2020 archive of Fr. Emery's Blog

2020 archive of Fr. Emery's Blog

2nd Sunday in Easter/Sunday of the Divine Mercy - April 19, 2020

Posted by Marie Meza on 4/16/20

Dear friends,

Today’s the second Sunday of Easter. It is coined “Divine Mercy Sunday.” Reflecting on Divine Mercy in the present context is to gaze upon the ever loving and merciful heart of Jesus Christ who, while we were still sinners, accepted to shed Hi blood for our sake.

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Easter Sunday - April 12, 2020

Posted by Marie Meza on 4/09/20

Dear Holy Cross Parish Family,

I want to wish you all a Happy and Blessed Easter!

As I mentioned in our Easter Postcard, this Easter is unlike any other that we have celebrated. Yes. The coronavirus pandemic has spoiled our celebration of the Resurrection of the Lord and our ... Read More »

Palm Sunday (Spanish) - April 5, 2020

Posted by Marie Meza on 4/02/20

Queridos amigos,

Hoy es Domingo de Palmas, el comienzo de la Semana Santa cuando conmemoramos la entrada triunfal de Jesús a Jerusalén para soportar su pasión. Los desafíos de la pandemia de hoy pueden desviar nuestra atención del misterio al que nos invita: que al soportar el sufrimiento con ... Read More »

Palm Sunday - April 5, 2020

Posted by Marie Meza on 4/02/20

Dear friends,

Today is Palms Sunday, the beginning of the Holy Week as we commemorate Jesus’ Triumphal entrance to Jerusalem to endure His Passion.  The challenges of today’s pandemic may take our attention from the mystery to which invites us: that by enduring suffering with Him as He offers ... Read More »

5th Sunday in Lent (Spanish) - March 29, 2020

Posted by Marie Meza on 3/26/20

Queridos amigos,

Las lecturas de hoy dejan en claro que nos acercamos al final de la Cuaresma. En la historia de Lázaro, Juan nos da muchos detalles sobre la Pasión y Resurrección de Jesús. Primero, señala a Thomas, quien le recuerda al Señor que morirán si regresan a Judea. ... Read More »

5th Sunday in Lent - March 29, 2020

Posted by Marie Meza on 3/26/20

Dear friends,

Today’s readings make it clear that we draw near the end of Lent. In the story of Lazarus, John gives us many details about Jesus’ Passion and Resurrection. First, he points to Thomas who reminds the Lord that they will die if the go back to Judea. ... Read More »

4th Sunday in Lent (Spanish) - March 22, 2020

Posted by Marie Meza on 3/19/20

Queridos amigos,

Hoy es el cuarto domingo de Cuaresma, llamado comúnmente domingo de Laetare. Estamos invitados a alegrarnos porque nuestra salvación está más cerca que nunca. El Señor que tomó sobre él nuestro quebrantamiento está ganando los poderes de las tinieblas.

Una pregunta, sin embargo, ¿cómo podemos alegrarnos al ... Read More »

4th Sunday in Lent - March 22, 2020

Posted by Marie Meza on 3/19/20

Dear friends,

Today is the Fourth Sunday of Lent, common called Laetare Sunday. We are invited to rejoice because our salvation is nearer than ever. The Lord who took upon him our brokenness is winning over the powers of darkness.

One question though, how can one rejoice as we ... Read More »

1st Sunday in Lent (Spanish) - March 1, 2020

Posted by Marie Meza on 2/28/20

Queridos amigos,

Una abuela estaba charlando con su nieto, compartiendo con él los recuerdos de su tiempo. Una cosa de la que estaba tan orgullosa era su fe y todo lo que la rodeaba. Un día llama a su nieto y comienza la nueva historia.

Johnny, ya sabes, de todo el ... Read More »

1st Sunday in Lent - March 1, 2020

Posted by Marie Meza on 2/28/20

Dear friends,

A grand mother was chatting with her little grandson, sharing with him the memories of her time. One thing she was so proud of was her faith and all that surrounded it. One day she calls her grandson and starts the new story.

Johnny, you know, of ... Read More »

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