Sunday

19 May 2019

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

SUNDAY SUMMARY

Acts of the Apostles 14:21-27  Through the efforts of Paul and Barnabas, God opens the door of faith to the Gentiles.

Psalm 145:8-9, 10-11, 12-13  God’s kingdom is for all creation and all ages.

Revelation 21:1-5a  Pain and suffering will pass away when the new creation is established.

John 13:31-33a, 34-35  The new command to love marks the true disciple.

The inner word

The inner word

What’s in your heart?

Acts talks about the appointing of “elders.” You are a leader of your community. How does your ministry gather the people and make disciples? How do you strengthen them?

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Exploring the word

Exploring the word

The activity of the apostles

For most of the church year, it is fair to say the gospel upstages the other readings used at Mass. Preachers may reach into the passage from Hebrew scripture to highlight the “promise” that the gospel “fulfills,” but the first reading serves largely as a backdrop for the main message.

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In other words

In other words

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

When Judas had left, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man is seen for who he is, and God seen for who he is in him. The moment God is seen in him, God’s glory will be on display. In glorifying him, he himself is glorified—glory all around!

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Homily stories

Homily stories

All things new

One of my favorite movie moments occurs in The Christmas Carol when Ebenezer Scrooge throws open his shutters on Christmas morning and looks out on the world with new eyes. His late-night encounters with the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future had shaken his preconceived notions about what to value in life.

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Homily stories

Homily stories

Everyday love

Jesus said to love one another, and each of us tries in small ways to do just that. It is a given that we strive to love parents, siblings, spouses, children, friends. But even to those outside our intimate circles we do our best—on a good day—to offer simple courtesies and acts of kindness.

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Prayers

Prayers

Penitential Act & Prayer of the Faithful

Our God asks us to love one another. For when we have not loved, we now ask for God’s forgiveness.

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Quotes

Quotes

Our Lord Jesus Christ loved us more than himself. . . . It was indeed something new for love to go as far as that.

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