Posts from April 2020

Posts from April 2020

Christ at Mass Reflection (April 26, 2020)

On the Road to Emmaus(Luke 24:13-35) On the road to EmmausA risen Jesus makes a churchFrom dust, despair and doubt. On the road to EmmausA risen Jesus makes a church.I live. Hear me in the prophets.I am the Word.The suffering servant.The lamb.The shepherd.I am the promise of the Scriptures. At a table in EmmausA risen Jesus makes a churchFrom fellowship and fiery hearts.Clear your eyes.Find me in the bread and wine,The liturgy of love.  On the road from EmmausA risen…

Mass Reflection (April 26, 2020)

That first Easter Sunday was a busy time for Christ. He rose from the dead before the sun was up (Luke 24:1 – 4). In the Gospel for today (Luke 24:13 – 35), Jesus meets two disciples on the road to Emmaus. In the evening, He meets with the eleven apostles in the upper room (John 20:19ff). Christ spent forty days with the apostles (Acts 1:3) after the Resurrection. Other than the description of His Ascension into heaven (Acts 1:9, Matthew 28:16 – 20),…

The Little Sisters of the Poor Campaign: ‘A Million Families, a Million Rosaries’

During Portugal’s 1974 Carnation Revolution, Our Lady said to Sister Lucia, “When a million families pray the rosary, the revolution will end.” The Little Sisters of the Poor are launching a campaign against the coronavirus.  After much prayer and contemplation about the coronavirus Mother General, Mother Maria del Monte Auxiliadora wrote to the whole Congregation at the end of March, “I suggest that we launch a ‘campaign’ on a global scale, a veritable ‘blitz’ on heaven, through the intercession of…

Christ at Mass Reflection (April 19, 2020)

Remember singing the chorus of the old hymn, “Faith of our fathers, holy faith, we will be true to thee till death”? Today’s readings echo this sentiment of loving and cherishing the gift of faith. When we read our first reading from the Acts of the Apostles, the author shares the early followers’ simple, joy-filled lives and fervor to be faithful. We read they are filled with awe, and they ate their meals with exultation. This reading gives us the…

Mass Reflection (April 19, 2020)

Maria Faustina Kowalska was born in Poland in 1905.  She entered the convent of the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy in Warsaw when she was 20 years old.  Experiencing private revelations from Christ St. Faustina began to promote devotion to the Divine Mercy of Jesus Christ. The Church has recognized several instances of private revelation from Christ or the Blessed Virgin Mary as for example, in Fatima or Lourdes.  One common theme of these heavenly encounters…

Coronavirus: Bishop Sullivan Extends Closure of Catholic Schools to May 15th

On Saturday, March 14th, 2020, Bishop Sullivan announced the closure of all Catholic schools in the Diocese of Camden effective Monday, March 16th, 2020, in order to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus. Given the current situation at hand and Governor Phil Murphy’s extension of the school’s closure, the Bishop has decided to keep Catholic schools closed until at least May 15th, 2020. Bishop Sullivan, along with Diocesan and Catholic Schools staff, will continue to monitor the situation closely…