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June 16, 2019: The Most Holy Trinity

Proverbs 8:22-31; Romans 5:1-5; John 16:12-15. Our first reading is a poetic reflection on the wisdom of God being present in all that God does. Saint Paul tells the Romans that they have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. In the Gospel, Jesus tells his disciples that they will come to understand his […]

June 9, 2019: The Pentecost of the Lord

Acts 2: 1-11; I Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13 or Romans 8:8-17. John 20: 19-23 or John 145:15-16, 23b-26. In the first reading from Acts, we hear the account of the Holy Spirit coming to rest upon the disciples and followers, enabling them to proclaim the Gospel in many languages. In the second reading, Paul writes to […]

June 2, 2019: The Ascension of the Lord

Acts 1:1-11; Ephesians 1:17-23 or Hebrews 9:24-28; 10:19-23; Luke 24:46-53. In the first reading, Luke recounts the many times that Jesus presented himself alive to his Apostles, his promise of the Holy Spirit to come, and Jesus being lifted up [where] a cloud took him from their sight. In the second reading, Paul prays that […]

May 26: The Sixth Sunday of Easter

Acts 15:1-2, 22-29; Revelation 21:10-14, 22-23; John 14: 23-29. In the first reading, a letter from the Church in Jerusalem is delivered to the Gentiles in Antioch, Syria, and Cilicia. In it they are assured that they are under no burdens of the Mosaic law. Revelation gives us a vision of splendor: the holy city […]

May 19, 2019: Fifth Sunday of Easter

Acts 14:21-27; Revelation 21:1-5a; John 13:31-33a, 34-35. Paul and Barnabas continue their travels, strengthening the spirits of the disciples and giving an account of all that God has done with them. In the second reading, John foretells the restored creation where God will make his home among his people and wipe away all their tears. […]

May 12: 2019: Fourth Sunday of Easter

Acts 13:14, 43-52; Revelation 7:9, 14b-17; John 10: 27-30. As Paul and Barnabas continue their travels, they encounter more Gentiles who are receptive to their message. In John’s vision, a great multitude from every corner of the earth is seen gathering together. In the Gospel, Jesus speaks of his sheep knowing his voice and following […]

May 5, 2019: Third Sunday of Easter

Acts 5:27-32, 40b-41; Revelation 5:11-14; John 21:1-19 or 21: 1-14. In the first reading, Peter and the Apostles are reprimanded for teaching in Jesus’ name, but they do not stop for they are obedient only to God’s authority. John’s vision in the reading from Revelation is of all creation giving glory to the slain Lamb. […]

April 28: Second Sunday of Easter, Divine Mercy Sunday

Acts 5:12-16; Revelation 1:9-11a, 12-13, 17-19; John 20:19-31. In the first reading, the Apostles performed many signs and wonders, and many came to believe. In Revelation, John, imprisoned, had a vision of Jesus in heaven and was commanded to write all that he saw. In the Gospel, the resurrected Jesus reveals himself to Thomas, who […]

April 21, 2019: Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord

Acts 10:34a, 37-43; Colossians 3:1-4 or I Corinthians 5:6b-8; John 20:1-9. In the first reading, we hear Peter proclaiming the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. In Paul’s Letter to the Colossians, Saint Paul says if we’ve been raised with Christ we should seek the things of God; he reminds us that Jesus’ resurrection transforms […]

April 14: Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

Luke 19:28-40; Isaiah 50:4-7; Philippians 2:6-11; Luke 22:14-23:56. In the procession with palms, Luke recounts the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, where people proclaimed, Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord. In the first reading, Isaiah prophesies about the Lord’s servant. In the second reading from Philippians, Paul quotes a […]