Mass Readings for the Day

16 May – Monday in the Fifth Week of Easter: Livestreamed Mass at 11am

Introit – Cantate Domino (Ps 96:1, 2)
O sing unto the Lord a new song, alleluia; for the Lord hath done marvellous things, alleluia: In the sight of the nations hath he showed his righteous judgements.  Alleluia.  Alleluia.
(Ps) With his own right hand, and with his holy arm: hath he gotten himself the victory.  Glory be … As it was…O sing unto …

Collect
O Almighty God, who alone makest the minds of the faithful to be of one will: grant unto thy people, that they may love the thing which thou commandest, and desire that which thou dost promise; that so, among the sundry and manifold changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed, where true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, ever one God, world without end.  Amen.

The First Reading – Acts 14:5-18
In those days: When an attempt was made [at Iconium] by both Gentiles and Jews, with their rulers, to molest them and to stone them, they learned of it and fled to Lystra and Derbe, cities of Lycaonia, and to the surrounding country; and there they preached the gospel.
Now at Lystra there was a man sitting, who could not use his feet; he was a cripple from birth, who had never walked. He listened to Paul speaking; and Paul, looking intently at him and seeing that he had faith to be made well, said in a loud voice, “Stand upright on your feet.” And he sprang up and walked.
And when the crowds saw what Paul had done, they lifted up their voices, saying in Lycaonian, “The gods have come down to us in the likeness of men!” Barnabas they called Zeus, and Paul, because he was the chief speaker, they called Hermes. And the priest of Zeus, whose temple was in front of the city, brought oxen and garlands to the gates and wanted to offer sacrifice with the people.
But when the apostles Barnabas and Paul heard of it, they tore their garments and rushed out among the multitude, crying, “Men, why are you doing this? We also are men, of like nature with you, and bring you good news, that you should turn from these vain things to a living God who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and all that is in them. In past generations he allowed all the nations to walk in their own ways; yet he did not leave himself without witness, for he did good and gave you from heaven rains and fruitful seasons, satisfying your hearts with food and gladness.” With these words they scarcely restrained the people from offering sacrifice to them.

AlleluiaDextera Dei (Ps 118:16; Rom 6:9)
Alleluia.  Alleluia.  The right hand of the Lord hath the preeminence: the right hand of the Lord bringeth mighty things to pass. 
Alleluia.  Christ being raised from the dead, dieth no more: death hath no more dominion over him.  Alleluia.

Holy Gospel – John 14:21-26
At that time: Jesus said to his disciples, “He who has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me; and he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.”
Judas (not Iscariot) said to him, “Lord, how is it that you will manifest yourself to us, and not to the world?”
Jesus answered him, “If a man loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. He who does not love me does not keep my words; and the word which you hear is not mine but the Father’s who sent me.
“These things I have spoken to you, while I am still with you. But the Counsellor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.”

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17 May – Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Easter: Livestreamed Mass at 11am

Introit – Cantate Domino (Ps 96:1, 2)
O sing unto the Lord a new song, alleluia; for the Lord hath done marvellous things, alleluia: In the sight of the nations hath he showed his righteous judgements.  Alleluia.  Alleluia.
(Ps) With his own right hand, and with his holy arm: hath he gotten himself the victory.  Glory be … As it was…O sing unto …

Collect
O Almighty God, who alone makest the minds of the faithful to be of one will: grant unto thy people, that they may love the thing which thou commandest, and desire that which thou dost promise; that so, among the sundry and manifold changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed, where true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, ever one God, world without end.  Amen.

The First Reading – Acts 14:19-28
In those days: Jews came [to Lystra] from Antioch and Iconium; and having persuaded the people, they stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city, supposing that he was dead.  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.  When they had preached the gospel to that city and had made many disciples, they returned to Lystra and to Iconium and to Antioch, 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.  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. 
Then they passed through Pisidia, and came to Pamphylia.  And when they had spoken the word in Perga, they went down to Attalia; and from there they sailed to Antioch, where they had been commended to the grace of God for the work which they had fulfilled.  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.  And they remained no little time with the disciples.

AlleluiaDextera Dei (Ps 118:16; Rom 6:9)
Alleluia.  Alleluia.  The right hand of the Lord hath the preeminence: the right hand of the Lord bringeth mighty things to pass. 
Alleluia.  Christ being raised from the dead, dieth no more: death hath no more dominion over him.  Alleluia.

Holy Gospel – John 14:27-31a
At that time: Jesus said to his disciples, “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.  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.  And now I have told you before it takes place, so that when it does take place, you may believe.  I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming.  He has no power over me; but I do as the Father has commanded me, so that the world may know that I love the Father.”