Walking with the Lord in Holy Week - Presentation #2 - Holy Thursday
Release Date: 03/17/2015
The Lord makes it clear that true knowledge of his identity will lead us to the Cross.info_outline Daily Mass: The Lord takes delight in his people
The Psalm response touches a deep longing in our hearts: to have relationships where those around us breathe joy and love into our lives. This is God's response to all creation! The Lord takes delight in his people!info_outline Daily Mass: When we follow Jesus we get to work!
Jesus sends out the Twelve Apostles with power and authority to carry out his earthly ministry. Their work inspires us to consider how we can serve the Lord with our lives today.info_outline Daily Mass: The call of St. Matthew
With just two words Jesus calls Matthew and changes his life forever. The Lord continues to call us by name; may we listen and respond!info_outline Daily Mass: Do not hide your light; let it shine!
Jesus teaches that one does not light a lamp and then cover it; rather, it is put on a stand so that all might see. May we uncover the gifts we have received and shine with Christ's light in the world!info_outline Study, Pray, Serve: 26th Sunday of the Year
Let's take a look at some of the main themes in the readings for the 26th Sunday of the Year.info_outline 25th Sunday of the Year: The disciple's path is marked with service
The Scripture readings reveal how often our lives are disrupted by evil from the inside and the outside of our hearts. How do we proceed? How do we find our way? The Lord teaches that the disciple's path is marked with service, putting the needs of others ahead of one's own.info_outline Daily Mass: A parable explained
The parable of the sower is one of the few that Jesus explains. As we listen today, may we cultivate good soil in our hearts to receive the Lord's words and tend a fruitful harvest.info_outline Daily Mass: On the journey with Jesus
This short passage from the Gospel of Luke names some of the women who accompanied Jesus along with the Twelve Apostles, inspiring us to ask if we are ready to travel with the Lord today.info_outline Daily Mass: Faith, forgiveness and love
Jesus teaches about faith, forgiveness and love as a weeping woman anoints his feet in the home of a Pharisee.info_outline
This is the 2nd of four presentations given at a Parish Mission on March 9-12, 2015 for Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church in Green Valley, Arizona.
At the Last Supper on the night before he died, the Lord Jesus imparted two key commands that he gave to his disciples:
In SERVICE the Lord taught with through his example of washing the disciples' feet. Found in John 13:1-15, Christ shows his disciples in a clear and direct way that following Jesus demands a call to serve one another. Service is the path that invites us to give our lives, sharing the unique skills, resources, experiences, and talents we have for the good of others.
In SACRAMENT the Lord defined the bread and wine as his body and blood. In addition to the Institution of the Eucharist found in Matthew, Mark, and Luke - St. Paul writes of this in 1st Corinthians 11:23-26. Jesus teaches his disciples about his Body & Blood, and then commands his follower.
March 10, 2015 - Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church - Green Valley, AZ
Fr. Andrew Ricci
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