Greetings on this the Feast of Saint Mark, evangelist
Readings: 1 Pt 5:5b-14; PS 89:2-3, 6-7, 16-17; Mk 16:15-20
Notes: Easter Season. Seven weeks total rejoicing in the Resurrection. Toward the end of the period we rejoice in the Ascension of the Lord and the day of Pentecost (the 50th day). All outpourings of divine love.
Franciscan Media: https://www.franciscanmedia.org/saint-of-the-day/saint-mark
Mark fulfilled in his life what every Christian is called to do: proclaim to all people the Good News that is the source of salvation. In particular, Mark’s way was by writing. Others may proclaim the Good News by music, drama, poetry, or by teaching children around a family table.
The God of all grace
who called you to his eternal glory through Christ Jesus
will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you
after you have suffered a little.
To him be dominion forever. Amen.
For ever I will sing the goodness of the Lord.
We proclaim Christ crucified;
he is the power of God and the wisdom of God.
Then the Lord Jesus, after he spoke to them,
was taken up into heaven
and took his seat at the right hand of God.
But they went forth and preached everywhere,
while the Lord worked with them
and confirmed the word through accompanying signs.
Peace be with you,