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Browsing the May 2021 archive of Sunday Reflections

Sunday, May 23, 2021 - Solemnity of Pentecost

Posted by Marisa Cupps on 5/22/21

Gospel Reading

John 20:19-23 - Jesus appears to his disciples and gives them the gift of the Holy Spirit.

The season of Easter concludes with today’s celebration, the feast of Pentecost.  On Pentecost we celebrate the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the apostles gathered in the upper room ... Read More »

Sunday, May 16, 2021 - The Ascension of the Lord

Posted by Marisa Cupps on 5/15/21

Gospel ReadingMark 16:15-20

Jesus is taken to heaven, and the disciples go forth to preach as Jesus commanded.

Background on the Gospel Reading

Today is our liturgical celebration of the Ascension of the Lord, when Jesus was taken to heaven on the fortieth day after Easter. In Cycle B, ... Read More »

Sunday, May 9, 2021 - Sixth Sunday of Easter

Posted by Marisa Cupps on 5/08/21

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 »