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GO BACKWARD TO GO FORWARD - One Bread, One Body, Apr 23, 2014

18 hours 29 min ago
Easter Week
Acts 3:1-10 | Psalm 105:1-4, 6-9 | Luke 24:13-35

"They got up immediately and returned to Jerusalem." —Luke 24:33

Acts of the Apostles was written over forty years after Jesus' resurrection. By that time, some of the second generation Christians had lost their first love for the Lord (see Rv 2:4). Acts was written to stir again into flame the ... More

"YOUR WILL BE DONE" (Mt 6:10) - One Bread, One Body, Apr 22, 2014

04/22/2014 - 1:08am
Easter Week
Acts 2:36-41 | Psalm 33:4-5, 18-20, 22 | John 20:11-18

"Do not cling to Me." —John 20:17

After suffering the severe trauma of seeing her beloved Jesus crucified, Mary Magdalene was ecstatic when the risen Jesus appeared to her on Easter morning. The two things that Mary wanted to do more than anything else were to embrace Jesus and ... More

LIES FOR SALE - One Bread, One Body, Apr 21, 2014

04/21/2014 - 1:08am
Easter Week
Acts 2:14, 22-33 | Psalm 16:1-2, 5, 7-11 | Matthew 28:8-15

"They, in turn, convened with the elders and worked out their strategy, giving the soldiers a large bribe with the instructions: 'You are to say, "His disciples came during the night and stole Him while we were asleep." ' " —Matthew 28:12-13

Satan could not stop Jesus from rising from the dead. He cannot chain the Word of God (2 Tm 2:9). However, he has been able to stop many people from believing in the risen Lord and from being witnesses for Him. Satan, the father of lies (Jn ... More

Risen Life

04/21/2014 - 1:03am

SON-RISE SERVICE - One Bread, One Body, Apr 20, 2014

04/20/2014 - 1:08am
Easter Sunday
Romans 6:3-11 (Vigil Readings) | Acts 10:34, 37-43 | Colossians 3:1-4 or 1 Corinthians 5:6-8 | Matthew 28:1-10 | Psalm 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23 | John 20:1-9

"Since you have been raised up in company with Christ..." —Colossians 3:1

Happy Easter! As the heavenly messengers said, let us "remember what" Jesus told us to expect after the cross (see Lk 24:6):

  • "The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men, who will put Him to death, and He will be raised ... More

VERY BURIED? - One Bread, One Body, Apr 19, 2014

04/19/2014 - 1:08am
Holy Saturday
(no eucharistic readings) |

Today, we recall that Jesus was buried. God, the Creator of earth, was buried and entombed in the earth, His own creation.

Why was God buried? Why do we profess our faith that Jesus "was crucified, died, and was buried"? Why is Jesus' burial ... More

My People, Vol. 27, Issue 4

04/19/2014 - 1:05am
Jesus Offers Revolutionary Way To Happiness
What Is A Man Worth?
Pope Appeals To Families
The Fear Of "Forever"
Vocations Witness To The Truth
John XXIII And Francis Share Positive Qualities
Edge To Edge
Pray The News
Light to the Nations

CAN YOU BELIEVE IT? - One Bread, One Body, Apr 18, 2014

04/18/2014 - 1:08am
Good Friday
Isaiah 52:13—53:12 | Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9 | Psalm 31:2, 6, 12-13, 15-17, 25 | John 18:1—19:42

"Who would believe what we have heard?" —Isaiah 53:1

At one time or another in our lives, each of us has been astounded by something we've heard. Pause and reflect for a moment. Ponder with utter amazement precisely what Jesus proclaimed through His obedience two-thousand years ago. He first ... More

AMAZING LOVE - One Bread, One Body, Apr 17, 2014

04/17/2014 - 1:08am
Holy Thursday
Exodus 12:1-8, 11-14 | 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 | Psalm 116:12-13, 15-18 | John 13:1-15

"The Lord Jesus on the night in which He was betrayed took bread, and after He had given thanks, broke it and said, 'This is My body, which is for you.' " —1 Corinthians 11:23-24

God became a human being. "The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us" (Jn 1:14). The Lord emptied Himself (Phil 2:7). He became like us in all things but sin (Heb 4:15). God became a human embryo, baby, toddler, little child, ... More

COME TO JESUS - One Bread, One Body, Apr 16, 2014

04/16/2014 - 1:08am
Holy Week
Isaiah 50:4-9 | Psalm 69:8-10, 21-22, 31, 33-34 | Matthew 26:14-25

"Judas Iscariot went off to the chief priests." —Matthew 26:14

Judas was accustomed to being an intimate friend of Jesus and having privileged access to Him. Nonetheless, during the most important week in the lives of both Judas and Jesus, Judas dialogued with the chief priests instead of with Jesus. Judas ... More

"LAY" MINISTRY - One Bread, One Body, Apr 15, 2014

04/15/2014 - 1:08am
Holy Week
Isaiah 49:1-6 | Psalm 71:1-6, 15, 17 | John 13:21-33, 36-38

"You will lay down your life for Me, will you?" —John 13:38

Peter promised Jesus he would lay down his life for Him (Jn 13:37). That same night, Peter lay weeping bitterly after realizing he had denied Jesus three times (Lk 22:62). Judas probably didn't intend to betray Jesus when he began following Him. ... More

Scriptural Stations of the Cross

04/15/2014 - 1:03am
The Scriptural Stations of the Cross will feed us spiritually. Several Scripture passages are quoted for each station. We give little or no commentary but let the Scriptures speak for themselves.

NO TURNING BACK - One Bread, One Body, Apr 14, 2014

04/14/2014 - 1:08am
Holy Week
Isaiah 42:1-7 | Psalm 27:1-3, 13-14 | John 12:1-11

"Mary brought a pound of costly perfume made from genuine aromatic nard, with which she anointed Jesus' feet. Then she dried His feet with her hair, and the house was filled with the ointment's fragrance." —John 12:3

Mary was familiar with Judas from other times that Jesus and His disciples had visited their house (see Lk 10:38-42; Jn 11:1ff). Her jar of perfumed oil was expensive, and she probably wasn't surprised that Judas knew its cost, roughly a year's ... More

Lent and the Renewal of Our Baptismal Promises

04/14/2014 - 1:03am
A step-by-step lenten preparation for renewal of baptismal vows.

"SEALED WITH A KISS" - One Bread, One Body, Apr 13, 2014

04/13/2014 - 1:08am
Passion (Palm) Sunday
Matthew 21:1-11 (Entrance Processional) | Isaiah 50:4-7 | Philippians 2:6-11 | Psalm 22:8-9, 17-20, 23-24 | Matthew 26:14—27:66

"The One I shall kiss is the Man; seize Him." —Matthew 26:48, RSV-CE

Many of you who read this have been kissed passionately and have experienced the love and intimacy which accompanies such a kiss. Some of you have also been treated with indifference or even have been betrayed by the same person who kissed you ... More

LEAD-OFF BATTER-ED - One Bread, One Body, Apr 12, 2014

04/12/2014 - 1:08am
Ezekiel 37:21-28 | Jeremiah 31:10-13 | John 11:45-56

"I will make them one nation upon the land, in the mountains of Israel, and there shall be one Prince for them all." —Ezekiel 37:22

Ezekiel prophesied that Israel and Judah would be united after hundreds of years of division. This miracle of unity would be done by David's Descendant, Who would be the one Prince and the one Shepherd of the reunited nation (Ez 37:24). Ezekiel ... More

LOVE, SUFFERING, AND EVANGELIZATION - One Bread, One Body, Apr 11, 2014

04/11/2014 - 1:08am
St. Stanislaus
Jeremiah 20:10-13 | Psalm 18:2-7 | John 10:31-42

"Many came to believe in him." —John 10:42

The Lord will use you to lead many to believe in Him. However, before the Lord breaks through in the lives of those you are evangelizing, the evil one will usually try to intimidate you and pressure you to shut up. For instance, before the ... More

DEAD ENDS AND THE LIVE END - One Bread, One Body, Apr 10, 2014

04/10/2014 - 1:08am
Genesis 17:3-9 | Psalm 105:4-9 | John 8:51-59

"Whom do You make Yourself out to be?" —John 8:53

"Abraham is dead. The prophets are dead" (Jn 8:52). Buddha is dead. Mohammed is dead. Caesar is dead. Nations, societies, and civilizations are dead. Everyone is dead or on the threshold of death except for Jesus, "the Resurrection and the Life" ... More

FATHER-FREEDOM - One Bread, One Body, Apr 9, 2014

04/09/2014 - 1:08am
Daniel 3:14-20, 91-92, 95 | Daniel 3:52-56 | John 8:31-42

"We have but one Father and that is God Himself." —John 8:41

When Jesus taught us about freedom, He taught us about God's fatherhood. We can be free because we are children of God the Father. When we become free, we, as sons and daughters of God, have a permanent place with Jesus in God the Father's ... More