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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…

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…

Tuesday of Easter Week, 23rd April 2019

Tuesday of Easter WeekTuesday of Easter Week, 23rd April 2019Acts 2:36-41; Ps. 33(32):4-5,18-19,20,22; Jn. 20:11-18 Peter was preaching after the Holy Spirit came down on the disciples. He explained that this Pentecost gift had been prophesied by Joel.  Peter wanted the people to know that this was all the hand of God. It was God…

Monday of Easter Week, 22nd April 2019

Monday of Easter WeekMonday of Easter Week, 22nd April 2019Acts 2:14,22-33; Ps. 16(15):1-2,5,7-8,9-10,11; Mt. 28:8-15 In the first reading, we noticed that the apostles who were baptised by the Holy Spirit, were able to speak in other languages to various groups. Peter as the spokesman testified the  account of Jesus' life. The people were told…

Easter Sunday, 21st April 2019

EASTER SUNDAY (C)Easter Sunday, 21st April 2019Acts 10:34,37-43; PS. 118(117):1-2,16-17,22-23; Col. 3-1-4 or 1 Cor. 5:6-8; Jn. 20:1-9 or Lk. 24:1-12 (Psalter proper) The core of Peter’s speech in the first reading is a message about Christ — God gave the good news through Jesus Christ; Jesus is the Lord of all; Jesus died, rose…

Holy Saturday, 20th April 2019

HOLY SATURDAYHoly Saturday, 20th April 2019Gen. 1:1-2:2; Gen. 22:1-18; Ex. 14:15-15:1; Ps. 118(117):1-2,16,17,22-23; Lk. 24:1-12 (Psalter proper) Yesterday on Good Friday Jesus ended His earthly life in slow agony on the cross. Today on Holy Saturday, especially during the night, in the words of St Augustine we celebrate the “Mother of all vigils”. For tonight…

Good Friday, 19th April 2019

GOOD FRIDAYGood Friday, 19th April 2019Is. 52:13-53:12; Ps. 31(30):2,6,12-13,15-16,17,25; Heb. 4:14-16; 5:7-9; Jn. 18:1-19:42 (Psalter proper) God’s salvation project began with his Son taking the flesh of a human being born into a Jewish family, a family belonging to those called in the Old Testament “the Poor of Yahweh” — unconditionally faithful to God in…

Holy Thursday, 18th April 2019

HOLY THURSDAYHoly Thursday, 18th April 2019Ex. 12:1-8,11-14; Ps. 116(115):12-13,15-16,17-18; 1 Cor. 11:23-26; Jn. 13:1-15 (Ps Wk II) The Passover was always a time to celebrate liberation and freedom. After the first Passover, they were led by Moses out of Egypt. The Israelites were commanded to sacrifice a lamb — but only the best. They were…

Wednesday of Holy Week, 17th April 2019

Wednesday of Holy WeekWednesday of Holy Week, 17th April 2019Is. 50:4-9; Ps. 69(68):8-10,21-22,31,33-34; Mt. 26:14-25 (Ps Wk II) Today we hear Isaiah describe a man who is attacked unjustly. This suffering servant does not defend himself. Yet, his silence is not a weakness. Rather, he chooses to depend totally on God. He trusts that God,…