This week’s Gospel message for Sunday, May 31st is from John 20:19-23.
“The disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, ‘Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.’ And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained.’”
Before Jesus breathed the Holy Spirit upon the apostles he offered them one other thing: peace. . .he commissioned them to go out into the world as his Father had sent him into the world: to bring peace throughout the world. May we bring peace wherever we go. Source: Pastoral Patterns, Summer 2020
DAILY READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Monday Gen 3:9-15, 20; John 19:25-34
The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church (Memorial) – Pope Francis decreed on March 3, 2018, that the Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church be inscribed in the Roman Calendar on the Monday after Pentecost and be celebrated every year in churches throughout the world.
Tuesday 2 Peter 3:12-15a, 17-18; Mark 12:13-17
Wednesday 2 Tim 1:1-3, 6-12; Mark 12:18-27
Saint Charles Lwanga and Companions, Martyrs (Memorial) – Twenty-two martyrs of Uganda died on June 3, 1886, and were canonized in 1964. Charles Lwanga and his companions had become Christians through the Catholic missions of the Missionaries of Africa.
Thursday 2 Tim 2:8-15; Mark 12:28-34
Friday 2 Tim 3:10-17; Mark 12:35-37
Saint Boniface, Bishop and Martyr (Memorial) – Born in England, Wynfrid was raised in Benedictine monasteries. Pope Gregory II gave him the name Boniface, along with a commission to preach to non-Christians, and he was made bishop of Germany. In 754, he and thirty companions were killed by non-Christians while preparing to confirm converts.
Saturday 2 Tim 4:1-8; Mark 12:38-44