Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Fr Terry Grachanin on 7/21/22

Gn 18:1-10a | Ps 15 | Col 1:24-28 | Lk 10:38-42

Do you have a Martha in your life? Are you the Martha in your family’s or friend’s lives—that person who hosts a party and is running around the whole time making sure everything is in its perfect location ... Read More »

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Fr Terry Grachanin on 7/03/22

Is 66:10-14c | Ps 66 | Gal 6:14-18 | Lk 10:1-12, 17-20

There is a great mural in a Catholic church in Victoria, Australia, depicting purgatory; and it’s great because it brings together two things that appear to be opposites: deep suffering and invincible peace. The souls depicted in ... Read More »

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)

Posted by Fr Terry Grachanin on 7/03/22

Gn 14:18-20 | Ps 110 | 1 Cor 11:23-26 | Lk 9:11b-17

Today, the Church gathers throughout the whole world to celebrate the great mystery of the Eucharist. Of course, one could say that the Church does this every time the Mass is celebrated, but on this Sunday, we ... Read More »

The Most Holy Trinity (Solemnity)

Posted by Fr Terry Grachanin on 6/12/22

Prv 8:22-31 | Ps 8 | Rom 5:1-5 | Jn 16:12-15

Last week, the great season of Easter ended with the giant exclamation point of the feast of Pentecost! But since the Church really likes to do things in threes, we might say the Easter season really ends with ... Read More »

Pentecost Sunday

Posted by Fr Terry Grachanin on 6/06/22

Acts 2:1-11 | Ps 104 | 1 Cor 12:3b-7, 12-13 (or) Rom 8:8-17 | Sequence | Jn 20:19-23 (or) Jn 14:15-16, 23b-26

With the feast of Pentecost, the wonderful season of Easter—the Great Fifty Days—comes to an end, and the Church gives us two accounts of this great event ... Read More »

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Posted by Fr Terry Grachanin on 5/21/22

Acts 14:21-27 | Ps 145 | Rev 21:1-5a | Jn 13:31-33a, 34-35

When Europeans first landed in the Americas, Christians were quick to send missionaries to preach the gospel to those native to our nation and Canada.

One of the courageous men to take up this challenge was Isaac ... Read More »

Second Sunday of Easter (Sunday of Divine Mercy)

Posted by Fr Terry Grachanin on 4/25/22

Acts 5:12-16 | Ps 118 | Rev 1:9-11a, 12-13, 17-19 | Jn 20:19-31

Pause for a moment and pay attention to your breath.

Inhale, exhale. Breath in, breath out.

Our bodies make this movement tens of thousands of times each day. Oxygen comes in and carbon dioxide goes out. ... Read More »

Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord

Posted by Fr Terry Grachanin on 4/23/22

Acts 10:34a, 37-43 | Ps 118 | Col 3:1-4 | Sequence, Victimae paschali laudes | Jn 20:1-9

This death is different.

Her dear friend just died a dreadful death. Hours earlier, Mary of Magdala watched as Jesus cried out from the cross and breathed his last. Now she returns ... Read More »

Holy Saturday | The Easter Vigil in the Holy Night

Posted by Fr Terry Grachanin on 4/23/22

Lk 24:1-12

Imagine the memories haunting these women when they go to the tomb. They just lived Good Friday. Now they’re searching for the body of Jesus Christ, the friend they followed day after day, collecting so many memories. Two angels prompt the grieving women to enter back into ... Read More »

Good Friday | The Passion of the Lord

Posted by Fr Terry Grachanin on 4/15/22

Is 52:13-53:12 | Ps 31 | Heb 4:14-16; 5:7-9 | Jn 18:1-19:42

The stories ring all too familiar: a Christian gunman opens fire on a synagogue. A Christian colleague mocks her Muslim co-worker for what she wears. A Christian insurrectionist clutches a copy of Sacred Scripture as he attacks ... Read More »


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