March 22nd- 28th.

March 22 Mon Lenten Weekday

Dn 13:1-9, 15-17, 19-30, 33-62 or 13:41c-62/Jn 8:1-11 

23 Tue Lenten Weekday [Saint Turibius of Mogrovejo, Bishop] Nm 21:4-9/Jn 8:21-30 

24 Wed Lenten Weekday Dn 3:14-20, 91-92, 95/Jn 8:31-42 

25 Thu THE ANNUNCIATION OF THE LORD Solemnity

Is 7:10-14; 8:10/Heb 10:4-10/Lk 1:26-38

26 Fri Lenten Weekday  Jer 20:10-13/Jn 10:31-42

27 Sat Lenten Weekday Ez 37:21-28/Jn 11:45-56 

28 SUN PALM SUNDAY OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD

Mk 11:1-10 or Jn 12:12-16  /Is 50:4-7/Phil 2:6-11/Mk 14:1—15:47 or 15:1-39 

John’s Gospel, recalling Jesus’ days in Jerusalem, is read most days this week. Because of their importance in the mission of Jesus, the account of the Man Born Blind (John 9:1-41) and the Raising of Lazarus (John 11:1-45) may be read on any lenten weekday this week. Jesus brings light and life to the world.

The ancient Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord, March 25th, announces who Jesus is and why he came among us. In early times many believed this day was the same day Jesus was crucified and the world its was created. 

Even though the pandemic still prevents celebrating the lenten mysteries in our churches, we can still follow them online. The readings for this week are here. Morning and Evening Prayers for this week, week I, can be found here. Suggestions for praying with children can be found here.

The Passion Narrative for Palm Sunday is from Mark’s Gospel, which is read on most Sundays this year. A commentary on Mark’s Passion Narrative is here.

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