Second Sunday of Easter: Divine Mercy Sunday

In this week’s Encountering the Word video for the Second Sunday of Easter, Divine Mercy Sunday, Jeff Cavins describes how Jesus wants us to look past our fears and accept his divine mercy. The readings are: First Reading: Acts 4:32-35…

What John 3:16 Teaches Us This Lent

In this week’s Encountering the Word video for the Fourth Sunday of Lent, Jeff Cavins shares the deeper meaning behind the most ubiquitous verse in Scripture, John 3:16. He explains how this verse is calling us to imitate Christ, especially this Lenten season.

Living Water in the Lenten Desert

If approached honestly, with a real effort at asceticism, Lent is strenuous, and it is usually at this point that I begin to get a little weary and parched. A couple of weeks are behind us, but there are still several to go, and it is here that we begin to see the liturgical readings about the waters of refreshment.

Dream Bigger (The Father’s Plans for You)

I spent the summer after my sophomore year in high school at a state college studying physics, chemistry, boys, and computer science. Looking back, it was a fabulous program and a memorable summer, but at the time I was acutely homesick and called every week to beg my parents to let me come home.