Frist Reading: From the Book of Acts 13:26-33
Vrs26 ‘My brothers, sons of Abraham’s race, and all you godfearers, this message of salvation is meant for you.
Vrs27 What the people of Jerusalem and their rulers did, though they did not realise it, was in fact to fulfil the prophecies read on every Sabbath.
Vrs28 Though they found nothing to justify his execution, they condemned him and asked Pilate to have him put to death.
Vrs29 When they had carried out everything that scripture foretells about him they took him down from the tree and buried him in a tomb.
Vrs30 But God raised him from the dead,
Vrs31 and for many days he appeared to those who had accompanied him from Galilee to Jerusalem: and it is these same companions of his who are now his witnesses before our people.
Vrs32 ‘We have come here to tell you the good news that the promise made to our ancestors has come about.
Vrs33 God has fulfilled it to their children by raising Jesus from the dead. As scripture says in the psalms: You are my son: today I have fathered you.
Responsorial Psalm: From Psalms 2:6-7, 8-9, 10-11
Vrs6 ‘I myself have anointed my king on Zion my holy mountain.’
Vrs7 I will proclaim the decree of Yahweh: He said to me, ‘You are my son, today have I fathered you.
Vrs8 Ask of me, and I shall give you the nations as your birthright, the whole wide world as your possession.
Vrs9 With an iron sceptre you will break them, shatter them like so many pots.’
Vrs10 So now, you kings, come to your senses, you earthly rulers, learn your lesson!
Vrs11 In fear be submissive to Yahweh;
Gospel: From the Gospel Account of Saint John 14:1-6
Vrs1 Do not let your hearts be troubled. You trust in God, trust also in me.
Vrs2 In my Father’s house there are many places to live in; otherwise I would have told you. I am going now to prepare a place for you,
Vrs3 and after I have gone and prepared you a place, I shall return to take you to myself, so that you may be with me where I am.
Vrs4 You know the way to the place where I am going.
Vrs5 Thomas said, ‘Lord, we do not know where you are going, so how can we know the way?’
Vrs6 Jesus said: I am the Way; I am Truth and Life. No one can come to the Father except through me.