Category Archives: Easter

The Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year B

Love One Another as Friends Acts of the Apostles 10:44-48 Psalm 98 1 John 5:1-6 John 15:9-17 Today’s theme is of the new community formed out of the resurrection and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit in the life of … Continue reading

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The Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year B

Vines and Branches Acts of the Apostles Psalm 22:24-30 1 John 4:7-21 John 15:1-8 What is to be done with branches that bear no fruit? Jesus’ seventh, final “I am” statement is featured in today’s Gospel. The desired relationship between … Continue reading

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Easter Day: Year B

Jesus is Risen! Isaiah 25:6-9 Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 Mark 16:1-8 Today is the most important day of the Christian calendar. It is the Feast of the Resurrection – a point upon which all our faith is grounded. … Continue reading

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Holy Week

The Church gives to its people the period of Holy Week as a solemn time to reflect on the suffering and death of our Lord Jesus Christ and to prepare for the celebration of his resurrection from the dead. The … Continue reading

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The Sixth Sunday of Easter: Year A

The Spirit of Truth Acts of the Apostles 17:22-31 Psalm 66:7-18 1 Peter 3:13-22 John 14:15-21 Jesus does not leave his followers orphaned. Through the Holy Spirit Jesus comes to abide with his disciples of every generation. As Pentecost draws … Continue reading

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The Fifth Sunday of Easter: Year A

The way, the truth, the life Acts 7:55-60 Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 1 Peter 2:2-10 John 14:1-14 In today’s Gospel, Jesus promises his eternal presence will be with them. However, “to believe” (v. 1) involves committing the whole self to the … Continue reading

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The Fourth Sunday of Easter: Year A

Living in Community Acts of the Apostles 2:42-47 Psalm 23 1 Peter 2:19-25 John 10:1-10 Today is sometimes called “Good Shepherd Sunday.” Jesus, teaching through a parable, describes himself as a shepherd who cares for his sheep, whose sheep follow … Continue reading

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