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Year 29 No. 57

3rd Sunday of Easter (C) White

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April 10, 2016

Easter
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aster is not only about what


happened to Jesus after
his death. It is not only about
Jesus victory either. Rather, it
is about what he did for us and
how he brings us through what
he has done into a new way of
living in which we no
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live by and for ourselves but
by and for him (cf. 2 Cor 5:15).
In his resurrection, Jesus gives
us the grace of Easter which
transforms us to become better
disciples of the risen Lord.
The First Reading, from
the Acts of the Apostles,
recounts the confrontation
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between the apostles and the
Sanhedrin. These disciples
of Jesus, who in the Gospel
stories were not as confident,
have been transformed by the
Easter experience to become
courageous witnesses of the
risen Lord (cf. Acts 5:32).
From fearful men with little
faith, they have become great
witnesses to Christ. They have
received the Holy Spirit and
have obtained the strength
and fortitude to undergo such
persecution and dishonor
with joy and boldness (Acts
5:41). Easter gives us the gift
of courage to become true
apostles. As such we face
life with a new attitude and
embrace our mission without
hesitation. We proclaim Jesus
risen from the dead by living
out the Easter joy every day.

The third Sunday of Easter


brings us also to meditate
on another episode of Jesus
appearance to his disciples.
This time he appears in
Galilee, the home of his
disciples where they first
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encountered
him. We are
MEDIA pastoral ministr
familiar of the episode of the
great catch in the calling of the
first disciples (Lk 5:4-11). Here
the Gospel of John (21:1-19)
narrates this similar story in
the context of the disciples
reunion with Jesus after his
Another grace we receive death and resurrection. The
sceney of the first encounter
ministr
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through the pastoral
Lords resurrection
is a sharing in his glory. The in the Gospel of Luke is a
Second Reading (Rev 5:11-14) scene of renewed encounter
through signs and symbols in the Gospel of John. In
describes the glory, power, and this renewed encounter, the
honor accorded to the risen disciplesand in a special
Lord, the slain Lamb glorified way, Peterreconcile with
because of his faithfulness to Jesus and are asked to renew
the will of the Father. Jesus their commitment to the Lord.
suffering and death did not at This scene then becomes an
first appear to be a path to glory opportunity for Jesus to call
or even an achievement at all, them to a new mission. We
but only in the resurrection too are invited to this renewed
were all of these transformed encounter with Jesus. We
a n d g i v e n n e w m e a n i n g . meet the merciful Lord during
Suffering became a path to this Easter season and he
victory through fidelity; and invites us also to become his
death became glorious through disciples and witnesses to his
the resurrection. Easter grace Gospel and of his resurrection.
in the same way transforms T h e E a s t e r e x p e r i e n c e i s
our lifes horizon and gives the transforming grace that
deeper meaning to our human empowers us to become true
experience of suffering and and committed followers of
death by giving us hope in the the Lord.
glory now and to come.
Fr. Marvin M. Cruz

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THE INTRODUCTORY
RITES
Entrance Antiphon
[Ps 66 (65):1-2]

(Recited when there is no opening song)

Cr y out with joy to God, all


the earth; O sing to the glory
of his name. O render him
glorious praise, alleluia.
Greeting

(The sign of the cross is made here)

P The Lord be with you.


All And with your spirit.
Introduction

(May be made using these or other similar


words)

P Our belief in the


resurrection comes from the
witness of the apostles. The
risen Jesus appears to them,
who had run away from him
during his Passion, and calls
them back to be fishers of
men. In par ticular, Jesus
rehabilitates their leader,
Simon Peter. Jesus asks of him
a threefold confession of love
to make up for his threefold
denial at the passion. Simon
Peter, who trusts no longer in
his capabilities but in the Lord
who knows the human heart, is
then entrusted with the care of
the Lords flock.
Penitential Act
P Brethren (brothers and

sisters), let us acknowledge our


sins, and so prepare ourselves
to celebrate the sacred
mysteries. (Pause)
All I confess to almighty
God and to you, my
brothers and sisters, that I
have greatly sinned, in my
thoughts and in my words,
in what I have done and in
what I have failed to do,
(strike your breast) through
my fault, through my fault,
through my most grievous
fault; therefore I ask blessed
Mar y ever-Virgin, all the
Angels and Saints, and you,
my brothers and sisters, to
pray for me to the Lord our
God.
P May almighty God have
mercy on us, forgive us our
sins, and bring us to everlasting
life.
All Amen.

P Lord, have mercy.


All Lord, have mercy.
P Christ, have mercy.
All Christ, have mercy.
P Lord, have mercy.
All Lord, have mercy.
Gloria
All Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace to people of
good will. We praise you, we bless
you, we adore you, we glorify you,
we give you thanks for your great
glory, Lord God, heavenly King,
O God, almighty Father. Lord
Jesus Christ, Only Begotten Son,
Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of
the Father, you take away the
sins of the world, have mercy on
us; you take away the sins of the
world, receive our prayer; you
are seated at the right hand of
the Father, have mercy on us.
For you alone are the Holy One,
you alone are the Lord, you alone
are the Most High, Jesus Christ,
with the Holy Spirit, in the glory
of God the Father. Amen.

Collect
P Let us pray. (Pause)
May your people exult
for ever, O God, in renewed
youthfulness of spirit, so that,
rejoicing now in the restored
glory of our adoption, we may
look forward in confident hope
to the rejoicing of the day of
resurrection.
Through our Lord Jesus
Christ, your Son, who lives and
reigns with you in the unity of
the Holy Spirit, one God, for
ever and ever.
All Amen.
THE LITURGY
OF THE WORD
First Reading
[Acts 5:27-32, 40b-41](Sit)
Though ordered by the Jewish
religious authorities to stop
teaching in Jesus name, Peter and
the apostles continue to preach
Christ who rose from the dead.
They cannot be silenced because
the Spirit speaks through them.
A reading from the Acts of
the Apostles
WHEN the captain and the
court officers had brought the
apostles in and made them
stand before the Sanhedrin, the
high priest questioned them,

We gave you strict orders,


did we not, to stop teaching in
that name? Yet you have filled
Jerusalem with your teaching
and want to bring this mans
blood upon us. But Peter and
the apostles said in reply, We
must obey God rather than
men. The God of our ancestors
raised Jesus, though you had
him killed by hanging him on
a tree. God exalted him at his
right hand as leader and savior
to grant Israel repentance and
forgiveness of sins. We are
witnesses of these things, as is
the Holy Spirit whom God has
given to those who obey him.
The Sanhedrin ordered the
apostles to stop speaking in the
name of Jesus, and dismissed
them. So they left the presence
of the Sanhedrin, rejoicing that
they had been found worthy to
suffer dishonor for the sake of
the name.
The word of the Lord.
All Thanks be to God.
Responsorial Psalm (Ps 30)
R I will praise you, Lord,
for you have rescued me.

1. I will extol you, O Lord, for


you drew me clear/ and did
not let my enemies rejoice
over me. O Lord, you brought
me up from the netherworld;/
you preserved me from among
those going down into the pit.
(R)
2. Sing praise to the Lord, you
his faithful ones,/ and give
thanks to his holy name./ For
his anger lasts but a moment;/
a lifetime, his good will./ At
nightfall, weeping enters in,/
but with the dawn, rejoicing.
(R)
3. Hear, O Lord, and have pity
on me;/ O Lord, be my helper./
You changed my mourning into
dancing;/ O L ord , my God,
forever will I give you thanks.
(R)

Second Reading (Rev 5:11-14)


John pictures the risen Jesus
as the Lamb slain for the sins
of the world but glorified and
worshipped by every creature.
A reading from the Book of
Revelation
I, JOHN, looked and heard
the voices of many angels who
surrounded the throne and the
living creatures and the elders.
They were countless in number,
and they cried out in a loud voice:
Worthy is the Lamb that was
slain to receive power and riches,
wisdom and strength, honor
and glory and blessing. Then I
heard every creature in heaven
and on earth and under the earth
and in the sea, everything in the
universe, cry out: To the one
who sits on the throne and to
the Lamb be blessing and honor,
glor y and might, forever and
ever. The four living creatures
answered, Amen, and the
elders fell down and worshiped.
The word of the Lord.
All Thanks be to God.
Alleluia (Stand)
All Alleluia, Alleluia.
Christ is risen, creator of
all; he has shown pity on all
people. Alleluia, Alleluia.
Gospel (Jn 21:1-19)
P A reading from the holy
Gospel according to John
All Glory to you, O Lord.
AT THAT TIME, Jesus revealed
himself again to his disciples at
the Sea of Tiberias. He revealed
himself in this way. Together
were Simon Peter, Thomas called
Didymus, Nathanael from Cana
in Galilee, Zebedees sons, and
two others of his disciples. Simon
Peter said to them, I am going
fishing. They said to him, We
also will come with you. So
they went out and got into the
boat, but that night they caught
nothing. When it was already
dawn, Jesus was standing on the
shore, but the disciples did not
realize that it was Jesus. Jesus
said to them, Children, have you
caught anything to eat? They
answered him, No. So he said to
them, Cast the net over the right
side of the boat and you will find
something. So they cast it, and

were not able to pull it in because


of the number of fish. So the
disciple whom Jesus loved said
to Peter, It is the Lord! When
Simon Peter heard that it was the
Lord, he tucked in his garment,
for he was lightly clad, and jumped
into the sea. The other disciples
came in the boat, for they were
not far from shore, only about
a hundred yards, dragging the
net with the fish. When they
climbed out on shore, they saw
a charcoal fire with fish on it and
bread. Jesus said to them, Bring
some of the fish you just caught.
So Simon Peter went over and
dragged the net ashore full of one
hundred fifty-three large fish.
Even though there were so many,
the net was not torn. Jesus said
to them, Come, have breakfast.
And none of the disciples dared to
ask him, Who are you? because
they realized it was the Lord.
Jesus came over and took the
bread and gave it to them, and in
like manner the fish. This was now
the third time Jesus was revealed
to his disciples after being raised
from the dead.
When they had finished
breakfast, Jesus said to Simon
Peter, Simon, son of John, do you
love me more than these? Simon
Peter answered him, Yes, Lord,
you know that I love you. Jesus
said to him, Feed my lambs. He
then said to Simon Peter a second
time, Simon, son of John, do you
love me? Simon Peter answered
him, Yes, Lord, you know that
I love you. Jesus said to him,
Tend my sheep. Jesus said to
him the third time, Simon, son of
John, do you love me? Peter was
distressed that Jesus said to him a
third time, Do you love me? and
he said to him, Lord, you know
everything; you know that I love
you. Jesus said to him, Feed
my sheep. Amen, amen, I say
to you, when you were younger,
you used to dress yourself and
go where you wanted; but when
you grow old, you will stretch out
your hands, and someone else will
dress you and lead you where you
do not want to go. He said this
signifying by what kind of death
he would glorify God. And when
he had said this, he said to him,
Follow me.
The Gospel of the Lord.
All Praise to you, Lord

Jesus Christ.

Homily (Sit)
Profession of Faith (Stand)
All I believe in God, the Father
almighty, Creator of heaven and
earth, and in Jesus Christ, his
only Son our Lord, (At the words that
follow, up to and including the Virgin
Mary all bow) who was conceived by
the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin
Mar y, suffered under Pontius
Pilate, was crucified, died, and
was buried; he descended into
hell; on the third day he rose again
from the dead; he ascended into
heaven, and is seated at the right
hand of God the Father almighty;
from there he will come to judge
the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spi
rit, the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins, the
resurrection of the body, and life
everlasting. Amen.

Prayer of the Faithful


P The Lord sustains his people
with love. In need we turn to the
Father almighty and pray:
R Lord, keep us in your
love.
C For the Church, the People
of God: may believers everywhere
feel the power of the resurrection,
especially in times of weakness,
trials, and great difficulties. We
pray: (R)
C For those who exercise
authority and ser vice in the
Church and in the government:
may their love for Jesus continue
to deepen and be a perennial
source of inspiration and strength
in their service to Gods people.
We pray: (R)
C For the coming elections:
may everyone forsake the politics
of money, fame, and patronage
and elect to office leaders who
are competent, honest, and with
a sincere desire to ser ve. We
pray: (R)
C For those who are burdened
by poverty, sickness, and big
problems: may the Lord give
them protection, comfort, and
strength to bear all things. We
pray: (R)
C For our relatives, friends,
and loved ones: may the Lord give
them constant encouragement
and guide them in peace and in
safety; and may our beloved dead
enter into the joy of the heavenly
kingdom. We pray: (R)

P God our Father, you


restored us to yourself through
the resurrection of your Son. Hear
our prayers and strengthen us in
giving witness to our Easter faith.
Through Christ our Lord.
All Amen.

THE LITURGY OF
THE EUCHARIST
Presentation of the Gifts
(Stand)
P Pray, brethren
All May the Lord accept
the sacrifice at your hands
for the praise and glory of his
name, for our good and the
good of all his holy Church.
Prayer over the Offerings
P Receive, O Lord, we
pray, these offerings of your
exultant Church, and, as you
have given her cause for such
great gladness, grant also that
the gifts we bring may bear
fruit in perpetual happiness.
Through Christ our Lord.
All Amen.
Preface IV of Easter
P The Lord be with you.
All And with your spirit.
P Lift up your hearts.
All We lift them up to the
Lord.
P Let us give thanks to the
Lord our God.
All It is right and just.
P It is truly right and just,
our duty and our salvation, at all
times to acclaim you, O Lord,
but in this time above all to laud
you yet more gloriously, when
Christ our Passover has been
sacrificed.
For, with the old or der
destroyed, a universe cast
down is renewed, and integrity
of life is restored to us in Christ.
Therefore, overcome with
paschal joy, every land, every
people exults in your praise and
even the heavenly Powers, with
the angelic hosts, sing together
the unending hymn of your
glory, as they acclaim:
All Holy, Holy, Holy... (Kneel)

Acclamation (Stand)
All Save us, Savior of the
world, for by your Cross and

ONE BREAD, ONE FAMILY

Year of Eucharist and Family Catechesis


Fr. James H. Kroeger, MM

St. Therese and Her Little Way


Commonly known as the Little Flower, Saint Therese of the
Child Jesus (1873-1897) entered the Carmelite monastery at
age 15, dying at age 24. Shortly before her death she wrote her
autobiography, The Story of a Soul, to teach others her Little Way
of approaching Godwholehearted fidelity to the performance of
ones daily duties out of love.
In her autobiography, Therese wrote: How I loved the feasts!
I especially loved the processions in honor of the Blessed
Sacrament. What a joy it was for me to throw flowers beneath the
feet of God! I was never so happy as when I saw my roses touch
the sacred Monstrance.
By our little acts of charity practiced in the shade we convert
souls far away, we help missionaries, we win for them abundant
alms, and by that means build actual dwellings spiritual and
material for our Eucharistic Lord.
Heaven for me is hidden in a little Host where Jesus, my Spouse,
is veiled for love. I go to that Divine Furnace to draw out life, and
there my Sweet Savior listens to me night and day. Holiness is
a disposition of the heart that makes us humble and little in the
arms of God.
Resurrection you have set
us free.
THE COMMUNION RITE
The Lords Prayer
All Our Father
P Deliver us, Lord
All For the kingdom, the
power, and the glor y are
yours, now and for ever.

we pray, that those you were


pleased to renew by eternal
mysteries may attain in their
flesh the incorruptible glory of
the resurrection.
Through Christ our Lord.
All Amen.
THE CONCLUDING RITES
P The Lord be with you.
All And with your spirit.

Invitation to Peace

Prayer over the People

Invitation to Communion
(Kneel)

P Bow down for the blessing.


(Pause)
May your family always
rejoice together, O God, over
the mysteries of redemption
they have celebrated, and grant
its members the perseverance to
attain the effects that flow from
them.
Through Christ our Lord.
All Amen.
P May almighty God bless
you the Father, and the Son, ()
and the Holy Spirit, come down
on you and remain with you
forever.
All Amen.
Dismissal

P Behold the Lamb of God,


behold him who takes away the
sins of the world. Blessed are
those called to the supper of the
Lamb.
All Lord, I am not worthy
that you should enter under
my roof but only say the word
and my soul shall be healed.

Communion Antiphon
(Jn 21:12-13)
Jesus said to his disciples:
Come and eat. And he took
the bread, and gave it to
them, alleluia.
Prayer after Communion
(Stand)
P Let us pray. (Pause)
Look with kindness upon
your people, O Lord, and grant,

P Go in peace, glorifying
the Lord by your life, alleluia,
alleluia.
All Thanks be to God,
alleluia, alleluia.