Tuesday, April 26, 2011

He is Risen! Alleluia!

Mary Magdalen stayed beside the tomb, weeping...she stooped to peer inside and saw two angels in dazzling robes...she turned and caught sight of Jesus standing there, but did not recognize him...Jesus said to her, "Mary!" (John 20: 11-18)

Mary came to the tomb, looking for the body of the Lord.  She found the stone rolled away and the tomb empty and ran to tell Peter and John.  The Apostles came, saw, and believed, but then they returned home.  It is Mary who stays outside the tomb, single-minded in her desire to see her Lord.  She is looking for a corpse; she thinks that Jesus is dead and gone, but still she longs for him with ardent desire.  Not even two angels in dazzling robes can catch her interest; she wants only the body of Jesus.  When she turns and sees a man standing there, a living and breathing man, she thinks it must be the gardener. "Sir, tell me where you have laid him and I will take him away."  Jesus calls her by name.  He says "Mary," and she realizes that it is he, that he is alive.  Imagine her joy, her inexpressible delight.  Jesus lives, and he has called her by name.

The Lord speaks to each of us too, calling our name in the depths of our heart.   We have been through the darkness of Good Friday, the absence of Holy Saturday...we know pain and loss, emptiness and suffering.  Now the Lord is risen, and he calls us by name.  Are we looking for him? We too can say "I have seen the Lord!" 
Christ Our Light: the Easter Vigil Mass

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

No Greater Love

Save your people, Lord.

You are present in the mystery of your cross
embodied in the Eucharist:
bring all peoples into communion
with your redeeming love.

Save your people Lord.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Calling College Students

We have an article up at the Newman Connection, where we are united in prayer for college students around the country. Newman Centers are residence and Catholic ministry centers at non-Catholic universities throughout the world. Newman Centers were named in honor of Blessed Cardinal John Henry Newman and were inspired by Newman’s writings. The first Newman Center was established in 1893 at the University of Pennsylvania. The Newman Connection is a non-profit organization dedicated to the mission of Uniting Newman Centers in Prayer all across the country, while strengthening the Catholic Faith.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Liturgical Schedule

Holy Thursday: Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper at 5:00 pm

Good Friday: Celebration of the Lord's Passion at 3:00 pm

Holy Saturday: Easter Vigil Mass at 8:00 pm

Easter Sunday: Mass of the Lord's Resurrection: 7:00 am

Please join us!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Omnipotent Love

Christ triumphed over death with the omnipotence of his love. Love alone is omnipotent. This love impelled Christ to die for us and thus to overcome death. Yes, love alone gives access to the kingdom of life!
—Pope Benedict XVI