Easter Weekday
May 16, 2014

Psalter: Week IV

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Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Acts 13:26-33
    26 "Brethren, sons of the family of Abraham, and those among you that fear God, to us has been sent the message of this salvation.
    27 For those who live in Jerusalem and their rulers, because they did not recognize him nor understand the utterances of the prophets which are read every sabbath, fulfilled these by condemning him.
    28 Though they could charge him with nothing deserving death, yet they asked Pilate to have him killed.
    29 And when they had fulfilled all that was written of him, they took him down from the tree, and laid him in a tomb.
    30 But God raised him from the dead;
    31 and for many days he appeared to those who came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are now his witnesses to the people.
    32 And we bring you the good news that what God promised to the fathers,
    33 this he has fulfilled to us their children by raising Jesus; as also it is written in the second psalm, `Thou art my Son, today I have begotten thee.'

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 2:6-11
    6 "I have set my king on Zion, my holy hill."
    7 I will tell of the decree of the LORD: He said to me, "You are my son, today I have begotten you.
    8 Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage, and the ends of the earth your possession.
    9 You shall break them with a rod of iron, and dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel."
    10 Now therefore, O kings, be wise; be warned, O rulers of the earth.
    11 Serve the LORD with fear, with trembling

  • Gospel

    John 14:1-6
    1 "Let not your hearts be troubled; believe in God, believe also in me.
    2 In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?
    3 And when I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.
    4 And you know the way where I am going."
    5 Thomas said to him, "Lord, we do not know where you are going; how can we know the way?"
    6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but by me.

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    Ezekiel 18:21-23, 27-28
    21 "But if a wicked man turns away from all his sins which he has committed and keeps all my statutes and does what is lawful and right, he shall surely live; he shall not die.
    22 None of the transgressions which he has committed shall be remembered against him; for the righteousness which he has done he shall live.
    23 Have I any pleasure in the death of the wicked, says the Lord GOD, and not rather that he should turn from his way and live?
    27 Again, when a wicked man turns away from the wickedness he has committed and does what is lawful and right, he shall save his life.
    28 Because he considered and turned away from all the transgressions which he had committed, he shall surely live, he shall not die.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 103:1-4, 8, 10-12
    1 Bless the LORD, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless his holy name!
    2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits,
    3 who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases,
    4 who redeems your life from the Pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
    8 The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
    10 He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor requite us according to our iniquities.
    11 For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;
    12 as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us.

  • Gospel

    Luke 15:1-10
    1 Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him.
    2 And the Pharisees and the scribes murmured, saying, "This man receives sinners and eats with them."
    3 So he told them this parable:
    4 "What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one which is lost, until he finds it?
    5 And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing.
    6 And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, `Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost.'
    7 Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.
    8 "Or what woman, having ten silver coins, if she loses one coin, does not light a lamp and sweep the house and seek diligently until she finds it?
    9 And when she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, `Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin which I had lost.'
    10 Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents."


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