24Apr 24 April, 2017. Monday, Week 2 of Easter

Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen, priest and martyr

1st Reading: Acts 4:23-31

The first Christian community prays for help to survive the threatened persecution

After they were released, they went to their friends and reported what the chief priests and the … Read the rest

23Apr Presider’s Page for 23 April (Second Sunday of Easter)

Even though Easter Week is now behind us, this Sunday’s liturgy still overflows with the joy of Jesus’ resurrection. Christians continue to celebrate that great event for the next six weeks, until Pentecost Sunday on 4 June, the fiftieth and final day of Easter.

23Apr 23 April, 2017. 2nd Sunday of Easter

Divine Mercy Sunday; Saint George; Saint Adalbert of Prague

1st Reading: Acts 2:42-47

The early Christians shared what they owned and broke bread together

The whole community devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread … Read the rest

22Apr 22 April, 2017. Easter Saturday

1st Reading: Acts 4:13-21

Risking their lives, Peter and John declare what they have seen and heard

Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John and realized that they were uneducated and ordinary men, they were amazed and … Read the rest

21Apr My people are suffering

Chris McDonnell, writing in the Catholic Times, 21 April, asks "why is it that so often the fabric of buildings where people gather for worship is attacked and in consequence many lives are lost? Mosques, Churches, Synagogues, all have been the subjects of outrageous actions........
We should remember in our prayers those of faith who have died in their places of worship with no weapon in sight, their hands open in prayer to the one God who made us."

21Apr 21 April, 2017. Easter Friday

St. Anselm, bishop and doctor of the church

1st Reading: Acts 4:1-12

Peter’s belief that there is salvation in no one else but Jesus

While Peter and John were speaking to the people, the priests, the captain of the temple, … Read the rest

21Apr 21 May, 2017. 6th Sunday of Easter

See Presider’s Page, for Opening Comment, Alternative Opening Prayer (from 1998 ICEL Missal) Prayers of the Faithful, etc.

1st Reading: Acts 8:5-8, 14-17

Philip’s mission in Samaria shows the joy of the early Christian faith

Philip went down to … Read the rest

21Apr 21 April, 2017. Easter Friday

St. Anselm, bishop and doctor of the church

1st Reading: Acts 4:1-12

Peter’s belief that there is salvation in no one else but Jesus

While Peter and John were speaking to the people, the priests, the captain of the temple, … Read the rest

20Apr Have fun with faith!

Seamus Ahearne writes of how current events - among them "Kim Jong-un and Trump. Two bully boys let loose in our fragile world with bombs and nuclear possibilities" - lead him into recalling images from a distant past. Sadly, "We were full of negativity. The Church was full of misery."
Seamus says we need to "Have fun with faith. Make a splash."

20Apr 20 April, 2017. Easter Thursday

1st Reading: Acts 3:11-26

Peter describes Jesus as holy and righteous, the One who is victorious over death

While the cured man clung to Peter and John, all the people ran together to them in the portico called Solomon’s Portico, … Read the rest




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