Today's Mass Readings

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April 30, 2019

The Responsorial Psalm is a proclamation of victory: "The Lord is king; he is robed in majesty" (Psalm 93).

And this is what Christianity is: a proclamation that Jesus Christ has risen from the dead and won the gift of divine life for all who believe in him. The prophets make this proclamation credible by visibly embodying the teachings of Jesus in their lifestyle. They make the living Jesus visibl...

April 29, 2019

The Responsorial Psalm shows us how to deal with fear when we are threatened because of the witness

we bear to Jesus: "Happy are all who put their trust in the Lord" (Psalm 2).

In Acts 4: 23-31 Peter and John seek support from the faith of the community after they have been commanded by the priests and elders "never to mention that man's name [Jesus] to anyone again."

The response of the whole commun...

April 28, 2019

Experiencing and Expressing the Risen Life 

Inventory

What first drew you to appreciate the Church? What supports your faith or enthusiasm now? Is it the expression other people are giving to their faith that inspires you? How much confirmation do you receive from your own experience of grace - from things you do that give you the felt conviction of being alive by grace (the gift of sharing God's di...

April 27, 2019

The Responsorial Psalm gives us one source of the assurance we need to have if we are going to stand up as prophets in spite of rejection and opposition: "I will give thanks to you, for you have answered me" (Psalm 118).

The whole Psalm is a hymn of confidence based on the experience of calling on God and being rescued. What gives confidence to prophets is the experience of following inspirations t...

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