Scroll to bottom to navigate to different departments

APRIL 28TH, 2019 ~ 2ND SUNDAY OF EASTER

John 20:19-31

On the evening of that first day of the week,
when the doors were locked, where the disciples were,
for fear of the Jews,
Jesus came and stood in their midst
and said to them, "Peace be with you."
When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side.
The disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord.
Jesus said to them again, "Peace be with you.
As the Father has sent me, so I send you."
And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them,
"Receive the Holy Spirit.
Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them,
and whose sins you retain are retained."

Thomas, called Didymus, one of the Twelve,
was not with them when Jesus came.
So the other disciples said to him, "We have seen the Lord."
But he said to them,
"Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands
and put my finger into the nailmarks
and put my hand into his side, I will not believe."

Now a week later his disciples were again inside
and Thomas was with them.
Jesus came, although the doors were locked,
and stood in their midst and said, "Peace be with you."
Then he said to Thomas, "Put your finger here and see my hands,
and bring your hand and put it into my side,
and do not be unbelieving, but believe."
Thomas answered and said to him, "My Lord and my God!"
Jesus said to him, "Have you come to believe because you have seen me?
Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed."

Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples
that are not written in this book.
But these are written that you may come to believe
that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God,
and that through this belief you may have life in his name.

Simple Instructions:

After reading the first time…invite to share, a word, a phrase, idea, image or thought.

After reading the second time… invite to share: My experience of the resurrection transforms my life when…

After reading the third time… invite to share… what I am called to do or what I am called to change.

Then move around the circle…offering prayer of thanks (Thank you God…) and petition (Please God…). 

Conclude by praying the Lord’s Prayer together.

Remember one is always free to pass.

Helpful Hints for Printing ~ Open Article Title
Click middle icon located in the upper right corner or
Copy and paste the article into a Word Document, scroll down to the bottom.  Click clipboard icon in the lower right corner.  Select "keep text only".

For Children's Liturgy of the Wordwith lesson plans for K-3 click here.

 

Diocese of Dodge City


910 Central PO Box 137 Dodge City, KS 67801 | 620-227-1500

Site by Solutio