Second Sunday of Easter – April 11, 2021 St. Anselm Church – Sudbury, MA Scriptures: Acts 4:32-35; Psalm 118; 1 John 5:1-6; John 20:19-31 https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/041121.cfm ———————————————————- The apostles were locked away in the upper room — full of fear (Would they be rounded up and killed like Jesus was?), fullContinue Reading

Easter Sunday (Year B) April 4, 2021 St. Anselm Church – Sudbury, MA Readings: Acts 10:34a, 37-43; Colossians 3:1-4; Sequence Victimae paschali laudes; John 20:1-9 ————————————————————– Greeting:  Good morning! Happy Easter!  Today is a joyful day! We gather to celebrate the very cornerstone of our faith: that Jesus Christ notContinue Reading

Easter Vigil in the Holy Night of Easter(Year B) April 3, 2021 Readings: Genesis 1:1-2:2; Psalm 104; Exodus 14:15-15:1; Psalm Exodus 15; Ezekiel 36:16-17a, 18-28; Psalm 42; Romans 6:3-11; Psalm 118; Mark 16:1-7 https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/040321.cfm St. Anselm Church – Sudbury, MA ————————————————————– Title:  ‘He is going before you to Galilee’ OnContinue Reading

Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion (Year B) April 2, 2021 Readings: Isaiah 52:13-53:12; Psalm 31; Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9; John 18:1-19;42 https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/040221.cfm St. Anselm Church – Sudbury, MA ————————————————————— It is a terrible chain of events.  Of greed, betrayal, misunderstanding, paralyzing fear, of sorrow and tears, of violence and death. Continue Reading

Holy Thursday Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper (Year B) April 1, 2021 Readings: Exodus 12:1-8, 11-14; Psalm 116; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; John 13:1-15 https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/040121-Evening.cfm St. Anselm Church – Sudbury, MA ———————————————————————- What do we have, but our memories?  The present doesn’t stop for a moment, and the future isContinue Reading

Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion (Year B) March 28, 2021 St. Anselm Church – Sudbury, MA Readings: Mark 11:1-10; Isaiah 50:4-7; Psalm 22; Philippians 2:6-11; Mark 14:1-15:47  https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/032821.cfm ———————————————————- Let there be no mistake…. What we recall and recollect today was not just one more public parade. It wasContinue Reading

Fifth Sunday of Lent (year B) Sunday, March 21, 2021 St. Anselm Church – Sudbury, MA Readings: Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 51; Hebrews 5:7-9; John 12:20-33  https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/032121-YearB.cfm ————————————————————————— Homily:           How tender and so true is the metaphor Jesus uses to explain God’s faithfulness. What a sober and peaceful way forContinue Reading

Sunday, March 14, 2021 Fourth Sunday of Lent (year B) St. Anselm Church – Sudbury, MA Readings: https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/031421-YearB.cfm ——————- Greeting:           Good morning!  Today we are beyond the half-way point in Lent two more weeks until Palm Sunday and three weeks til Easter. The church calls this Sunday Laetare Sunday,Continue Reading

Third Sunday of Lent (Year B) March 7, 2021 St. Anselm Church –  Sudbury, MA Readings: https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/030721-YearB.cfm ————————– Homily: Jesus was really on a roll, in today’s gospel. He was full of zeal in his father’s house – the Temple in Jerusalem. He was angry, it seems, and got toContinue Reading

Second Sunday of Lent (Year B) February 28, 2021St. Anselm Church –  Sudbury, MA Readings: Genesis 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18; Psalm 116; Romans 8:31b-34; Mark 9:2-10 https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/022821.cfm ——————— Greeting:           Forty days & forty nights — the length of time Jesus spent in the desert to prepare himself to beginContinue Reading