Church Begins at Home: The 3rd Sunday of Easter
Message from Fr. Desmond Drummer
Scroll all the way down to see Fr. Desmond's playlist for the Third Sunday of Easter
Instrumental Medley for the 3rd Sunday of Easter
Aleron Morton plays "Forever You're My King" (James Mitchell) and "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands" (Spiritual)
Opening the Scriptures at Home
The global Catholic Church is reflecting on the same readings from the Bible for the Third Sunday of Easter. We remain spiritually connected to one another as we open our hearts to the Word of God.
1. Encounter the Word of God
Read the Biblical readings for the Third Sunday of Easter
Listen to the Biblical readings for the Third Sunday of Easter
2. Reflect on the Word of God
Silently reflect, write down or share your insights about the readings.
You may also desire to watch a video reflection on the Biblical readings from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Spend some time in silence and bring to your mind some of the prayer intentions you have.
Introduce The Lord's Prayer in these or similar words: Gathering our prayers into one, we now pray in the words that Jesus gave us...
Focused Learning Opportunities & Activities Young People
These activities provide encounters and experiences for people of all ages.
- Watch "Road to Emmaus | Stories of Jesus."
- Enjoy the Road to Emmaus coloring sheet. Parents/Guardians: be sure that Jesus and the disciples reflect your child's racial/ethnic identity.
- Watch "Meeting Jesus on the Road to Emmaus"
- Enjoy the Divine Mercy coloring sheet. Parents/Guardians: be sure that Jesus and the disciples reflect your child's racial/ethnic identity.
- Watch "Catholic Kids Homilies: On the Road to Emmaus!"
- Enjoy the Emmaus maze activity sheet.
- Complete the Road to Emmaus story sheet.
- Watch "Christ Appears on the Road to Emmaus."
- Listen to "Our God Reigns" by Planetshakers.
- Add "Our God Reigns" to your own music collection/playlist.
- Listen to "We Fall Down" again and write down your prayer requests for the coming week.
Fr. Drummer's playlist for the Third Sunday of Easter
"The Blood Song" - Kirk Franklin
"Open the Eyes of My Heart" - Michael W. Smith
"Jesus We Give You the Glory" - West Angeles COGIC Mass Choir & Congregation
"Stay with Us, Oh Lord" - Lift Your Voice Gospel Choir
"Hallelujah, Amen" - James Abbington & Morgan State University Choir
"Stay with Us Lord" - Father Columba McManus
"Didn't You Know" - Donnie McClurkin