“Encounters with our Lord” – Second Sunday of Lent

Genesis 22: 1-2, 9-13, 15-18 Psalm 116: 10, 15-19 Romans 8: 31-34 Mark 9: 2-10 The gospel passage of the transfiguration illustrates the Christian encounter with God. In the gospel, Jesus led three of His apostles—Peter, James, and John up to the high mountain where He is transfigured into something illuminating. The Messiah has revealed … Continue reading “Encounters with our Lord” – Second Sunday of Lent

“Can one be saved outside the Church?” – First Sunday of Lent

Genesis 9:8-15 Psalm 25: 4-9 1 Peter 3:18-22 Mark 1:12-15  There have been numerous questions arising among the minds of many, questions that more or less challenge the validity of the Catholic Church. One of those questions is, “Can an individual achieve salvation outside the Church?” The restraints to answering that question is if one says no, … Continue reading “Can one be saved outside the Church?” – First Sunday of Lent