FEASTING ON THE WORD
"If you meditate on the Scriptures it will appear to you in its brilliant splendor." ―St. Pio of Pietrelcina
Third Sunday of Easter (A)
Acts 2:14, 22-33 | Psalm 16:1-2, 5, 7-8, 9-10, 11 | 1 Peter 1:17-21 | Luke 24:13-35
On this Third Sunday of Easter, let us continue to focus on the awe-inspiring mystery of the Resurrection, our future life in God’s presence and Jesus' desire to revive our hopelessness.
Second Sunday of Easter (A)
Sunday of the Divine Mercy
Acts 2:42-47 | Psalm 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24 | 1 Peter 1:3-9 | John 20:19-31
Although Easter Sunday was a week ago, Easter is far from over. Easter season is a 50-day period from Easter to Pentecost Sunday (which is May 31st this year). Today, we celebrate the Second Sunday of Easter. On this Sunday of the Divine Mercy, we listen to the teachings of three apostles—Luke, Peter, and John—who remind us that even though we have not seen Christ, we nonetheless are filled with joy as we place our belief in his resurrection and unending mercy.
San Miguel Parish strongly disapproves of drinking alcohol. It started a prayer campaign to prevent the bar across the street from expanding. Construction of
Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord (A)
Acts 10:34A, 37-43 | Psalm 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23 | 1 Corinthians 5:6B-8 | John 20:1-9
The psalmist prays today, “This is the day the Lord has made let us rejoice and be glad!". On this Easter Sunday, despite the Corona Virus pandemic that tries to pull away our joy, let us remember that our faith is bigger than life, and that Jesus is more powerful than death.
Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion (A)
Isaiah 50:4-7 | Psalm 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24 | Philippians 2:6-11 | Matthew 26:14—27:66 or 27:11-54
Today we enter into the most solemn week in our liturgical year. The readings today present us with the opportunity to understand Jesus' journey to Resurrection through the Cross. We shall pray for the gifts of patient endurance, humility and discernment.
Jeff Jacinto, PhD, DHum