Second Sunday
of
Easter

Divine Mercy Sunday


April 28, 2019
Pictured above: 2019 Paschal Candle – "Pax Vobiscum"
Into the darkened church, a new paschal candle shines the first light. Into the darkness of doubt the newly risen Christ shone the light of faith: “Peace be with you.” In Latin, “Pax vobiscum.” The name of this candle repeats the first words that Jesus spoke after the resurrection, which we hear in Sunday's gospel. An olive branch, symbol of peace, covers a cross to announce good news. Geometric designs above and below the cross define the border that this light alone can break. Description written by Fr. Paul Turner.

Designed by Marklin Candle Company, Contoocook, New Hampshire – www.marklincandle.com
Readings
Second Sunday of Easter

First Reading
Acts 5:12-16

Responsorial Psalm
Psalm 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-23

Second Reading
Revelation 1:9-11a, 12-13, 17-19

Gospel
John 20:19-31
Breath of New Life:
Scott Hahn Reflects on the Sunday Readings
Jesus' creative breath unites the Apostles—His Church—to His body, and empowers them to breathe His life into a dying world, to make it a new creation. read more...

Universal Prayer
We pray for an increase of the gift of faith: that the Holy Spirit will guide all people who struggle with doubt, easing the hardness of their hearts to recognize the presence of God in their lives. read more...
Divine Mercy Sunday

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Divine Mercy Celebration
Sunday at St. Clare - 1:30pm

  • Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
  • Blessing of Divine Mercy Images
  • Sacrament of Reconciliation
  • Devotional Prayers
  • Adoration
  • Chaplet of Divine Mercy Benediction
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