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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 »

A Word #139| Fifth Sunday of Lent| April 2, 2017

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 3/29/17

Jesus told her, "I am the resurrection and the life; whoever believes in me, even if he dies, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?"

 One of my professors in the Seminary would often remind us in class that "life is ... Read More »

A Word #138| Fourth Sunday of Lent| March 26, 2017

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 3/29/17

“Then Jesus said," I came into this world for judgment, so that those who do not see might see, and those who do see might become blind."

The other day there was a power outage in the neighborhood of the parish house. It would have been all right if it happened ... Read More »

A Word #137| Third Sunday of Lent| March 19, 2017

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 3/29/17

Many more began to believe in him because of his word, and they said to the woman, "We no longer believe because of your word; for we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this is truly the savior of the world.”

 Have you ever taken the time ... Read More »

A Word #136 |Second Sunday of Lent| March 12, 2017

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 3/08/17

It's very common to see products endorsed by celebrities. Their endorsement tries to convince the consumer of the credibility of a particular product. The use of a celebrity to endorse a product is a marketing ploy just to sell a product regardless of whether the celebrity actually believes in ... Read More »

A Word #135 |First Sunday of Lent| March 5, 2017

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 3/02/17

“At that time Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil.”

Cartoons often create scenes where the main character converses with an angel on one shoulder and the devil on the other. It is the devil who attempts to persuade the character ... Read More »

A Word #134 |Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time| February 26, 2017

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 2/22/17

“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given you besides.”

As much as life is a journey, life can also be compared to as a great search for happiness or fulfillment. Regardless of what it may be, we are always ... Read More »

A Word #133 | Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time| February 19, 2017

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 2/15/17

“So be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect.”

 Growing up, I have fond memories of watching The Price is Right with Bob Barker. I remember that after each game the announcer would announce regardless if you made it up to play a Pricing Game or not, the ... Read More »

A Word #132 | Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time | February 12, 2017

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 2/08/17

“But whoever obeys and teaches these commandments will be called greatest in the kingdom of heaven. I tell you, unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.”

 Laws are necessary and without them it would be anarchy. Laws preserve ... Read More »