UCA News
Spiritual Resources for these Covid-19 home-quarantine days
Readings of the Day: Seventh Sunday of Easter
Sunday, 24 May 2020

Reading for the Day
Acts 1:12-14

  • 12 Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a sabbath day's journey away;
  • 13 and when they had entered, they went up to the upper room, where they were staying, Peter and John and James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot and Judas the son of James.
  • 14 All these with one accord devoted themselves to prayer, together with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.


Responsorial Psalm
Psalms 27:1, 4,7-8;

Response: I believe that I shall see the good things of the Lord in the land of the living.

  • 1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
  • 4 One thing have I asked of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in his temple. R
  • 7 Hear, O LORD, when I cry aloud, be gracious to me and answer me!
  • 8 Thou hast said, "Seek ye my face." My heart says to thee, "Thy face, LORD, do I seek." R


Second Reading for the Day
1 Peter 4:13-16

  • 13 But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.
  • 14 If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.
  • 15If you suffer, it should not be as a murderer or thief or any other kind of criminal, or even as a meddler
  • 16 However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name.


Gospel for the Day
John 17:1-11

  • 1 When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven and said, "Father, the hour has come; glorify thy Son that the Son may glorify thee,
  • 2 since thou hast given him power over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom thou hast given him.
  • 3 And this is eternal life, that they know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent.
  • 4 I glorified thee on earth, having accomplished the work which thou gavest me to do;
  • 5 and now, Father, glorify thou me in thy own presence with the glory which I had with thee before the world was made.
  • 6 "I have manifested thy name to the men whom thou gavest me out of the world; thine they were, and thou gavest them to me, and they have kept thy word.
  • 7 Now they know that everything that thou hast given me is from thee;
  • 8 for I have given them the words which thou gavest me, and they have received them and know in truth that I came from thee; and they have believed that thou didst send me.
  • 9 I am praying for them; I am not praying for the world but for those whom thou hast given me, for they are thine;
  • 10 all mine are thine, and thine are mine, and I am glorified in them.
  • 11 And now I am no more in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to thee. Holy Father, keep them in thy name, which thou hast given me, that they may be one, even as we are one.
Today's Mass
Mass on Demand - Sunday 24 May 2020
Sunday Gospel reflection with Father William Grimm
29 May 2020

We sometimes forget that the reason the Church exists is not to be a club of the saved, but to be the herald of the Gospel. Our first concern must always be with those who are outside, for the men and women who have not yet come to know Christ.

© Copyright 2020, Union of Catholic Asian News Limited. All rights reserved