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Second Sunday of Easter April 7, 2024

Posted by Diane DeDominics on 4/08/24

Second Sunday of Easter

April 7, 2024

We have spent 40 days working to grow as we prayed, fasted, and gave alms. The hope is that we are changed by the experience. 

Our first reading from the book of acts tells of a community which is changed by the ... Read More »

Easter Vigil March 30, 2024

Posted by Diane DeDominics on 3/30/24

Easter Vigil March 30, 2024 We began the Lenten Season with fire, and we ended Holy Week with fire. 50 days ago, we burnt the palm from last year’s Palm Sunday liturgy and today we lit the Easter fire.  Fire is the sign of the spirit. (Isn’t it interesting ... Read More »

Good Friday March 29, 2024

Posted by Diane DeDominics on 3/30/24

Good Friday March 29, 2024 Two of the names for Jesus are Light of the world and Lamb of God. We see both names are present in the Passion according to John.  In his telling of the passion John has a back and forth of Pilate as he seeks ... Read More »

Fifth Sunday of Lent A March 17, 2024

Posted by Diane DeDominics on 3/14/24

Fifth Sunday of Lent A March 17, 2024 So often in life the first impression we have of an individual rarely gives us the full picture. For example, when we hear about the Apostle Thomas, we immediately give him the name “doubting Thomas” because after the resurrection of Jesus ... Read More »

Third Sunday of Lent A March 3, 2024

Posted by Diane DeDominics on 3/04/24

Third Sunday of Lent A March 3, 2024 “And Hope does not disappoint.” Words St. shared with the community at Rome many years ago and words we hear today. Hope is a tricky quality. It so easily slips through our fingers. Emily Dickinson called “Hope a thing with feathers”. ... Read More »

2nd Sunday of Lent B February 25, 2024

Posted by Diane DeDominics on 2/26/24

2nd Sunday of Lent B

February 25, 2024

 

When this old world starts a getting me down

And people are just too much for me to face

I climb right up to the top of the stairs

And all my cares just drift into space.

On the roof, ... Read More »

First Sunday of Lent B Feb 18, 2024

Posted by Diane DeDominics on 2/21/24

First Sunday of Lent B Feb 18, 2024 During the time of Covid-19 rainbows were everywhere. At St. Cecilia, when we moved into the parish hall, we had a painting of a rainbow by a boy from the parish, in front of the altar. On this first Sunday of ... Read More »

Ash Wed February 14, 2024

Posted by Diane DeDominics on 2/21/24

Ash Wed February 14, 2024 Today we begin the season of Lent. For the next 40 days we will prepare for Easter with Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving. This year Ash Wednesday falls on Valentines Day. For me Valentine’s Day is about “conversation Hearts” The hard candies have saying about ... Read More »

5th Sunday B - February 4, 2024

Posted by Diane DeDominics on 2/07/24

A few years ago, I served as Chaplin at the Catholic House at the Chautauqua Institute. I was there for a humor week. Each week the priests at the house give a lecture on a topic. Being a week on humor I spoke on Catholic humor. (Some of you ... Read More »

4th Sunday B January 28, 2024

Posted by Diane DeDominics on 2/07/24

To teach with authority means not the words spoken, but the actions that follow the words. Jesus spoke not only with his words, but with his actions. It may be that the actions were more important, it is only later that we look for his words. So often we ... Read More »