Browsing the April 2021 archive of Sunday Reflections

Sunday, May 2, 2021 - Fifth Sunday of Easter

Posted by Marisa Cupps on 4/30/21

Gospel Reading - John 15:9-17 

Jesus commands his disciples to love one another.

Today’s Gospel follows immediately after the Gospel proclaimed last week, in which Jesus taught that he was the vine and that his disciples were the branches.  In the example of the vine and the branches, we ... Read More »

Sunday, April 25, 2021 - Fourth Sunday of Easter

Posted by Marisa Cupps on 4/22/21

Today's Gospel - John 10:11-18

Jesus says that he is the good shepherd who knows his sheep.

The fourth Sunday of Easter is also called Good Shepherd Sunday.  In each of the three lectionary cycles, our Gospel is taken from the 10th chapter of the Gospel of John.  In ... Read More »

Sunday, April 18, 2021 - Third Sunday of Easter

Posted by Marisa Cupps on 4/16/21

Gospel Reading - Luke 24:35-48

Jesus appears again to his disciples and shares a meal with them.

On the third Sunday of Easter, we continue to hear Gospel accounts of Jesus’ appearances to his disciples following his Resurrection.  Today’s reading, taken from the Gospel of Luke, follows immediately after ... Read More »

Sunday, April 11, 2021 - Second Sunday of Easter, Divine Mercy Sunday

Posted by Marisa Cupps on 4/09/21

Gospel Reading - John 20:19-31

Thomas believes because he sees Jesus.

Background on the Gospel Reading

Today’s reading from the Gospel of John is proclaimed on the Second Sunday of Easter in each of the lectionary cycles. This fact alone should alert us to the significance of the encounters ... Read More »

Easter Vigil - April 3, 2021

Posted by Marisa Cupps on 4/01/21

Gospel Reading - Mark 16:1-7

The women find that the stone from Jesus’ tomb has been rolled back, and an angel reports that Jesus has been raised from the dead.

Background on the Gospel Reading

Each of the four Gospels reports that the women who had been followers of ... Read More »