8th May 2016
7th Sunday of Easter
1st Reading: Acts 7:55-60
2nd Reading: Revelation 22:12-14,16-17,20
Gospel: John 17:20-26
In both the first reading and the Gospel we are told about Christ’s glorious ascension into heaven. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians reminds us that Christ has been seated at God’s right hand in heaven, above every choir of angels. There might be a temptation to stay at an awed distance from Jesus Christ. However, the tone of today’s readings is far from that temptation. The tone is exultant and the message is urgent. We are to be his witnesses, and the Gospel describes the first witnesses this way: “[W]ith great joy . . . . . . they were continually in the temple praising God” (Luke 24:53). How can we continually praise God? The answer can be found in the second reading, in which Paul prays that God will give us a “Spirit of wisdom and revelation” in order
to know Christ clearly (Ephesians 1:17). We cannot stand at a distance. We are to be enlightened and empowered.
There will be Rosary devotion at the Grotto every Sunday after the 5pm evening mass.
The devotion will be led by the Legion of Mary and will continue until 29th May.
ALL ARE WELCOME!
8 Dec 2015 - 20 Nov 2016
The Holy Door will be open daily from 6am-7pm until 20 Nov 2016.
EVERYONE IS WELCOME!
What is the Holy Door?
The Holy Door or Porta Santa has been used since the fifteenth century as a ritual expression of conversion. But the door finds meaning only when the believer associates the door with Christ. Jesus is the Door.