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Pastor's Corner

Fifth Sunday of Easter

May 19, 2019

The Gospel introduces us week by week to the mandate that Christ leaves with his disciples before his ascension to the Father. With the gift of peace, Christ invites them to love one another as he has loved them. Each time that love is made visible in the community, its members glorify the Father in a special way. This is the same message that Saint Paul wants to communicate to all of the disciples whom he meets during his missionary journeys, particularly when they experience rejection and difficulties in their Christian way of life. According to the Book of Acts, Paul and Barnabas encourage these communities to preserve in their faith and to proclaim the Kingdom of God.

This is the Easter spirit that should enliven us all, despite the difficulties that some of our communities face each day. Communities with newly baptized members may ask these “neophytes” to share a testimony of faith with the assembly each Sunday before the Final Blessing of the Mass to encourage the community members who welcomed them at the Easter Vigil. Depending on the number of neophytes, this process could begin on the Second Sunday of Easter.

Rev. Juan J. Sosa

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