May 27 SUN THE MOST HOLY TRINITY
Dt 4:32-34, 39-40/Rom 8:14-17/Mt 28:16-20 (165)
28 Mon Weekday (Eighth Week in Ordinary Time)
1 Pt 1:3-9/Mk 10:17-27 (347)
29 Tue Weekday
1 Pt 1:10-16/Mk 10:28-31 (348)
30 Wed Weekday
1 Pt 1:18-25/Mk 10:32-45 (349)
31 Thu The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Zep 3:14-18a or Rom 12:9-16/Lk 1:39-56 (572)
June 1 Fri Saint Justin, Martyr
1 Pt 4:7-13/Mk 11:11-26 (351)
2 Sat Weekday
[Saints Marcellinus and Peter, Martyrs; BVM]
Jude 17, 20b-25/Mk 11:27-33 (352)
The First Letter of Peter, read this week, was written from Rome by Peter, the apostle, to Christians threatened by persecution, ancient tradition says. Some modern scholars question if Peter himself wrote it and suggest a later author wrote using his name. You can hear in the readings early baptismal teaching which the author uses to remind his listeners who they are.
In chapters 10 and 11 of Mark’s gospel, Jesus begins his journey to Jerusalem, a journey many do not understand and, like the rich young man, they decide not to join him. James and John also thought his journey would bring power and prestige, but it was not to be. We hear in these readings lessons for the Roman church of the 70s, but the lessons are also meant for us..
A feast of Mary occurs every month in the calendar. This month it’s the Visitation (May 31), placed in the calendar between the Feast of the Annunciation (March 15) and the Birth of John the Baptist (June 24) We’re reminded of Mary’s role as a bearer of good news to her older cousin Elizabeth, who will give birth to John. Mary always brings her Son to us too.