The Appearance to the Seven Disciples and Jesus and Peter

May 1, 2022


Sunday Scripture Readings

ACTS 5:27-32, 40B-41 PS 30:2, 4, 5-6, 11-12, 13 REV 5:11-14

Explore the Sunday Gospel


JN 21:1-19 or Jn 21:1-14

At that time, Jesus revealed himself again to his disciples at the Sea of Tiberias. He revealed himself in this way. Together were Simon Peter, Thomas called Didymus, Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, Zebedee's sons, and two others of his disciples. Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We also will come with you.” So they went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing. When it was already dawn, Jesus was standing on the shore; but the disciples did not realize that it was Jesus. Jesus said to them, “Children, have you caught anything to eat?” They answered him, “No.” So he said to them, “Cast the net over the right side of the boat and you will find something.” So they cast it, and were not able to pull it in because of the number of fish. So the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord.” When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he tucked in his garment, for he was lightly clad, and jumped into the sea. The other disciples came in the boat, for they were not far from shore, only about a hundred yards, dragging the net with the fish. When they climbed out on shore, they saw a charcoal fire with fish on it and bread. Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish you just caught.” So Simon Peter went over and dragged the net ashore full of one hundred fifty-three large fish. Even though there were so many, the net was not torn.

Jesus said to them, “Come, have breakfast.” And none of the disciples dared to ask him, “Who are you?” because they realized it was the Lord. Jesus came over and took the bread and gave it to them, and in like manner the fish. This was now the third time Jesus was revealed to his disciples after being raised from the dead. When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” Simon Peter answered him, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my lambs.” He then said to Simon Peter a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Simon Peter answered him, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Tend my sheep.” Jesus said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter was distressed that Jesus had said to him a third time, “Do you love me?” and he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep. Amen, amen, I say to you, when you were younger, you used to dress yourself and go where you wanted; but when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will dress you and lead you where you do not want to go.” He said this signifying by what kind of death he would glorify God. And when he had said this, he said to him, “Follow me.”


meet our extended family

St. María Guadalupe García Zavala (Feast Day June 24)

April 27, 1878-June 24, 1963

Engaged to be married at the age of 23, María began to feel the Lord calling her to religious life. She spent much time in prayer and consulted with her spiritual director before discerning that not only was she called to religious life instead of marriage, María (also known as Madre Lupita) was being called to found a new religious order. In 1901, the Handmaids of Saint Margaret Mary and the Poor was formed. The religious order was named after St. Margaret Mary, who is known for her devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Members of the new religious order worked as nurses who dedicated their lives to caring for the poor and sick. When the Mexican Revolution began the same year, Catholic persecution came with it. Madre Lupita offered protection for priests and clergy members who were in danger of being captured. Her congregation helped protect many priests, including the Archbishop of Guadalajara. Even in the face of religious persecution, Madre Lupita and the Handmaids of Saint Margaret Mary openly welcomed anyone who came to them for help. Madre Lupita died at the age of 85. She lived out her vocation as a nurse and religious sister. Today, her religious sisters continue her work in five countries.


Take time to chat

•It took a little while for the apostles to realize Jesus was with them. Share a time when you realized that Jesus was near to you.

•If you had breakfast with Jesus, what would you talk about?

•How would you respond to Jesus if he asked you, “Do you love me?”

•Madre Lupita thought she had one vocation, but realized she had a different calling through prayer and discussion. Which vocation do you think God is calling you to?


Recipe of the week

Mexican Lentil Soup

Celebrate Madre Lupita with this Mexican recipe.

2 Tbsp of olive oil

⅔ cups white onion finely chopped

1 large garlic clove minced

1½ cups of celery finely cut (2 large stalks)

⅔ cups carrots diced

½ pound lentils, washed and rinsed (about 1⅛ cups)

6 cups of chicken or vegetable broth

2 sprigs of parsley finely chopped

Salt and pepper to taste

Lime wedges to serve

Heat olive oil in a saucepan and sauté the onions and garlic for 5 minutes over medium heat. Add the celery and carrots and cook for 10 minutes at a lower temperature. Stir in the drained lentils, 6 cups of broth, and the parsley. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to simmer. Cook for 25-30 minutes. Season the soup with salt and pepper. Cooking time will depend on the lentil variety you use. Serve your Lentil Soup in small bowls, add a few drops of lime juice, and enjoy!

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Family Fun

Vocation Dress-Up

Using clothes from around your home, create outfits to dress up as saints who had different vocations. It may be your favorite saints, saints from different time periods, or new saints you are just learning about. Search the Internet to find pictures and dress up as saints who served God in the following ways:

•a saint who was a religious sister or brother

•a saint who was a priest

•a saint who served as a doctor or nurse

•a saint who traveled as a missionary

•a saint who was a teacher


Other Ideas


Family Prayer

Prayer Journaling

Sometimes it takes time to understand the meaning of the Gospel. Journaling is a great way to unpack the words and talk to God.

Create a simple prayer journal or get an empty notebook. Set aside 10-20 minutes for your family to reflect on the Gospel. Create a prayerful environment by lighting candles and/or playing instrumental music in the background. Read today’s Gospel and invite everyone to listen to what God is saying to them in the silence of their hearts. After a period of quiet, invite everyone to write what they heard in their journal; younger children can draw or doodle. At the end of your reflection time, take turns sharing your experience. Close your time in prayer by saying the Our Father together.

Liturgy Link

Liga a la Liturgia

Those distributing Holy Communion hold a ciborium, which is a vessel used to hold the consecrated hosts—the Body of Christ. Describe the ciboriums you see today.

Unleashing the Gospel in your Family

Haz Llegar el Evangelioen tu Familia

Jesus tells Peter to feed his sheep in the Gospel today. Think of someone who needs company or lives alone. Invite him or her over for dinner one evening this week.

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Fun Facts!

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Fishing was often done at night around the Sea of Galilee so that fish could not see and swim around the nets. In modern days nylon nets prevent this problem, but in the time of Jesus fishermen used nets made of flax or linen.

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