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Third Sunday of Easter - April 15, 2018

Posted by Anne Wing

There is an undeniable sense of excitement and re-creation that comes through the scripture readings in the early days of our Easter Season. On this “Third Sunday” of Easter, the energy of St. Peter is palpable in the first reading from the Acts of the Apostles. Luke has Peter ... Read More »

Second Sunday of Easter - April 8, 2018

Posted by Anne Wing

“The disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, ‘Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.’ And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive ... Read More »

EASTER - The Resurrection of the Lord - April 1, 2018

Posted by Anne Wing

“Surrexit sicut dixit!” He is risen as he said!“Christos anesti. Alithos anesti” - Christ is risen. He is truly risen!

These words, from the traditions of our church, remind us that we have left behind the narratives of Good Friday’s bruised and beaten Jesus. We have turned from the ... Read More »

PALM SUNDAY March 25, 2018

Posted by Anne Wing

Once again our Church comes to the threshold of the most profound liturgical celebration of the year. Holy Week is upon us. The great unfolding of the human drama we re-member these days call us directly to be attentive to who God is for us and why that ... Read More »

Fifth Sunday of Lent - March 18, 2018

Posted by Anne Wing

As I write these words I am looking forward to a wonderful Religious Education Congress in Anaheim. The first Congress took place at the Anaheim Convention Center in 1970, having outgrown facilities used in Los Angeles going back to 1956. That’s over 60 years of adults with a ... Read More »

Fourth Sunday of Lent - March 11, 2018

Posted by Anne Wing

Today’s readings for the Fourth Sunday of Lent invite us to consider the nature of our relationship with God against the backdrop of two powerful stories. The first story is taken from the Book of Chronicles, and it reminds us of the experience of the people who had wandered ... Read More »

Third Sunday of Lent - March 4, 2018

Posted by Anne Wing

Last week’s first reading from Genesis gave us insights into the relationship that God had with Abraham, our “Father in faith”. Today’s first reading engages us with another narrative that tries to help us enter into the mystery of who God is for us. Exodus 20 narrates the commandments ... Read More »

Second Sunday of Lent - February 25, 2018

Posted by Anne Wing

Today’s first reading narrates perhaps one of the most difficult stories of the Old Testament. It tells of a father, Abraham, preparing to sacrifice his son, Isaac, to a God who has asked for the particular sacrifice of the only child born to Abraham and Sarah. To our modern ... Read More »

February 18, 2018

Posted by Anne Wing

Now that we’ve gotten past the conundrum of whether we celebrate Valentine’s Day or Ash Wednesday, we find ourselves on this Sunday squarely facing the season of Lent straight in the face.

Today we join parishes all over the world as we celebrate the Rites of Election and of ... Read More »

February 11, 2018

Posted by Anne Wing

It seems to me as though we just celebrated Christmas and New Year a couple of weeks ago, and here we are staring into the six weeks of Lent that stretch ahead of us, beginning this Ash Wednesday. This Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time has us considering the ... Read More »