by Sister Lynne Marie Simonich
Our Gospel for this Third Sunday of Easter gives an account of the third appearance of Jesus to his disciples. Peter and some of the disciples are fishing and they see a charcoal fire on the shore with fish and bread on it. Jesus is there and invites them to a cookout! They join him for a meal that nourishes their bodies and their souls. Jesus uses common things -- a fire, charcoal, fish and bread -- to bring these friends together and to touch their souls with his love and peace.
chapter 12, US Catholic Catechism for Adults
by Sister Laura Zelten
The Paschal Mystery is the way our salvation is made known through the life, death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus. During His earthly ministry, Jesus taught with authority and performed powerful miracles through which he forgave sins and healed the wounds of sin. In the Sacraments of the Church, Christ offers the saving works he performed during his earthly life. The Sacraments provide the saving power of God in Jesus Christ by healing of our whole person -- mind, body, spirit and soul -- as we journey in faith with the community of believers.