Click here to download and listen to this homily (18 minutes) given by Fr Thomas Weise at St Catherine of Siena Parish in Petersburg, Alaska. In today's Resurrection appearance of Jesus he breaths on those gathered in the upper room and says, "Receive the Holy Spirit. Whose sin you forgive and forgiven them, and whose sin you retain are retained." So every one of us has the power to forgive sins and retain them, though we are often better at the retaining than forgiving. Let us learn from Jesus how to forgive and be forgiven. This will do more to spread Divine Mercy than anything else. We can not do Forgiveness without the help of the Holy Spirit. Jesus I Trust in You! Blessed Pope John Paul II, Pray For Us!
Readings: Acts 2:42-47; Psalm 118; 1 Peter 1:3-9; John 20:19-31.