Feastdays and Saints

 Feastdays and Saints

  

June 26, 2011
Corpus Christi: The Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist

In his homily for the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ (June 26, 2011), Fr. Bradshaw invites listeners to consider what the consecrated bread and wine really mean in their lives.  He suggests that every celebration of the Mass is an opportunity to recognize both the presence of God in one’s life and the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist and the fact that these two realities are inseparable.

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By Fr. Alexander Bradshaw, Pastor, Our Mother of Sorrows Church, Rochester, NY
December 21, 2010
The Gospel’s Christmas Story - The Presentation and the Finding of Jesus in the Temple

Welcome to this Bible study conducted by Diocese of Rochester seminarian Peter Mottola at Our Lady of Peace parish in Geneva, NY.  In this session Peter explores the stories of The Presentation and the Finding of Jesus in the Temple (Luke 2: 21-52), the fourth and fifth Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary.

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By Peter Mottola
December 20, 2010
The Gospel’s Christmas Story - The Nativity of Christ in Bethlehem

Welcome to this Bible study conducted by Diocese of Rochester seminarian Peter Mottola at Our Lady of Peace parish in Geneva, NY.  In this segment Peter explores the story of the Birth of Jesus (Luke 2: 1-20), the third Joyful Mystery of the Rosary.

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By Peter Mottola
December 10, 2010
The Gospel’s Christmas Story - The Visitation - Part 1

Welcome to this Bible study conducted by Diocese of Rochester seminarian Peter Mottola at Our Lady of Peace parish in Geneva, NY.  In this segment Peter explores the story of The Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth (Luke 1: 39-56), the second Joyful Mystery of the Rosary.

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By Peter Mottola
December 10, 2010
The Gospel’s Christmas Story - The Visitation - Part 2

Welcome to this Bible study conducted by Diocese of Rochester seminarian Peter Mottola at Our Lady of Peace parish in Geneva, NY.  In this segment Peter explores the story of The Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth (Luke 1: 39-56), the second Joyful Mystery of the Rosary.

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By Peter Mottola
December 10, 2010
The Gospel’s Christmas Story - The Visitation - Part 3

Welcome to this Bible study conducted by Diocese of Rochester seminarian Peter Mottola at Our Lady of Peace parish in Geneva, NY.  In this segment Peter explores the story of The Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth (Luke 1: 39-56), the second Joyful Mystery of the Rosary.

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By Peter Mottola
December 10, 2010
The Gospel’s Christmas Story - The Annunciation - Part 1

Welcome to this Bible study conducted by Diocese of Rochester seminarian Peter Mottola at Our Lady of Peace parish in Geneva, NY.  In this segment Peter explores the story of The Annunciation to Mary, the first Joyful Mystery of the Rosary. 

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By Peter Mottola
December 10, 2010
The Gospel’s Christmas Story - The Annunciation - Part 2

Welcome to this Bible study conducted by Diocese of Rochester seminarian Peter Mottola at Our Lady of Peace parish in Geneva, NY.  In this segment Peter explores the story of The Annunciation to Mary, the first Joyful Mystery of the Rosary. 

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By Peter Mottola
December 10, 2010
The Gospel’s Christmas Story - The Annunciation - Part 3

Welcome to this Bible study conducted by Diocese of Rochester seminarian Peter Mottola at Our Lady of Peace parish in Geneva, NY.  In this segment Peter explores the story of The Annunciation to Mary, the first Joyful Mystery of the Rosary.

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By Peter Mottola
December 10, 2010
The Gospel’s Christmas Story - The Annunciation - Part 4

Welcome to this Bible study conducted by Diocese of Rochester seminarian Peter Mottola at Our Lady of Peace parish in Geneva, NY.  In this segment Peter explores the story of The Annunciation to Mary, the first Joyful Mystery of the Rosary.

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By Peter Mottola
March 22, 2010
Forth Week of Lent

This episode focuses on what it means to be a Christian disciple. What blessings has being a follower of Jesus brought to you? How has your faith helped you through troubled times?

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By Jonathan Schott, Diocesan Coordinator of Adult, Catechist and Family Formation
March 15, 2010
Third Week of Lent

 This episode fosters reflection on the meaning of Christian service through reflection on the scripture story from the Gospel of John of Jesus washing the feet of the disciples.

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By Jonathan Schott, Diocesan Coordinator of Adult, Catechist and Family Formation
March 8, 2010
Second Week of Lent

 This episode focuses on prayer and encourages it as a Lenten practice to enter more deeply into a relationship with God.

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By Jonathan Schott, Diocesan Coordinator of Adult, Catechist and Family Formation
March 1, 2010
First Week of Lent

Through prayer and a Scripture reading this episode explores the Lenten call to reflect on the deepness of one’s faith in Jesus Christ. 

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By Jonathan Schott, Diocesan Coordinator of Adult, Catechist and Family Formation
February 17, 2010
Ash Wednesday

 Through prayer and a Scripture reading this episode offers a reflection on the practice of fasting and abstinence as the Lenten season begins.

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March 31, 2009
Evangelio según Marcos, Capitulo 16

Pasado el sábado, María Magdalena, María la de Santiago y Salomé compraron aromas para ir a embalsamarle. Y muy de madrugada, el primer día de la semana, a la salida del sol, van al sepulcro. 

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March 31, 2009
The Gospel According to Mark, Chapter 16

When the sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary, the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go and anoint him. Very early when the sun had risen, on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb.

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By Julie Palma and Br. Juan G. Lozada Roca
March 24, 2009
The Gospel According to Mark, Chapter 15

As soon as morning came, the chief priests with the elders and the scribes, that is, the whole Sanhedrin, held a council. They bound Jesus, led him away, and handed him over to Pilate. 

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By Julie Palma and Br. Juan G. Lozada Roca
March 24, 2009
Evangelio según Marcos, Capitulo 15

Pronto, al amanecer, prepararon una reunión los sumos sacerdotes con los ancianos, los escribas y todo el Sanedrín y, después de haber atado a Jesús, le llevaron y le entregaron a Pilato. 

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By Julie Palma and Br. Juan G. Lozada Roca
March 17, 2009
Evangelio según Marcos, Capitulo 14

 Faltaban dos días para la Pascua y los Azimos. Los sumos sacerdotes y los escribas buscaban cómo prenderle con engaño y matarle.

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By Julie Palma and Br. Juan G. Lozada Roca
March 17, 2009
The Gospel According to Mark, Chapter 14

 The Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread were to take place in two days' time. So the chief priests and the scribes were seeking a way to arrest him by treachery and put him to death.

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By Julie Palma and Br. Juan G. Lozada Roca
March 10, 2009
The Gospel According to Mark, Chapter 13

 As he was making his way out of the temple area one of his disciples said to him, "Look, teacher, what stones and what buildings!" Jesus said to him, "Do you see these great buildings? There will not be one stone left upon another that will not be thrown down."

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By Julie Palma and Br. Juan G. Lozada Roca
March 10, 2009
Evangelio según Marcos, Capitulo 13

Al salir del Templo, le dice uno de sus discípulos: "Maestro, mira qué piedras y qué construcciones." Jesús le dijo: "Ves estas grandiosas construcciones? No quedará piedra sobre piedra que no sea derruida." 

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By Julie Palma and Br. Juan G. Lozada Roca
March 3, 2009
The Gospel According to Mark, Chapter 12

 He began to speak to them in parables. "A man planted a vineyard, put a hedge around it, dug a wine press, and built a tower. Then he leased it to tenant farmers and left on a journey."

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By Julie Palma and Br. Juan G. Lozada Roca
March 3, 2009
Evangelio según Marcos, Capitulo 12

Y se puso a hablarles en parábolas: "Un hombre plantó una viña, la rodeó de una cerca, cavó un lagar y edificó una torre; la arrendó a unos labradores y se ausentó." 

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By Julie Palma and Br. Juan G. Lozada Roca
February 24, 2009
The Gospel According to Mark, Chapter 11

When they drew near to Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany at the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples and said to them, "Go into the village opposite you, and immediately on entering it you will find a colt tethered on which no one has ever sat.

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By Julie Palma and Br. Juan G. Lozada Roca
February 24, 2009
Evangelio según Marcos, Capitulo 11

Cuando se aproximaban a Jerusalén, cerca ya de Betfagé y Betania, al pie del monte de los Olivos, envía a dos de sus discípulos, diciéndoles: "Vayan al pueblo que está enfrente de ustedes, y no bien entren en él, encontrarán un burrito atado, sobre el que no ha montado, todavía ningún hombre.

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By Julie Palma and Br. Juan G. Lozada Roca
February 17, 2009
The Gospel According to Mark, Chapter 10

He set out from there and went into the district of Judea and across the Jordan. Again crowds gathered around him and, as was his custom, he again taught them.

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By Julie Palma and Br. Juan G. Lozada Roca
February 17, 2009
Evangelio según Marcos, Capitulo 10

 Y levantándose de allí va a la región de Judea, y al otro lado del Jordán, y de nuevo vino la gente hacia él y, como acostumbraba, les enseñaba.

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By Julie Palma and Br. Juan G. Lozada Roca
February 9, 2009
Evangelio según Marcos, Capitulo 9

Les decía también: "Yo les aseguro que entre los aquí presentes hay algunos que no gustarán la muerte hasta que vean venir con poder el Reino de Dios."

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By Julie Palma and Br. Juan G. Lozada Roca
February 9, 2009
The Gospel According to Mark, Chapter 9

He also said to them, "Amen, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death until they see that the kingdom of God has come in power."

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By Julie Palma and Br. Juan G. Lozada Roca
February 2, 2009
The Gospel According to Mark, Chapter 8

In those days when there again was a great crowd without anything to eat, he summoned the disciples and said, "My heart is moved with pity for the crowd, because they have been with me now for three days and have nothing to eat."

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By Julie Palma and Br. Juan G. Lozada Roca
February 2, 2009
Evangelio según Marcos, Capitulo 8

Por aquellos días, habiendo de nuevo mucha gente y no teniendo qué comer, llama Jesús a sus discípulos y les dice: "Siento compasión de esta gente, porque hace ya tres días que permanecen conmigo y no tienen qué comer."

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By Julie Palma and Br. Juan G. Lozada Roca
January 29, 2009
The Gospel According to Mark, Chapter 7

Now when the Pharisees with some scribes who had come from Jerusalem gathered around him, they observed that some of his disciples are their meals with unclean, that is, unwashed, hands.

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By Julie Palma and Br. Juan G. Lozada Roca
January 29, 2009
Evangelio según Marcos, Capitulo 7

Se reúnen junto a él los fariseos, así como algunos escribas venidos de Jerusalén. Y al ver que algunos de sus discípulos comían con manos impuras, es decir no lavadas...

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By Julie Palma and Br. Juan G. Lozada Roca
January 26, 2009
The Gospel According to Mark, Chapter 6

He departed from there and came to his native place, accompanied by his disciples. When the sabbath came he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astonished.

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By Julie Palma and Br. Juan G. Lozada Roca
January 26, 2009
Evangelio según Marcos, Capitulo 6

Salió de allí y vino a su patria, y sus discípulos le siguen. Cuando llegó el sábado se puso a enseñar en la sinagoga.

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By Julie Palma and Br. Juan G. Lozada Roca
January 13, 2009
The Gospel According to Mark, Chapter 5

They came to the other side of the sea, to the territory of the Gerasenes. When he got out of the boat, at once a man from the tombs who had an unclean spirit met him.

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By Julie Palma and Br. Juan G. Lozada Roca
January 13, 2009
Evangelio según Marcos, Capitulo 5

Y llegaron al otro lado del mar, a la región de los gerasenos. Apenas saltó de la barca, vino a su encuentro, de entre los sepulcros, un hombre con espíritu inmundo...

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By Julie Palma and Br. Juan G. Lozada Roca
January 8, 2009
The Gospel According to Mark, Chapter 4

On another occasion he began to teach by the sea. A very large crowd gathered around him so that he got into a boat on the sea and sat down. And the whole crowd was beside the sea on land.

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By Julie Palma and Br. Juan G. Lozada Roca
January 8, 2009
Evangelio según Marcos, Capitulo 4

Y otra vez se puso a enseñar a orillas del mar. Y se reunió tanta gente junto a él que hubo de subir a una barca y, ya en el mar, se sentó; todo la gente estaba entierra a la orilla del mar.

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By Julie Palma and Br. Juan G. Lozada Roca
December 16, 2008
The Gospel According to Mark, Chapter 3

Again Jesus entered the synagogue. There was a man there who had a withered hand. They watched him closely to see if he would cure him...

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By Julie Palma and Br. Juan G. Lozada Roca
December 16, 2008
Evangelio según Marcos, Capitulo 3

Entró de nuevo en la sinagoga, y había allí un hombre que tenía la mano paralizada. Estaban al acecho a ver si le curaba en sábado...

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By Julie Palma and Br. Juan G. Lozada Roca
December 9, 2008
The Gospel According to Mark, Chapter 2

When Jesus returned to Capernaum after some days, it became known that he was at home...

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By Julie Palma and Br. Juan G. Lozada Roca
December 9, 2008
Evangelio según Marcos, Capitulo 2

Tiempo después, Jesús volvió a Cafarnaúm. Apenas corrió la noticia de que estaba en casa...

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By Julie Palma and Br. Juan G. Lozada Roca
December 3, 2008
The Gospel According to Mark, Chapter 1

Welcome to the first chapter of Project Mark. Over the next 16 weeks we will have two recordings per week, one in English and one in Spanish, for the 16 chapters in the Gospel of Mark. Project Mark is an opportunity for us to renew our call to be disciples of Jesus Christ through reflection on Mark's Gospel. 

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By Julie Palma and Br. Juan G. Lozada Roca
December 3, 2008
Evangelio según Marcos, Capitulo 1

¡Bienvenidos a la primera capítula del Proyecto Mark! Durante las proximas 16 semanas, ofreceremos dos grabaciones semanal, uno en ingles y uno en español, para cubrir las 16 capítulas del Evangelio de Mark. Por reflexiones en el Evangelio de Mark, El Proyecto Mark nos ofrece la oportunidad para renovar nuestra llamada para servir como discípulos de Jesucristo.

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By Julie Palma and Br. Juan G. Lozada Roca
December 10, 2007
Our Lady of Guadalupe

This feast, celebrated on December 12, recalls the appearance of the Blessed Virgin to an Indian peasant named Juan Diego in 1531 after the Spanish conquest of Mexico. Fr. Jesús explores the symbolic meanings of the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe and the story of Juan Diego’s encounter with her.

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By Fr. Jesús Flores
June 22, 2007
The Sacred Heart of Jesus

A reflection on God's love

  

For Bishop Clark the Sacred Heart is a powerful symbol and reminder of the love that God has for us in Jesus Christ. A love that heals, reconciles, restores, saves and refreshes. It is a reminder that the word of God became man and dwelt among us. And he did so in such a fashion that nothing human is foreign or strange to him.

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By Bishop Matthew H. Clark
May 27, 2007
Thoughts on the Feast of Pentecost

On the Feast of Pentecost we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit. When I was discerning about the priesthood people told me to pray to the Holy Spirit for guidance. I did this but kind of figured it was my choice. Then I went on a retreat and learned what it meant to really listen to the Spirit....

  

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By Fr. Jim Fennessy, Parochial Vicar, Roman Catholic Community of Geneva
May 20, 2007
Thoughts on the 7th Sunday of Easter

In this Sunday's Gospel Jesus prays for his disciples and for us--"that they may all be one." The unity of which Jesus peaks is not a sameness or lack of diversity. There is wonder and beauty in diversity. Through Jesus we are joined together in love. 

  

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By Sr. Kay Heverin, SSJ, Pastoral Associate, St. Mary's Church, Rochester
May 17, 2007
Reflections on the Feast of the Ascensionof the Lord

The disciples wondered why the Lord had to leave them and ascend to heaven. They weren't sure they were ready for the job Jesus left them: to "be my witnesses to the ends of the earth." Jesus promised the disciples the same thing he promises us. We have the indwelling of the Spirit and we have one another.

  

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By Deacon Claude Lester, Director of Faith Formation, St. Mary's Church, Canandaigua
May 13, 2007
Thoughts on the 6th Sunday of Easter

As we come to the 6th Sunday in Easter we find the readings moving us from the Easter event toward Pentecost. We hear the readings speaking to us about how we are live out the spirit and meaning of Easter in our day-to-day lives. The Gospel reading is taken from Jesus' discourse at the Last Supper. He gives a design for the Church about how we are to live and intermingle with one another.

  

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By Fr. Tom Mull, Pastor, St. Mary's Church, Canandaigua
May 6, 2007
Thoughts on the 5th Sunday of Easter

On this fifth Sunday of the Easter season, as we continue our proclamation of the new Christian communties as described in the Acts of the Apostles. These communites are founded on the preaching of the apostles and are continually being encouraged by them. They are communites of faith and prayer, helped by people such as the elders mentioned in today's reading. The life of these communities is marked by love, joy and the attraction of new members. This Sunday we celebrate the new commandment, the law of love, that Jesus gives us, his disciples.

  

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By Deacon Claude Lester, Director of Faith Formation, St. Mary's Church, Canandaigua
April 29, 2007
Thoughts on the 4th Sunday of Easter

Today's readings are from the 4th Sunday of Easter. We continue the message of Easter Sunday, that is that Jesus lived, suffered, died and rose from the dead for us. That's the unique understanding or perspective on this relationship with God that Jesus brings to us. The relationship is one that is unconditional. God is always faithful and promises God's fidelity to us. We are called to strenthen our response to God's grace. We need to recognize the unique voice of God stirring in our hearts and live

  

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By Sr. Karen Dietz, SSJ, Pastoral Administrator, St. Agnes Church, Avon
April 22, 2007
Thoughts on the 3rd Sunday of Easter

"If Jesus were to say to us, "Do you love me?", what would we say? Being Christians we would say "yes!" But saying "yes" to the love of Christ is more than just a word. It's a commitment. It leads to action. The early apostles come to know the love of Christ through his resurrection and they could do nothing else but speak of that love to others. By doing so, life was not always easy for them but they could do nothing else. Jesus asks Peter, "Do you love me?", and Peter says "yes" but that "yes" to love comes with a mission. The mission was "feed my sheep..." When we commit to love it's more than just a word. It's who we are. Its' what we do. And that's at the root of evangelization, to take that "yes" to Christ, deepen that love, that commitment within our own hearts. Having done that, that love spills out to the people around us. And as a community, as a group of believers, a people who say "yes" to Christ's love and then go out into the world and serve that world faithfully. It may cause us harm. It may cause us grief. In the end, we can do nothing less. Say "yes" to Christ and commit to that love for the rest of our lives. Happy Easter!

  

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By Fr. Jim Fennessy, Parochial Vicar, Roman Catholic Community of Geneva
April 15, 2007
Thoughts on the 2nd Sunday of Easter

"The feast of Easter is such an important week that we celebrate not only the one day, the twenty-four hours of Easter Sunday, but throughout the whole octave of Easter. Today is the 8th day of that octave, known as the 2nd Sunday of Easter and also as Divine Mercy Sunday." Fr. Mull reflects on the meaning of the resurrection appearances of Jesus as described in the scripture readings throughout Easter week. The Church invites us to reflect on the resurrection experiences in our daily lives. Where do we see Jesus raised from the dead?

  

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By Fr. Tom Mull, Pastor, St. Mary's Church, Canandaigua
April 9, 2007
Bishop's Thoughts on the Easter Season

In his podcast, the Bishop reflects on the life and love of Jesus as gifts to empower and nurture us.
"They are capable not only of lighting up the darkest places within us but of transforming us ever more deeply to the image and likeness of the Risen Lord who claims us as his own," the Bishop says

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By Bishop Matthew H. Clark
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