Procession Gospel: Luke 19:28-40 “Peace in heaven and glory in the highest.” Reflection Questions: The message of the angels at his birth is now being brought to completion. He begins the ascent to the Mount of Olives where the glory of his cross will shine forth. How do I see glory in the cross? First…

First Reading: Isaiah 43:16-21 “In the desert I make a way.” Reflection Question: Am I holding on to past hurts, disappointments, losses and resentments that do not allow me to see something new in my life; to see the springs in the desert? Second Reading: Philippians 3:8-14 “I continue my pursuit toward the goal, the…

First Reading: Joshua 5:9a; 10-12 They celebrated the Passover. Reflection Question: When I have appealed to God to save me from whatever difficulty or challenges I had, and God did, did I thank God? Second Reading: 2 Corinthians 5:17-21 God has reconciled us to himself through Christ. Reflection Questions: Do I trust God’s forgiveness? Do…

First Reading: Exodus 3:1-8a; 13-15 “I am who am.” I am because God is. Reflection Questions: Am I aware of the fact that I have always existed in God and that I always will? The sacred name of God in Hebrew sounds like a breath in (yah) and a breath out (weh). God breathed life…

First Reading: Genesis 15:5-12; 17-18 Abraham put his faith in the Lord… how am I to know? It seems like Abraham believed but wanted a sign. Reflection Questions: Are there time when I ask for signs from God to believe? Do I manipulate my own signs? In other words, do I see what I want…

First Reading: Deuteronomy 26:4-10 This Lent begins with thanksgiving. The Hebrew people bring the first fruits of their produce to give thanks to God, who brought them out of the slavery of Egypt and into the promised land. Reflection Question: As I begin Lent, do I begin with thanksgiving for the Lord who has freed…

Today the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart want to introduce a Lenten Journey based on the biblical readings for the season that will bring us to new life and freedom through forgiveness. Each Sunday of Lent we will offer some points for personal reflection, as well as discussion questions to use in family or in…

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