This week’s Gospel message for Sunday, May 1st is from John 21:1-19.
“At that time, Jesus revealed himself again to his disciples at the Sea of Tiberias…When they climbed out on shore, they saw a charcoal fire with fish on it and bread. Jesus said to them, ‘Bring some of the fish you just caught’…Jesus came over and took the bread and gave it to them, and in like manner the fish. This was now the third time Jesus was revealed to his disciples after being raised from the dead…When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, ‘Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?’ Simon Peter answered him, ‘Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Feed my lambs.’ He then said to Simon Peter a second time, ‘Simon, son of John, do you love me?’ Simon Peter answered him, Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Tend my sheep.’ Jesus said to him the third time, ‘Simon, son of John, do you love me?’ . . . ‘Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Feed my sheep.’”
“Recognizing the Lord had always proven to be a challenge. Today the disciples recognize him in the miraculous catch of fish. But in the end, he revealed himself by breaking bread with them, just as he had done on the night before he died. Jesus’ gift of the Eucharist, of his Body, of himself, is his continual revelation of himself to us.” SOURCE: Pastoral Patterns, Summer 2022
DAILY READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Monday Acts of the Apostles 6:8-15; John 6:22-29
Saint Athanasius, Bishop and Doctor of the Church (Memorial) –Athanasius became one of the most dedicated opponents of the heresy of Arianism. Much of his life was a testimony to the divinity of Jesus Christ.
Tuesday 1 Corinthians 15:1-8; John 14:6-14
Saints Philip and James, Apostles (Feast) – Philip and James were apostles of Jesus. The choice of Philip as a disciple is recorded in Matthew, Mark, and Luke. John’s gospel records several conversations between Jesus and Philip. James, the son of Alphaeus, is called “James the Less” (to differentiate from the other St. James, son of Zebedee). He is mentioned in Mark and in Acts.
Wednesday Acts of the Apostles 8:1b-8; John 6:35-40
Thursday Acts of the Apostles 8:26-40; John 6:44-51
Friday Acts of the Apostles 9:1-20; John 6:52-59
Saturday Acts of the Apostles 9:31-42; John 6:60-69
SOURCE: www.catholic.org and Living With Christ, May 2022