Friends, there is an enormously important line in our first reading today that we might just pass over: “The number of the disciples in Jerusalem increased greatly; even a large group of priests were becoming obedient to the faith.” Priests were so important in Jewish religious life, and these priests knew that Jesus was the fulfillment of the whole tradition of temple sacrifice. We, all the baptized, do not just admire Christ’s supreme priesthood from afar; we participate in it.


Mass Readings

Reading 1 – Acts 6:1-7
Psalm – Ps 33:1-2, 4-5, 18-19
Reading 2 – 1 Pt 2:4-9
Gospel – Jn 14:1-12