Fifth Sunday After Easter 2021
This Thursday is the Ascension and then we begin the novena to the Holy Ghost. We also have several important saints this week. St. James has been a prominent apostle during Paschal time through his epistle and today he teaches that our love of God and neighbor is shown by the practice of good works. The Gospel is another instruction to the apostles in preparation for Our Lord’s departure and His sending of the Holy Ghost. Today is also Mother’s Day and a time for us to honor our own mothers and especially our heavenly mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary.