The Universal Church celebrates Sunday, April 19, 2015, as the third Sunday of Easter – Year B. In the entrance antiphon, we pray: “Let all the earth cry out to God with joy; praise the glory of his name; proclaim his glorious praise, Alleluia.” In the first reading from Acts of the Apostles, Saint Peter has just healed a cripple and now uses that opportunity to explain to the astonished people that the miracle has been performed in the name of Jesus of Nazareth to whom he applies the Old Testament names of Holy One, the Just One, the Prince of Life. He then exhorts them to repent and turn to God so that their sins can be forgiven. In the Second Reading, the subject of Saint John’s letter is the Word of Life – to live this life is to believe in God’s Son, Christ Jesus. In last Sunday’s Gospel, we listened to Saint John’s account of the missionary mandate Christ gave his Apostles when he breathed on them and gave them the Holy Spirit to guide them in their mission. Today’s Gospel gives us Saint Luke’s version of the same scene. Christ appears to his disciples for the last time after his resurrection to dispel their doubts and empower them for their mission.