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WEDNESDAY OF THE FOURTH WEEK OF LENT MEMORIAL ST PATRICK ARCHBISHOP OF IRELAND MARCH 17, 2021




A reading from the Holy Gospel according to John 5:17-30

Jesus answered the Jews: “My Father is at work until now, so I am at work.” For this reason they tried all the more to kill him, because he not only broke the sabbath but he also called God his own father, making himself equal to God. Jesus answered and said to them, “Amen, amen, I say to you, the Son cannot do anything on his own, but only what he sees the Father doing; for what he does, the Son will do also. For the Father loves the Son and shows him everything that he himself does, and he will show him greater works than these, so that you may be amazed. For just as the Father raises the dead and gives life, so also does the Son give life to whomever he wishes. Nor does the Father judge anyone, but he has given all judgment to the Son, so that all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father. Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him. Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes in the one who sent me has eternal life and will not come to condemnation, but has passed from death to life. Amen, amen, I say to you, the hour is coming and is now here when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live. For just as the Father has life in himself, so also he gave to the Son the possession of life in himself. And he gave him power to exercise judgment, because he is the Son of Man. Do not be amazed at this, because the hour is coming in which all who are in the tombs will hear his voice and will come out, those who have done good deeds to the resurrection of life, but those who have done wicked deeds to the resurrection of condemnation. “I cannot do anything on my own; I judge as I hear, and my judgment is just, because I do not seek my own will but the will of the one who sent me.”


REFLECTION: he also called God his own father, making himself equal to God.


In Isaiah we are reminded that God never forgets us.

He sent His Son, Jesus, to ransom us from the grips of death.

And then after His Resurrection He gave us the Holy Spirit.

Three persons in one God--Father, Son and Holy Spirit.


St Patrick, at the age of fourteen, was kidnapped by raiders to become a slave in pagan Ireland. After six years in captivity he grew in holiness. After much prayer, he escaped from his master and sailed back to his home, Britain. He had a vision and heard, "We appeal to you, holy servant boy, to come and walk among us." He became a priest and after becoming Bishop he went back to Ireland to evangelize and minister to the people.


He converted many and spread the Divine mystery of the Trinity by way of the three leaf clover.


The mystery of the Most Holy Trinity is the central mystery of Christian faith. It is the mystery of God Himself. The whole history of salvation is identified with the way and the means by which the one true God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit reveals himself to men "and reconciles and unites with himself those who turn away from sin." (Catechism of the Catholic Church 234)




Every Wednesday we have a unique opportunity to understand our faith and to grow in holiness. The life of Jesus comes to life as we learn to use Catholic critical thinking. We are taught by a theologian, Father Michael Truongluan Nguyen, C.Ss.R.


Our PAPA FACE ZBS (virtual zoom meeting) is not intimidating but very educational. Learn about the power of the Cross, the source of all truth and strength.


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Learn how much you are loved.


God Bless You.


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