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USCCB Daily Readings from the New American Bible Revised Edition
  1. Tuesday of Fifth Week of Easter

    Reading 1 Acts 14:19-28

    In those days, some Jews from Antioch and Iconium
    arrived and won over the crowds.
    They stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city,
    supposing that he was dead.
    But when the disciples gathered around him,
    he got up and entered the city.
    On the following day he left with Barnabas for Derbe.

    After they had proclaimed the good news to that city
    and made a considerable number of disciples,
    they returned to Lystra and to Iconium and to Antioch.
    They strengthened the spirits of the disciples
    and exhorted them to persevere in the faith, saying,
    "It is necessary for us to undergo many hardships
    to enter the Kingdom of God."
    They appointed presbyters for them in each Church and,
    with prayer and fasting, commended them to the Lord
    in whom they had put their faith.
    Then they traveled through Pisidia and reached Pamphylia.
    After proclaiming the word at Perga they went down to Attalia.
    From there they sailed to Antioch,
    where they had been commended to the grace of God
    for the work they had now accomplished.
    And when they arrived, they called the Church together
    and reported what God had done with them
    and how he had opened the door of faith to the Gentiles.
    Then they spent no little time with the disciples.

    Responsorial Psalm Ps 145:10-11, 12-13ab, 21

    R.(see 12) Your friends make known, O Lord, the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
    or:
    R. Alleluia.
    Let all your works give you thanks, O LORD,
    and let your faithful ones bless you.
    Let them discourse of the glory of your kingdom
    and speak of your might.
    R. Your friends make known, O Lord, the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
    or:
    R. Alleluia.
    Making known to men your might
    and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
    Your kingdom is a kingdom for all ages,
    and your dominion endures through all generations.
    R. Your friends make known, O Lord, the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
    or:
    R. Alleluia.
    May my mouth speak the praise of the LORD,
    and may all flesh bless his holy name forever and ever.
    R. Your friends make known, O Lord, the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
    or:
    R. Alleluia.

    Alleluia See Lk 24:46, 26

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    Christ had to suffer and to rise from the dead,
    and so enter into his glory.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel Jn 14:27-31a

    Jesus said to his disciples:
    "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.
    Not as the world gives do I give it to you.
    Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.
    You heard me tell you,
    'I am going away and I will come back to you.'
    If you loved me,
    you would rejoice that I am going to the Father;
    for the Father is greater than I.
    And now I have told you this before it happens,
    so that when it happens you may believe.
    I will no longer speak much with you,
    for the ruler of the world is coming.
    He has no power over me,
    but the world must know that I love the Father
    and that I do just as the Father has commanded me."



    For the readings of the Optional Memorial of Saints Christopher Magallanes and Companions, please go here.



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  2. Monday of the Fifth Week of Easter

    Reading 1 Acts 14:5-18

    There was an attempt in Iconium
    by both the Gentiles and the Jews,
    together with their leaders,
    to attack and stone Paul and Barnabas.
    They realized it,
    and fled to the Lycaonian cities of Lystra and Derbe
    and to the surrounding countryside,
    where they continued to proclaim the Good News.

    At Lystra there was a crippled man, lame from birth,
    who had never walked.
    He listened to Paul speaking, who looked intently at him,
    saw that he had the faith to be healed,
    and called out in a loud voice, "Stand up straight on your feet."
    He jumped up and began to walk about.
    When the crowds saw what Paul had done,
    they cried out in Lycaonian,
    "The gods have come down to us in human form."
    They called Barnabas "Zeus" and Paul "Hermes,"
    because he was the chief speaker.
    And the priest of Zeus, whose temple was at the entrance to the city,
    brought oxen and garlands to the gates,
    for he together with the people intended to offer sacrifice.

    The Apostles Barnabas and Paul tore their garments
    when they heard this and rushed out into the crowd, shouting,
    "Men, why are you doing this?
    We are of the same nature as you, human beings.
    We proclaim to you good news
    that you should turn from these idols to the living God,
    who made heaven and earth and sea and all that is in them.
    In past generations he allowed all Gentiles to go their own ways;
    yet, in bestowing his goodness,
    he did not leave himself without witness,
    for he gave you rains from heaven and fruitful seasons,
    and filled you with nourishment and gladness for your hearts."
    Even with these words, they scarcely restrained the crowds
    from offering sacrifice to them.

    Responsorial Psalm Ps 115:1-2, 3-4, 15-16

    R.(1ab) Not to us, O Lord, but to your name give the glory.
    or:
    R. Alleluia.
    Not to us, O LORD, not to us
    but to your name give glory
    because of your mercy, because of your truth.
    Why should the pagans say,
    "Where is their God?"
    R. Not to us, O Lord, but to your name give the glory.
    or:
    R. Alleluia.
    Our God is in heaven;
    whatever he wills, he does.
    Their idols are silver and gold,
    the handiwork of men.
    R. Not to us, O Lord, but to your name give the glory.
    or:
    R. Alleluia.
    May you be blessed by the LORD,
    who made heaven and earth.
    Heaven is the heaven of the LORD,
    but the earth he has given to the children of men.
    R. Not to us, O Lord, but to your name give the glory.
    or:
    R. Alleluia.

    Alleluia Jn 14:26

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    The Holy Spirit will teach you everything
    and remind you of all I told you.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel Jn 14:21-26

    Jesus said to his disciples:
    "Whoever has my commandments and observes them
    is the one who loves me.
    Whoever loves me will be loved by my Father,
    and I will love him and reveal myself to him."
    Judas, not the Iscariot, said to him,
    "Master, then what happened that you will reveal yourself to us
    and not to the world?"
    Jesus answered and said to him,
    "Whoever loves me will keep my word,
    and my Father will love him,
    and we will come to him and make our dwelling with him.
    Whoever does not love me does not keep my words;
    yet the word you hear is not mine
    but that of the Father who sent me.

    "I have told you this while I am with you.
    The Advocate, the Holy Spirit
    whom the Father will send in my name--
    he will teach you everything
    and remind you of all that I told you."
     

    For the readings of the Optional Memorial of Saint Bernardine of Siena, please go here.

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