7 Apr 2024

Solemnity of the Second Sunday of Easter; Divine Mercy Sunday, Cycle B Click here for all content for this cycle Solemnity of the Second Sunday of Easter; Divine Mercy Sunday, Cycle B


Acts of the Apostles 4:32-35  The unity of the early church was manifest in heart, mind, spirit—and resources.

Psalm 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24  God’s mercy has no bounds, and God’s love is without end.

1 John 5:1-6  The children of God, like Jesus himself, must pass through signs of water and blood.

John 20:19-31  The marks of the nails mean more to Thomas than the memory of Jesus and his example.

More resources for the month available in Seasonal notes.

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Homilist’s overview of April

Liturgical themes and feasts

The Easter Season begins, a time to continue the celebration of new life and possibility in our world. We observe Divine Mercy Sunday (7), followed immediately by the relocated Solemnity of the Annunciation (8, shifted due to Holy Week). Good Shepherd Sunday (21) also shares the observance of the World Day of Prayer for Vocations.

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The inner word

What’s in your heart?

The readings define believers as those who are of one mind and body, know Jesus Christ to be the Son of God, and love God by keeping God’s commandments.

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Featured Exploring the word

Where is the love?

Where do we look for signs of love? And how do we prove our love to others? We all know the customary rituals: kisses, words, cards, and flowers. Over time the gifts become more expensive as greater investments of resources are made.

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Homily stories

On the other side of loss

“When you fall in love—it doesn’t matter what with—you walk the plank.” That’s what Franciscan priest Father Richard Rohr, O.F.M. said to me during a gathering of my online prayer group.

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Homily stories

Charity leads to justice

If you want your children and grandchildren to grow up generous, let them watch you be generous. In the first reading this weekend we hear how the first Christians shared all they had, with the ultimate result that “there was no needy person among them.”

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Penitential Act & Prayer of the Faithful

As we prepare to celebrate the mystery of Christ’s love, let us acknowledge our failures and ask the Lord for mercy and strength.

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May God break my heart so completely that the whole world falls in.

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Browse the library

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Take Five weekly

07 Apr 2024

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