Posts from March 2016

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Homily for Easter Vigil

by Fr. Hernan Cely

Easter Vigil – Holy Night This is the night, this is the most holy night when Jesus Christ rose from the dead. As you have seen, the Easter Vigil Liturgy compresses the entire story of Salvation History into a rich tapestry of signs, symbols, and words. Together we ignite a new fire, and it dispels […]

Easter Sunday Reflection

by Joy Rastiello

Easter Sunday Reflection- “When Simon Peter arrived after him, he went into the tomb and saw the burial cloths there, and the cloth that had covered his head, not with the burial cloths but rolled up in a separate place. Then the other disciple also went in, the one who had arrived at the tomb first, and he saw and […]

Homily for Palm Sunday

by Fr. Hernan Cely

The Lord’s Passion During the three years of His preaching and healing, Jesus has been moving toward this great week, as He moves toward Jerusalem for the last time. Through the liturgy, we follow Him, each step of the way. During this week we pray for the gift of conversion, the grace to turn away […]

Roasted Vegetable Soup with Tortellini

by Joy Rastiello

Roasted Vegetable Soup with Cheese Tortellini This soup is perfect for a Lenten Friday supper, but stays in my meal rotation all year long. Easy yet elegant, this soup has all of the comfort of a classic tomato soup, but with added depth of flavor from the savory roasted veggies. Serve alongside a mixed green […]

Reflection on the 5th Week in Lent

by Joy Rastiello

Reflections on: FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT (March 13, 2016) This year has been proclaimed by Pope Francis as the “Holy Year of Mercy”. There is no better time during our Church year to reflect upon God’s merciful love than Lent. It is a time to be repentant, to seek God’s mercy and forgiveness, and to […]

Homily for the 5th Sunday of Lent

by Fr. Hernan Cely

The Prodigal Daughter Last Sunday we proclaimed the parable of the Prodigal Son and his return to his forgiving father and a household relieved of anxiety and loss. Today we hear the story of a prodigal daughter, a woman guilty of adultery and caught in the political web of conflicting legal issues. The Pharisees used […]

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili

by Joy Rastiello

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili You won’t miss the meat in this tasty one-pot meal! Packed with colorful vegetables, hearty beans, and a spicy kick, this satisfying chili nourishes the body and warms the soul. Serve alongside cheese quesadillas or chips, salsa, and guacamole and share with friends on a Lenten Friday night! Cooking […]