Posts from April 2017

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Homily for Divinity Sunday

by Fr. Hernan Cely

Sunday of Divine Mercy “Thomas, called Didymus, one of the Twelve, was not with them when Jesus came.” Where was he? Maybe Thomas found it difficult to be crowded into a room with fearful, disappointed, grieving people. Maybe Thomas was a person who thought he needed to be alone when he is suffered. Whatever the […]

Homily for Easter Sunday

by Fr. Hernan Cely

He is risen! Alleluia, alleluia! “You know what has happened. We are witnesses of all that he did. God has raised him on the third day.” More than two thousand years after Peter spoke these words, you and I join Peter and proclaim that we KNOW what has happened. We ARE witnesses of all that […]

Homily for Holy Thursday

by Fr. Hernan Cely

The Last Supper of the Lord Tonight marks the beginning of the Paschal Triduum, the three days when we celebrate the central mystery of our Christian faith. Tonight we see Jesus, the Rabbi, the great teacher, as he teaches the lesson we all need to learn. A lesson that is not just a suggestion. It […]

Homily for Palm Sunday

by Fr. Hernan Cely

Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ Holy Week begins today with the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. The crowd gathered for the festival of Tabernacles was in a joyous mood. The young, miracle-working rabbi from Nazareth received a royal welcome. The people spread their cloaks on the road, waved palm branches in the air […]

A Lenten Reflection

by Joy Rastiello

We are now midway through Lent and fast approaching Holy Easter. As I reflect on the season of Lent, I cannot miss the comparison to our Ignite Program. Lent is a special time for Christians. It is a time of grace, conversion, and renewal. This is also true for the Ignite Program as it aims […]

Reflection on the 5th Sunday in Lent

by Joy Rastiello

John’s Gospel passage recounting the raising of Lazarus from the dead is one of the most known Gospel stories. Many of us have certain Gospels that we commit to memory or are very familiar with. We can all remember John’s Gospel 3-16 where John tells us that God loved us so much that he sacrificed […]