Thursday, May 11, 2017


FRIDAY, 4th Week of Easter

May 12, 2017 – FRIDAY, 4th Week of Easter 

Sts. Nereus and Achilleus, Martyrs 

St. Pancras, Martyr



Acts 13: 26 - 33 / Jn 14: 1 - 6


Sts. Nereus and Achilleus were Roman soldiers martyred in 304 for their faith during the reign of Emperor Trajan.


St. Pancras was martyred in 304 at the age of 14.


FROM THE 1ST READING:     Acts 13: 32- 33

     We ourselves announce to you this Good News. All that God promised our ancestors, he has fulfilled for us, their descendants, by raising Jesus, according to what is written in the second psalm: You are my Son; today I have begotten you.


GOSPEL READING:     Jn 14: 1 - 6

     Jesus said to his disciples, "Do not be troubled: trust in God and trust in me. In my Father's house there are many rooms. Otherwise I would not have told you that I go to prepare a place for you. After I have gone and prepared a place for you, I shall come again and take you with me, so that where I am, you also may be. Yet you know the way where I am going."


     Thomas said to him, "Lord, we don't know where you are going: how can we know the way?" Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth and the life; no one comes to the Father but through me."



     In the first reading, speaking at the synagogue in Antioch in Pisidia, Paul preaches about Christ, his life and the salvation he has brought to the whole world, in fulfillment of God's promises in the Scriptures.


     In the Gospel reading, part of Jesus' parting discourse after the Last Supper, Jesus assures his disciples and us that there are many places reserved for us in his Father's house. Always ready to question, Thomas asks, "Lord, we don't know where you are going; how can we know the way?"


     Jesus replies, "I am the way, the truth and the life; no one comes to the Father but through me." The Son of God became man precisely to reconcile humankind with God, to re-connect humankind with God because the connection had been ruptured by the sin of our first parents.


     Speaking in common computer language, Jesus is the GPS map to show us the way to the Father; his life and his teachings give us the truth about the Triune God; through the Holy Spirit and the Church he allows us to share in God's life in preparation for eternal life and happiness with God.


     Jesus also assures us, "Do not be troubled! Trust in God and trust in me." Despite many obstacles, despite many trials and difficulties, we have him at our side. Have trust in him. Have trust in his teaching and love.












     JOAQUIN CUNANAN (MAY12, 191Q.JUN.23, 1989)


Finally, we pray for one another, for those who have asked our prayers and for those who need our prayers the most. 


Have a good day!



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