By Fr. Steve Boland, MSC Holy SaturdayHoly Saturday always seemed to be for me like the day after a funeral for someone that I loved. Life seemed empty, as the grief began to thoroughly take hold. At least when I was younger I had that type of thought. It is still difficult to let go, but…

By Fr. Steve Boland, MSC Good Friday Death causes great grief and pain in the lives of most survivors. Indeed St. Paul calls death “the last enemy to be destroyed.” Yet in becoming fully human even to the point of dying on the cross, Jesus turns the ugliness of his death into something holy. Indeed in the…

3/1 – Tim McGinty, St. Paul, MN – $50 3/2 – Claire Schiltz, Sugar Grove, IL – $50 3/3 – Frances Bruns, Dayton, OH – $100 3/4 – Ralph E. Roubal, Saint Cloud, MN – $50 3/5 – Judy Burton, Northampton, PA – $50 3/6 – Jackie Llorens, Ontario, CA – $50 3/7 – Melvin C. Klump, St. Louis, MO –…

By Fr. Joe Christy Yesudass, MSC Holy ThursdayMaundy Thursday – our Church invites us to the threefold celebration: 1) Jesus instituted the Eucharist. 2) Celebration of the Priesthood. 3) Washing of feet: Call to serve others.1. Eucharist: St. Ignatius of Antioch, was a bishop of Antioch. He was martyred in c. 110 at Rome. Ignatius was condemned…

By Fr. Joe Christy Yesudass, MSC Wednesday of Holy Week Readings: Is 50:4-9a, Mt 26:14-25 They insulted me and spit in my face The great French painter Henri Matisse died in 1954 at the age of 86. In the last years of his life, arthritis crippled and deformed his hands, making it painful for him to hold a paintbrush….

By Fr. Herman Pongatung, MSC Tuesday of Holy WeekWell, it was night. It is a stark image of the gloom of sin and rejection. The betrayer, Judas, is walking into the darkness – away from Jesus. Jesus knows the darkness that is living in Judas’s heart, knows what is about to play out. In that moment…

By Fr. Herman Pongatung, MSC Monday of Holy WeekPeople crowded. A loud voice declared clearly: “Why was this oil not sold for 300 days’ wages and given to the poor?” How amazing this generous people. They know how to be truly generous. Almsgiving! Yet, Jesus says: “Let her keep this for the day of my burial.”…

By Fr. Dave DeLuca, MSC Palm SundayThe palm that you will take to your home will be a reminder of the significance of your Christian vocation. It will eventually be turned to dust and used in Ash Wednesday liturgy. “Remember you are dust and into dust you shall return.” The palm becomes dust to direct our…

By Fr. Dave DeLuca, MSCHoly WeekOn the Evening of March 27th we begin the time of Holy Week. A Time of an Eternal Reality: The Passion and Death of our Lord and Savior. Cosmic time becomes Sacred Time. This truth becomes reality in the celebration of the Mass. This action is done every day. It…

By Fr. Andrew Torma, MSC“Many came to him and said, ‘John performed no sign, but everything that John said about this man is true.’ And many there began to believe in him.” (John 10:41-42)It seems that many times we need encouragement to persevere in the process of continuing conversion. It is easier to hang onto…

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