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Love and Gratitude by: Gerard De Marco

by Gerard DeMarco

Have you ever loved someone? My guess is, most who read this will have to answer yes. We have all loved someone, or many people over our lifetimes. Parents, children, siblings, cousins, neighbors, in-laws; we love many people in many different ways. The ancient Greeks, in their philosophical pursuits, labeled eight different types of love. […]

Sunday 16 April

by Gerard DeMarco

Sunday 16 April Easter Sunday Mark 16: 1-8 1 When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. 2 And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. […]

Saturday 15 April – Holy Saturday

by Gerard DeMarco

Saturday 15 April – Holy Saturday Matthew 27:57-66 57 When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who was also a disciple of Jesus. 58 He went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus; then Pilate ordered it to be given to him. 59 So Joseph took the […]

Friday 14 April – Good Friday

by Gerard DeMarco

Friday 14 April – Good Friday John 19:25-30 25Meanwhile, standing near the cross of Jesus were his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. 26When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing beside her, he said to his mother, “Woman, here is your son.” 27Then […]

Thursday 13 April – Holy Thursday, Maundy Thursday

by Gerard DeMarco

Thursday 13 April – Holy Thursday, Maundy Thursday John 13:2-15 2And during supper 3Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going to God, 4got up from the table, took off his outer robe, and tied a towel around himself. 5Then he […]

Wednesday 12 April

by Gerard DeMarco

Wednesday 12 April Matthew 26:14-16, 20-25 14Then one of the twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests 15and said, “What will you give me if I betray him to you?” They paid him thirty pieces of silver. 16And from that moment he began to look for an opportunity to betray him.   […]

Tuesday 11 April

by Gerard DeMarco

Tuesday 11 April John 13:31-38 31 When he had gone out, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man has been glorified, and God has been glorified in him. 32If God has been glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself and will glorify him at once. 33Little children, I am with you only […]

Monday 10 April

by Gerard DeMarco

Monday 10 April John 12:1-6 1Six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. 2 There they gave a dinner for him. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at the table with him. 3Mary took a pound of costly perfume made of […]

Saturday 08 April

by Gerard DeMarco

Saturday 08 April John 11:47-52 47So the chief priests and the Pharisees called a meeting of the council, and said, “What are we to do? This man is performing many signs. 48If we let him go on like this, everyone will believe in him, and the Romans will come and destroy both our holy place […]

Friday 07 April

by Gerard DeMarco

Friday 07 April John 10:31-38 31The Jews took up stones again to stone him. 32Jesus replied, “I have shown you many good works from the Father. For which of these are you going to stone me?”  33The Jews answered, “It is not for a good work that we are going to stone you, but for […]