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We bring to Easter everything that has died within us, to the Father who alone raises us up to new life

The word this week

Easter Sunday: Acts 10:34, 37-43; Ps 118; Col 3:1-4 or 1 Cor 5:6-8; Jn 20:1-9

Prepare to follow Christ from the rejoicing of Palm Sunday to the darkness of Good Friday

The word this week

Palm Sunday: Is 50:4-7; Ps 22; Phil 2:6-11; Mk 14:1-15:47 or Mk 15:1-39

Sin undermines our ability to trust in God

The word this week

Fifth Sunday of Lent: Jer 31:31-34; Ps 51:3-4, 12-15; Heb 5:7-9; Jn 12:20-33

We cannot rebuild sinful lives by ourselves

The word this week

Fourth Sunday of Lent: 2 Chr 36:14-16, 19-23; Ps 137; Eph 2:4-10; Jn 3:14-21

The Ten Commandments safeguard all that we value most

The word this week

Third Sunday of Lent: Ex 20:1-17 or 20:1-3, 7-8, 12-17; Ps 19; 1 Cor 1:22-25; Jn 2:13-25

At first sight the testing of Abraham’s faith is deeply disturbing

The word this week

Second Sunday of Lent: Gn 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18; Ps 116; 1 Rm 8:31b-34; Mk 9:2-10

Noah’s Ark is more than a children’s story. It describes a broken relationship with God

Rembrandt’s drawing of Noah’s Ark (1660)

The word this week

First Sunday of Lent: Gn 9:8-15; Ps 25; 1 Pt 3:18-22; Mk 1:12-15

The Gospel proclaimed a salvation that excluded no one

The word this week

Sixth Sunday of the Year: Lev 13:1-2 & 44-46; Ps 32; 1 Cor 10:31-11:1; Mk 1:40-45

The words of forgiveness create us afresh

The word this week

Seventh Sunday of the Year: Is 43:18-19, 21-22 & 24-25; Ps 41; 2 Cor 1:18-22; Mk 2:1-12

The answer to Job’s suffering was the assurance that God was with him

The word this week

Fifth Sunday of the Year: Job 7:1-4 & 6-7; Ps 147; 1 Cor 9:16-19 & 22-23; Mk 1:29-39