Wed. - 2nd Week of Easter - Apr. 30

Wednesday of the Second Week of Easter
Acts 5:17-26  +  John 3:16-21
April 30, 2014

               What is the meaning of a single act done by a Christian?  This might seem so simple a question as to be dismissed, but it’s really at the heart of living as a Christian.  A short yet true answer might be that the “Christian act” is “done in God”, within the Mystical Body of Christ.  In fact, it is done by Christ through the Christian.

Tues. - 2nd Week of Easter - Apr. 29

Tuesday of the Second Week of Easter
Acts 4:32-37  +  John 3:7b-15
April 29, 2014

               Is the Church’s mission an intention of my prayer life?  One of the greatest tensions in the spiritual life is between the individualistic and the communal.

Mon. - 2nd Week of Easter - Apr. 28

Monday of the Second Week of Easter
Acts 4:23-31  +  John 3:1-8
April 28, 2014

               Today’s Gospel passage shows Jesus teaching Nicodemus a lesson about the Holy Spirit.  The First Reading shows the members of the early Church living this lesson.

Divine Mercy Sunday [A]

Divine Mercy Sunday [A]
Acts 2:42-47  +  1 Peter 1:3-9  +  John 20:19-31
April 27, 2014

               Like oil and water, certain things just don’t mix.  As the Book of Ecclesiastes tells us, there is a time for everything:  a time to be born, and a time to die [Eccl 3:2].  On the one hand, Sunday is the day each week for celebrating the Lord’s Resurrection from the dead.  On the other hand, Monday is the day each week when we feel like we need to rise from the dead.  But more importantly, Monday is the day we start the new week, with all the cares of our worldly lives.

Easter Saturday - April 26

Saturday in the Octave of Easter
Acts 4:13-21  +  Mark 16:9-15
April 26, 2014

               Throughout Mary’s life, humility marked her approach to her Lord.  Humility is not a virtue that one can ever spiritually outgrow.  Whatever graces God gives us, they are given for the unfolding of His plan, which often remains to us a mystery.  Even as we apply these graces in our lives, we must do so with humility, as day by day, another aspect of the mystery of our vocation is shown to us…

The parish I serve

<b>The parish I serve</b>
St. Mark the Evangelist Parish in Colwich, Kansas (Diocese of Wichita)