24 Mar 2024

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Mark 11:1-10 or John 12:12-16  Jesus is rendered due honor as he enters the city of David.

Isaiah 50:4-7  The faithful servant is relentless in his attention to and service of the divine word.

Psalm 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24  The ancient poet prophetically describes the death of God’s faithful one.

Philippians 2:6-11  Saint Paul presents the Crucifixion as a cosmic event of submission and glory.

Mark 14:1-15:47  Mark presents good and bad examples of discipleship in his Passion account.

More resources for the month available in Seasonal notes.

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Homilist’s overview of March

Liturgical themes and feasts

This month concludes our Lenten observance, contains the high holy days of the Triduum (28-30), and ushers us to Easter Sunday (31). We'll perform scrutinies for our Elect (3, 10, 17) and welcome them into the church in sacraments of Initiation.

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The inner word

What’s in your heart?

Palm Sunday marks our entrance into Holy Week and the time of Jesus' Passion and the most sacred time in our lives as Christians.

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Featured Exploring the word

The meal in the middle

The Passion narrative is so enthralling on its own terms it can be difficult to keep in mind that it is not simply a drama about the death of Jesus. Gospel stories are deliberately told in a way that always invites us to find our place in the story.

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Homily stories

A Passion for the Holy Land

At the start of each Holy Week, my mind drifts to the Holy Land and the visit I made as a pilgrim.

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Homily stories

Silent witnesses

How do you pass on a living faith to the next generation? Robert Wuthnow, sociologist of religion, conducted research among people who considered themselves religious and asked what influences from childhood had helped their faith take root.

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Penitential Act & Prayer of the Faithful

As we prepare to celebrate the sacred mysteries of Christ’s love, let us acknowledge our sins and God's great mercy .

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It is not as a child that I believe and confess Jesus Christ. My hosanna is born of a furnace of doubt.

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Browse the library

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Take Five weekly

24 Mar 2024

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