This Week’s Gospel Message

Thursday, May 26th, 2022

This week’s Gospel message for Sunday, May 29th is from Luke 24:46-53.

“Jesus said to his disciples: ‘Thus it is written that the Christ would suffer and rise from the dead on the third day and that repentance, for the forgiveness of sins, would be preached in his name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. And behold I am sending the promise of my Father upon you; but stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.’ Then he led them out as far as Bethany, raised his hands, and blessed them. As he blessed them he parted from them and was taken up to heaven. They did him homage and then returned to Jerusalem with great joy, and they were continually in the temple praising God.”

“Today’s feast is all about the Lord, to be sure, but the effect of his ascension on the disciples would be far different without the promise of the Holy Spirit. In both Luke and Acts, Jesus tells the disciples to wait for the Holy Spirit to come upon them before they take up the mission he left them. It is after they receive the Holy Spirit that they begin to go forth to the ends of the earth to preach, baptize, and make disciples of all nations.” SOURCE: Pastoral Patterns, Summer 2022


Monday Acts of the Apostles 19:1-8; John 16:29-33

Tuesday Zephaniah 3:14-18a; Luke 1:39-56           

The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Feast) 

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

Saint Justin, Martyr (Memorial) – Justin, a Samaritan and convert to Christianity, was called “The Philosopher.” He used his knowledge of philosophy to explain Christian doctrine. He refused to sacrifice to the gods, was brought to trial before the Roman prefect, and condemned to death.

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

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

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.   

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

SOURCE: Living With Christ, May 2022 and June 2022

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