Monthly Archives: April 2016

Sunday of the Samaritan Woman, April 24, 2016. Acts 11:19-26 & 29-30; Jn 4:5-42

In today’s Scripture readings we have two examples of the importance of avoiding parochialism. The reaction of the new Christians in Jerusalem to Gentiles becoming Christians and the reaction of the disciples when Jesus proclaimed the Gospel to the Samaritan woman reflect a common tendency for us to remain focused within ourselves and to avoid […]

Sunday of the Paralytic Man, April 17, 2016. Acts 9:32-42; Jn 5:1-18

Today we hear of the healing of the paralytic man who had sat for 38 years at the pool waiting to be cured. Jesus cures him of his paralysis. This is only one of the many of Jesus’ miracles recorded in the Bible. Besides Jesus’ miracles in the Gospels There are also many miracles recorded […]

Thomas Sunday, April 3, 2016. Jn 20:19-31

Once more we hear the Gospel account of Jesus’ first resurrection appearance to the apostles and disciples and that Thomas was not with them. At his second appearance, though, Thomas is with the rest. Jesus invites him to see and touch the wounds of the passion. We hear Thomas’ great act of faith, “My Lord […]