In the First reading From the Book Of
the Prophet Isaiah

Is 50:4-7
This reading is taken from the third song of the Servant of Yahweh. It is not clear whom the inspired writer had in mind when he composed these four songs describing the ideal Servant (Son of God. Is he a collective person: Israel, God's people? Is he a king of the past or the Messiah (anointed king) to come?
In any case the Christian community applied these hymns very early to Jesus and they are used throughout Holy Week as a beautiful commentary on the passion narratives. Indeed, "the Son of Man [Jesus] did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as ransom for many."

The Responsorial Psalm is that that we put our trust in Jesus because of his love and kindness and that he has done great things for us, so we should be filled with joy and love for him and to be like him
in your self-giving.

In the Second Reading, From the Second Letter of Saint Paul
to the Philippians

Phil 2:6-11
This beautifully describes our Lord's utmost humiliation that he suffered on the cross. By being obedient, he made up for our sinful disobedience. But this hymn also sings of Christ's exaltation by the Father.
Meditating on the Lord's suffering and death, as Christians do during Holy Week, we should keep both sides of the Christ event in mind. It is suffering and death that actually constitutes a passage to exaltation. Good Friday and Easter belong together even in our lives!

In the Gospel of Luke

Lk 22:14-23:56 or 23:1-49
Paul states: "For our sakes[ God ] made him [Jesus] to be sin who did not know sin, so that we might become the righteousness of God in him" Jesus identified himself entirely with sinful man, whom he freed from sin and death. Each of the evangelists relates the narrative with only a few different memories of the tragedy. In Matthew and Mark, Jesus' last words are: "My God, My God, why have you forsaken me? Luke remembers that on the cross Jesus promised paradise to the criminal who repented and that Jesus said: " Father, into your hands I commend my Spirit" All three relate the Lord's Supper, which Jesus gave us to celebrate as a memorial of his passion, death, and resurrection.
Prayerful meditation on Jesus' passion should make us grateful for what Jesus did. He ahs said : No one has greater love than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends. You are my friends.


As Jesus hung on the Cross, he uttered seven last words
of great meaning to those who contemplate his Passion and Death.

This online prayer commemorates each of the Seven Last Words
in a separate meditation.

Click below to share with your family:

Catholic Mom contributor Claire McGarry's booklet,
is perfect for families with school-age kids.

Each day's prayer page is right-sized for busy families,
with a quote from Scripture,
a micro-story or reflection,
a meditation on our faith,
and a Mercy section at the bottom of each page:
a one-line prayer ("Receive Mercy")
and a call to action ("Extend Mercy").

Click below for a link to Abundant Mercy and more:


Ukraine is in need of prayers and help right now
in light of the current war!

Click below for a free printable prayer pack 
created as a way to help facilitate families
to easily pray for Ukraine. 


Click below to see 40 simple Lenten activities you can do with your children.

Newsy Notes

From Becky Ready, DRE
Deacon Bob Brazier, CRE

Current 2nd Grade Families
Click below for a downloadable document listing
both first reconciliation and first communion preparation dates:


Current 8th grade Confirmation

The next group meeting will be Tuesday May 3rd,
from 6:30 -8:00pm in the Parish Dining Hall .

Decision Point Chapter 12 should be
completed at home before this meeting.

Please bring your Saint paperwork, and
your Project to go over together.


Lord help me
to remember
that nothing
is going to happen
to me today
that You and I
together can’t handle.


Divine Lord, send your Holy Spirit anew into our hearts and cleanse us from all sin so we may adore and worship you in Spirit and in truth. Create in us a greater love for your Word and a keener desire to serve you and our fellow men. Remove all malice, bitterness, and resentment from our minds, and fill us with your abundant grace. In Christ Jesus our Savior and Friend. AMEN

Address future PSR and Sacramental Preparation Questions to:
Deacon Bob Brazier at
“Lord, I too lack the necessary faith to see the blessings that accompany Your Cross, as well as the many crosses I am given in life. Help me to be purified in my faith so that I can see Your hand at work in all things, even suffering, injustice and persecution. May I see life from Your perspective alone. Jesus, I trust in You."