Monday, April 09, 2007

Easter Monday's Mass readings

Reading 1 - Acts 2:14, 22-33

On the day of Pentecost, Peter stood up with the Eleven,
raised his voice, and proclaimed:
“You who are Jews, indeed all of you staying in Jerusalem.
Let this be known to you, and listen to my words.
“You who are children of Israel, hear these words.
Jesus the Nazorean was a man commended to you by God
with mighty deeds, wonders, and signs,
which God worked through him in your midst, as you yourselves know.
This man, delivered up by the set plan and foreknowledge of God,
you killed, using lawless men to crucify him.
But God raised him up, releasing him from the throes of death,
because it was impossible for him to be held by it.

For David says of him:
I saw the Lord ever before me,
with him at my right hand I shall not be disturbed.
Therefore my heart has been glad and my tongue has exulted;
my flesh, too, will dwell in hope, because you will not abandon my soul to the nether world,
nor will you suffer your holy one to see corruption.
You have made known to me the paths of life;
you will fill me with joy in your presence.

My brothers, one can confidently say to you
about the patriarch David that he died and was buried,
and his tomb is in our midst to this day.
But since he was a prophet and knew that God had sworn an oath to him
that he would set one of his descendants upon his throne,
he foresaw and spoke of the resurrection of the Christ,
that neither was he abandoned to the netherworld
nor did his flesh see corruption.
God raised this Jesus;
of this we are all witnesses.
Exalted at the right hand of God,
he poured forth the promise of the Holy Spirit that he received from the Father,
as you both see and hear.”

Responsorial Psalm - Ps 16:1-2a and 5, 7-8, 9-10, 11

Keep me safe, O God; you are my hope.

Gospel - Mt 28:8-15

Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went away quickly from the tomb,
fearful yet overjoyed,
and ran to announce the news to his disciples.
And behold, Jesus met them on their way and greeted them.
They approached, embraced his feet, and did him homage.
Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid.
Go tell my brothers to go to Galilee, and there they will see me.”
While they were going, some of the guard went into the city
and told the chief priests all that had happened.
The chief priests assembled with the elders and took counsel;
then they gave a large sum of money to the soldiers,
telling them, “You are to say,
‘His disciples came by night and stole him while we were asleep.’
And if this gets to the ears of the governor,
we will satisfy him and keep you out of trouble.”
The soldiers took the money and did as they were instructed.
And this story has circulated among the Jews to the present day.


At 1:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since the time of Robert Drinan, SJ, when JPII issued a directive barring Roman Catholic priests from holding an elected office, - Just wondering if that directive also applies to permanent deacons?

At 3:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please pray for me.

At 5:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will be praying for you.

At 7:13 PM, Anonymous short hair said...

Someone told me she has 4 sets or 8 people as godparents. I didn't realize a person could have that many people as godparents. Is this still applicable today?

At 7:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is the distinction between vicar, reverend and monsignor?

At 7:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As the Kingfishers Catch Fire

As kingfishers catch fire, dragonflies draw flame;
As tumbled over rim in roundy wells
Stones ring; like each tucked string tells, each hung bell's
Bow swung finds tongue to fling out broad its name;
Each mortal thing does one thing and the same:
Deals out that being indoors each one dwells;
Selves--goes itself; myself it speaks and spells,
Crying What I do is me: for that I came.
I say more: the just man justices;
Keeps grace: that keeps all his goings graces;
Acts in God's eye what in God's eye he is--
Christ--for Christ plays in ten thousand places,
Lovely in limbs, and lovely in eyes not his
To the Father through the features of men's faces.
-Gerard Hopkins

At 8:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd like to understand something before the end of this Easter season about the Holy Spirit. Man has inner qualities or dispositions which are shown in many ways- like compassion and/or anger. Our inner spirit isn't another person but part of our same self. So, is the "spirit of God" also like God's inner attributes which the He uses to accomplish His will? The Holy Spirit appears in different forms, so is that kind of like the way we all have different ways of being at different times?

At 8:23 PM, Anonymous Pat said...

When are Catholics not buried in consecrated soil.

At 9:29 PM, Anonymous Gratitude for Grace said...

This Easter I thank you Jesus for teaching me and helping me to forgive. I thank Him for allowing me to serve the dying, care for the handicapped, visit the sick, love the elderly. I thank Jesus for His discipline taking me out of my own selfish little world and letting me serve HIM. I thank Christ for dying for us and giving us hope for eternal life with Him. Keep opening my eyes Lord and forgive me for all the times I have failed You.

Anonymous blogger - I will pray for you.

Mindy, Markov, & Blogger who shared about battle with alcoholism, thank you for your witness to me and others. Also, Kat, your conversion is inspiring to me in a very personal way.

Father Greg, thank you for saying yes, Lord.

At 10:16 AM, Anonymous Markov said...

"Mindy, Markov, & Blogger who shared about battle with alcoholism, thank you for your witness to me and others."

Gratitude for grace:

I have NEVER had any problems with alcoholism. I am a diabetic who can't drink because there is too much sugar in alcohol. I can have Our Lord's precious blood but that is all. I am the one that had written to Mindy asking her if she goes to Eucharistic Adoration.

What you wrote was lovely about your gratitude for Jesus Christ.

God Bless!

At 12:09 PM, Anonymous gratitude for grace said...

Oops, Markov, I was not referring to you. I was referring to an anonymous blogger from the day previous! Sorry if it came out that way!

Happy Easter to all!


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