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Echoing God’s Word

Echoing God's Word in the Catholic Faith Community

Reflections on Readings from the Lectionary by Rev. Clement D. Thibodeau (1932-2017).

(Click on the date to read the reflection)

Reflections are not available for the seventh and eighth Sundays of Ordinary Time.
First Sunday of Lent - March 10, 2019
Deuteronomy 26:4-10
Psalm 91:1-2,10-15
Romans 10:8-13
Luke 4:1-13
Our salvation is rooted in God’s actions in history.
We can trust in God’s love.
Salvation comes to us from Christ’s resurrection
Jesus is ever faithful to the Father.
Second Sunday of Lent - March 17, 2019
Genesis 15:5-12,17-18
Philippians 3:17–4:1
Luke 9:28-36
Psalm 27:1,7-9,13-14
Abraham trusted God totally.
Christ will transform our earthly being.
The community is given notice of the resurrection.
The Lord who is light brings light in our lives.
Third Sunday of Lent - March 24, 2019
Exodus 17:3-7
Romans 5:1-2,5-8
John 4:5-42
In the desert, Israel thirsted for more than water.
God has loved us to the point of giving the Son’s life.
The Woman of Samaria thirsted for eternal life.
Fourth Sunday of Lent - March 31, 2019
1 Samuel 16:6-7,10-13
Ephesians 5:8-14  
John 9:1-41
The Lord chose David to be a king pure of heart.
Christ calls us to be holy and to love tenderly.
The touch of Christ brings light to one living in darkness.
Fifth Sunday of Lent - April 7, 2019
Ezekiel 37:12-14
Romans 8:8-11
John 11:1-45
God will restore Israel to life and to land.
The Spirit in us grants resurrection already.
Jesus gives new life to Lazarus who had died.
Palm Sunday - April 14, 2019
Luke 19:28-40
Isaiah 50:4-7
Philippians 2:6-11 .
Luke 22:14 - 23:56
The Lord’s Servant submits to humiliation and torture.
Humble and obedient to death, Jesus is raised up
The Passion and Death of Jesus Christ.
Blessed is he who comes as king in the name of the Lord.