St. Oliver Plunketts


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6th Sunday of Easter


Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R.

Sunday May 14th 2023

The Spirit of Truth

Jesus said to his disciples: “I shall ask the Father and he will give you the Spirit of truth.”  If someone ever says to you “I want to tell you the truth about yourself” stand well back because you can be almost certain that you will hear all the things that are wrong with you!  That’s what we have done with the notion of truth.  God’s idea of truth is just the opposite.  It is about all that is good and wonderful about us.  This week ban criticism from your life and practice the truth by speaking the good about yourself and also about one another and about those who share your home with you.  Go out of your way to notice the good qualities of each person who makes up your life and let each one know the goodness you see in them.  And look at your faith community this week and make a list of all the good that is being done by your priests and by so many people and let them know what you see.  Then you will be God’s people.

Morning Prayer, when together

Ever-living God, help us to celebrate our joy

in the resurrection of the Lord

and to express in our lives the love we celebrate.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

 During the day, when apart

 Lord, accept our prayers and our married love.

Make us worthy of this great gift you give us

and renew our spirit of adventure in our marriage.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

 Evening/Night Prayer together

 Almighty and ever living God, you restored us to life

by raising Christ from death.

Strengthen us in our love for one another.

May we feel the saving power of your love in our daily lives.

We make our prayer through Christ our Lord.


Questions for Action for the week

 For your marriage: What are some of the nicest things that have happened between you as husband/wife recently?  Share these this week.

 For others: Think of some group that works for justice in our society.  How can you help them this week?