FOURTH WEEK OF EASTER TUESDAY MAY 5, 2020



My dear brothers and sisters,Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die” John 11:25 


Deceased:Rosario (Rose) Sanchez Anier, age 78, Rose died on 24 April 2020
Let us be united in this time of pain and sorrow and pray for the deceased and their family.
Yours in Christ,


Fr Gijo Muthanattu George


1st Reading: Acts 11:19-26

Barnabas goes to Antioch and sees the effects of grace at work

Those who were scattered because of the persecution that took place over Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus, and Antioch, and they spoke the word to no one except Jews. But among them were some men of Cyprus and Cyrene who, on coming to Antioch, spoke to the Hellenists also, proclaiming the Lord Jesus. The hand of the Lord was with them, and a great number became believers and turned to the Lord. News of this came to the ears of the church in Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas to Antioch. When he came and saw the grace of God, he rejoiced, and he exhorted them all to remain faithful to the Lord with steadfast devotion; for he was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. And a great many people were brought to the Lord.
Then Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul, and when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. So it was that for an entire year they met with the church and taught a great many people, and it was in Antioch that the disciples were first called “Christians.”

Responsorial: Psalm 86: 1-7

Response: All you nations, praise the Lord.

On the holy mountain is his city
cherished by the Lord.
The Lord prefers the gates of Zion
to all Jacob’s dwellings.
Of you are told glorious things,
O city of God!
‘Babylon and Egypt I will count
among those who know me;
Philistia, Tyre, Ethiopia,
these will be her children
and Zion shall be called “Mother”
for all shall be her children.’
It is he, the Lord Most High,
who gives each his place.
In his register of peoples he writes:
‘These are her children’
and while they dance they will sing:
‘In you all find their home.’

Gospel: John 10:22-30

Jesus shows himself as the Saviour in whom we must trust

At that time the festival of the Dedication was being celebrated in Jerusalem. It was winter, and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the portico of Solomon. So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Messiah, tell us plainly.”
Jesus answered, “I have told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in my Father’s name testify to me; but you do not believe, because you do not belong to my sheep. My sheep hear my voice. I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one will snatch them out of my hand. What my Father has given me is greater than all else, and no one can snatch it out of the Father’s hand. The Father and I are one.”
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May your words, O Lord, enlighten and guide us. May they guide us through all present trials and keep us near to you.