The Word This Week

The Incredulity of Saint Thomas, CaravaggioThis week the Gospel is chosen because it relates “what happened today” – eight days after Easter, Jesus comes again to his disciples. The story of Thomas’s doubt and faith leads us to think about our doubts and faith – but always in the context of being part of the family of the Church. Remember last week, and the baptisms you may have witnessed, or the renewal of your own baptismal promises: “this is the faith of the Church, the faith in which we are baptised.”

Today’s Scripture
Acts 5: 12 – 16.
Psalm 117. (to be prayed together)
Let the children of Israel say:
‘His love has no end.’
Let the children of Aaron say:
‘His love has no end.’
Let those who fear the Lord say:
‘His love has no end.’
The stone which the builders rejected
has become the corner stone.
This is the work of the Lord,
a marvel in our eyes.
This day was made by the Lord;
we rejoice and are glad.
O Lord, grant us salvation,
O Lord, grant success.
Blessed in the name of the Lord
is he who comes.
We bless you from he house of the Lord;
the Lord God is our light.
(Sung Antiphon: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!)

Apocalypse 1: 9 – 13, 17 – 19
A-alle-eluia, A-alle-eluia, A-alle-eluia, A-alle-elu-uia!
Jesus said: ‘you believe because you can see me.
Happy are those who have not seen and yet believe.’.
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

John 20: 19 – 31.
Prayer of the Faithful: R/. Risen Lord, hear our prayer.

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