Theme: I believe

Divine mercy is forever ready

In a world almost suffocated by materialism and indifference we need to contemplate the mystery of Divine Mercy who alone is a wellspring of joy, serenity and peace. Our salvation depends on him. Mercy reveals the very mystery of the Most Holy Trinity. Mercy is the ultimate and supreme act by which God comes to meet us. Today being the Sunday of Divine Mercy we are called to be merciful so as to become a more effective sign of God’s action around us.

Read more: Second Sunday of Easter, The Sunday of Divine Mercy Year C

Theme: Risen

Several years ago, the Italian film maker, Franco Zeffirelli offered the public his cinematic version of Jesus of Nazareth. After the crucifixion of Jesus on Calvary and his hasty burial, a member of the Sanhedrin was informed that certain followers of the itinerant teacher and healer were claiming that his tomb had been found empty. Others were spreading rumors that they had experienced his risen presence.

Read more: Easter Sunday Year C

Today is the day when despair and hope meet to decide the fate of humanity. Today we are invited to make a choice and take a stand to stay with or to move away from Jesus. The usual homilies have less to clarify since the way of the Cross has done it all. I pick seven words that may provoke us to retrace where our hope has disappeared so as to return on the right truck.

Read more: Good Friday and the seven last words that matter

Theme: Alive

This is the great night which reminds us that God made us out of his immense love and embedded is us a strong desire to love him. After creation he established in us an inescapable relationship. But Adam and Eve spoiled it when they sinned. From then they were doomed to live in a profound frustration which could never be resolved. Every time God made overtures of love towards them, they “ran away: … the more I called to them, the further they went far from me” Hosea 11:2.

Read more: Jesus Christ is risen

Theme: Do this in memory of me        

My brothers and sisters, in order to prepare ourselves to commemorate the glorious His Resurrection, today we are celebrating Holy Thursday. This Feast commemorates the institution of the Holy Eucharist. During the history of the Holy Catholic Church, Holy Thursday has been associated with the reconciliation of penitents, the consecration of the holy oils, the washing of the feet, Institution of the Blessed Eucharist and the Order of Ministerial Priesthood.

Read more: Homily Holy Thursday Evening Mass 2019

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