7th Sunday of Easter

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Originally delivered on May 27, 1990
Readings: Acts 1:12-14; Peter 4:13-16; John 17:1-11
In this week’s Gospel, we hear Jesus tell God, His Father, that He had finished the work that He was called to do.  Fr. Healy reminds us that the only other one that might be able to say the same, would be Mary, the Mother of Jesus.  He points out that in the Gospel reading we see even the apostles were less than perfect as the Church after Jesus ascended.  We too then are called, even in all of our humanity and imperfections, to be the Church and to bring Jesus’s message to our sisters in brothers through our actions.