This weeks readings from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, which uses the New American Bible.
The Word On Fire – Fr. Robert Barron’s internet site offers many interesting insights into all things Catholic. Fr. Barron has a full library of homilies that he has prepared and we will be featuring a link here to his 15 minute reflections on this week’s readings.
This Sunday: “The story of the Transfiguration has beguiled artists, poets, spiritual masters and the faithful for centuries. The meaning of this extraordinary revelation is in the haunting details that the Gospel presents. ”
Sunday Soundbites is a weekly, 90-second radio homily based on the Sunday readings, written and read by Fr. Greg Friedman, O.F.M. Sunday Soundbites is also heard on Catholic radio stations around the country.
This Sunday: “One of the most dramatic scenes in Catholic liturgy comes at the Easter Vigil when adults are baptized. They come up out of the water, dripping wet, and after leaving to change, re-enter the church in their white baptismal robes.“
Lent is a period of fasting, which leads up to Easter. It recalls Jesus’ 40-day fast in the wilderness. The Catholic Lenten season begins on Ash Wednesday and ends right before the evening Masses of Holy Thursday, although Lenten penance continues through Holy Saturday. In 2014, Lent begins on March 5th in the Latin Church