Masses this weekend are Saturday, 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. (Spanish), and Sunday, 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. (live stream). Seating is limited and reservations are required. Call the office during our normal business hours.
The 10:00 a.m. Mass will be live streamed for those who are not yet comfortable with attending Mass in a confined space. CLICK HERE to open this scheduled event.
HISTORY OF SALVATION
The first reading today continues the “history of salvation” narrative that we hear throughout Lent this year. Today’s story was among the best-loved in the Jewish tradition (surely Joseph told the story to young Jesus as he formed him in the ways of their faith); the early fathers of the Church were very fond of it as a means of explaining the sacrifice of Christ on the cross. The overall tone of the first reading, psalm, and second reading seems a little incongruous with the dazzling Gospel, until we remember that the Transfiguration was placed as the Gospel for this Sunday precisely to remind us of the glory that awaits those who live faithfully and obediently to the will of God. In the life of Jesus, it is a preview of the glory of his resurrection; for us it is a glimpse of the destiny of those who continue, as we heard in last week’s Gospel, to repent and believe in the Good News.
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First Reading — The sacrifice of Abraham, our father in faith (Genesis 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18).
Psalm — I will walk before the Lord, in the land of the living (Psalm 116).
Second Reading — If God is for us, who can be against us? (Romans 8:31b-34).
Gospel — Jesus was transfigured before them, and his clothes became dazzling white (Mark 9:2-10).