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14/05/2022 Day 134

Acts 1:15-17

14/05/2022 Day 134

20-26; John 15:9-17

Feast of Saint Matthias, Apostle
Readings and Antiphons on p 1621 of the Daily Missal

Entrance Antiphon

it was not you who chose me, says the Lord, but I who chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last, alleluia.


First Reading: Acts 1:15-17, 20-26

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles

In those days: Peter stood up among the brethren
(the company of persons was in all
about a hundred and twenty),
and said, “Brethren, the scripture had to be fulfilled,
which the Holy Spirit spoke beforehand by the mouth of David, concerning Judas who was guide to those who arrested Jesus.
For he was numbered among us
and was allotted his share in this ministry.
For it is written in the book of Psalms,
‘Let his habitation become desolate,
and let there be no one to live in it’;
and ‘His office let another take.’
So one of the men who have accompanied us
during all the time that the Lord Jesus
went in and out among us,
beginning from the baptism of John
until the day when he was taken up from us—
one of these men must become with us
a witness to his resurrection.”

And they put forward two,
Joseph called Barsabbas, who was surnamed Justus,
and Matthias.
And they prayed and said,
“Lord, who knows the hearts of all people,
show which one of these two you have chosen
to take the place in this ministry and apostleship
from which Judas turned aside, to go to his own place.”
And they cast lots for them,
and the lot fell on Matthias;
and he was enrolled with the eleven apostles.

The Word of the Lord


Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 113:1b-2.3-4.5-6.7-8 (R. see 8)

Let us pray the Responsorial Psalm:

R/. The Lord made them sit with the princes of his people.

Praise, O servants of the Lord,
praise the name of the Lord!
May the name of the Lord be blest
both now and forevermore!

From the rising of the sun to its setting,
praised be the name of the Lord!
High above all nations is the Lord,
above the heavens his glory.

Who is like the Lord, our God,
who dwells on high,
who lowers himself to look down
upon heaven and earth?

From the dust he lifts up the lowly,
from the ash heap he raises the poor,
to set them in the company of princes,
yes, with the princes of his people.

R/. The Lord made them sit with the princes of his people.


Please stand for the Gospel

Alleluia, alleluia
At that time: Jesus said to his disciples,
I chose you from the world that you should go and bear fruit
and that your fruit shall abide, says the Lord.

Gospel: John 15:9-17

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to John

“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you;
abide in my love.
If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love,
just as I have kept my Father’s commandments
and abide in his love.
These things I have spoken to you,
that my joy may be in you,
and that your joy may be full.

This is my commandment,
that you love one another as I have loved you.
Greater love has no one than this,
that a person lay down his life for his friends.
You are my friends if you do what I command you.
No longer do I call you servants,
for the servant does not know what his master is doing;
but I have called you friends,
for all that I have heard from my Father
I have made known to you.
You did not choose me,
but I chose you and appointed you
that you should go and bear fruit
and that your fruit should abide;
so that whatever you ask the Father in my name,
he may give it to you.
This I command you, to love one another.”

The Gospel of the Lord


Communion Antiphon
This is my commandment: love one another as I love you, says the Lord.  Alleluia.

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