World Day of Prayer for Vocations
“I give eternal life to the sheep that belong to me”
This is traditionally known as Good Shepherd Sunday, and is part of the continuing journey of Easter – remember that Jesus is the Good Shepherd who both gives his life for his sheep and takes it up again. His relationship with us, after the resurrection, is closer than we can imagine: through his dying and rising, Jesus fulfils the promise he makes in today’s Gospel: “I give them eternal life, and they will never be lost.” This Sunday is another opportunity for us to consider the consequences of the Resurrection how we live the Easter Story
Cry out with joy to the Lord, all the earth. Serve the Lord with gladness. Come before him, singing for joy. Know that he, the Lord is God. He made us, we belong to him, we are his people, the sheep of his flock. Indeed, how good is the Lord, eternal his merciful love. He is faithful from age to age.
First Reading: Acts 13: 14, 43-52
Second Reading: Apoc 7: 9, 14-17
Gospel Reading John 10: 27-30