Gospel Reading

Gospel - May 25, 2017


Editor’s note: Most of the Church in America will observe the feast of the Ascension of the Lord on Sunday, but Catholics in the dioceses of Boston, Hartford, New York, Newark, Omaha, and Philadelphia celebrate the feast of the Ascension today. FaithND will mark the Ascension on Sunday, but you can read Sunday's Gospel reflection for the feast of the Ascension of the Lord here. Follow this link to see images from the place in the Holy Land where Jesus ascended to heaven.

Thursday of the Sixth Week of Easter
JN 16:16-20


Jesus said to his disciples, “A little while, and you will no longer see me, and again a little while, and you will see me.” 

Then some of his disciples said to one another, “What does he mean by saying to us, ‘A little while, and you will no longer see me, and again a little while, and you will see me’; and ‘Because I am going to the Father’?” They said, “What does he mean by this ‘a little while’? We do not know what he is talking about.” 

Jesus knew that they wanted to ask him, so he said to them, “Are you discussing among yourselves what I meant when I said, ‘A little while, and you will no longer see me, and again a little while, and you will see me’? Very truly, I tell you, you will weep and mourn, but the world will rejoice; you will have pain, but your pain will turn into joy.”

 

Gospel citations come from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Approved by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.