Alleluia! He is Risen!

Matthew 28:1-10 Jesus Is Alive After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, approached, rolled back the stone, and sat upon it. His appearance…

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Hearts Burning Within

Twice in the early Easter Season, the Church has us read about the disciples on the road to Emmaus.  It’s important for many reasons, including the bit of story that reminds us that we, too, can recognize Jesus in the Breaking of the Bread.  We should recognize that Christ comes to us, just like he…

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I ♥ the Easter Vigil

The Easter Vigil is my FAVORITE Mass of the year! And it is the central Mass of the year, as well. I’ve been told that the early Church believed that Christ would return in Glory at the Easter Vigil Mass, so they would spend the entire night (sunset to sunrise) in prayer, reading Scripture (our…

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