Jun 3, 2023
We often begin Mass with the prayer from today’s Epistle: “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with all of you.” We praise the God who has revealed Himself as a Trinity, a communion of persons.
Communion with the Trinity is the goal of our worship—and...
May 27, 2023
Psalm 104:1, 24, 29–31, 34
1 Corinthians 12:3–7, 12–13
The giving of the Spirit to the new people of God crowns the mighty acts of the Father in salvation history.
The Jewish feast of Pentecost called all devout Jews to Jerusalem to celebrate their birth as God’s chosen...
May 20, 2023
Psalm 27:1, 4, 7—8
1 Peter 4:13—16
Jesus has been taken up into heaven as we begin today’s First Reading. His disciples—including the Apostles and Mary—return to the upper room where He celebrated the Last Supper (see Luke 22:12).
There, they devote themselves with one...
May 13, 2023
Acts 8:5–8, 14–17
Psalm 66:1–7, 16, 20
1 Peter 3:15–18
Jesus will not leave us alone. He won’t make us children of God in Baptism only to leave us “orphans,” He assures us in today’s Gospel (see Romans 8:14–17).
He asks the Father to give us His Spirit, to dwell with us and keep us...
May 6, 2023
Psalm 33:1–2, 4–5, 18–19
1 Peter 2:4–9
By His death, Resurrection, and Ascension, Jesus has gone ahead to prepare a place for us in His Father’s house.
His Father’s house is no longer a temple made by human hands. It is the spiritual house of the Church, built on the...