First Reading: Acts of the Apostles 14:19-28
19 But as the disciples stood round about him, he rose up and entered into the city, and the next day he departed with Barnabas to Derbe.
20 And when they had preached the gospel to that city, and had taught many, they returned again to Lystra, and to Iconium, and to Antioch:
21 Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith: and that through many tribulations we must enter into the kingdom of God.
22 And when they had ordained to them priests in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, in whom they believed.
23 And passing through Pisidia, they came into Pamphylia.
24 And having spoken the word of the Lord in Perge, they went down into Attalia:
25 And thence they sailed to Antioch, from whence they had been delivered to the grace of God, unto the work which they accomplished.
26 And when they were come, and had assembled the church, they related what great things God had done with them, and how he had opened the door of faith to the Gentiles.
27 And they abode no small time with the disciples.
Psalm: Psalms 145:10-11, 12-13ab, 21
10 All your works give you thanks, Lord and your faithful bless you.
11 They speak of the glory of your reignand tell of your mighty works,
12 Making known to the sons of men your mighty acts, the majestic glory of your rule.
13 Your reign is a reign for all ages, your dominion for all generations.The Lord is trustworthy in all his words, and loving in all his works.
21 My mouth will speak the praises of the Lord; all flesh will bless his holy name forever and ever.
Gospel: John 14:27-31a
27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, do I give unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, nor let it be afraid.
28 You have heard that I said to you: I go away, and I come unto you. If you loved me, you would indeed be glad, because I go to the Father: for the Father is greater than I.
29 And now I have told you before it comes to pass: that when it shall come to pass, you may believe.
30 I will not now speak many things with you. For the prince of this world cometh, and in me he hath not any thing.
31 But that the world may know, that I love the Father: and as the Father hath given me commandment, so do I: Arise, let us go hence.
Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Easter
May 8, 2012
Psalter: Week I