Sunday, May 1, 2022
The readings for the 3rd Sunday in Easter for year C show us that we must boldly proclaim the Good News and bring in a large catch of new Christians. The first reading (Acts 5:27-32, 40B-41) the apostles are told not to preach of Jesus Christ, but they continue even though they suffer for it. The psalm (Psalm 30:2, 4, 5-6, 11-12, 13) declares “I will praise you, Lord, for you have rescued me.” The second reading (Revelation 5:11-14) shows all creatures in heaven and earth proclaiming Jesus Christ as king. And in the gospel (John 21:1-19) several disciples were fishing when Jesus appeared to them. He told them where to cast their nets and they retrieved a great catch. Then Simon Peter recognized Jesus and swam to him.
Evangelization is a good theme for this weekend. Here are some ideas: