Understanding Jesus’ Easter message

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Easter is the celebration of the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ. The empty tomb reminds us that Jesus physically rose from the dead. We are told that when St. John witnessed this reality “he saw and believed”. (Jn.20:8) On Easter Sunday Christian Churches joyfully affirm this belief in the Resurrection; however, prior to this there has been some sombre […]

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I am the Vine, you are the Branches: Meditation for the 5th Sunday of Easter


The Gospel this Sunday (5th Sunday of Easter) uses an image that we are very familiar with in the Niagara Region. “I am the vine, you are the branches”, speaks of vineyards and vine growers and has helped to inspire the title of our diocesan newspaper. This well-known image helps us to understand our relationship with God. Nature teaches us […]

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Sunday Gospel Meditation

Jesus and Apostles Dinner

In this Sunday’s Gospel (Lk 24:35-48) we are presented with the Risen Lord appearing to “the eleven” after journeying with the disciples on the road to Emmaus. It appears that Jesus offers a similar experience to the apostles. There is food that is shared and an opportunity to have a more profound understanding of scripture. There is also a commission given to go forth […]

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