Friday within the Octave of Easter
Mass at noon: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday - Thursday at 7p
Saturday at 5:00 - Sunday at 9:00, 11:15am and 7:00pm during the semester
When the people gather for prayer, all are welcome.
Saint of the day - Crescentia Hoess
Readings for today’s Mass
Maybe all the jellybeans are gone, the leftover ham has been devoured and the hollow chocolate bunny is missing more than just his ears. But this is only the beginning for us. Today’s readings are filled with Easter joy and the fervor of the early disciples as they continue to spread the good news of Jesus Christ.
Can you just imagine the scene from the Acts of the Apostles? Here is Peter, the same guy who denied he even knew Jesus, getting right up in the high priests’ faces and telling them that just because they crucified his friend, the son of God, His church will go on. I can only imagine the look of shock on the priests’ faces. They didn’t realize what they had done. This man, who they put to death, and his message were not going away. And then there is the absolute joy Jesus’ followers exhibited once they recognized Christ on the shore in our Gospel. Peter throws himself into the sea to be with his beloved friend again. And Jesus provides both physical and spiritual nourishment for his friends even after his death, just like he does for us.
Both these passages from Scripture have so much to teach us. Let us continue to be witnesses to Christ’s passion, death and resurrection. Let us not fail to recognize him in our midst. Let us not forget how his suffering brought us life. Let us continue to tell and show others the love he has for them.