Browsing the March 2021 archive of Fr. Bob's Columns
Posted by Debbra Beck on 3/29/21
FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT – A PARADOX!
As we get very close now to Holy Week and the celebration of the Paschal Mystery of Jesus’ death and resurrection, Jesus tells us in the gospel today that he, like “a grain of wheat, must fall to the ground and ... Read More »
Posted by Debbra Beck on 3/20/21
4th SUNDAY OF LENT – JOHN 3:16
Do you remember years ago a baseball fan wearing a clown outfit who would frequently get into the view of the TV camera and hold up a sign – John 3:16? Well, today in the Gospel we have that oft- quoted ... Read More »
Posted by Debbra Beck on 3/18/21
At the beginning of Lent you received, in the mail, a Lenten reflection booklet along with the Holy Week Schedule. Since Holy Week will begin on Palm Sunday, March 28th, we wanted to send a reminder of what will be happening in St. Bernadette Parish. Confession Schedule to prepare ... Read More »
Posted by Debbra Beck on 3/12/21
3RD SUNDAY OF LENT – “THE TABLES ARE TURNED!”
The Gospel today is disturbing. It is usually called the cleansing of the temple by Jesus. These days we might first think of Jesus going through the temple spraying disinfectant to cleanse it of a coronavirus. Actually the depiction ... Read More »
Posted by Debbra Beck on 3/05/21
2ND SUNDAY OF LENT – A TIME OF TRANSFIGURATION OR TRANSFORMATION?
On this Sunday of Lent in each of the three Lectionary cycles, we always hear about the transfiguration of the Lord, when Jesus looked different to the three apostles. What was the “new, improved” look of Jesus? ... Read More »