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Pentecost Sunday

This weekend we celebrate the great feast of Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit whom we worship as the third person of the Holy Trinity is given our full attention and devotion. Perhaps we can understand the fact that the Spirit receives less attention than the Father or the Son since the Church took longer to […]

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Saturday of the Seventh Week of Easter

Acts 28:16-20,20,30,31; Ps 11:4,5,7; Jn 21:20-25 Saint Paul ends his witness in Rome wearing chains solely because he shares the hope of Israel.  Simon Peter learns that his business is to follow the Lord Jesus rather than be concerned wit the witness of the other disciple, the Beloved Disciple.  His is the ideal witness to […]

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Friday of the Seventh Week of Easter

Acts 25:13b-21; Ps 103:1,2,11,12,19,20; Jn 21:15-19 We join in praying the Psalm; we join in blessing the LORD and never forgetting all his benefits.  From his throne above all other thrones, the LORD judges, and his judgment is mercy.  The LORD, who rules over all, offers all his pardon and his mercy.  “As far as […]

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Seventh Sunday of Easter

As we near the end of the Easter Season we hear with a reading describing the martyrdom of Saint Stephen. His story is one that shows the paradox of suffering and embracing the Cross of Christ as a way that leads to the glory of Easter.  He is considered the first of the martyrs in […]

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