Monday of the Seventh Week of Easter

Official Translation

Reading 1 – Acts 19.1-8

While Apollos was at Corinth,
Paul, having passed through the upper country,
came to Ephesus,
and found some disciples.
He said to them,
“Did you receive the Holy Spirit
when you believed?”
They said to him,
“No, we have not even heard
that there is a Holy Spirit.”

He said, “Into what then were you baptized?”
They said, “Into John’s baptism.”
Paul said, “John indeed baptized
with the baptism of repentance,
saying to the people
that they should believe
in the one who would come after him,
that is, in Jesus.”

When they heard this,
they were baptized
in the name of the Lord Jesus.
When Paul had laid his hands on them,
the Holy Spirit came on them,
and they spoke in tongues and prophesied.
They were about twelve men in all.

He entered into the synagogue,
and spoke boldly
for a period of three months,
reasoning and persuading
about what concerned the Kingdom of God.

Responsorial – Psalm 68.2-3ab, 4-5acd, 6-7ab Resp. 33a

R. Sing to God, you kingdoms of the earth! or R. Alleluia!

Let God arise! Let his foes be scattered!
Let them who hate him flee before him.
As smoke is driven away, so drive them away.
As wax melts before the fire.

R. Sing to God, you kingdoms of the earth! or R. Alleluia!

But let the righteous be glad. Let them rejoice before God.
Yes, let them rejoice with gladness.
Sing to God! Sing praises to his name!
to the Lord, his name!

R. Sing to God, you kingdoms of the earth! or R. Alleluia!

A father of the fatherless, and a defender of the widows,
is God in his holy dwelling.
God sets the lonely in families.
He brings out the prisoners with singing,

R. Sing to God, you kingdoms of the earth! or R. Alleluia!

Gospel – John 16.29-33

The disciples said to Jesus,
“Behold, now you speak plainly,
and speak no figures of speech.
Now we know that you know all things,
and do not need for anyone
to question you.
By this we believe that you came from God.”

Jesus answered them,
“Do you now believe?
Behold, the hour is coming,
yes, and has now come,
when you will be scattered,
everyone to their own place,
and you will leave me alone.
Yet I am not alone,
because the Father is with me.

I have told you these things,
that in me you may have peace.
In the world you will have trouble;
but take courage!
I have overcome the world.”

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