Apr. 21: Monday of the Fifth Week of Easter

Jesus taking his departure and the coming of the Holy Spirit from Martin Luther, Hausspostilla vber die Sontags vnd der furnemesten Feste Euangelien, durch das gantze Jar

Readings for Mass
First Reading: Acts 14:5-18
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 115:1-2, 3-4, 15-16
Gospel: John 14:21-26

"But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you (NRSV, John 14:26)."

Let us pray.

Father, with the resurrection of Jesus we realize that the Holy Spirit is given and not just from that moment. The Spirit is given in every time and place in the one act that is your Being. It is in the power of the Spirit, even in our mother's womb, that we are able, without language or logic, to say "yes" to the Word and thus, Father, to become your children.

May we ever be responsive to the gift of the Spirit that we may "remember" ever more fully the one Word that is spoken to us.

Father, we look forward to the celebration of the feast of the Holy Spirit. May we live that feast at every moment, ever accepting the Spirit more fully into our lives and growing in our understanding of what the Word teaches.

Through Christ our Lord. Amen

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