Sunday

28 Apr 2019

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

SUNDAY SUMMARY

Acts of the Apostles 5:12-16  The healings and miracles of Jesus’ ministry are repeated by the apostles.

Psalm 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24  We give thanks for the grace that makes the rejected one the cornerstone.

Revelation 1:9-11a, 12-13, 17-19  Jesus is revealed as the first and the last, the one who lives.

John 20:19-31  Jesus comes to bring peace and incite faith.

The inner word

The inner word

What’s in your heart?

The apostles entered very exciting and chaotic times after the death of Jesus. The risen Jesus breathed new life into their mission, and they found in themselves astonishing strength and power and a sprinkle of doubt.

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Exploring the word

Exploring the word

The perfect record

The story of Peter’s shadow captivates our attention like a childhood fairy tale. Imagine a healing power so magnificent and penetrating that it can be communicated in a holy person’s passing shadow! There is scarcely any intentionality involved in such a miracle—it happens automatically because of the mere presence of the holy one, if only for a moment.

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In other words

In other words

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

Later on that day, the disciples had gathered together, but, fearful of the Jews, had locked all the doors in the house. Jesus entered, stood among them, and said, “Peace to you.” Then he showed them his hands and side.

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Homily stories

Homily stories

Making amends

I once encountered a very angry man but I did not know that he was an angry man. We were acquaintances from our parish community and he seemed like a good soul.

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Homily stories

Homily stories

Breathe easy

My earliest memory is being carried from our family’s car and into our new house by my father when I was about 3 years old. We had been out late visiting my grandparents, and it was dark and cold outside. My father wrapped me in his overcoat and held me close to his chest.

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Homily stories

Homily stories

Home-field advantage

They talk about the importance of fans in football, baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer, and other sports. In fact, in football, the so-called “12th” player is the noise and the roar of the fans in the stands. Fans and team become one.

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Prayers

Prayers

Penitential Act & Prayer of the Faithful

With faith in God’s forgiveness, we ask for God’s mercy.

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Quotes

Quotes

We must strive to be moved by a generosity of spirit that will enable us to outgrow . . . conflicts of the past.

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