June 9, 2019

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Pentecost Sunday
John 20:19-23
 
In this Gospel Reading, we hear Jesus say “Receive the Holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained.” What Sacrament is Jesus referring to and how does this Sacrament bring peace to our hearts? 
 
What was the main theme of the homily shared at Mass this weekend?
 
Gospel                             John 20:19-23
 
On the evening of that first day of the week,
when the doors were locked, where the disciples were,
for fear of the Jews,
Jesus came and stood in their midst
and said to them, “Peace be with you.”
When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side.
The disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord.
Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you.
As the Father has sent me, so I send you.”

And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them,
“Receive the Holy Spirit.
Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them,
and whose sins you retain are retained.”