April 2020 archive of Reflections from Father Mark

April 2020 archive of Reflections from Father Mark

Good Shepherd Sunday

Posted by Lori Mainiero on 4/28/20


Some years ago, a national magazine ran a story about a young lady named Laura Bell who after graduating from college took a job as a shepherd in Wyoming.  For the next three years Laura was on call every single day tending 2,000 sheep.  During all of this ... Read More »

The Sacrament of Baptism

Posted by Lori Mainiero on 4/22/20

I pray that all are doing well as you deal with the Novel Coronavirus.  On Wednesday, April 22, I will begin a six-week class on the sacraments.  Since the first class will deal with Baptism and Confirmation this article will cover Baptism.  This article is based on two audiences ... Read More »

Second Sunday of Easter

Posted by Lori Mainiero on 4/19/20


After the risen Lord has appeared to Mary Magdalene she goes to the disciples and announces that the Lord has risen. In their fear they do not listen. Instead the disciples huddle together in fear behind closed doors. Jesus has been crucified and they ... Read More »

Easter 2020

Posted by Lori Mainiero on 4/12/20

Matthew 28:1-10

My Dear Brothers and Sisters,

If there was ever a time for the celebration of Easter it is now.  Pope Francis has described the time that the world is going through as a time of darkness.  This darkness is not merely something we hear about in some ... Read More »

New Horizons: Palm Sunday

Posted by Lori Mainiero on 4/05/20


Today we celebrate Palm Sunday.  We celebrate both the day during which Jesus triumphantly entered Jerusalem and the unfolding of his suffering and death. 

In the Passion Narrative various characters are placed in situations in which they make significant decisions.                                                                                                                                   


Our Gospel begins with ... Read More »

Caring for One Another

Posted by Brandy Boudreau on 4/01/20

On Friday, March 27 Pope Francis gave a special Urbi et Orbi blessing to the world.  Before he gave the blessing, he gave an inspiring message from St. Peter’s Square.  His message focused on Christ always being with us.   He used the Gospel scene in which the disciples are ... Read More »


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