Vol: 46, No.29 2ND SUNDAY OF EASTER ( C) April 28 2019  
 
The stone which the builders rejected has become the corner stone. This is the work of the Lord, a marvel in our eyes. This day was made by the Lord; we rejoice and are glad. R/
O Lord, grant us salvation; O Lord, grant success, Blessed in the name of the Lord is he who comes. We bless you from the house of the Lord; the Lord God is our light. R/

SECOND READING

(In his ecstatic vision John sees the Son of Man clothed with a long robe and with a golden girdle around his breast. He then hears the words, “Fear not, I am the first and the last, and the living one”).
A reading from the Book of Revelation (1:9-13, 17-19)
I, John, your brother, who share with you in Jesus the tribulation and the kingdom and the patient endurance, was on the island called Patmos on account of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus. I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet saying, “Write what you see in a book and send it to the seven churches, to Ephesus and to Smyrna and to Pergamum and to Thyatira and to Sardis and to Philadelphia and to Laodicea.”
Then I turned to see the voice that was speaking to me, and on turning I saw seven golden lamp-stands, and in the midst of the lamp-stands one like a Son of man, clothed with a long robe and with a golden girdle round his breast. When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. But he laid his right hand upon me, saying, “Fear not, I am the first and the last, and the living one; I died, and behold I am alive for ever-more, and I have the keys of Death and Hades. Now write what you see, what is and what is to take place hereafter.”
The Word of the Lord
ACCLAMATION
Alleluia, alleluia! Thomas, you have believed, says the Lord, because you have seen me. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe. Alleluia! (Jn 20:29)
 
 
GOSPEL
(The focus of Jesus’ second visit after eight days is on Thomas who has been absent during his first visit. Thomas responds by making a confession of faith).
A reading from the Holy Gospel according to St John (20:19-31)
On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being shut where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I send you.” And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.”
Now Thomas, one of the twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see in his hands the print of the nails, and place my finger in the mark of the nails, and place my hand in his side, I will not believe.”
Eight days later, his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. The doors were shut, but Jesus came and stood among them, and said, “Peace be with you.” Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side; do not be faithless, but believing.” Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God.” Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe.” Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in his name.
The Gospel of the Lord
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