for Christ's Passion, Death and Resurrection. 

All of these events took place in Jerusalem. And so it is only to be expected that Christ would formally enter the city where all of this was about to take place. ... Read More »

MARCH 29, 2020 (JOHN 11:1-57)

Posted by Fr John Morrissey

JESUS' GIFT OF LIFE WILL LEAD TO HIS OWN DEATH  -11:1-57

In today's Gospel, we have St. John's account of Christ raising Lazarus from the dead. 

John's irony is found in the fact that Jesus' gift of life will lead to his own death. It leads directly to the ... Read More »