Jesus gives two Great Commissions. One is called “The Great Commission” and was given before leaving his Disciples after the Resurrection. The other was given at the Last Supper. Fr. Bill discusses how Holy Thursday celebrates the institution of the Holy Eucharist, but also of the Commission Jesus gave to His Disciples, and, by extension, to the entire Church.
St. Mary Magdalene is identified by name in all Four Gospels, but is also associated with Mary of Bethany, and two anonymous “sinners” to become a unique and dynamically substantial presence in Church tradition, born from her presence in the Holy Scripture.
How does Mary Magdalene reflect a kind of discipleship, and how does she compare with the “other” Mary of the Jesus story?
Now that we’re half way through Lent to Easter, now is the time to set Easter plans for celebrating not only Easter Sunday, but the High Holy Days of Holy Week and the Easter Triduum. Fr. Bill discusses the importance of these days and encourages everyone to seriously consider joining in the world-wide worship on Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday, now just weeks away.
Homily (audio) – Holy Week