The Word this Week

This week’s Gospel passage is chosen because it tells what happened today, eight days after Easter: Jesus comes again to his disciples. The story of Thomas’ 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 renewal of our own baptismal promises: this is the faith of the Church, the faith in which we are baptised.

Today’s Scripture: (Psalter: Week 2)

Acts 5: 12 – 16
The numbers of men and women who came to believe in the Lord increased steadily.
Response: Psalm 117
Let the sons of Israel say:/
‘His love has no end.’
Let the sons 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 eye.
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 the house of the Lord;/
the Lord God is our light.

Apocalypse 1: 9 – 13, 17 – 19
I was dead and now I am to live for ever and ever.

Acclamation for the Gospel:
Alleluia, Alleluia. Alleluia!.
Jesus said, ‘You believe because you can see me.
Happy are those who have not seen and yet believe’.
Alleluia, Alleluia. Alleluia!

John 20: 19 – 31
Eight days later, Jesus came.
Prayer of the Faithful: R/. Risen Lord, pour out your Spirit.

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