Reading for the Second Sunday of Easter Year B (DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY). Liturgical Colour: white

First Reading: (Acts 4: 32-35) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 118: 2-4, 13-15, 22-24) Second Reading: (1 John 5: 1-6) Gospel: (John 20: 19-31)   First Reading: (Acts 4: 32-35) And the multitude of believers had but one heart and one soul: neither did any one say that aught of the things which he possessed, was his own; but all things were common unto them. And with great power did the apostles give testimony of the resurrection of Jesus Christ our Lord; and great grace was in them all. For neither was there any one…

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Seminarian who carried cross at Pope’s Easter Mass dies in Rome

Friends and fans called him a “gentle giant,” a faithful “prayer warrior” and a Clark Kent whose superman power was helping people grow in holiness and faith. “I believe I truly knew a saint,” one friend wrote. The written comments were among the hundreds of condolence messages, prayers and stories submitted to an “in memoriam” page on the RegnumChristi.org website for Legionary of Christ Brother Anthony Freeman of Houston. The US seminarian, who was a third-year theology student at Rome’s Pontifical Regina Apostolorum University, died unexpectedly at the age of…

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HOMILY FOR SATURDAY WITHIN THE OCTAVE OF EASTER YEAR B (1)

HOMILY FOR SATURDAY WITHIN THE OCTAVE OF EASTER YEAR B HOMILY THEME: PROCLAIM THE GOOD NEWS! BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Mk.16:9-15) Saturday in the Octave of Easter In the day’s Gospel, Mark has a brief account of the resurrection. For him, it was enough to state that Jesus had risen as testified to Mary Magdalene, she was doubted, but Jesus appeared to them Himself and told them to believe. Then, Jesus commanded them to spread the Good News to everyone. The resurrection hinges on everything Mark had said…

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Reading for Saturday within the Octave of Easter Year B. Liturgical Colour: white

First Reading: (Acts 4: 13-21) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 118: 1 and 14-15ab, 16-18, 19-21) Gospel: (Mark 16: 9-15)   First Reading: (Acts 4: 13-21) Now seeing the constancy of Peter and of John, understanding that they were illiterate and ignorant men, they wondered; and they knew them that they had been with Jesus. Seeing the man also who had been healed standing with them, they could say nothing against it. But they commanded them to go aside out of the council; and they conferred among themselves, Saying: What shall we do to these…

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Pope Francis: Leave Mass praising God, not gossiping about others

The final words at Mass – “Go in peace” – are an invitation to Christians to proclaim God’s blessings through their lives, not an opportunity to go outside and speak ill of others, Pope Francis said. Through the Eucharist, Jesus “enters in our hearts and in our flesh so that we may express in our lives the sacrament we received in faith,” the Pope said during his weekly general audience in St Peter’s Square on April 4. “But if we leave the church gossiping, saying, ‘Look at this one, look…

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HOMILY FOR THE 2ND SUNDAY OF EASTER YEAR B (3) HOMILY THEME: “UNLESS I SEE THE MARK OF THE NAILS IN HIS HANDS, AND PUT MY FINGER IN THE MARK OF THE NAILS AND MY HAND IN HIS SIDE, I WILL NOT BELIEVE.” (John 20:25)

HOMILY FOR THE SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER YEAR B HOMILY THEME: “UNLESS I SEE THE MARK OF THE NAILS IN HIS HANDS, AND PUT MY FINGER IN THE MARK OF THE NAILS AND MY HAND IN HIS SIDE, I WILL NOT BELIEVE.” (John 20:25) BY: Fr. Robert deLeon, CSC   HOMILY: John 20:19-31 What does it take to believe? We learn from today’s Gospel what the answer was for Thomas. Needing physical proof that the familiar face before him, now peaceful and even smiling, was the same face he’d seen just days…

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