This week’s Gospel Message for Sunday, June 7th is from John 3:16-18.
“God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life.” Only a God of infinite mercy and unfaltering fidelity would make this ultimate gift to the human race. In fact, Jesus Christ was given by God in two ways: given to us in the Incarnation, sharing in our humanity, but also given over to death on the cross, redeeming us in our unworthiness. God is generous with love and with life, offering eternal life through the Son and sending the Holy Spirit to stay with us forever. Source: Pastoral Patterns, Summer 2020
DAILY READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Monday 1 Kings 17:1-6; Matt 5:1-12
Tuesday 1 Kings 17:7-16; Matt 5:13-16
Wednesday 1 Kings 18:20-39; Matt 5:17-19
Thursday Acts 11:21b-26; 13:1-3; Matt 5:20-26
Saint Barnabas, Apostle (Memorial) – Barnabas, a Jew from Cyprus, came to Jerusalem and joined the early Christian community. The apostles changed his name from Joseph to Barnabas, which Luke tells us meant “son of encouragement.” It was Barnabas who accepted Paul into the community after his conversion and who was at Paul’s side for many years as his partner in evangelizing the Gentiles.
Friday 1 Kings 19:9a, 11-16; Matt 5:27-32
Saturday 1 Kings 19:19-21; Matt 5:33-37
Saint Anthony of Padua, Priest and Doctor of the Church (Memorial) – Born in Portugal, he joined the Canons Regular of St. Augustine and became a biblical scholar. His contact with some Franciscans inspired him to join the Franciscans. He was sent to Italy, where his great oratorical gifts were noted. His reputation drew enormous crowds, and the power of his words converted them.