28 Apr 2024

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


Acts of the Apostles 9:26-31  The Holy Spirit built up the church, including an unlikely leader named Saul.

Psalm 22:26-27, 28, 30, 31-32  Tell the coming generation about the Lord that they, too, may speak of divine justice.

1 John 3:18-24  Our love is shown not in fine words but in what we do for the truth.

John 15:1-8  Jesus is the true vine in which we remain rooted.

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?

Bearing witness to God's truth, having confidence in God's responsiveness, feeling connected to God's presence—these are gospel messages to contemplate.

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Featured Exploring the word

Living the truth

It’s always instructive to see what the world does with reformed criminals. Saul of Tarsus, formerly waging a zealot’s war against Christianity, seeks to join the ranks of the enemy in whole-souled conversion to Christ. They won’t have him!

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Homily stories

Visiting Uncle Mike

Down the hill from the town of Alberobello, in the farming village of Corregio rests the land my father was born on. Divided among the sons over the centuries, it no longer was large enough to sustain my dad and uncles.

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Homily stories


If you’ve ever been given the task of pruning branches on a vine, you know that it is no easy feat. It is often impossible to tell where the vine ends and the branches begin because they are so intertwined and interconnected.

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Penitential Act & Prayer of the Faithful

As we continue on our Easter journey, we ask for new life in God and prepare to celebrate the mystery of Christ’s love by acknowledging our failures.

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You have to prune so you can grow.

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Browse the library

Browse our library for additional Fifth Sunday of Easter, Cycle B material. 

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Take Five weekly

28 Apr 2024

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