Cycle A 4th Sunday in Lent

I SAM 16: 1, 6-7, 10-13: EPH 5: 8-14; JN 9: 1-41

Although we have made tremendous progress in unearthing the laws that govern this universe we live in, there are certain murky areas of our experience that remain unexplained by science.

In certain parts of the world Crop circles formed. They are patterns that are found in fields of rye and corn. The crops are bent near the root to create strange patterns in the field. It is a fact that occurs yearly.

Cycle A 3rd Sunday in Lent

Ex. 17:3-7; Rom. 5:1-2, 5-8; Jn. 4:5-42

  There is no more fundamental resource than water, the basis of all life. Water had been a source conflict from the ancient past. Individuals, clans and nations fought for water. Water technologies were developed by a number of ancient civilizations, from Mesopotamia and the Indus valley to later societies such as the Mycenaeans, Minoans, Persians, and the ancient Egyptians.

Cycle A 2nd Sunday in Lent

Gen 12: 1-4; Tim 1: 8-10; Mt 17: 1-9

At the bottom of a pond some little grub larvae of dragonflies are crawling around in the mud. They wonder what happens to their members who climb up the stem of the water lily and never come back. They agree among themselves that the next one who is called to the surface will come back and tell them what happened. The next grub worm that finds itself drawn to the surface by nature,

Cycle A Lent 1st Sunday

Gen 2:7-9; 3:1-7; Rom 12:5-19; Mt 4:1-11

Today we begin the first Sunday in the season of Lent. Lent is a season of penance that has been set apart by the Catholic Church in memory of the forty days fast of Our Lord Jesus in the desert. Beginning on Ash Wednesday, Lent includes forty fasting days. The Lenten Season is a time to fast for the purpose of

Cycle A Ash Wednesday

Joel 2:12-18; 2Cor 5:20-6:2; Mt 6:1-6, 16-18.

To help us understand the significance of lent the Church makes use of a sign, the sign of ashes. Ashe is blessed and imposed on the forehead of each one of us.

Ash is an object of daily contact. Every one, young or old, come in contact