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May 8, 2005



Feast of the Ascension

Readings: Acts 1:1-11, Psalm 47, Ephesians 1: 17-23, Matthew 28: 16-20

This celebration of the Ascension of our Lord can focus our attention on so many things. I’ve chosen in this reflection to look at the Apostolicity of our Catholic Church that comes through so clearly in our readings. To say that our Church is Apostolic has two meanings.

The first meaning is the one of which people are most aware, that is, that our faith is founded on the Apostles. These men were chosen by Jesus Christ himself to be witnesses of all that happened during his earthly ministry, during his crucifixion and death, his resurrection, and the forty days after his resurrection in which our Lord continued to appear to them. After the Ascension, it was this qualification that Peter recognized as necessary for the successor of Judas who betrayed the Lord, they needed to choose someone who was with them from the beginning of Jesus’ ministry, and the lot fell to Mathias. Our faith is not based on the whimsical ideas of a few eccentric people who lived thousands of years ago. No, our faith is based on the physical experience of these men who saw Jesus, who touched him, who heard his word, who lived with him and experienced his life, death and resurrection. Our faith comes to us from the Apostles.

The second meaning of mark of our Church of Apostolicity is that to be an apostolic Church means that we are missionaries, we are all sent to spread the good news. The literal meaning of the word “apostle” is “one who is sent.” In this sense, we call Jesus the “Prince of Apostles,” because he is the one who was sent from the Father. The men who chosen to spread the good news in that first century were sent by Christ as Christ was sent by the Father. At the end of every Mass, the Church sends us forth. “Go in peace,” we are told. We are made missionaries, apostles, sent to make disciples of all nations.

How can we better support our bishop and priests in their roles as successors of the Apostles?
How can we better proclaim the gospel this week in our role as missionaries sent to witness to the Good News of Christ?

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10/23/2013October 27, 2013
10/16/2013October 20, 2013
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10/24/2012October 28, 2012-Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
10/17/2012October 21, 2012-Twenty Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time
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10/16/200629th Sunday in Ordinary Time
10/13/200628th Sunday in Ordinary Time
06/28/2006Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
01/23/2006January 29th, 2006
01/16/2006January 22nd, 2006
01/09/2006January 15th, 2006
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12/28/2005New Years Day
11/21/2005First Sunday of Advent
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09/19/2005September 25, 2005
09/13/2005September 18, 2005
09/05/2005September 11, 2005
08/31/2005September 4, 2005
07/11/2005July 17, 2005
07/07/2005July 10, 2005
07/06/2005July 3, 2005
06/21/2005June 26, 2005
06/14/2005June 19th, 2005
05/23/2005Feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
05/16/2005Holy Trinity Sunday
05/09/2005Pentecost
05/05/2005May 8, 2005
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04/11/2005Fourth Sunday of Easter
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04/05/2005Holy Thursday Homily
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03/14/2005PALM SUNDAY
03/07/2005FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT
02/28/2005Fourth Sunday of Lent
02/23/2005Third Sunday of Lent
02/14/2005Second Sunday of Lent
02/10/2005First Sunday of Lent
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