Sunday, April 14, 2024
The readings for the 3rd Sunday in Easter encourage us to truly believe in the resurrection of Jesus Christ and to accept his love. In the gospel the risen Jesus appears to his disciples and helps them understand his death and resurrection.
Mass Readings for the Third Sunday of Easter (Year B)
- First Reading – Acts 3:13-15, 17-19: “Repent, therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be wiped away.””
- Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 4: “Lord, let your face shine on us.”
- Second Reading – 1 John 2:1-5: “But whoever keeps his word, the love of God is truly perfected in him.”
- Gospel – Luke 24:35-48: “Why are you troubled? And why do questions arise in your hearts? Look at my hands and my feet, that it is I myself.”
Ideas and Resources for the Third Sunday of Easter (Year B)
So faith, hope, and trust in the love of God are themes for this weekend. Here are some ideas:
Not a Campfire Story – Discussion and Reflection Questions
This reflection will help youth consider the reality of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. How does Jesus help us overcome our fears?
Never Tire of Seeking Christ
Let us never tire of seeking the risen Christ who gives life in abundance to those who meet him. To find Christ means to discover peace in our hearts.
Repent and Be Converted
Now I know, brothers, that you acted out of ignorance, just as your leaders did; but God has thus brought to fulfillment what he had announced beforehand through the mouth of all the prophets, that his Christ would suffer. Repent,…
A Student’s Prayer to St. Jude Thaddeus
St. Jude is the patron saint of hope and of impossible causes. That makes him a good saints for students when they feel overwhelmed by studies and other demands on their time.
Patient Trust Prayer of Teilhard de Chardin
This prayer is about waiting patiently for God. It is especially good for high school students and young adults who are discerning a vocation or possible career. We can be impatient about wanting an answer from God during the discernment…
Yes No Game (Icebreaker)
The Yes No game is a fun activity for your youth group or youth ministry meeting. It can be tied in with teaching by reminding us that we need to say “Yes” to God. It also works well with a…
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