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09/05/2022 Day 129

Acts 11:1-18; John 10

Monday of the Fourth Week of Easter
Readings and Antiphons on p 502 of the Daily Missal

Entrance Antiphon
Christ, having risen from the dead, dies now no more; death will no longer have dominion over him, alleluia.

First Reading: Acts 11:1-18

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles

In those days:
The apostles and the brethren who were in Judea
heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God.
So when Peter went up to Jerusalem,
the circumcision party criticized him, saying,
“Why did you go to uncircumcised men and eat with them?”

But Peter began and explained to them in order:
“I was in the city of Joppa praying;
and in a trance I saw a vision,
something descending, like a great sheet,
let down from heaven by four corners;
and it came down to me.
Looking at it closely I observed animals and beasts of prey
and reptiles and birds of the air.
And I heard a voice saying to me,
‘Rise, Peter; kill and eat.’

But I said, ‘No, Lord;
for nothing common or unclean has ever entered my mouth.’

But the voice answered a second time from heaven,
‘What God has cleansed you must not call common.’

This happened three times,
and all was drawn up again into heaven.
At that very moment
three men arrived at the house in which we were,
sent to me from Caesarea.
And the Spirit told me to go with them,
making no distinction.
These six brethren also accompanied me,
and we entered the man’s house.
And he told us how he had seen the angel standing in his house
and saying, ‘Send to Joppa and bring Simon called Peter;
he will declare to you a message by which you will be saved,
you and all your household.’
As I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell on them
just as on us at the beginning.
And I remembered the word of the Lord,
how he said, ‘John baptized with water,
but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit.’
If then God gave the same gift to them
as he gave to us when we believed in the Lord Jesus Christ,
who was I that I could withstand God?”

When they heard this they were silenced.
And they glorified God, saying,
“Then to the Gentiles also
God has granted repentance unto life.”

The Word of the Lord



Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 42:2-3.43:3.4 (R. see 42:3ab)

Let us pray the Responsorial Psalm:

R/. My soul is thirsting for you, the living God.

Like the deer that yearns
for running streams,
so my soul is yearning
for you, my God.
my soul is thirsting for God,
the living God;
when can I enter and appear
before the face of God.

O send forth your light and your truth;
they will guide me on.
They will bring me to your holy mountain,
to the place where you dwell.

And I will come to the altar of God,
to God, my joy and gladness.
To you will I give thanks on the harp,
O God, my God.

R/. My soul is thirsting for you, the living God.


Please stand for the Gospel

Alleluia, alleluia.
I am the good shepherd, says the Lord; I know my own, and my own know me.



Gospel: John 10:1-10

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to John

At that time:
Jesus said, “Truly, truly, I say to you,
he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door
but climbs in by another way,
that man is a thief and a robber;
but he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
To him the gatekeeper opens;
the sheep hear his voice,
and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.
When he has brought out all his own,
he goes before them, and the sheep follow him,
for they know his voice.
A stranger they will not follow,
but they will flee from him,
for they do not know the voice of strangers.”
This figure Jesus used with them,
but they did not understand what he was saying to them.

So Jesus again said to them,
“Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.
All who came before me are thieves and robbers;
but the sheep did not heed them.
I am the door;
if anyone enters by me, he will be saved,
and will go in and out and find pasture.
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy;
I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

The Gospel of the Lord


Communion antiphon
Jesus stood in the midst of his disciples and said to them: Peace be with you, alleluia


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