Bulletin Shorts for the Sixth and Seventh Sundays of Easter

PRINTING NOTE:  Check with pastor or pastoral administrator about which readings will be used for the Sixth and Seventh/Ascension Sundays of Easter Time in order to choose the appropriate bulletin shorts. 

The Lectionary for Mass gives this option:  When the Ascension of the Lord is celebrated on the Sunday following the Sixth Sunday of Easter [as it is in most of the United States of America], the second reading and Gospel from the Seventh Sunday of Easter may be read on the Sixth Sunday of Easter. 

If using all of the assigned readings from the Sixth Sunday of Easter, use this bulletin short:

Sixth Sunday of Easter – 22 May 2022 

Acts 15:1-2, 22-29.  Psalm 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8.  Revelation 21:10-14, 22-23.  John 14:23-29.

Keeping the Lord’s Word.  Love me.  Keep my words.  Will teach you everything.  Be not afraid.  What an Easter message!  From the other side of death, the living Jesus still embraces us, still teaches us, still wants the best of everything for us.

  • How will I love God today? What impact will that have on someone else?
  • How can I be at peace and trust in the Lord’s care for me?
  • How will I shed fear and not let my heart be troubled?


If using the first reading from the Sixth Sunday of Easter with the second reading and gospel from the Seventh Sunday, use this bulletin short:

Sixth Sunday of Easter – 22 May 2022

Acts 15:1-2, 22-29.  Psalm 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8.  Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20.  John 17:20-26.

Being One.  Jesus prays at the Last Supper that both his present and all future disciples be one in perfect unity.  This unity is a Kingdom of Heaven goal.  Even in our somewhat discordant world, praying and working for unity is our fervent task.

  • How will I be one with my family?
  • How will I be one with my friends?
  • How can I be united with all those who believe in God – and even with those who do not believe?

Use this prayer card to be ever mindful of the Works of Mercy.

Prayer Card - The Works of Mercy

This post was first published on the worship pages of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois website.
Sunday Prayer Shaping Life and Belief
Written by Eliot Kapitan.
Permission is given to use, reprint, and distribute these bulletin shorts in any way you find helpful for your community.
Image credit: Photo by Dakota Roos on Unsplash.

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