Easter Weekday
May 20, 2014

Psalter: Week I

Color: White

Saints:

Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Acts 14:19-28
    19 But Jews came there from Antioch and Ico'nium; and having persuaded the people, they stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city, supposing that he was dead.
    20 But when the disciples gathered about him, he rose up and entered the city; and on the next day he went on with Barnabas to Derbe.
    21 When they had preached the gospel to that city and had made many disciples, they returned to Lystra and to Ico'nium and to Antioch,
    22 strengthening the souls of the disciples, exhorting them to continue in the faith, and saying that through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.
    23 And when they had appointed elders for them in every church, with prayer and fasting they committed them to the Lord in whom they believed.
    24 Then they passed through Pisid'ia, and came to Pamphyl'ia.
    25 And when they had spoken the word in Perga, they went down to Attali'a;
    26 and from there they sailed to Antioch, where they had been commended to the grace of God for the work which they had fulfilled.
    27 And when they arrived, they gathered the church together and declared all that God had done with them, and how he had opened a door of faith to the Gentiles.
    28 And they remained no little time with the disciples.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 145:10-13, 21
    10 All thy works shall give thanks to thee, O LORD, and all thy saints shall bless thee!
    11 They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and tell of thy power,
    12 to make known to the sons of men thy mighty deeds, and the glorious splendor of thy kingdom.
    13 Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endures throughout all generations. The LORD is faithful in all his words, and gracious in all his deeds.
    21 My mouth will speak the praise of the LORD, and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever.

  • Gospel

    John 14:27-31
    27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
    28 You heard me say to you, `I go away, and I will come to you.' If you loved me, you would have rejoiced, because I go to the Father; for the Father is greater than I.
    29 And now I have told you before it takes place, so that when it does take place, you may believe.
    30 I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming. He has no power over me;
    31 but I do as the Father has commanded me, so that the world may know that I love the Father. Rise, let us go hence.

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    Acts 4:8-12
    8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, "Rulers of the people and elders,
    9 if we are being examined today concerning a good deed done to a cripple, by what means this man has been healed,
    10 be it known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by him this man is standing before you well.
    11 This is the stone which was rejected by you builders, but which has become the head of the corner.
    12 And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved."

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 40:2, 4, 7-11
    1 I waited patiently for the LORD; he inclined to me and heard my cry.
    3 He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the LORD.
    6 Sacrifice and offering thou dost not desire; but thou hast given me an open ear. Burnt offering and sin offering thou hast not required.
    7 Then I said, "Lo, I come; in the roll of the book it is written of me;
    8 I delight to do thy will, O my God; thy law is within my heart."
    9 I have told the glad news of deliverance in the great congregation; lo, I have not restrained my lips, as thou knowest, O LORD.
    10 I have not hid thy saving help within my heart, I have spoken of thy faithfulness and thy salvation; I have not concealed thy steadfast love and thy faithfulness from the great congregation.

  • Gospel

    Luke 9:57-62
    57 As they were going along the road, a man said to him, "I will follow you wherever you go."
    58 And Jesus said to him, "Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man has nowhere to lay his head."
    59 To another he said, "Follow me." But he said, "Lord, let me first go and bury my father."
    60 But he said to him, "Leave the dead to bury their own dead; but as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God."
    61 Another said, "I will follow you, Lord; but let me first say farewell to those at my home."
    62 Jesus said to him, "No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God."

  • Third Option

  • First Reading

    Acts 4:8-12
    8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, "Rulers of the people and elders,
    9 if we are being examined today concerning a good deed done to a cripple, by what means this man has been healed,
    10 be it known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by him this man is standing before you well.
    11 This is the stone which was rejected by you builders, but which has become the head of the corner.
    12 And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved."

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 145:1-6, 21
    1 I will extol thee, my God and King, and bless thy name for ever and ever.
    2 Every day I will bless thee, and praise thy name for ever and ever.
    3 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable.
    4 One generation shall laud thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts.
    5 On the glorious splendor of thy majesty, and on thy wondrous works, I will meditate.
    6 Men shall proclaim the might of thy terrible acts, and I will declare thy greatness.
    21 My mouth will speak the praise of the LORD, and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever.

  • Gospel

    John 14:12-17
    12 "Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I go to the Father.
    13 Whatever you ask in my name, I will do it, that the Father may be glorified in the Son;
    14 if you ask anything in my name, I will do it.
    15 "If you love me, you will keep my commandments.
    16 And I will pray the Father, and he will give you another Counselor, to be with you for ever,
    17 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.

Comments

Recent activity:

Follow us:

Check out Catholic News Agency Polls on LockerDome on LockerDome