May 8, 2022 | Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year C

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Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year C.
Opening Prayer:

Almighty and ever-living God,
Give us ne strength
From the courage of Christ our Shepherd,
And lead us to join the Saints in heaven,
Where he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
God, forever and ever, Amen.

Catechism Quotes of the Week:

The Lamb who takes away the Sin of the World

CCC 608: “After agreeing to baptize him along with the sinners, John the Baptist looked at Jesus and pointed him out as the “Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world”.By doing so, he reveals that Jesus is at the same time the suffering Servant who silently allows himself to be led to the slaughter and who bears the sin of the multitudes, and also the Paschal Lamb, the symbol of Israel’s redemption at the first Passover. Christ’s whole life expresses his mission: ‘to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.’”

Christ’s Death is the Unique and Definitive Sacrifice

CCC 613: “Christ’s death is both the Paschal sacrifice that accomplishes the definitive redemption of men, through “the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world”, and the sacrifice of the New Covenant, which restores man to communion with God by reconciling him to God through the “blood of the covenant, which was poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.’”

CCC 754: “The Church is, accordingly, a sheepfold, the sole and necessary gateway to which is Christ. It is also the flock of which God himself foretold that he would be the shepherd, and whose sheep, even though governed by human shepherds, are unfailingly nourished and led by Christ himself, the Good Shepherd and Prince of Shepherds, who gave his life for his sheep.”

Catechism of the Catholic Church, Number 608; 613; and 754.