Word for the Weekend: March 25

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It's hard to believe that the Fifth Sunday of Lent is ahead of us! After that comes Palm Sunday and Holy Week!

The scriptures for the Fifth Sunday and background material on them are here and hints for helping children prepare to hear this weekend's scriptures are here.  Remember that parishes celebrating the Scrutinies in preparation for baptism at the Easter Vigil will be using the scriptures from Year A this weekend.   

(Sadlier has now posted this week's material for helping children prepare to hear the Word!)

The first scripture, from Jeremiah, gives us the beautiful image of the Lord writing upon our hearts.

The passage from Hebrews hints at the suffering of Christ which will command our attention on Passion Sunday and in Holy Week.

And the gospel from John gives us the hard truth that the seed must fall to the ground and die before it produces much fruit. When that's followed by Jesus speaking of "the kind of death he would die," the message is clear.


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