Sunday, April 7, 2024
The readings for Divine Mercy Sunday (2nd Sunday of Easter) for Year B show us that the mercy of God is given to all of us, even though we turn away again and again. In the gospel for this Sunday Jesus appears to the disciples. Then he comes back and lovingly helps Thomas overcome his doubts. Some topics for this weekend include the Sacrament of Reconciliation, forgiveness, and God’s love for us.
Mass Readings for Divine Mercy Sunday
- First Reading – Acts 4:32-35: “The community of believers was of one heart and mind, and no one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they had everything in common.”
- Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 118: “Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, his love is everlasting.”
- Second Reading – 1 John 5:1-6: “And the victory that conquers the world is our faith.”
- Gospel – John 20:19-31: “Have you come to believe because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed.”