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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 »

February 4, 2018

Posted by Anne Wing

I can only imagine what would happen in our home if I brought a group of my adult friends home for dinner one Sunday evening, and my mother wasn’t feeling well. My mother takes great pride in her hospitality. But when it comes to visitors who arrive at ... Read More »

January 28, 2018

Posted by Anne Wing

The last Sunday in January traditionally marks the beginning of Catholic Schools Week, and here at Lourdes we have a lot to be both grateful for and proud of. When Msgr. Stroup arrived in Northridge in 1958 to establish the parish at the behest of Cardinal  McIntyre, the first ... Read More »

January 21,2018

Posted by Anne Wing

In today’s scriptures, we are brought to reflect on different narratives that also involve stories of different lives sharing something of their pilgrimage story. In the revealing narratives, we also notice some critical moments that set the course for future trajectories in the life stories as they unfold.

In ... Read More »

January 14, 2018

Posted by Anne Wing

 

Our scriptures on this Second Sunday in Ordinary Time propel us from the last vestiges of our Christmas into the radical expectations of what it means to be a believer, and the consequences of listening to God’s call in our lives. Today’s first reading narrates the call of ... Read More »

January 7, 2018

Posted by Anne Wing

 

There’s a line in the second chapter of Luke’s gospel that is uttered by Simeon, the old priest who blessed the child Jesus. He says to Mary and Joseph: “Behold, this child is destined for the fall and rise of many in Israel, and to be a ... Read More »

December 31, 2017

Posted by Anne Wing

When I reflect on the Holy Family, whose Feast we celebrate today, I have to tell you, I usually think of a quiet, perfect, family. Jesus, Mary and Joseph are just three holy people living in an idyllic reality. I have to stop myself from thinking about the ... Read More »

December 24, 2017

Posted by Anne Wing

It seems to me that our gospel for today is appropriate for both the 4th Sunday of Advent AND for the Vigil of Christmas. We hear the narrative unfolding with the practiced ear of every Catholic who can nearly finish each line as soon as it is begun… ... Read More »