Archive for December 27, 2019

God our Father’s loving plan for our salvation began with the Incarnation of our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ, the light born into the world and was completed by His resurrection. And many whom our Lord walked with bore witness to this reality especially St John. This is the truth, this is our faith! Happy indeed are we who have not seen and yet believe.Yes, for even though we might not have seen Jesus our Lord with our very own eyes we can still testify to His great presence in our lives through the deep, precious, meaningful relationship we have with Him. We unite ourselves with Him most tangibly during Holy Eucharist and it is through Him alone that we are all united as one Body In Him.For this we rejoice and are glad! Amen Alleluia.At St John pray for us…

First reading

1 John 1:1-4 ·The Word, who is life – this is our subjectSomething which has existed since the beginning, that we have heard, and we have seen with our own eyes; that we have watched and touched with our hands:the Word, who is life – this is our subject.That life was made visible:we saw it and we are giving our testimony, telling you of the eternal life which was with the Father and has been made visible to us.What we have seen and heard we are telling you so that you too may be in union with us, as we are in union with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ.We are writing this to you to make our own joy complete.


John 20:2-8The other disciple saw, and he believedOn the first day of the week Mary of Magdala came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved. ‘They have taken the Lord out of the tomb’ she said ‘and we don’t know where they have put him.’ So Peter set out with the other disciple to go to the tomb. They ran together, but the other disciple, running faster than Peter, reached the tomb first; he bent down and saw the linen cloths lying on the ground, but did not go in. Simon Peter who was following now came up, went right into the tomb, saw the linen cloths on the ground, and also the cloth that had been over his head; this was not with the linen cloths but rolled up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple who had reached the tomb first also went in; he saw and he believed.