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Holy Family Catholic Church Iglesia Católica la Sagrada Familia

901 Vinson Road, Lafayette, Tennessee 37083, United States

615.666.6466

Holy Family Catholic Church  IglesiaCatólica la SagradaFamilia

Father Vic

Gospel, John 20:19-31 –April 28, 2019

19 In the evening of that same day, the first

day of the week, the doors were closed in the

room where the disciples were, for fear of the

Jews. Jesus came and stood among them.

He said to them, 'Peace be with you,'

20 and, after saying this, he showed them his

hands and his side. The disciples were filled

with joy at seeing the Lord,

21 and he said to them again, 'Peace be with

you. 'As the Father sent me, so am I sending

you.'

22 After saying this he breathed on them and

said: Receive the Holy Spirit.

23 If you forgive anyone's sins, they are forgiven;

if you retain anyone's sins, they are retained.

24 Thomas, called the Twin, who was one of

the Twelve, was not with them when Jesus

came.

25 So the other disciples said to him, 'We

have seen the Lord,' but he answered, 'Unless

I can see the holes that the nails made in

his hands and can put my finger into the

holes they made, and unless I can put my

hand into his side, I refuse to believe.'

26 Eight days later the disciples were in the

house again and Thomas was with them. The

doors were closed, but Jesus came in and

stood among them. 'Peace be with you,' he

said.

27 Then he spoke to Thomas, 'Put your finger

here; look, here are my hands. Give me your

hand; put it into my side. Do not be unbelieving

any more but believe.'

28 Thomas replied, 'My Lord and my God!'

29 Jesus said to him: You believe because

you can see me. Blessed are those who have

not seen and yet believe.

30 There were many other signs that Jesus

worked in the sight of the disciples, but they

are not recorded in this book.

31 These are recorded so that you may believe

that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God,

and that believing this you may have life

through his name.