Reflecting on the Sunday Gospel in Eastertide

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Here are some resources you may find helpful to use as a means of reflecting on the Gospel of the weekend either on your own or in a family setting.

Reflection for Children

Created by our weekend Children’s Liturgy of the Word group, a prayer service for parents to lead their children into a conversation on the Gospel story

Pentecost Sunday – 31st May

Feast of the Ascension – 24th May

Sixth Sunday of Easter – 17th May

Fifth Sunday of Easter – 10th May

Fourth Sunday of Easter – 3rd May

Third Sunday of Easter – 26th April

Second Sunday of Easter – 19th April

Easter Sunday – 12th April

Reflection for Grown-ups

Each link brings you to a structured approach to opening the Gospel in prayer either on your own or in a family setting. Give yourself time to follow the process.

Pentecost Sunday – 31st May
Gospel: John 20:19-23
Jesus breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.”

Feast of the Ascension – 24th May
Gospel: Matthew 28:16-20
Jesus leaves his disciples and commissions them to ‘Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit

Sixth Sunday of Easter – 17th May
Gospel: John 14:15-21
Jesus is preparing the disciples for his departure from them and is reassuring them that God is presence in the depth of relationship.

Fifth Sunday of Easter – 10th May
Gospel: John 14:1-12
We are offered another of the great I AM statements of Jesus, I am the way, and the truth, and the life.

Fourth Sunday of Easter – 3rd May
Gospel: John 10:1-10
I am the gate: whoever enters by me will be saved, and will come in and go out and find pasture.

Third Sunday of Easter – 26th April
Gospel: Luke 24:13-35
We have the journey on the road to Emmaus, where the two invite a stranger to join them and through that invitation have an experience of the Risen Christ

Second Sunday of Easter – 19th April
Gospel: John 20:19-31
We turn to the Gospel of “doubting Thomas”. Perhaps we identify more easily with doubt, though the real point is that Thomas comes to a breath-taking affirmation of faith.

Easter Sunday – 12th April
Gospel: John 20:1-10
Reflecting on the discovery of the empty tomb

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