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Wednesday 4 May 2016    (other days)
Wednesday of the 6th week of Eastertide

Readings at Mass

Liturgical Colour: White.


First reading
Acts 17:15,22-18:1 ©
Paul’s escort took him as far as Athens, and went back with instructions for Silas and Timothy to rejoin Paul as soon as they could.
  So Paul stood before the whole Council of the Areopagus and made this speech:
  ‘Men of Athens, I have seen for myself how extremely scrupulous you are in all religious matters, because I noticed, as I strolled round admiring your sacred monuments, that you had an altar inscribed: To An Unknown God. Well, the God whom I proclaim is in fact the one whom you already worship without knowing it.
  ‘Since the God who made the world and everything in it is himself Lord of heaven and earth, he does not make his home in shrines made by human hands. Nor is he dependent on anything that human hands can do for him, since he can never be in need of anything; on the contrary, it is he who gives everything – including life and breath – to everyone. From one single stock he not only created the whole human race so that they could occupy the entire earth, but he decreed how long each nation should flourish and what the boundaries of its territory should be. And he did this so that all nations might seek the deity and, by feeling their way towards him, succeed in finding him. Yet in fact he is not far from any of us, since it is in him that we live, and move, and exist, as indeed some of your own writers have said:
“We are all his children.”
‘Since we are the children of God, we have no excuse for thinking that the deity looks like anything in gold, silver or stone that has been carved and designed by a man.
  ‘God overlooked that sort of thing when men were ignorant, but now he is telling everyone everywhere that they must repent, because he has fixed a day when the whole world will be judged, and judged in righteousness, and he has appointed a man to be the judge. And God has publicly proved this by raising this man from the dead.’
  At this mention of rising from the dead, some of them burst out laughing; others said, ‘We would like to hear you talk about this again.’ After that Paul left them, but there were some who attached themselves to him and became believers, among them Dionysius the Areopagite and a woman called Damaris, and others besides.
  After this, Paul left Athens and went to Corinth.

Responsorial Psalm
Psalm 148:1-2,11-14 ©
Your glory fills all heaven and earth.
or
Alleluia!
Praise the Lord from the heavens,
  praise him in the heights.
Praise him, all his angels,
  praise him, all his host.
Your glory fills all heaven and earth.
or
Alleluia!
All earth’s kings and peoples,
  earth’s princes and rulers,
young men and maidens,
  old men together with children.
Your glory fills all heaven and earth.
or
Alleluia!
Let them praise the name of the Lord
  for he alone is exalted.
The splendour of his name
  reaches beyond heaven and earth.
Your glory fills all heaven and earth.
or
Alleluia!
He exalts the strength of his people.
  He is the praise of all his saints,
of the sons of Israel,
  of the people to whom he comes close.
Your glory fills all heaven and earth.
or
Alleluia!

Gospel AcclamationCol3:1
Alleluia, alleluia!
Since you have been brought back to true life with Christ,
you must look for the things that are in heaven, where Christ is,
sitting at God’s right hand.
Alleluia!
OrJn14:16
Alleluia, alleluia!
I shall ask the Father,
and he will give you another Advocate
to be with you for ever.
Alleluia!

GospelJohn 16:12-15
Ἔτι πολλὰ ἔχω ὑμῖν λέγειν
ἀλλ’ οὐ δύνασθε βαστάζειν ἅρτι·
ὅταν δὲ ἔλθῃ ἐκεῖνος τὸ πνεῦμα τῆς ἀληθείας,
ὁδηγήσει ὑμᾶς εἰς τὴν ἀλήθειαν πᾶσαν·
οὐ γὰρ λαλήσει ἀφ’ ἑαυτοῦ,
ἀλλ’ ὅσα ἀκούει λαλήσει
καὶ τὰ ἐρχόμενα ἀναγγελεῖ ὑμῖν.
ἐκεῖνος ἐμὲ δοξάσει
ὅτι ἐκ τοῦ ἐμοῦ λήμψεται
καὶ ἀναγγελεῖ ὑμῖν.
πάντα ὅσα ἔχει ὁ πατὴρ ἐμά ἐστιν·
διὰ τοῦτο εἶπον ὅτι
ἐκ τοῦ ἐμοῦ λαμβάνει
καὶ ἀναγγελεῖ ὑμῖν.
GospelJohn 16:12-15 ©
Jesus said:
‘I still have many things to say to you
but they would be too much for you now.
But when the Spirit of truth comes
he will lead you to the complete truth,
since he will not be speaking as from himself
but will say only what he has learnt;
and he will tell you of the things to come.
He will glorify me,
since all he tells you
will be taken from what is mine.
Everything the Father has is mine;
that is why I said:
All he tells you
will be taken from what is mine.

The readings on this page are from the Jerusalem Bible, which is used at Mass in most of the English-speaking world. The New American Bible readings, which are used at Mass in the United States, cannot be shown here for copyright reasons, but the Universalis downloads do contain them.

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