Wednesday 25 April 2018    (other days)
Wednesday of the 4th week of Eastertide
 (Anzac Day )

Readings at Mass

Liturgical Colour: White.

First readingActs 12:24-13:5 ©
'I want Barnabas and Saul set apart'
The word of God continued to spread and to gain followers. Barnabas and Saul completed their task and came back from Jerusalem, bringing John Mark with them.
  In the church at Antioch the following were prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen, who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. One day while they were offering worship to the Lord and keeping a fast, the Holy Spirit said, ‘I want Barnabas and Saul set apart for the work to which I have called them.’ So it was that after fasting and prayer they laid their hands on them and sent them off.
  So these two, sent on their mission by the Holy Spirit, went down to Seleucia and from there sailed to Cyprus. They landed at Salamis and proclaimed the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews; John acted as their assistant.

Responsorial Psalm
Psalm 66(67):2-3,5-6,8 ©
O God, let all the nations praise you!
O God, be gracious and bless us
  and let your face shed its light upon us.
So will your ways be known upon earth
  and all nations learn your saving help.
O God, let all the nations praise you!
Let the nations be glad and exult
  for you rule the world with justice.
With fairness you rule the peoples,
  you guide the nations on earth.
O God, let all the nations praise you!
Let the peoples praise you, O God;
  let all the peoples praise you.
May God still give us his blessing
  till the ends of the earth revere him.
O God, let all the nations praise you!

Gospel AcclamationRv14:13
Alleluia, alleluia!
Happy are those who have died in the Lord:
let them rest from their labours
for their good deeds go with them.
Or:John 14:27
Alleluia, alleluia!
Peace I leave with you, says the Lord;
my own peace I give you.

GospelJohn 12:44-50 ©
I, the light, have come into the world
Jesus declared publicly:
‘Whoever believes in me
believes not in me
but in the one who sent me,
and whoever sees me,
sees the one who sent me.
I, the light, have come into the world,
so that whoever believes in me
need not stay in the dark any more.
If anyone hears my words and does not keep them faithfully,
it is not I who shall condemn him,
since I have come not to condemn the world,
but to save the world.
He who rejects me and refuses my words has his judge already:
the word itself that I have spoken will be his judge on the last day.
For what I have spoken does not come from myself;
no, what I was to say,
what I had to speak,
was commanded by the Father who sent me,
and I know that his commands mean eternal life.
And therefore what the Father has told me
is what I speak.’
GospelJohn 12:44-50
Ἰησοῦς δὲ ἔκραξεν καὶ εἶπεν·
ὁ πιστεύων εἰς ἐμὲ
οὐ πιστεύει εἰς ἐμὲ
ἀλλὰ εἰς τὸν πέμψαντα με,
καὶ ὁ θεωρῶν ἐμὲ
θεωρεῖ τὸν πέμψαντα με.
ἐγὼ φῶς εἰς τὸν κόσμον ἐλήλυθα,
ἵνα πᾶς ὁ πιστεύων εἰς ἐμὲ
ἐν τῇ σκοτίᾳ μὴ μείνῃ.
καὶ ἐάν τίς μου ἀκούσῃ τῶν ῥημάτων καὶ μὴ φυλάξῃ,
ἐγὼ οὐ κρίνω αὐτόν·
οὐ γὰρ ἦλθον ἵνα κρίνω τὸν κόσμον,
ἀλλ’ ἵνα σώσω τὸν κόσμον.
ὁ ἀθετῶν ἐμὲ καὶ μὴ λαμβάνων τὰ ῥήματα μου ἔχει τὸν κρίνοντα αὐτὸν·
ὁ λόγος ὃν ἐλάλησα ἐκεῖνος κρινεῖ αὐτὸν ἐν τῇ ἐσχάτῃ ἡμέρᾳ.
ὅτι ἐγὼ ἐξ ἐμαυτοῦ οὐκ ἐλάλησα,
ἀλλ’ ὁ πέμψας με πατὴρ
αὐτός μοι ἐντολὴν δέδωκεν
τί εἴπω
καὶ τί λαλήσω.
καὶ οἶδα ὅτι ἡ ἐντολὴ αὐτοῦ ζωὴ αἰώνιος ἐστιν.
ἃ οὖν ἐγὼ λαλῶ, καθὼς εἴρηκεν μοι ὁ πατήρ,
οὕτως λαλῶ.

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