Friends, on this Fifth Sunday of Lent, our Gospel is John’s story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead. Let’s face it: we are all haunted by death. No matter what we accomplish in this life, we know that it will all be swallowed up in the end. The fear of death broods over the whole of life. But does death have the final say?

Mass Readings

Reading 1 – Ez 37:12-14
Psalm – 130:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8
Reading 2 – Rom 8:8-11
Gospel – Jn 11:1-45