Sunday

18 Apr 2021

Third Sunday of Easter, Cycle B Click here for all content for this cycle Third Sunday of Easter, Cycle B

SUNDAY SUMMARY

Acts of the Apostles 3:13-15, 17-19  Peter accuses the crowds in Jerusalem of denying the Righteous One.

Psalm 4:2, 4, 7-8, 9  The glory of the Lord shines on his faithful ones.

1 John 2:1-5a  Only liars would claim the Lord and break his commandments.

Luke 24:35-48  The resurrected Christ is no ghost. We can still eat and drink with him.

Homilist's overview of April.

More resources for the month available in Seasonal notes.

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The inner word

What’s in your heart?

The gospel paradox asserts itself in the readings. The author of life is put to death. The sinner is forgiven. The ghost has flesh and bones.

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Exploring the word

Soft touch

Note to preachers who want to keep their jobs and not risk their lives in the process: Don’t lift your preaching text from the Acts of the Apostles. Peter, Stephen, Barnabas, and Paul all tend to make very fine speeches reported in this work.

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Homily stories

The wounded healer

When my kids were little, if they fell down and hurt themselves, they would usually run to my wife or me to show us their “boo-boo.”

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Homily stories

Who's coming for dinner?

The 1987 Danish film Babette’s Feast tells the story of two sisters in a remote 19th-century Danish village who never marry and live a rigid life dominated by their father, the pleasure-denying pastor of their austere church.

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Prayers

Penitential Act & Prayer of the Faithful

We turn to God to ask for the forgiveness God has promised us.

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Quotes

Obedience calls for a listening and discerning heart.

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