Study, Pray, Serve: 6th Sunday of Easter

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Let’s explore some of the themes in the readings for the 6th Sunday of Easter.

1st Reading – Acts of the Apostles 8:5-8,14-17

  • Philip continues the ministry of Jesus in Samaria, driving out evil and performing mighty acts of healing.
  • The Apostles, hearing about Philip’s ministry, send Peter and John to pray over the people that they might receive the Holy Spirit.

Psalm 66:1-7,16,20

  • “Let all the earth cry out to God with joy.”
  • Nature itself gives praise and glory to the tremendous deeds that God has done.

2nd Reading – 1st Peter 3:15-18

  • This passage readily applies to our modern world, inspiring us to “be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope.”
  • The practical, spiritual advice reminds us to be reverent and gentle, keeping our focus on Christ.

Gospel – John 14:15-21

  • Out of love for the Lord, we keep the commandments of Christ.
  • Jesus will ask the Father to send us the Advocate – the Spirit of truth – to remain with us.

Mass Readings – 6th Sunday of Easter


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A Catholic priest since 1997, Fr. Andrew Ricci is currently the rector of the Cathedral of Christ the King in Superior, WI. His website "Three Great Things" can be found at and his podcasts can be found under "Catholic Inspiration" in the iTunes store. View all posts by Fr. Andrew Ricci

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