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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.


Change your mind, and believe in the Gospel

Posted on February 21st, 2015

Jesus’ call to repentance and faith is a radical one of trust, on which Msgr. Joseph Prior reflects before the First Sunday of Lent this weekend.


Readings of the holy Mass – First Sunday of Lent

Posted on February 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.


Mass should help people feel the wonder of meeting Christ

Pope Francis elevates the Eucharist during Ash Wednesday Mass at the Basilica of Santa Sabina in Rome Feb. 18. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) Posted on February 19th, 2015

Pope Francis advised a group of priests on how to celebrate liturgies well by leading people into the mystery of God and helping them feel the wonder and allure “that the apostles felt when they were called.”


In words and actions, Jesus heals us from all ills

Posted on February 13th, 2015

Msgr. Joseph Prior offers background on the disease and stigma of leprosy mentioned in this Sunday’s Gospel. Christ wills to heal the biblical leper and today’s people from diseases both big and small.


Readings of the holy Mass – Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted on February 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.


Readings of the holy Mass – Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted on February 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.


Like troubled Job we ask, where does one find hope?

Posted on February 5th, 2015

Look to the Gospel and the healing power of Jesus when life gets really dark, writes Msgr. Joseph Prior on the readings for this Sunday’s Mass.


In Gospel, identity of Jesus is slowly revealed

Posted on January 30th, 2015

The disciples of Christ recognize the authority of Jesus in word and deed. That demands a response from us to follow him each day, writes Msgr. Joseph Prior on the readings for this Sunday’s Mass.


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