Scripture Reflections for the Seventh Sunday of Easter

Year A, Lectionary 59

Jesus always remained in relationship with God the Father. Prayer is a way to express that relationship and in praying Jesus is bringing us into communion with the Holy Trinity. Like the early church who awaited the Holy Spirit we too are to remain united in prayer awaiting God to guide us.

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Acts 1:12-14
Psalm 27:1, 4, 7-8
1 Peter 4:13-16
John 17:1-11

“So he's gathering up both the Feast of Passover into his passion, death and resurrection through the words and the Passover at the Last Supper and he's gathering up the kind of prayer and sacrifice and intercession that you see from the Jewish Day of Atonement into his Paschal Mystery as well”

Catholic Productions | "Jesus' High Priestly Prayer and the Day of Atonement" | Brant Pitre | May 31, 2023

“Jesus knows the temptations. Jesus is aware of the struggles. Jesus understands the burdens we bear. His incarnation offered him a deep...resonance with our life experience.”

Saint Katharine Drexel Parish - Boston, MA | Damian Torres-Botello, SJ | May 21, 2023

“Pope Francis was elected to the papacy at the age of 76. John XXIII, Benedict XVI and Francis remind us that God is a God of surprises and that there is no statute of limitation on the call to discipleship. We are, indeed, shaped by God’s spirit for service.”

"The hour has come" | Fr. Geoffrey Plant | May 15, 2023