Much will be made during these days right after Easter about the different ways that Jesus appeared to His disciples after He rose from the dead. The early Christian community felt it was important to publicize these happenings as proof that He rose from the dead.
So much is happening this Holy Week. Palm Sunday begins with the triumphant entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem, and ended with his death on the cross. This Holy Week brings about special reflections Jesus, and of the persons of Isaiah, Judas, and the Beloved Disciple, Peter.
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I had finished celebrating Mass and was about to exit the church when a parishioner approached me and said “Father my mother is a celebrity, she had her picture taken with the governor while getting her COVID vaccine. I’m sure the next time she sees you she will show you the picture that appeared in the newspaper."
We may have started Lent with hopes of doing something beautiful for God, but it has been God who has been sharing something beautiful with us.
Five of us priests were together enjoying a meal celebrating a birthday. The conversation was light until one asked, “What you think about the challenges we face from fellow Catholics who question the Church and whose faith is diminished?” He added that increasingly he has been encountering some tough questions and comments from prominent Catholics about the Church, its teachings, and leaders.
Sixty-two years ago, I, along with tens of thousands of young adults, responded to the invitation of President John F. Kennedy who in a speech said, “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country." I joined the Peace Corps and was sent to Chile to help a country that had been devastated by an earthquake.