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Wednesday 22 April 2015    (other days)
Wednesday of the 3rd week of Eastertide

Readings at Mass


First readingActs 8:1-8 ©
That day a bitter persecution started against the church in Jerusalem, and everyone except the apostles fled to the country districts of Judaea and Samaria.
  There were some devout people, however, who buried Stephen and made great mourning for him.
  Saul then worked for the total destruction of the Church; he went from house to house arresting both men and women and sending them to prison.
  Those who had escaped went from place to place preaching the Good News. One of them was Philip who went to a Samaritan town and proclaimed the Christ to them. The people united in welcoming the message Philip preached, either because they had heard of the miracles he worked or because they saw them for themselves. There were, for example, unclean spirits that came shrieking out of many who were possessed, and several paralytics and cripples were cured. As a result there was great rejoicing in that town.

PsalmPsalm 65:1-7 ©
Cry out with joy to God, all the earth.
or
Alleluia!
Cry out with joy to God all the earth,
  O sing to the glory of his name.
O render him glorious praise.
  Say to God: ‘How tremendous your deeds!
Cry out with joy to God, all the earth.
or
Alleluia!
Because of the greatness of your strength
  your enemies cringe before you.
Before you all the earth shall bow;
  shall sing to you, sing to your name!’
Cry out with joy to God, all the earth.
or
Alleluia!
Come and see the works of God,
  tremendous his deeds among men.
He turned the sea into dry land,
  they passed through the river dry-shod.
Cry out with joy to God, all the earth.
or
Alleluia!
Let our joy then be in him;
  he rules for ever by his might.
His eyes keep watch over the nations:
  let rebels not rise against him.
Cry out with joy to God, all the earth.
or
Alleluia!

Gospel AcclamationJn10:27
Alleluia, alleluia!
The sheep that belong to me listen to my voice,
says the Lord,
I know them and they follow me.
Alleluia!
Orcf.Jn6:40
Alleluia, alleluia!
It is my Father’s will, says the Lord,
that whoever believes in the Son shall have eternal life,
and that I shall raise him up on the last day.
Alleluia!

GospelJohn 6:35-40
εἶπεν αὐτοῖς ὁ Ἰησοῦς·
ἐγὼ εἰμι ὁ ἄρτος τῆς ζωῆς.
ὁ ἐρχόμενος πρὸς ἐμὲ οὐ μὴ πεινάσῃ,
καὶ ὁ πιστεύων εἰς ἐμὲ οὐ μὴ διψήσει πώποτε.
Ἀλλ’ εἶπον ὑμῖν
ὅτι καὶ ἑωράκατε με καὶ οὐ πιστεύετε.
πᾶν ὁ δίδωσιν μοι ὁ πατὴρ πρὸς ἐμὲ ἥξει,
καὶ τὸν ἐρχόμενον πρός με οὐ μὴ ἐκβάλω ἔξω,
ὅτι καταβέβηκα ἀπὸ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ οὐχ ἵνα ποιῶ τὸ θέλημα τὸ ἐμὸν
ἀλλὰ τὸ θέλημα τοῦ πέμψαντος με.
τοῦτο δέ ἐστιν τὸ θέλημα τοῦ πέμψαντος με
ἵνα πᾶν ὃ δέδωκεν μοι μὴ ἀπολέσω ἐξ αὐτοῦ,
ἀλλὰ ἀναστήσω αὐτὸ τῇ ἐσχάτῃ ἡμέρᾳ.
τοῦτο γάρ ἐστιν τὸ θέλημα τοῦ πατρός μου,
ἵνα πᾶς ὁ θεωρῶν τὸν υἱὸν καὶ πιστεύων εἰς αὐτὸν ἔχη ζωὴν αἰώνιον,
καὶ ἀναστήσω αὐτὸν ἐγὼ τῇ ἐσχάτῃ ἡμέρᾳ.
GospelJohn 6:35-40 ©
Jesus said to the crowd:
‘I am the bread of life.
He who comes to me will never be hungry;
he who believes in me will never thirst.
But, as I have told you,
you can see me and still you do not believe.
All that the Father gives me will come to me,
and whoever comes to me I shall not turn him away;
because I have come from heaven, not to do my own will,
but to do the will of the one who sent me.
Now the will of him who sent me
is that I should lose nothing of all that he has given to me,
and that I should raise it up on the last day.
Yes, it is my Father’s will
that whoever sees the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life,
and that I shall raise him up on the last day.’

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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