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Monday, March 30

Renew: Cathedral's Virtual Engagement

Welcome to our next edition of Renew, Recharge, Respond! Our staff has created this resource for you (Cathedral parishioners, school families, staff, friends, and more) to stay engaged with your faith during this time.

Monday, March 30

Monday of the Fifth Week of Lent | David Banta

In this passage from Luke’s Gospel Jesus is coming from the Mount of Olives towards his triumphal entry into the City of Jerusalem. He paused as he saw the city and the Temple and wept, for he was aware of what was to happen in the near future where Jerusalem would be destroyed, knowing this and the sacrifice He was going to make to save us. Could this have been avoided if we had “recognize the time of your visitation.”

Sunday, March 29

Sunday of the Fifth Week of Lent | Lisa Kantz

Today is the 5th Sunday of Lent. Our reading today is about the raising of Lazarus. From death, comes life. As I see it, it’s a story of contrasts. It begins in the town of Bethany, where Jesus’ friend, Lazarus, and his sisters Martha and Mary live. Lazarus is sick, and so, Mary and Martha sent for Jesus. After waiting 2 days, Jesus sets out for Bethany to see Lazarus. As he approaches the house where the family was staying, Martha greets him out on the road, while Mary sits and waits. Upon seeing Lazarus lying in the tomb, “Jesus wept”. It shows his human side. But at the end of the story, Jesus performs the miracle of raising Lazarus to life, showing his divine side. Some of the Jews came to believe in him after seeing the things he did, yet others went to the Pharisees and told of those things, which ultimately led the chief priests and the Pharisees to plot his death. We’ll hear more about that next week.

Saturday, March 28

Saturday of the Fourth Week of Lent | Kaitlyn Griffin

The beginning of the Gospel talks about how the crowds couldn’t agree on what to make of Jesus. What he said seemed to align with the prophecy, but he did not have the background they expected. They held a very black and white view of the prophecy. To them, it stated that a man would come from the line of David, from Bethlehem, and he would bring the teachings of God to the people. Now we know Jesus was from the line of David, but not in an obvious way. Jesus was not the son of a king, but rather that of a carpenter.

Friday, March 27

Respond: Cathedral's Virtual Engagement

Welcome to our next edition of Renew, Recharge, Respond! Our staff has created this resource for you (Cathedral parishioners, school families, staff, friends, and more) to stay engaged with your faith during this time.

Friday, March 27

Friday of the Fourth Week of Lent | Stations of the Cross, Station V

As they led Jesus away, / they laid hold of Simon of Cyrene / who was coming in from the field. They put a crossbeam on Simon's shoulder for him to carry along behind Jesus.

Thursday, March 26

Thursday of the Fourth Week of Lent | Joe Buttarazzi

Not knowing the future is a bummer, perhaps explaining why those like the ancient Israelites awaiting Moses at the bottom of Mt Horeb don’t follow the way “pointed out” by the Lord or like the Jews of Jesus’ day who don’t want ”to have life” in Christ. They know the truth but dread where it might take them.

Wednesday, March 25

Recharge: Cathedral's Virtual Engagement

Welcome to our next edition of Renew, Recharge, Respond! Our staff has created this resource for you (Cathedral parishioners, school families, staff, friends, and more) to stay engaged with your faith during this time.

Wednesday, March 25

Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Lent | Chris McCullough

The two statements that jump out at me from the Gospel today are “Hail full of Grace” and “How can this be?” The phrase from the first reading that sticks with me is “the virgin shall be with child, and bear a son, and shall name him Emmanuel, which means “God is with us!” (Is. 8:10).

Tuesday, March 24

Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Lent | Stations of the Cross, Station IV

Jesus and Mary meet and suffer with one another. There wasn't anything Mary could do to save her son. Like a parent beside the hospital bed of a sick child, / Mary had to stand by helplessly and watch her son's agony. Even when we cannot free others from their burdens, / like Mary we can support and console them by our presence and prayer.