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16/04/2023 Day 106

Second Sunday of Easter (or Divine Mercy Sunday) Cycle B
Readings on p.453 in the Daily Missal and p.246 in the Sunday Missal


First Reading: Acts 2:42-47

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles

The brothers and sisters held steadfastly
to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship,
to the breaking of bread and the prayers.

And fear came upon every soul;
and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles.
And all who believed were together and had all things in common;
and they sold their possessions and goods
and distributed them to all, as any had need.
And day by day,
attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes,
they partook of food with glad and generous hearts,
praising God and having favor with all the people.
And the Lord added to their number day by day
those who were being saved.

The Word of the Lord

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 118:2-4.13-15ab, 22-24 (R. 1)
(Psalm is sung at 10am Mass)

Let us pray the Responsorial Psalm:

R/. Give praise to the Lord, for he is good;
his mercy endures forever.

Let the house of Israel say,
“His mercy endures forever.”
Let the house of Aaron say,
“His mercy endures forever.”
Let those who fear the Lord say,
“His mercy endures forever.”

I was thrust down, thrust down and falling,
but the Lord was my helper.
The Lord is my strength and my song;
he was my saviour.
There are shouts of joy and salvation
in the tents of the just.

The stone that the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone.
By the Lord has this been done,
a marvel in our eyes.
This is the day the Lord has made;
let us rejoice in it and be glad.

R/. Give praise to the Lord, for he is good;
his mercy endures forever.


Second Reading: 1 Peter 1: 3-9

A reading from the first Letter of Saint Peter

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!
By his great mercy we have been born anew to a living hope
through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
and to an inheritance which is imperishable,
undefiled, and unfading,
kept in heaven for you,
who by God’s power are guarded through faith
for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
In this you rejoice,
though now for a little while
you may have to suffer various trials,
so that the genuineness of your faith,
more precious than gold
which though perishable is tested by fire,
may redound to praise and glory and honour
at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
Without having seen him you love him;
though you do not now see him
you believe in him and rejoice with unutterable and exalted joy.
As the outcome of your faith
you obtain the salvation of your souls.

The Word of the Lord

Alleluia, alleluia
You believed, Thomas, because you have seen me, says the Lord; blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe.

Gospel: John 20:19-31

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to John

On the evening of that day, the first day of the week,
the doors being shut where the disciples were,
for fear of the Jews,
Jesus came and stood among them and said to them,
“Peace be with you.”
When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side.
Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord.
Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you.
As the Father has sent me, even so I send you.”
And when he had said this, he breathed on them,
and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.
If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven;
if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.”

Now Thomas, one of the twelve, called the Twin,
was not with them when Jesus came.
So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.”

But he said to them,
“Unless I see in his hands the print of the nails
and place my finger in the mark of the nails,
and place my hand in his side, I will not believe.”

Eight days later, his disciples were again in the house,
and Thomas was with them.
The doors were shut,
but Jesus came and stood among them,
and said, “Peace be with you.”
Then he said to Thomas,
“Put your finger here, and see my hands;
and put out your hand and place it in my side;
do not be faithless but believing.”

Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!”

Jesus said to him, “You have believed because you have seen me.
Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe.”

Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples,
which are not written in this book;
but these are written that you may believe
that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God,
and that believing you may have life in his name.

The Gospel of the Lord

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