The readings this week focus on Jesus last 18 hours in his life. Jesus never promised that he would prevent all evil, sickness, tragedy or sin. That’s because we have free choice. But he did promise that he could come to any evil situation of our own doing or someone else’s doing and pull life out of it.
If he could go even to death on a cross which is a horrible, humiliating, awful death and pull life out of it, he can come to any human situation and draw life. This is the good news of the readings of Holy Week.
And so, the early church told the the story of Holy Week over and over again, long before the Gospels were written. They told the story of the way he died and they ended that story with the announcement that he pulled life out of it through his resurrection!
This is indeed “good news”!
This is our story …. and it’s all true!
De Colores,
Deacon Doug
Join us in prayer!
We encourage you to join us as we recite the Holy Rosary every night at 8PM!
Resources for those not able to attend Mass
Daily Readings in English and Spanish from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:
Prayers, readings for Mass, and additional spiritual readings are available at:
Magnificat publication, a spiritual guide that includes daily Mass:
“Give Us This Day” a digital file of their periodical, which includes daily Mass texts. Visit and select “Digital” in the upper right of the screen.