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Sixth Sunday of Easter

SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

SUNDAY'S READINGS

FIRST READING:

Then they laid hands on them
and they received the Holy Spirit. (Acts 8:17)

PSALM:

Let all the earth cry out to God with joy. (Ps 66) or Alleluia

SECOND READING:

For Christ also suffered for sins once,
the righteous for the sake of the unrighteous,
that he might lead you to God. (1 Pt 3:18a)

GOSPEL:

“I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you. In a little while the world will no longer see me, but you will see me, because I live and you will live.” (Jn 14:18-19)

Excerpts from the Lectionary for Mass ©2001, 1998, 1970 CCD
The English translation of Psalm Responses from Lectionary for Mass © 1968, 1981, 1987, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved.

OBSERVANCES FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 17, 2020:

Sunday: 6th Sunday of Easter
Monday: St. John I, Pop and Martyr
Wednesday: St. Bernardine of Siena, Priest
Thursday: The Ascension of the Lord (holy day of obligation in some U.S. dioceses); St. Christopher Magallanes, Priest, and Companions, Martyrs
Friday: St. Rita of Cascia, Religious
Next Sunday: The Ascension of the Lord; 7th Sunday of Easter; World Communications Day

We become what we love and who we love shapes what we become - St. Clare of Assisi

I am the Lord, there is no other

REFLECT

FIRST READING:

In Acts 2, Luke records how the Holy Spirit initially descended upon the Jewish believers in Jerusalem. In today’s reading, we hear how the Holy Spirit also descended upon the Samaritans who believed in Jesus. What lesson do you think Luke is conveying to us?

SECOND READING:

Peter advocates for being prepared to defend the faith, even in the face of danger. How does one find the courage to defend the faith in a hostile environment?

GOSPEL READING:

Jesus reveals to his disciples that the intimacy between himself, the Holy Spirit, and the Father can be shared with fellow believers. How do you experience the intimacy of our triune God?

6TH SUNDAY OF EASTER

(Posted May 13, 2020)