Browsing the April 2017 archive of A Word From Fr. John

A Word #143| Third Sunday of Easter| April 30, 2017

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 4/25/17

After Easter, I visited my baptismal parish in Pendleton. When I walked inside the church, a flood of memories entered my mind. I thought back to the countless Sundays my family gathered together for Holy Mass on Sunday. I recalled how I was often an altar boy at those ... Read More »

A Word #142| Divine Mercy Sunday| April 23, 2017

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 4/19/17

“Thomas answered and said to him: My Lord and my God!”

Several Sundays ago I emphasized the importance of giving greater attention and reverence to the reception of the Holy Eucharist. Please excuse my criticism when I say that in general most Catholics have become very sloppy when they ... Read More »

A Word #141| Easter Sunday of the Lord's Resurrection| April 16, 2017

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 4/11/17

"This man (Jesus) God raised on the third day and granted that He be visible, not to all the people, but to us, the witnesses chosen by God in advance, who ate and drank with Him after He rose from the dead."

Having been purified through our Lenten discipline, ... Read More »

A Word #140| Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion| April 9, 2017

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 4/06/17

The crowds preceding Him and those following kept crying out and saying: "Hosanna to the Son of David; blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord; hosanna in the highest.” And when He entered Jerusalem the whole city was shaken and asked, "Who is this?” And ... Read More »