Reflection on Palm Sunday Readings

April 05, 2020 by Deacon Michael Houtchen Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion Gospel Matthew 26:14—27:66 One of the Twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said, “What are you willing to give me if I hand him over to you?” They paid him thirty pieces of silver, and from…

Thoughts from the Weekend Mass readings

March 22, 2020 by Deacon Michael Houtchen Fourth Sunday of Lent Gospel John 9:1-41 As Jesus passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “Neither he nor his parents sinned; it is so that the…

Preparing for Mass

March 15, 2020 by Deacon Michael Houtchen Third Sunday of Lent Gospel John 4:5-42 Jesus came to a town of Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of land that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there. Jesus, tired from his journey, sat down there at the well. It was about noon….

Preparing for Mass

March 08, 2020 by Deacon Michael Houtchen Second Sunday of Lent Gospel Matthew 17:1-9 Jesus took Peter, James, and John, his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them; his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became white as light. And behold, Moses and Elijah…