Margaret Walsh, Jack McGowan
Peter Roberts, Annie Lucey, Maureen Muldoon
Henry Peace, William O’Brien, Eileen Leslie
William Oldrey, Francis McBride
Elvira Tempesta, Ann Conroy
May They Rest in Peace
In the period after his resurrection Jesus frequently tells his disciples that he will leave them, that he will no longer be with them. This is not to say that he wants to abandon them or leave them to themselves but rather that they will have to change from the familiarity of his physical presence to faith in his unseen presence.
The church begins to create structures with which to assure its mission of proclaiming the Gospel and the resurrection of The Lord. Elders are appointed to have charge of the infant communities which had been founded by the apostles.
The final vision of the Apocalypse: the New Heaven and the New Earth where the completeness of God’s love for his people will be revealed.
Christ, once raised up on a cross, is now raised up in glory. A difficult period is about to begin for the fledgling church – the followers of Christ must move from the security of the physical presence of The Master to faith in the one who now seems absent. The shared love among Christians is the sign of the lasting presence of Christ in the world -
Salvina Barber, Mary May
Ann O’Connor, Rosanna Joseph, Richard Lamb
Connie Hall, Jonathan Eley, Annie Childs
Kevin Abedi, Joan Clements, Wesley Leachman
Kim Nichol, Matt Butler, Rachel Rizzo
Enzo Antonella Rizzo, Michael Clements
Leslie Sebastian, Gloria Soar
They gave an account to the church of all that God had done with them. Paul and Barnabas went back through Lystra and Iconium to Antioch. They put fresh heart into the disciples, encouraging them to persevere in the faith. ‘We all have to experience many hardships’ they said ‘before we enter the kingdom of God.’ In each of these churches they appointed elders, and with prayer and fasting they commended them to the Lord in whom they had come to believe. They passed through Pisidia and reached Pamphylia. Then after proclaiming the word at Perga they went down to Attalia and from there sailed for Antioch, where they had originally been commended to the grace of God for the work they had now completed. On their arrival they assembled the church and gave an account of all that God had done with them, and how he had opened the door of faith to the pagans.
A vision of the heavenly Jerusalem, the bride of the Lamb. I, John, saw a new heaven and a new earth; the first heaven and the first earth had disappeared now, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the holy city, and the new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, as beautiful as a bride all dressed for her husband. Then I heard a loud voice call from the throne, ‘You see this city? Here God lives among men. He will make his home among them; they shall be his people, and he will be their God; his name is God-
In the Son of Man, God has been glorified. When Judas had gone Jesus said: ‘Now has the Son of Man been glorified, and in him God has been glorified. If God has been glorified in him, God will in turn glorify him in himself, and will glorify him very soon. ‘My little children, I shall not be with you much longer. I give you a new commandment: love one another; just as I have loved you, you also must love one another. By this love you have for one another, everyone will know that you are my disciples.’
The Fifth Sunday of Easter
Sunday 19th May