21 May 2017
6th Sunday of Easter
1st Reading: Acts 8: 5-8, 14-17
2nd Reading: 1Pt 3: 15-18
Gospel: John 14: 15-21
PEOPLE OF HOPE
Throughout this Easter season the readings have drawn us into the experience of the early church. We have tasted the excitement and zeal of the first Christians. Now, with them, we listen to the words of Saint Peter, who reminds us that when people notice that we are people of hope, we should be ready to explain why. This challenges us. Do others even notice that we are people of hope? In a world often marked by cynicism and hopelessness, do we stand out as people who offer hope and reassurance to others? In today’s Gospel Jesus promises that when he leaves the earth he will not leave us orphaned. Today he promises to send his Advocate, the Spirit of truth who will be with us always. Let us acknowledge the presence of the Holy Spirit and ask the Spirit to make us people of hope.
24 May (Wednesday)
25 May (Thursday)
There will be Rosary devotion at the Grotto every Sunday after the 5pm evening mass.
The devotion will be led by the Legion of Mary and will continue until 28 May.
ALL ARE WELCOME!