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Holy Week opens with the king of obedience, not acclaim

Posted on March 27th, 2015

Msgr. Joseph PriorMsgr. Joseph Prior comments on the readings for Palm Sunday and traces Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem as a king, then his trial and crucifixion — which is his triumph.


Readings of the holy Mass – Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion

Posted on March 27th, 2015

Read or listen to the readings before Mass with the resources below from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, using the New American Bible, Revised Edition.


Jesus died on the cross because we are worth it

Posted on March 20th, 2015

Msgr. Joseph Prior Writing on the Fifth Sunday of Lent, Msgr. Joseph Prior explains that Jesus trusted the Father completely and offered himself totally for the Father and for us, restoring us to grace.


Readings of the holy Mass – Fifth Sunday of Lent

Posted on March 20th, 2015

Read or listen to the readings before Mass with the resources below from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, using the New American Bible, Revised Edition.


Mercy trumps transgression every time

Posted on March 13th, 2015

Msgr. Joseph Prior invites a reflection on the readings for Mass on the Fourth Sunday of Lent, which recall the immense patience of God expressed through his mercy.


Readings of the holy Mass – Fourth Sunday of Lent

Posted on March 13th, 2015

Read or listen to the readings before Mass with the resources below from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, using the New American Bible, Revised Edition.


By ‘destroying the temple,’ Jesus shows the way to love

Posted on March 5th, 2015

Christ offers himself up for us in his passion on the cross, and in response we are invited to grow in love of God and neighbor, writes Msgr. Joseph Prior before the Third Sunday of Lent.


Readings of the holy Mass – Third Sunday of Lent

Posted on March 5th, 2015

Read or listen to the readings before Mass with the resources below from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, using the New American Bible, Revised Edition.


Embracing the cross in obedience and trust

Posted on February 27th, 2015

Msgr. Joseph Prior points out the stories of Abraham and Isaac and the Transfiguration of Jesus to show what’s required of God’s disciples.


Readings of the holy Mass – Second Sunday of Lent

Posted on February 27th, 2015

Read or listen to the readings before Mass with the resources below from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, using the New American Bible, Revised Edition.


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