Sermons from April 2016

6th Sunday of Easter – English/Español

Sunday’s Readings: Acts 15:1-2, 22-29; Psalm 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8; Rev 21:10-14, 22-23; John 14:23-29 THE GIFT OF PEACE We are offered another vision in today’s second reading, a vision of the New Jerusalem, “coming down out of heaven from God” (Revelation 21:10). Read between the lines describing the radiant city, and we find that the greatest beauty […]

5th Sunday of Easter – English/Español

Sunday’s Readings: Acts 14:21-27; Psalm 145:8-9, 10-11, 12-13; Rev 21:1-5; John 13:31-33, 34-35 TRUE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY Can you imagine a world such as the one put before us in today’s scripture readings? Communities of believers everywhere would support and encourage one another and be identified as Christians by the way they love each other. It would […]

4th Sunday of Easter – English/Español

Sunday’s Readings: Acts 13:14, 43-52; Psalm 100:1-2, 3, 5; Revelation 7:9, 14-17; John 10:27-30 THE SHEPHERD’S FLOCK In Christian art, the earliest depictions of Jesus Christ were not of his crucifixion or of his resurrection. The first known renderings of Jesus show him as the Good Shepherd, the image put before us in today’s readings. In the Gospel passage Jesus […]

3rd Sunday of Easter – English/Español

Sunday’s Readings: Acts 5:27-32, 40-41; Psalms 30:2, 4, 5-6, 11-12, 13; Rev 5:11-14; John 21:1-19 REDEMPTION Do you remember Peter on the night Jesus was arrested? He claimed he had never heard of Jesus. Today we are called to join Peter in testifying to the name of Jesus as he does in the first reading, and in proclaiming our […]

Divine Mercy Sunday-English/Español

Sunday’s Readings: Acts 5:12-16; Psalms 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24; Rev 1:9-11A, 12-13, 17-19; John 20:19-31 JOINING THE COMPANY OF BELIEVERS What will help you to believe? Today’s scripture readings tell of faith and doubt. They offer stories “recorded to help you believe,” as the passage from John’s Gospel (20:31) remarks today. There is an urgency about this. On this Second Sunday of Easter we are challenged to join the […]