Saturday of Holy Week (Holy Saturday)

Daily Lectio

Christ became obedient for us even to death, death on a cross.
JESUS CHRIST … SUFFERED UNDER PONTIUS PILATE, WAS CRUCIFIED, DIED AND WAS BURIED; HE DESCENDED INTO HELL.
(The Apostles' Creed)
On Holy Saturday the Church waits at the Lord's tomb in prayer and fasting, meditating on His Passion and Death and on His descent into Hell, and awaiting His Resurrection.

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Friday of the Passion of the Lord (Good Friday)

Daily Lectio

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 63:10-19
The Celebration of the Passion of the Lord: Is 52:13-53:12; Resp Ps 31; Heb 4:14-16; 5:7-9; Jn 18:1-19:42

Those who have not heard shall ponder it.

BY HIS STRIPES WE WERE HEALED.
HE SHALL TAKE AWAY THE SINS OF MANY, AND WIN PARDON FOR THEIR OFFENSES.

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Thursday of Holy Week (Holy Thursday)

Daily Lectio

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 63:1-9 Community Rank
Chrism Mass: Is 61:1-3a, 6a, 8b-9; Resp Ps 89; Rev 1:5-8; Lk 4:16-21
Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper: Ex 12:1-8, 11-14; Resp Ps 116; 1 Cor 11:23-26; Jn 13:1-15

Love one another as I have loved you.
IF I, THEREFORE, THE MASTER AND TEACHER, HAVE WASHED YOUR FEET, YOU OUGHT TO WASH ONE ANOTHER'S FEET.
These days of Holy Week present challenges for each one of us. Life goes on and we face daily crosses in the form of disagreements, tension, anxiety, aches, pains, tiredness, and grief. These 'daily pinpricks' make Jesus' words more challenging. Even so, Jesus says: "I have given you a model to follow, so that as I have done for you, you should also do." We walk together. 

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Wednesday of Holy Week

Daily Lectio

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 62 The Priests of the Monastery
Mass: Is 50:4-9a; Resp Ps 69; Mt 26:14-25

Lord, in your great love, answer me.

SURELY IT IS NOT I, RABBI?


We remember the infinite love and compassion of Jesus manifested fully in His passion, death, and resurrection.

April 17, 2019 Read More

Tuesday of Holy Week

Daily Lectio

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 61:6-14
Mass: Is 49:1-6; Resp Ps 71; Jn 13:21-33, 36-38

I am made glorious in the sight of the Lord, and my God is now my strength!
These days I am asking myself where I am on the journey to Jerusalem. On this Tuesday of Holy Week, the Gospel presents us with a variety of human emotions that all of us experience at one time or another:

April 16, 2019 Read More
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