My blog for today’s Gospel passage, John 20:19-31, is here. This upcoming Sunday is “Mercy Sunday” in the Western Church.  Mercy Sunday is celebrated on the Second Sunday of Easter, or the last day of the Easter Octave.  Though the Feast is relatively new, it’s timing on the week after Easter is appropriate, since the […]

As I sat in church on the vigil of this Easter Sunday, it dawned on me as to how tightly related the readings were to Easter.   Our Easter service has seven readings before the Gospel.  The readings for the Saturday evening vigil are actually different than the readings for Sunday, so keep in mind […]