April 2020 archive of Fr John's Weekly Message

April 2020 archive of Fr John's Weekly Message

Third Sunday of Easter, Year A.

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 4/26/20

Dear Friends,

Divine Mercy Sunday provided us with a stunningly powerful confession of faith, “My Lord and my God,” by the apostle commonly referred to as “doubting Thomas.” But Thomas was able to make the leap of faith from doubt to belief in the Risen Lord through his profession ... Read More »

Divine Mercy Sunday, Year A.

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 4/23/20

Dear Friends,

Even as we reel under the grips of the COVID-19, the consolation we get from the church’s celebration of the Eucharist and the Scriptures is undeniably precious. This week we celebrate as the Divine Mercy Sunday, a day on which the very depths of His tender mercy ... Read More »

Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord, Year A.

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 4/12/20

Dear Friends,

It is Easter! Believe it or not, today is Easter, the strangest Easter that I have ever experienced. It is the appointed time to unleash the suppressed song of joy: Alleluia! But how can we burst into singing the Alleluia still bundled up at our homes by the ... Read More »

April 5th, 2020, Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion.

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 4/05/20

Dear Friends,

It is so surreal. I can’t believe we will be living what looks like a lengthy LENT, an endless desert experience unable to go to Mass and receive our Lord in Holy Communion.

Despite this grim situation that no one saw coming, we can still make the ... Read More »

March 29th, 2020, The 5th Sunday of Lent.

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 4/01/20

Dear Friends,

Even as we struggle mightily to grapple with the “New Norm” of having to stay home due to novel Covid-19, our Lenten Journey continues as we step into the 5th Sunday of Lent. The church in her wisdom prepares us for the greatest of all feasts, that ... Read More »

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