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The Ascension marks our new beginning in Christ

The word this week

The Ascension of the Lord, Acts 1:1-11; Ps 47; Eph 1:17-23; Mt 28:16-20 (Year A)

To experience Christ’s Resurrection is to know that we are loved by the Father

The word this week

Sixth Sunday of Easter, Acts 8:5-8, 14-17; Ps 66; 1 Pet 3:15-18; Jn 14:15-21 (Year A)

The power of Christ’s Resurrection brings us into communion with the Father and the Son

The word this week

Fifth Sunday of Easter, Acts 6:1-7; 1 Peter 2: 4-9; John 14: 1-12

The mission of the Church begins with a truly personal repentance

The word this week

Fourth Sunday of Easter, Acts 2:14, 36-41; Ps 23; 1 Pet 2:20-25; Jn 10:1-10 (Year A)

Like those disciples long ago, we must press the Lord to remain with us

The word this week

Third Sunday of Easter, Acts 2:14, 22-33; Ps 16; 1 Pt 1:17-21; Lk 24:13-35 (Year A)

How are we, who have never seen Christ, to recognise his presence among us?

The word this week

Second Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday), Acts 2:42-47; Ps 118; 1 Pet 1:3-9; Jn 20:19-31 (Year A)

May the presence of the Risen Lord transform empty hearts

The word this week

Easter Sunday, Acts 10:34, 37-43; Ps 118; Col 3:1-4 or 1 Cor 5:6-8; Jn 20:1-9 (Year A)

At the beginning of Holy Week we open our lives to Christ

The word this week

Palm Sunday, Mt 21:1-11; Is 50:4-7; Ps 22; Phil 2:6-11; Mt 26:14 – Mt 27:66 or Mt 27:11-54 (Year A)

Christ summons us from the darkness of sin and fear

The word this week

Fifth Sunday of the Year, Ez 37:12-14; Ps 130; Rm 8:8-11; Jn 11:1-45 (Year A)

Let us focus on the Sacrament of Reconciliation as the opportunity to step out of the darkness

The word this week

Fourth Sunday of Lent, 1 Sm 16:1, 6-7, 10-13; Ps 23; Eph 5:8-14; Jn 9:1-41 or Jn 9:1, 6-9, 13-17, 34-38 (Year A)