The passage from the Acts of the Apostles, which is our first reading for this weekend, is surprisingly instructive for our time in the life of the Church. It witnesses to something that is essential to Christianity, namely, that we are a relentlessly public religion. This is not a privatized religion we’re talking about. This is a faith and a kingdom meant for everyone on earth.  

Mass Readings

Reading 1 – Acts 5:27-41
Psalm – Psalm 30:2-13
Reading 2 – Revelation 5:11-14
Gospel – John 21:1-19