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04/06/2022 Day 155

Acts 28:16-20.30-31; John 21

Saturday of the Seventh Week of Easter
Antiphons and Readings on page 584 of the Daily Missal

Entrance Antiphon

The disciples were persevering with one mind in prayer with the women, and Mary the Mother of Jesus, and his brothers, alleluia.

First Reading: Acts 28:16-20.30-31

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles

When we came into Rome,
Paul was allowed to stay by himself,
with the soldier that guarded him.

After three days
he called together the local leaders of the Jews;
and when they had gathered, he said to them,
“Brothers and sisters, though I had done nothing against the people
or the customs of our ancestors,
yet I was delivered prisoner from Jerusalem
into the hands of the Romans.
When they had examined me, they wished to set me at liberty,
because there was no reason for the death penalty in my case.
But when the Jews objected,
I was compelled to appeal to Caesar—
though I had no charge to bring against my nation.
For this reason therefore
I have asked to see you and speak with you,
since it is because of the hope of Israel
that I am bound with this chain.”

And he lived there two whole years at his own expense,
and welcomed all who came to him,
preaching the kingdom of God
and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ
quite openly and unhindered.

The Word of the Lord

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 11:4.5 and 7

Let us pray the Responsorial Psalm:

R/. The upright shall behold your face, O Lord.

The Lord is in his holy temple;
the throne of the Lord is in heaven.
His eyes behold the world;
his gaze probes the children of men.

The Lord inspects the just and the wicked;
the lover of violence he hates.
For the Lord is just and loves deeds of justice;
the upright shall behold his face.

R/. The upright shall behold your face, O Lord.

Please stand for the Gospel

Alleluia, Alleluia. I will send the Spirit of truth to you, says the Lord; he will guide you into all the truth. Alleluia.



Gospel: John 21:20-25

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to John

At that time:
Peter turned and saw following them
the disciple whom Jesus loved,
who had lain close to his breast at the supper
and had said, “Lord, who is it that is going to betray you?”

When Peter saw him, he said to Jesus,
“Lord, what about this man?”

Jesus said to him,
“If it is my will that he remain until I come,
what is that to you? Follow me!”

The saying spread abroad among the brothers and sisters
that this disciple was not to die;
yet Jesus did not say to him that he was not to die, but,
“If it is my will that he remain until I come,
what is that to you?”

This is the disciple who is bearing witness to these things,
and who has written these things;
and we know that his testimony is true.

But there are also many other things which Jesus did;
were every one of them to be written,
I suppose that the world itself
could not contain the books that would be written.

The Gospel of the Lord


Communion antiphon
The Holy Spirit will glorify me, for he will take from what is mine and declare it to you, says the Lord, alleluia

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