Seventh Sunday of Easter

The Ascension of Jesus into Heaven has drawn our hearts and minds upward to the most beautiful and profound aspects of our faith. We have been given a glimpse of the glory of Heaven, and we are praying for a renewed outpouring of the Spirit in the world. Today as we...

Sixth Sunday of Easter

In today’s Gospel, Jesus tells his disciples, “Whoever loves me will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our dwelling with him.” Too often we think of our faith journey in the opposite way. We think that if we keep God’s word,...

Fifth Sunday of Easter

It is common for educators and career coaches to emphasize the importance of being goal-oriented. To reach a goal, they tell us, we must commit ourselves to take all the necessary steps, whether they are few or many. The goal must be real, attainable, and measurable....

Fourth Sunday of Easter

On this Good Shepherd Sunday, Jesus tells us that all who listen to his voice and follow him are his sheep, that the Father has given the sheep into his care, and that they can never be taken away from him. Then he adds, “The Father and I are one.” We may wonder why...

Third Sunday of Easter

On this Third Sunday of Easter, the Church turns to St. John’s account of when “Jesus revealed himself again to his disciples at the Sea of Tiberias.” John begins by setting the scene: seven disciples, including John himself, at the suggestion of Simon Peter decide to...