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Study, Pray, Serve: 6th Sunday of Easter

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Here are some of the themes we discover in the readings for the 6th Sunday of Easter.

1st Reading – Acts of the Apostles 15:1-2,22-29

  • There is a conflict regarding whether a man must be circumcised to be a follower of Jesus Christ.
  • The leaders in Jerusalem determine that circumcision is not required, thus allowing non-Jews to become Christians more easily.

Psalm – 67:2-3,5-6,8

  • “O God, let all the nations praise you!”
  • The people give praise to God who has pity and blesses them.

2nd Reading – Revelation 21:10-14,22-23

  • Jerusalem is revealed as a radiant city polished with precious gems.
  • There is no temple in the city, nor sun nor moon; God is the source of its glory and light.

Gospel – John 14:23-29

  • The Father and the Son will dwell with those who out of love keep the word of Jesus.
  • The Holy Spirit will come upon the disciples, offering them God’s peace.

Mass Readings – 6th Sunday of Easter

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5th Sunday of Easter: They will know we are Christians by our love. Catholic Inspiration

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The Lord makes it clear in the Gospel of John that people will know that we are his disciples by our love for one another.

Mass Readings – 5th Sunday of Easter

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Daily Mass: Choosing Matthias. Catholic Inspiration

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The Apostles fill the vacancy caused by Judas and apply criteria and prayer to discern who will join their ranks. Their choice helps us understand how God chooses us for specific tasks today.

Mass Readings – Feast of St. Matthias

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St. Matthias, pray for us!


Daily Mass: Paul preaches about Jesus. Catholic Inspiration

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Building upon salvation history, Paul speaks about the death and resurrection of Jesus.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 4th Week of Easter

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Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us!


Daily Mass: Paul preaches a short recap of salvation history. Catholic Inspiration

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Paul preaches in a synagogue, offering a short recap of salvation history. His example inspires us to know the key elements of our faith so we can share the Good News with others.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 4th Week of Easter

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Saints Nereus, Achilleus and Pancras, pray for us!


Daily Mass: Fasting and prayer that leads to action. Catholic Inspiration

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Having returned to Jerusalem, Paul & Barnabas are chosen for a mission after an extensive period of fasting and prayer.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 4th Week of Easter

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Daily Mass: Barnabas & Paul. Catholic Inspiration

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As the early Church experiences new growth with the reception of non-Jewish Greek speakers, Barnabas sets out to find Paul and the two of them work together in Antioch for over a year.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 4th Week of the Year

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St. Damien of Moloka’i, pray for us!


Daily Mass: Peter relates how the Gentiles received the Holy Spirit. Catholic Inspiration

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Peter defends his actions, showing how God’s grace and the gift of the Holy Spirit is now accessible to all people.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 4th Week of Easter

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Study, Pray, Serve: 5th Sunday of Easter

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Let’s explore some of the themes we find in the readings for the 5th Sunday of Easter.

1st Reading – Acts of the Apostles 14:21-27

  • Paul and Barnabas proclaim the Good News and exhort the people to persevere in faith.
  • They appoint elders in the churches they have founded and announce that the door of faith is now opened to the Gentiles.

Psalm – 145:8-13

  • “I will praise your name for ever, my king and my God.”
  • God is gracious and merciful, and the Lord’s kingdom will endure for all ages.

2nd Reading – Revelation 21:1-5a

  • John has a vision of a new heaven and a new earth, along with the holy city of Jerusalem.
  • God will wipe away the tears from his people, for the Lord makes all things new.

Gospel – John 13:31-33a,34-35

  • God glorifies Jesus, the Son of Man, who will offer his life on the Cross for the salvation of the world.
  • Jesus gives a new commandment: Love one another, as the Lord loves us.

Mass Readings – 5th Sunday of Easter

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4th Sunday of Easter: We are his people, the sheep of his flock. Catholic Inspiration

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As part of the flock of the Good Shepherd, we have lessons to learn and put into practice every day.

Mass Readings – 4th Sunday of Easter

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