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14/05/2023 Day 134

Sunday in the Sixth Week of Easter – Cycle A
Readings and Antiphons on p. 536 of the Daily Missal and on p. 263 of the Sunday Missal.

Entrance Antiphon.

Proclaim a joyful sound and let it be heard; proclaim to the ends of the earth: the Lord has freed his people, alleluia.

First Reading: Acts 8, 5-8, 14-17

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles.

In those days:
Philip went down to a city of Samaria,
and proclaimed to them the Christ.
And the multitudes with one accord
gave heed to what was said by Philip,
when they heard him and saw the signs which he did.
For unclean spirits came out of many who were possessed,
crying with a loud voice;
and many who were paralyzed or lame were healed.
So there was much joy in that city.

Now when the apostles at Jerusalem heard
that Samaria had received the word of God,
they sent to them Peter and John,
who came down and prayed for them
that they might receive the Holy Spirit;
for the Spirit had not yet fallen on any of them,
but they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
Then they laid their hands on them
and they received the Holy Spirit.

The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 66:1-3a, 4-5, 6-7a, 16 and 20. (R. 1 )

Let us now pray the Responsorial Psalm:

R/. Cry out with joy to God, all the earth.

Cry out with joy to God, all the earth;
O sing to the glory of his name.
O render him glorious praise.
Say to God, “How awesome your deeds!

Before you all the earth shall bow down,
shall sing to you, sing to your name!”
Come and see the works of God:
awesome his deeds among the children of men.

He turned the sea into dry land;
they passed through the river on foot.
Let our joy, then, be in him;
he rules forever by his might.

Come and hear, all who fear God;
I will tell what he did for my soul.
Blest be God, who did not reject my prayer,
nor withhold from me his merciful love.

R/. Cry out with joy to God, all the earth.

Second Reading: 1 Peter 3: 15-18

A reading from the First Letter of Saint Peter.

Brothers and sisters:

In your hearts reverence Christ as Lord.
Always be prepared to make a defence
to any one who calls you to account for the hope that is in you,
yet do it with gentleness and reverence;
and keep your conscience clear, so that, when you are abused,
those who revile your good behavior in Christ
may be put to shame.
For it is better to suffer for doing right,
if that should be God’s will, than for doing wrong.
For Christ also died for sins once for all,
the righteous for the unrighteous,
that he might bring us to God,
being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit;

The Word of the Lord.

Alleluia, Alleluia.
If a man loves me, he will keep my word, says the Lord;
and my Father will love him, and we will come to him.

Gospel: John 14: 15-21

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to John.

At that time:
Jesus said to his disciples,
“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.
And I will ask the Father,
and he will give you another Counselor, to be with you for ever,
even the Spirit of truth,
whom the world cannot receive,
because it neither sees him nor knows him;
you know him, for he dwells with you, and will be in you.

“I will not leave you desolate; I will come to you.
Yet a little while, and the world will see me no more,
but you will see me;
because I live, you will live also.
In that day you will know that I am in my Father,
and you in me, and I in you.
He who has my commandments and keeps them,
he it is who loves me;
and he who loves me will be loved by my Father,
and I will love him and manifest myself to him.”

The Gospel of the Lord.


Communion Antiphon.

If you love me, keep my commandments, says the Lord, and I will ask the Father and he will send you another Paraclete, to abide with you for ever, alleluia.

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