5 May 2024

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


Acts of the Apostles 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48  The Holy Spirit marks the community with gifts outpoured.

Psalm 98:1, 2-3, 3-4  Sing out with joy for the gift of our salvation!

1 John 4:7-10  God is love, and the children of God are known by their embrace of love.

John 15:9-17  The friends of Jesus are those who do as he says and does.

More resources for the month available in Seasonal notes.

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Homilist’s overview of May

Liturgical themes and feasts

The month of May has two secular dedications, both important at this time. Since 1949, May has been designated to highlight Mental Health Awareness. As one in five U.S. adults experience mental illness annually and less than half receive treatment, it's worth raising consciousness in the parish.

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The inner word

What’s in your heart?

John Joseph, who received the 2001 Catholic Campaign for Human Development’s Cardinal Bernardin New Leadership Award for his race relations and anitpoverty work while a student at Ole Miss, said in accepting his award, “Our love for others demonstrates that we recognize God’s love for us.”

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Featured Exploring the word

How can you tell who’s who around here?

Religious claims are a dime a dozen. You think Hindus and Mormons believe some outrageous things? Try Catholics. Virgin Birth, heaven and hell, the resurrection of the dead—none of that has a shred of “evidence” to back it up.

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Homily stories

The one who truly loves

I didn’t take a single photo in 2023. I barely noticed that I had stopped doing something I loved, but it was one of the hardest years I’ve ever had (and I’ve had some doozies).

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Homily stories

Risky business

My cousin decided to become a cop. She was 39 years old, and the cutoff to enter the academy is 40. She smoked like a chimney and drank like a fish before she decided to make this startling career shift.

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Penitential Act & Prayer of the Faithful

Brothers and sisters, let us acknowledge our sins, and so prepare ourselves to celebrate the sacred mysteries.

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Hold back nothing of yourself for yourself, so that He who gives Himself totally to you may receive you totally.

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Browse the library

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

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Take Five weekly

05 May 2024

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