Jubilate Sunday

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The third Sunday after Easter, being so named from the first word of the Introit (antiphon) at Mass "Jubilate Deo omnis terra" (Psalm 65). In the liturgy for this and the two following Sundays, the Church continues her song of rejoicing in the Resurrection. The Introit (antiphon) for this day is an invitation to universal joy; the Epistle exhorts all, especially penitents and the newly baptized, to obey loyally the powers that be and to show themselves worthy disciples of the Risen Christ; and the Gospel gives similar advice, encouraging us to patiently bear the trials of this life in view of the heavenly joys that are to come hereafter.

 

This week spend a few minutes praying a prayer from Cardinal John Henry Newman asking the Lord to help you share the joy of the Resurrection with all you meet.

 

“Dear Jesus, help me to spread your fragrance everywhere I go. Flood my soul with your spirit and life. Penetrate and possess my whole being so utterly that all my life may be only a radiance of Yours. Shine through me and be so in me that every person I come in contact with will feel your presence in me. Let them look up and see, not only me, but also Jesus.”

 

Resources from: Sacred Space; Catholic Online