Message of the Week

Blessed Are Those Who Have Not Seen and Have Believed

The Second Sunday of Easter, Divine Mercy Sunday

The story of the resurrection was so fantastic that it can be hard to believe it.

Thomas, the Apostle, could not believe at first.

He believed when he saw Jesus again.

We, too, have received the Holy Spirit at our Baptism and Confirmation.

We have received Jesus in the Eucharist.

“My Lord and My God” come to me once again!



Blessed Are Those
Who Have Not Seen and Have Believed

Divine Mercy Sunday
  • Jesus appears to the apostles to assure them that He has indeed risen from the dead.
  • He knows of their angst and sadness about His death.
  • He wants them to know about the peace and strength He brings with His Resurrection.
  • He wants them to know that He is truly the Son of God.
  • But Thomas, who had not been present when Jesus first appeared, would not believe.
  • Jesus returned when Thomas was present and presented his wounds for Thomas’ inspection.
  • Who then finally believed?
  • How much like Thomas are we, always needing proof – a sign?
  • Trust and faith are what will bring us comfort and peace.
  • Divine Mercy comes to those who trust and accept what Jesus says on faith.
  • Can we get beyond our need for proof and receive all the grace Jesus has to offer us?