Saint Thomas, Apostle
While I grew up in a family of Eisenhower Republicans, politics and patriotism was not a bit topic of discussion
Thomas the believer was the topic of a homily last year
That new nationality is Paul’s message in Ephesians
So, sisters, we build the kingdom with St Thomas
19 So then you are no longer strangers and sojourners, but you are fellow citizens with the holy ones and members of the household of God, 20 built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the capstone. 21 Through him the whole structure is held together and grows into a temple sacred in the Lord; 22 in him you also are being built together into a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.
15 He said to them, “Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature.
Psalm 117:1bc, 2
1 Praise the LORD, all you nations!
Extol him, all you peoples!
2 His mercy for us is strong;
the faithfulness of the LORD is forever.
29 Jesus said to him, “Have you come to believe because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed.”
24 Thomas, called Didymus, one of the Twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples said to him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands and put my finger into the nailmarks and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.” 26 Now a week later his disciples were again inside and Thomas was with them. Jesus came, although the doors were locked, and stood in their midst and said, “Peace be with you.” 27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands, and bring your hand and put it into my side, and do not be unbelieving, but believe.” 28 Thomas answered and said to him, “My Lord and my God!” 29 Jesus said to him, “Have you come to believe because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed.”
SATURDAY, JULY 3, 2021 | FEAST
SAINT THOMAS, APOSTLE
YEARS 1 & 2 | ROMAN MISSAL | LECTIONARY
First Reading Ephesians 2:19–22
Response Mark 16:15
Psalm Psalm 117:1bc, 2
Gospel Acclamation John 20:29
Gospel John 20:24–29