This Week’s Gospel Message

Thursday, May 21st, 2020

This week’s Gospel message for Sunday, May 24th is from Matthew 28:16-20.

“The eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had ordered them. When they saw him, they worshiped, but they doubted. Then Jesus approached and said to them, ‘All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.’”

When the Eleven saw the risen Jesus for the first time, “they worshiped, but they doubted” (Matthew 28:17). Yet Jesus immediately tells them to go out and make disciples, to teach and to baptize. We are called to go out and make disciples as well. We may fail to see the face of Jesus in those we meet and we may doubt that Christ is really present in our work, but we are still called to serve. Sometimes it is only in working on building up the kingdom of God that our doubts are overcome. Source: Pastoral Patterns, Summer 2020

DAILY READINGS FOR THE WEEK

Monday Acts 19:1-8; John 16:29-33 

Tuesday Acts 20:17-27; John 17:1-11a

Saint Philip Neri, Priest (Memorial) – The ‘Apostle of Rome’ was born in Florence and educated by the Dominicans. At age eighteen he left for Rome to re-evangelize Rome, where Church reform was greatly needed. He helped found a confraternity of laymen and the Santa Trinità dei Pellegrini hospital. He also founded the Congregation of the Oratory (Oratorians). Source: Living With Christ, May 2020

Wednesday Acts 20:28-38; John 17:11b-19

Thursday Acts 22:30; 23:6-11; John 17:20-26

Friday Acts 25:13b-21; John 21:15-19

Saturday Acts 28:16-20, 30-31; John 21:20-25

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