Readings for the Week
4/23/2017 - 4/30/2017
Readings for Sunday, April 23:

Acts 2:42-47:  The faithful lived a common life, sharing all their goods.  The apostles worked many miracles.  They prayed together and broke bread.  Daily their numbers increased.

1 Pt 1:3-9:  God, Our Father, has given us a new hope in Jesus, a birthright kept in heaven.  Although there may be suffering this is at the same time a cause for rejoicing.  Faith in Jesus will bring salvation. 

Jn 20:19-31:
  Jesus appears to the disciples, coming through locked  doors.  He shows them His hands and side.  He greets them in peace and gives them the power to forgive sin.  A week later Jesus appears again directly to Thomas who now professes his belief. 

Today’s Message -
Thomas believed because he saw the Risen Jesus.  Although we have never seen Him, we believe in Him.  We give thanks to the Lord for this gift of faith, especially when we gather for the breaking  of the bread and the prayers. 

Readings for Week of April 23:

Sunday           Second Sunday of Easter or Sunday of Divine Mercy:  Acts 2:42-47; Ps 118:2-4,
                        13-15, 22-24; Pt 1:3-9; Jn 20:19-31

Monday           Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen, Priest and Martyr: Acts 4:23-31; Ps 2:1-3, 4-7a, 7b-9;
                         Jn 3:1-8

Tuesday          Saint Mark, Evangelist: 
1 Pt 5:5b-14; Ps 89:2-3, 6-7, 16-17; Mk 16:15-20

Wednesday     Acts 5:17-26; Ps 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9; Jn 3:16-21

Thursday         Acts 5:27-33; Ps 34:2 and 9, 17-18, 19-20; Jn 3:31-36

Friday              Saint Peter Chanel, Priest and Martyr; Saint Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort,
Acts 5:34-42; Ps 27:1, 4, 13-14; Jn 6:1-15

Saturday          Saint Catherine of Siena, Virgin and Doctor of the Church:  Acts 6:1-7; Ps 33:1-2,
                          4-5, 18-19; Jn 6:16-21

Sunday             Third Sunday of Easter:  Acts 2:14, 22-33; Ps 16:1-2, 5, 7-8, 9-10, 11; 1 Pt 1:17-21;
                           Lk 24:13-35