6th Sunday of Easter Year C (2025)

Sunday May 25, 2025

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.”

Themes for the 6th Sunday of Easter Year C

The readings for the 6th Sunday of Easter year C tell us that we can rely on the Holy Spirit to help us in our faith journey. In the first reading the apostles let the Holy Spirit lead them regarding Mosaic laws. The psalm declares “May God have pity on us and bless us; may he let his face shine upon us.” In the second reading John gazes on the new Jerusalem. And in the gospel Jesus promises to send the Holy Spirit to guide us.

  • The Holy Spirit
  • God’s blessings
  • Building the Kingdom of God
  • God keeps His promises

See the Homilies and Reflections section and the More Thoughts section for further expansion on these readings and some reflection questions for the 6th Sunday of Easter Year C.

Resources for the 6th Sunday of Easter Year C

I Am With You Lesson Plan

This I Am With You lesson plan will help youth understand how the Holy Spirit helps us remember and live the teachings of Jesus.

Prayer to the Holy Spirit by St. Augustine

This prayer to the Holy Spirit, which is attributed to St. Augustine, is one of my favorite prayers. It is all about the call to holiness, which our Holy Father recently focused on. Download a printable copy of this prayer.

Gifts and Fruits of the Holy Spirit Cryptogram Worksheet

This worksheet introduces the Gifts of the Holy Spirit and the Fruits of the Holy Spirit. A definition of each gift or fruit is given along with the encrypted answer.

A Prayer of Thanksgiving

This prayer expresses gratitude to God for all of the blessings in our lives. It is based on Psalm 67, which is the responsorial psalm for the 6th Sunday of Easter Year C.

Understanding the Book of Revelation

Understanding the Book of Revelation can be difficult. Every time we participate in the Eucharistic celebration we are actually taking part in a liturgy where heaven intersects with earth.

Homilies and Reflections for the 6th Sunday of Easter Year C

The Heavenly City

From Bishop Robert Barron. The second reading for this Sunday is the climax of the entire biblical revelation. We find a detailed description of the heavenly Jerusalem, the holy city, coming down out of heaven to earth. There is no temple in this city because the whole city has become a temple.

Sixth Sunday of Easter

Jeff Cavins reflects on the readings for the Sixth Sunday of Easter. Jesus says we must keep his word. Do I know and respect the Word of God?

Council of Jerusalem

Scott Hahn describes how the first Church council, the Council of Jerusalem we hear about in the first reading, decided the shape of the Church as we know it. Some Jewish Christians had wanted Gentile converts to be circumcised and obey all the complex ritual and purity laws of the Jews.

The Holy Spirit in the Life of the Church

Bishop Robert Barron explains that the Church Catholic is a living thing; an organism rather than an organization. Therefore, it is continually moving, changing, adapting, reacting, answering new questions, and responding to new challenges.

Sunday Connection for the Sixth Sunday of Easter, Cycle C

This portion of John’s Gospel comes near the end of the first of four chapters that make up Jesus’ long farewell discourse at the Last Supper.

More Thoughts for the 6th Sunday of Easter Year C

After the Ascension, the risen Christ no longer appears in the flesh to the early Christians. But those Christians still experienced mighty works. This is attributed to the Holy Spirit. For clearly these signs were from God.

So Jesus remains at work after the Ascension. It is through the “Advocate” whom the Lord promised. And we learn that this is outpouring of God’s perfect love. To encounter the Holy Spirit is to experience the divine love.

Jesus frequently spoke of the Father’s love. He taught his disciples how to live according to that love. And that love makes God present to those first Christians. Through the Holy Spirit they were able to continue Christ’s mission. Persecution could not stop them, for they found great peace in the presence of the Holy Spirit.

Reflection Questions for the 6th Sunday of Easter Year C

  • How have I experienced divine love recently?
  • How to I encounter the Holy Spirit in my daily life?
  • How does my experience of divine love enable me to love others?

Quotes and Social Media Graphics for the 6th Sunday of Easter Year C

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.

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  1. Sr. Marie-Cecile RJM Pakistan Avatar
    Sr. Marie-Cecile RJM Pakistan

    So grateful to be able to access and share these reflections, which in turn are very helpful in our own preparation for the Sunday liturgy. Blessings on each one. Alleluia!

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