Cycle A 3rd Sunday in Easter

Acts 2:14, 22-33; 1 Peter 1:17-21; Luke 24:13-35

There is a gripping story of a traveller who was walking along the road one day when a man on horseback rushed by. There was an evil look in his eyes and blood on his hands. Minutes later a crowd of riders drew up and wanted to know if the traveller had seen someone with blood on his hands go by. They were in hot pursuit of him.

2nd Sunday in Easter Cycle A

Acts 2:42-7; 1 Pet. 1:3-9; Jn. 20:19-31

Once two seeds were carried by the running water from a mountain top. They rolled down the hill to the valley. The seeds got deposited on the banks of the stream. Eventually the seeds sprouted. The small plants began to grow into tress. One tree grew very fast. Its branches

Cycle A Easter Vigil

Gn 1:1-2:2; Rm 6:3-11; Mt 28:1-10

The concept of death as a sentient entity has existed since the beginning of history.  Man found Death to be inevitable. Death was a part of his daily experience. He experienced the death of plants, insects, animals and his own fellow men. Man thought that there is no remedy for death.

Cycle A Good Friday

Is. 52:13-53:12; Heb. 4:14-16, 5:7-9; Jn. 18:1-19:42

There was once a bridge that spanned a large river. During most of the day the bridge sat with its length running up and down the river paralleled with the banks, allowing ships to pass through freely on both sides of the bridge. But at certain times each day, a train would come along and the

Cycle A Maundy Thursday

Ex. 12:1-8, 11-14; 1 Cor. 11:23-26; Jn. 13:1-15
It is the desire of man to leave behind something to commemorate his achievements. Thus after every great victory the Greek constructed trophy in the battle field. ." In ancient Greece, trophies reflected victory in war, and were created on the battlefield at the place

Cycle A Palm Sunday

IS 50:4-7; Phil 2:6-11; Mt 21:1-11 & 27:11-54

The contemporaries of Jesus were very familiar with the triumphal processions of the Emperors and Kings.

The Roman triumph was held to publicly celebrate and sanctify the military achievement of an army commander who had won great military successes, or one who had successfully completed a foreign war. On the day of his triumph, the general wore regalia. He rode in a chariot

Cycle A 5th Sunday in Lent

Ez 37: 12-14;   Rom 8: 8-11; Jn 11:1-45

There is a scene in the movie Return of the King, based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s saga The Lord of the Rings, in which Aragorn gives the dead soldiers who had deserted their king a chance to regain their honour if they will help to defend the City of Kings which is under attack by evil powers. He enters a cave through a small crevice in the mountain. It is dark and the sound effects