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6th Sunday of Easter

For the 6th Sunday of Easter we reflect on how God is always caring for us. We are not alone. In turn, we must love and care for each other. Find games, ideas, reflections, and ideas for this Sunday's readings below.

Click on the appropriate year below to see resources, themes, homilies, games, lesson plans, and more for your youth ministry, classroom, or family church.

Mass Readings for the 6th Sunday of Easter Year A

  • First ReadingActs 8:5-8, 14-17: “Then they laid hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit.”
  • Responsorial PsalmPsalm 66: “Let all the earth cry out to God with joy.”
  • Second Reading1 Peter 3:15-18: “Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope, but do it with gentleness and reverence, keeping your conscience clear, so that, when you are maligned, those who defame your good conduct in Christ may themselves be put to shame.”
  • GospelJohn 14:15-21: “In a little while the world will no longer see me, but you will see me, because I live and you will live.”

Mass Readings for the 6th Sunday of Easter Year B

  • First ReadingActs 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48: “In truth, I see that God shows no partiality. Rather, in every nation whoever fears him and acts uprightly is acceptable to him.”
  • Responsorial PsalmPsalm 98:1, 2-3, 3-4: “The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power.”
  • Second Reading1 John 4:7-1: “In this is love: not that we have loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as expiation for our sins.”
  • Gospel John 15:9-17: “As the Father loves me, so I also love you. Remain in my love.”

Mass Readings for the 6th Sunday of Easter Year C

  • First ReadingActs 15:1-2, 22-29: “It is the decision of the Holy Spirit and of us not to place on you any burden beyond these necessities.”
  • Responsorial PsalmPsalm 67: “O God, let all the nations praise you!”
  • Second ReadingRevelation 21:10-14, 22-23: “I saw no temple in the city for its temple is the Lord God almighty and the Lamb. The city had no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gave it light, and its lamp was the Lamb.”
  • GospelJohn 14:23-29: “The Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything and remind you of all that I told you.”

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