Fifth Sunday of Easter


The Word This Week

We are now closer to Ascension and Pentecost than Easter, but we are still in the Easter Season. The readings this Sunday begin to move us along too, as once more we hear the Lord at the Last Supper preparing his disciples for his departure: he does this by giving them a rule to live by, a new commandment. This commandment, “love one another”, is to be the guiding light of the community of believers after Pentecost (check the first reading for the Second Sunday of Easter) – it is the risen Lord’s parting gift to his Church.

First Reading: Acts 14:21-27

Response Psalm 144: I will bless your name for ever, O God my King

Second Reading: Apocalypse 21:1-5

Gospel: John 13: 31-35

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