The first reading this Sunday comes from the Acts of the Apostles – the source of our First Readings on Sundays and weekdays throughout the coming season of Easter.
This narrative tells the story of the early Church forming and developing in the first days, weeks and years after the Resurrection. It tells of our story and our mission – and of the Good News we bear.
Peter addressed Cornelius and his household: ‘You must have heard about the recent happenings in Judaea; about Jesus of Nazareth and how he began in Galilee, after John had been preaching baptism. God had anointed him with the Holy Spirit and with power, and because God was with him, Jesus went about doing good and curing all who had fallen into the power of the devil. Now I, and those with me, can witness to everything he did throughout the countryside of Judaea and…
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