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6th Sunday of Easter, Year A, 17 May 2020

Note: Homilies & Angelus / Regina Caeli of Pope Saint John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI & Pope Francis I had been compiled for you after the Mass Readings below. Happy Reading!

Liturgical Colour: White.

 

Mass Readings from USCCB or ETWN.

See our Mass Readings extracts with pictures in Encouragements-416-417. 8-)

First Reading: Acts 8: 5-8, 14-17,

Responsorial: Psalm 66:1-7, 16, 20,

2nd Reading:  1 Peter 3:15-18 &

Gospel: John 14:15-21, CCTNtv, Gospel Video.

 

Others:

John Chapter 14 (video)

Venerable Fulton J. Sheen-TCH: 1942-3-15 "Peace: Trust in God's Plan " (Audio)

The Blessed Trinity by Venerable Fulton J. Sheen

The Holy Spirit—Venerable Fulton J. Sheen

See the “Media Tweets” of @Michael65413248 (we have not endorsed on their other Retweets).  Many Thanks Michael Lewis & Friends.

 

1. Criminal Investigation Department, Singapore Police Force harassed Law-abiding Citizen.

2. See another Police case to frame against the Innocent!

Please spread the News to help them who commit no crime. Many Thanks.

Till this day, the harassment continues and there is no apology from the Rulers and no compensation paid for damages inflicted.

3. Please pray for this elderly Catholic Lady who has been victimised & harassed by their sister (also a Catholic) & her husband. Many Thanks. Latest updates!

 

Homilies, Angelus / Regina Caeli

 

A. Pope Saint John Paul II   

 

Regina Caeli, 9 May 1999

See our compilation with Pictures in Encouragements-417. 8-)

 

Homily, 5 May 2002

See our compilation with Pictures in Encouragements-417. 8-)

 

Regina Caeli, 5 May 2002

See our compilation with Pictures in Encouragements-418. 8-)

 

B.      Pope Benedict XVI

 

Homily, 27 April 2008

See our compilation with Pictures in Encouragements-418. 8-)

 

Regina Caeli, 27 April 2008

See our compilation with Pictures in Encouragements-419. 8-)

 

Regina Caeli, 29 May 2011

See our compilation with Pictures in Encouragements-419. 8-)

 

C. Pope Francis I   

 

Homily, 25 May 2014

See our compilation with Pictures in Encouragements-419. 8-)

 

Regina Caeli, 25 May 2014

See our compilation with Pictures in Encouragements-420. 8-)

 

Regina Caeli, 21 May 2017

Today’s Gospel (cf. John 14:15-21), the continuation of that of last Sunday, takes us back to the moving and dramatic moment of Jesus’ Last Supper with his disciples. John the Evangelist gathers from the lips and heart of the Lord His last teachings, before His Passion and death. Jesus promises his friends, at that sad, dark moment, that after him, they will receive “another Paraclete” (v. 16). This word means another “Advocate”, another Defender, another Counsellor: “the Spirit of Truth” (v. 17); and he adds, “I will not leave you desolate; I will come to you” (v. 18). These words convey the joy of a new Coming of Christ. He, Risen and glorified, dwells in the Father and at the same time comes to us in the Holy Spirit. And in his new coming, he reveals our union with him and with the Father: “You will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you” (v. 20).

 

Today, by meditating on these words of Jesus, we perceive with the sense of faith that we are the People of God in communion with the Father and with Jesus through the Holy Spirit. The Church finds the inexhaustible source of her very mission, which is achieved through love, in this mystery of communion. Jesus says in today’s Gospel: “He who has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me; and he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him” (v. 21). So, love introduces us to the knowledge of Jesus, thanks to the action of this “Advocate” that Jesus sent, that is, the Holy Spirit. Love for God and neighbour is the greatest commandment of the Gospel. The Lord today calls us to respond generously to the Gospel’s call to love, placing God at the centre of our lives and dedicating ourselves to the service of our brothers and sisters, especially those most in need of support and consolation.

 

If ever there is an attitude that is never easy, even for a Christian community, it is precisely how to love oneself, to love after the Lord’s example and with his grace. Sometimes disagreements, pride, envy, divisions, leave their mark even on the beautiful face of the Church. A community of Christians should live in the charity of Christ, and instead, it is precisely there that the evil one “sets his foot in” and sometimes we allow ourselves to be deceived. And those who pay the price are those who are spiritually weaker. How many of them — and you know some of them — how many of them have distanced themselves because they did not feel welcomed, did not feel understood, did not feel loved. How many people have distanced themselves, for example, from some parish or community because of the environment of gossip, jealousy, and envy they found there. Even for a Christian, knowing how to love is never a thing acquired once and for all. We must begin anew every day. We must practice it so that our love for the brothers and sisters we encounter may become mature and purified from those limitations or sins that render it incomplete, egotistical, sterile, and unfaithful. We have to learn the art of loving every day. Listen to this: every day we must learn the art of loving; every day we must patiently follow the school of Christ. Every day we must forgive and look to Jesus, and do this with the help of this “Advocate”, of this Counsellor whom Jesus has sent to us that is the Holy Spirit.

 

May the Virgin Mary, the perfect disciple of her Son and Lord, help us to be more and more docile to the Paraclete, the Spirit of Truth, to learn every day how to love each other as Jesus loved us.

Pope Francis I (Regina Caeli, 21 May 2017)

 

Ascension of the Lord (Solemnity), 21 May 2020

 

Homilies 2020

 

Angelus / Regina Caeli 2020

 

Audiences 2020

 

Daily Blessings to You from Emmanuel Goh & Friends

 

 

Note: This webpage has many hyperlinks to the Vatican Webpage. The above extracts were compiled for your easy reading.

This Publication is aimed to encourage all of Goodwill around the World. It is not for business or profit purposes but it is our way to thank our Creator for His continuous blessings!

 

Compiled on 26 April 2020 (3rd Sunday of Easter)

 

 

 

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