The Day the Lord has Made

This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad. Psalm 118:24 Easter MemoriesI have beautiful memories about every Easter Sunday that I can remember. Among pretty dresses, chocolate crosses, and the best Mass of the year, I vividly remember singing the beautiful lines of Psalm 118, “This is the dayContinue reading “The Day the Lord has Made”

Sharing in the Last Supper

“For this is my blood of the covenant, which will be shed on behalf of many for the forgiveness of sins.” Matthew 26:28 Missing the EucharistI think it’s safe to say that we’ve all been missing the Eucharist lately. Especially today, I’m longing for the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus. My heart isContinue reading “Sharing in the Last Supper”

8 Easy Ways to Spend Holy Week at Home

“Do you realize what I have done for you?” John 13:8 Holy Week is finally here, but does it feel like Holy Week to you? It’s hard to even remember that it’s Holy Week without deciding which Mass you’ll go to, but you and your family can still celebrate Holy Week and prepare for EasterContinue reading “8 Easy Ways to Spend Holy Week at Home”

Hosanna: A Palm Sunday Reflection

The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest heaven!” Matthew 21:9 What does “Hosanna” mean?We chant “hosanna” every time we got to Mass, but what does it mean? “Hosanna” isContinue reading “Hosanna: A Palm Sunday Reflection”

This Sunday’s Gospel: April 5, 2020

Matthew 26:14-27:66 One of the Twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said, β€œWhat are you willing to give me if I hand him over to you?” They paid him thirty pieces of silver, and from that time on he looked for an opportunity to hand him over. On theContinue reading “This Sunday’s Gospel: April 5, 2020”

I Love You

For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life. John 3:16 Viewing Valentine’s DayWhat do you think of when you think of Valentine’s Day? Does it conjure images of red roses, chocolate-covered strawberries, chalky conversation hearts, orContinue reading “I Love You”

“With Whom I Am Well Pleased:” Understanding the Baptism of Our Lord

After Jesus was baptized, he came up from the water and behold, the heavens were opened for him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming upon him. And a voice came from the heavens, saying, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.” Matthew 3:16-17 DidContinue reading ““With Whom I Am Well Pleased:” Understanding the Baptism of Our Lord”

The Season of Spiritual Giving

So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed and what the shepherds said to them. Luke 2:16-18 The Gift ofContinue reading “The Season of Spiritual Giving”

Away in a Manger

And she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them. Luke 2:7 The Meaning of the MangerWe’re familiar with the Nativity story. Mary and Joseph found no room in the inn. She gave birth to theContinue reading “Away in a Manger”

Give Thanks to the Lord

Give thanks to the LORD for he is good. His love endures forever. Psalm 136:1 Realizing That We’re BlessedGratitude is so important. I think it’s so beautiful that we set aside a day to give thanks, but how beautiful would it be if we incorporated gratitude into our daily routine? How much more gracious andContinue reading “Give Thanks to the Lord”