4/18/2014

Good Friday: What happened?

GOOD FRIDAY TIMELINE

7:00 — 11:30 PM
Last supper with Apostles, the Passover meal

11:30 PM —1:00 AM
Garden of Gethsemane

1:00 — 1:30 AM
Confrontation in Garden and Jesus' Arrest

1:30 — 3:00 AM
Annas, former Jewish High Priest for 16 years, receives Jesus ... Jesus beaten. Jesus then taken to the current Jewish High Priest, Caiaphas, and the Sanhedrin Court

3:00 — 5:00 AM
Jesus' imprisoned at Caiaphas' palace

5:00 — 6:00 AM
Trial before the Jewish elders, including the High Priest, scribes and whole Sanhedrin

6:00 — 7:00 AM
Hearing before Roman governor Pilate, who declares, "I find no guilt in this man"

7:00 — 7:30 AM
Hearing before Herod Antipas, the son of Herod the Great, who had jurisdiction over Galilee ... Jesus refused to answer any questions so Herod returned him quickly to Pilate

7:30 — 8:30 AM
Pilate repeatedly tries to release Jesus but the Jewish leaders object. Pilate physically tortures and beat Jesus beyond recognition seeking to satisfy the Jewish leaders. However, the Jews demand that Jesus be crucified. Pilate resists and eventually gives the order to execute Jesus.

8:30 — 9:00 AM
Roman soldiers take Jesus into the court ("Praetorium") and enjoy mockery and continue torture, including driving thorns into his skull

9:00 AM — 12:00 Noon
Jesus forced to carry his own cross, nailed to the Cross

12:00 Noon — 3:00 PM
Momentous final 3 hours on the cross

3:00 PM
"consummatum est"

Holy Thursday: April 17, 2014

FR. MARK'S HOMILY HOLY THURSDAY


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4/13/2014

4/03/2014

Thursday, April 3, 2014: Everything

MASS READINGS TODAY
•  All the readings together
•  Exodus 32:7-14
•  Psalm 106
•  John 5:31-47

MASS READINGS THIS SUNDAY
•  All the readings together
•  Ezekiel 37:12-14
•  Psalm 130:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8
•  Romans 8:8-11
•  John 11:1-45

FR. MARK'S HOMILY TODAY


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4/02/2014

Wednesday, April 2, 2014: Hear

MASS READINGS TODAY
•  All the readings together
•  Isaiah 49:8-15
•  Psalm 145
•  John 5:17-30

FR. MARK'S HOMILY TODAY


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3/23/2014

Homily: Sunday, March 23, 2014

MASS READINGS TODAY
•  All the readings together
•  Exodus 17:3-7
•  Psalm 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9
•  Romans 5:1-2, 5-8
•  John 4:5-42

FR. MARK'S HOMILY 3RD SUNDAY OF LENT


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•  OPENING IMAGE

•   How are you doing with Lent?
•   Do you still have the fervor of Ash Wednesday?
•   How's your commitment to your Lenten penance?

•  TRANSITION TO CORE MESSAGE

•   It's easy for us to loose steam.
•   It's easy to loose our "passion" in our relationship with Jesus.

•  CORE MESSAGE: THE HOMILY IN ONE SENTENCE

>  It's easy for our hearts to grow hardened.

•  WHAT DO TODAY'S SCRIPTURES SAY?

In Exodus 17: "In those days, in their thirst for water, the people grumbled against Moses, saying, 'Why did you ever make us leave Egypt? Was it just to have us die here of thirst with our children and our livestock?"

In Exodus 14: "Moses answered the people, 'Do not fear! Stand your ground and see the victory the LORD will win for you today. For these Egyptians whom you see today you will never see again. The LORD will fight for you; you have only to keep still.' ... The Egyptians will know that I am the LORD, when I receive glory through Pharaoh, his chariots, and his horsemen. ... Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD drove back the sea with a strong east wind all night long and turned the sea into dry ground. The waters were split, so that the Israelites entered into the midst of the sea on dry land, with the water as a wall to their right and to their left. ... Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and at daybreak the sea returned to its normal flow. The Egyptians were fleeing head on toward it when the LORD cast the Egyptians into the midst of the sea. As the water flowed back, it covered the chariots and the horsemen. Of all Pharaoh’s army which had followed the Israelites into the sea, not even one escaped. ... When Israel saw the Egyptians lying dead on the seashore and saw the great power that the LORD had shown against Egypt, the people feared the LORD. They believed in the LORDe and in Moses his servant."

Today's Responsorial Psalm: "If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts."

•  WHY IS ISRAEL'S HEART HARDENED?

1.  It's harder than they expected.
2.  They're looking at the destination, not the journey.
3.  They're looking at the "world" not God.

•  WHY DO OUR HEARTS HARDEN?

1.  Life is harder than we expect.
2.  We looking at the destination, not the journey.
3.  We look at the "world" not God.

•  CORE MESSAGE: THE HOMILY IN ONE SENTENCE

>  It's easy for our hearts to grow hardened.

•  CONCLUSION

•   Turn your heart back to God.

Recorded Sunday, March 23, 2014 at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church in Thibodaux, Louisiana. © Fr. Mark Toups, 2014

JOURNEY TO JERUSALEM TODAY


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3/21/2014

March 21, 2014: Remember

MASS READINGS TODAY
•  All the readings together
•  Genesis 37:3-4, 12-13A, 17B-28A
•  Psalm 105
•  Matthew 21:33-43, 45-46

FR. MARK'S HOMILY TODAY


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JOURNEY TO JERUSALEM TODAY


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3/20/2014

March 20, 2014: Do you believe?

MASS READINGS TODAY
•  All the readings together
•  Jeremiah 17:5-10
•  Psalm 1
•  Luke 16:19-31

FR. MARK'S HOMILY TODAY


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JOURNEY TO JERUSALEM TODAY


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