Weekly Faith – Sunday, June 2, 2019

Weekly Faith – Sunday, June 2, 2019

The Ascension of the Lord Readings: Acts 1:1–11Psalm 47:2–3, 6–7, 8–9Ephesians 1:17–23 or Hebrews 9:24–28; 10:19–23Luke 24:46–53 In today’s First Reading from the Acts of the Apostles, St. Luke gives the surprising news that there is more of the story to be told. The...
Weekly Faith – Sunday, May 26, 2019

Weekly Faith – Sunday, May 26, 2019

The Sixth Sunday of Easter Readings: Acts 15:1–2, 22–29Psalm 67:2–3, 5–6, 8Revelation 21:10–14, 22–23John 14:23–29 The first Church council, the Council of Jerusalem we hear about in today’s First Reading, decided the shape of the Church as we know...
Weekly Faith – Sunday, May 19, 2019

Weekly Faith – Sunday, May 19, 2019

The Fifth Sunday of Easter Readings: Acts 14:21-27Psalm 145:8-13Revelation 21:1-5John 13:31-35 By God’s goodness and compassion, the doors of His kingdom have been opened to all who have faith, Jew or Gentile. That’s the good news Paul and Barnabas proclaim in today’s...
Weekly Faith – Sunday, May 5, 2019

Weekly Faith – Sunday, May 5, 2019

The Third Sunday of Easter Readings: Acts 5:27–32, 40–41Psalm 30:2, 4–6, 11–13Revelation 5:11–14John 21:1–19 There are two places in Scripture where the curious detail of a “charcoal fire” is mentioned. One is in today’s Gospel, where the Apostles return from fishing...
Weekly Faith – Sunday, April 28, 2019

Weekly Faith – Sunday, April 28, 2019

The Second Sunday of Easter Readings: Acts 5:12–16Psalm 118:2–4, 13–15, 22–24Revelation 1:9–13, 17–19John 20:19–31 The prophet Daniel in a vision saw “One like the Son of Man” receive everlasting kingship (see Daniel 7:9–14). John is taken to heaven in...
Weekly Faith – Sunday, April 21, 2019

Weekly Faith – Sunday, April 21, 2019

Reflecting on Easter Sunday Readings: Acts 10:34, 37–43Psalm 118:1–2, 16–17, 22–23Colossians 3:1–4John 20:1–9 Jesus is nowhere visible. Yet today’s Gospel tells us that Peter and John “saw and believed.” What did they see? Burial shrouds lying on the...