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Easter: Divine Mercy Sunday, 28th April 2019

Easter: Divine Mercy SundayEaster: Divine Mercy Sunday, 28th April 2019Acts. 5:12-16; Ps. 118(117):2-4,22-24,25-27; Rev. 1:9-11,12-13,17-19; John 20:19-31 Every year this second Sunday of Easter we recall the story of the doubting Thomas, Thomas the sceptic, Thomas who needed proof. Certainly, Thomas did doubt, with good reason. No one had ever resurrected before Jesus. No one…

Easter 2nd Wk, Divine Mercy Sunday: 28th April, 2019

DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage Dear Friend in the Lord, Sincerity of Faith: In today’s Gospel, Thomas asserted, “Unless I see the holes that the nails made in His hands . . . and His side, I refuse to believe.”  This is less a doubt of Thomas, than his sincerity.   To deepen our love for Jesus, we need to…

Octave of Easter: Saturday 27th April 2019

Daily Word Of GodMark 16:9-15 Having risen in the morning on the first day of the week, Jesus appeared first to Mary of Magdala from whom he had cast out seven devils. She then went to those who had been his companions, and who were mourning and in tears, and told them. But they did…

Octave of Easter: Saturday 27th April, 2019

DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage Dear Friend in the Lord, Resurrection: In today’s Gospel, Jesus had appeared to different disciples; yet some remained skeptical that He has risen.  When we desire to love Jesus more deeply, our prejudices and our pride often get in the way and prevent us from loving Jesus.  Ponder on what draws…

Saturday of Easter Week, 27th April 2019

Saturday of Easter WeekSaturday of Easter Week, 27th April 2019Acts 4:13-21; Ps. 118(117):1,14-15,16-18,19-21; Mark 16:9-15 What are the Easter mysteries that we are celebrating? The Pascal Mystery of Jesus is the mother of the Easter mysteries. Death is conquered by Jesus' suffering, death and resurrection. Easter mysteries refer to the sea change that happens in…

Friday of Easter Week, 26th April 2019

Friday of Easter WeekFriday of Easter Week, 26th April 2019Acts 4:1-12; Ps. 118(117):1-2,4,22-24,25-27; John 21:1-14 The last chapter of John’s Gospel is often referred to as an Appendix. This designation is not intended to reduce its value or spiritual importance. It contains several elements of St. John's doctrine of the church. The boat is Peter’s…

Octave of Easter: Friday 26th April, 2019

DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage Dear Friend in the Lord, Breakfast with Jesus: In today’s Gospel, Jesus the Risen Lord, cooked breakfast for Peter and his apostles at the shore.  Everyone was awestruck and filled with deep joy of seeing Jesus alive.  Do we also feel blessed to have the gift of the faith in Jesus…

Octave of Easter: Friday 26th April 2019

Daily Word Of GodJohn 21:1a, 3-6, 12-14 Jesus revealed himself again to the disciples. It was by the Sea of Tiberias and it happened like this: Simon Peter said, ‘I'm going fishing.’ They replied, ‘We'll come with you.’ They went out and got into the boat but caught nothing that night. When it was already…

Thursday of Easter Week, 25th April 2019

Thursday of Easter WeekThursday of Easter Week, 25th April 2019Acts 3:11-16; Ps. 9(8):2,5,6-7,8-9; Luke 24:35-48 The people had just witnessed the healing of a lame man. Peter was determined that all would know that the man’s healing came from God and not from him and John. He reminded the people that Jesus had been sent…

Wednesday of Easter Week, 24th April 2019

Wednesday of Easter WeekWednesday of Easter Week, 24th April 2019Acts. 3:1-10; Ps. 105(104):1-2,3-4,6-7,8-9; Luke 24:13-35 The name of the village of Emmaus has survived throughout the ages because of this account of Jesus' encounter with two disciples who were on the point of despair, all their hopes gone. The encounter gave rise to a simple…