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March 31, 2020: Pentecost Sunday

Acts 2:1-11; 1 Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13; John 20:19-23. The first reading recounts the dramatic coming of the Holy Spirit to the disciples — and their resulting ability to speak in different tongues. In his Letter to the Corinthians, Saint Paul writes that while there are different kinds of spiritual gifts, there is but the same […]

May 24, 2020: The Ascension of the Lord

Acts 1:1-11; Ephesians 1:17-23; Matthew 28: 16-20. In the first reading, Jesus tells his Apostles that they will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon them, and then he ascends into heaven. In his Letter to the Ephesians, Saint Paul affirms the hope enjoyed by all who believe in the promise and power of […]

May 17, 2020: Sixth Sunday of Easter

Acts 8:5-8, 14-17; 1 Peter 3:15-18; John 14: 15-21. In the first reading, Philip proclaims the Gospel in Samaria and many people are cured. Peter and John follow and lay hands on the newly baptized there, and they received the Holy Spirit. In the second reading, Peter encourages the community to always be ready to […]

May 10, 2020: Fifth Sunday of Easter

Acts 6: 1-7; 1 Peter 2:4-9; John 14: 1-12. In the first reading, the Twelve choose seven reputable men to be their assistants and serve at table. In his Letter, Peter writes that all who have faith are to be living stones, imitating Christ. In John’s Gospel, Jesus declares himself the way and the truth […]

May 3, 2020: Fourth Sunday of Easter

Acts 2: 1-14a, 36-41; 1 Peter 2:20b-25; John 10: 1-10. In the first reading, Peter tells the community that their Savior was indeed the one whom they crucified. They are cut to the heart, they repent and are baptized—adding about three thousand persons to the community. In the second reading, Peter calls the community to […]

April 26, 2020: Third Sunday of Easter

Acts 2:14, 22-23; 1 Peter 1:17-21; Luke 24: 13:35. In the first reading, Peter proclaims to the Jews and all in Jerusalem that Jesus, commended to [them] by God, was also killed by them. But that God raised him up. Peter writes that all have been ransomed by the precious blood of Christ. In the […]

April 19, 2020: Second Sunday of Easter, Divine Mercy Sunday

Acts 2:42-47; 1 Peter 1:3-9; John 20: 19-31. Saint Luke describes the early Christian community, as they devoted themselves to prayer, the communal life…[and]…the breaking of bread. Peter’s Letter stresses the living hope that believers now have through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. In John’s Gospel, the resurrected Jesus appears to his […]

April 12, 2020: Easter Sunday!

Acts 10:34a, 37-43; Colossians 3:1-4 or 1 Corinthians 5:6b-8; John 20: 1-9 or Matthew 28:1-10 or Luke 24: 13-35. The first reading tells of how Peter, after encountering the risen Lord Jesus and receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit, is enabled to boldly preach the Gospel message. The second reading reminds us that our […]

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

Isaiah 50:4-7; Philippians 2:6-11; Matthew 26: 14-27, 66 or 27:11-54. Saint Matthew writes of Jesus’ celebrated entry into Jerusalem, where some of the very large crowd…cut branches from the trees and strewed them on the road. Isaiah prophesies of one who will speak to the weary a word that will rouse them. Paul writes to […]

March 29, 2020: The Fifth Sunday of Lent

Ezekiel 37:12-14; Romans 8:8-11; John 11:1-45 or 11:3-7, 17, 20-27, 33b-45. In the first reading, God promises life and liberty to the Israelites. In the second reading, Saint Paul reminds the Romans that they must strive to overcome their sinful natures so as to live in union with Christ. In the Gospel, Jesus raises Lazarus […]