Sixth Sunday of Easter

The readings for Lectionary 57 are here.  The Homiletic Directory offers the following Catechism points and themes for the Sixth Sunday of Easter: CCC 2746-2751: Christ’s prayer at the Last Supper CCC 243, 388, 692, 729, 1433, 1848: the Holy Spirit as Advocate/Consoler CCC 1965-1974: the New Law fulfills the Old […] Read more »

Fifth Sunday of Easter

The Gospel reading from St. John for the Fifth Sunday of Easter is short but profound. It is Christ’s New Commandment. I give you a new commandment: love one another.As I have loved you, so you also should love one another.This is how all will know that you are my […] Read more »

Fourth Sunday of Easter

The Lectionary 51 readings are some of the most consoling we encounter in Sacred Scripture. Christ and the Father are one. We belong to them. God will wipe every tear from our eyes. Each of the two outlines from the archives focuses on the central idea that Christ is the […] Read more »

Third Sunday of Easter

The Lectionary 48 readings for the Third Sunday of Easter are here. The Gospel reading is from John: Jesus’ post-Resurrection appearance to his disciples at the Sea of Tiberius. From the archives, here is a full updated outline with the following foci: Central Idea: Christ is our King, but Peter and the Apostles […] Read more »

Second Sunday of Easter

The Second Sunday of Easter is also called Divine Mercy Sunday. The lectionary readings (45) can be found here. The Gospel from John is (1st) Our Lord’s appearance to the apostles on Easter evening with his gift to them of the power to forgive sins and (2nd) His appearance the […] Read more »

Easter

For a link to the Lectionary readings for the Easter Vigil (Lectionary 41), click here. For a homily outline based on these many readings, click here. For a link to the readings for Easter Day (Lectionary 42), click here.  For a homily outline on the theme of the Resurrection and joy, click here. For […] Read more »

Penetcost – Mass during the Day

Central idea: The Gift of the Holy Spirit. Doctrine: The unity of Easter, Pentecost, and the Eucharist. Practical application: The invocation of the Holy Spirit. Written as an aid for homilists and a resource for the faithful, this doctrinal homily outline (1) provides insights into the Lectionary readings, (2) explicates […] Read more »