Readings and Homilies for the Weekend of May 12-13, 2018 (English and Español)
Last weekend we celebrated the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord. In his homily, Fr. Mark explained that Christ ascends to heaven so that we may follow – He creates a path for us! Father also reminded us that is we fail to see Jesus in our struggles and suffering or refuse His correction when we sin, we will get off track. He tied this latter lesson into a story from his childhood about receiving fruitful correction from his mother: We have a wise parent in Heaven, as well, who wants what's best for us.
In Fr. Newton's homily, he reminded us that the Ascension marks the accomplishment and end of Christ's earthly mission just like Christmas marks its beginning, and so it should be celebrated with equal joy and feasting. He said that Jesus is still present to us today in our hearts, in the Church and in the Eucharist, even though we cannot see Him physically. It is significant that Jesus ascended with His wounded, glorified body, because he shows our Father in Heaven the wounds, the price of forgiveness, "and when the Father sees those wounds, He forgives us forever."
Check out all of our weekend homilies below (including Fr. Newton's in Spanish).