Tuesday of the Sixth Week of Easter

Official Translation

Reading 1 – Acts 16.22-34

The crowd in Philippi
rose up together against them,
and the magistrates
tore their clothes off of them,
and commanded them
to be beaten with rods.
When they had laid many wounds on them,
they threw them into prison,
charging the jailer to keep them safely,
who, having received such a command,
threw them into the inner prison,
and secured their feet in the stocks.

But about midnight
Paul and Silas were
praying and singing hymns to God,
and the prisoners were listening to them.
Suddenly there was a great earthquake,
so that the foundations of the prison were shaken;
and immediately
all the doors were opened,
and everyone’s bonds were loosened.
The jailer, being roused out of sleep
and seeing the prison doors open,
drew his sword and was about to kill himself,
supposing that the prisoners had escaped.
But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying,
“Do not harm yourself,
for we are all here!”

He called for lights, sprang in,
and fell down trembling
before Paul and Silas,
brought them out, and said,
“Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”

They said,
“Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ,
and you will be saved,
you and your household.”
They spoke the word of the Lord to him
and to all who were in his house.
He took them the same hour of the night,
and washed their wounds,
and was immediately baptized,
he and all his household.
He brought them up into his house,
and set food before them,
and rejoiced greatly,
with all his household,
having believed in God.

Responsorial – Psalm 138.1-2ab, 2cde-3, 7c-8 Resp. 7c

R. Your right hand saves me, O Lord. or R. Alleluia!

I will give you thanks with my whole heart.
for you have heard the words of my mouth
before the gods I will sing your praise.
I will bow down toward your holy temple,
and give thanks to your Name.

R. Your right hand saves me, O Lord. or R. Alleluia!

Because of your loving kindness and your truth,
for you have exalted above all
your Name and your Word.
In the day that I called, you answered me.
You encouraged me with strength in my soul.

R. Your right hand saves me, O Lord. or R. Alleluia!

Your right hand will save me.
The Lord will fulfill that which concerns me;
your loving kindness, O Lord, endures forever.
Do not forsake the works of your own hands.

R. Your right hand saves me, O Lord. or R. Alleluia!

Gospel – John 16.5-11

Jesus said to his disciples:
“Now I am going to him who sent me,
and none of you asks me,
‘Where are you going?’
But because I have told you this,
sorrow has filled your hearts.
Nevertheless I tell you the truth:
It is to your advantage that I go away,
for if I do not go away,
the Advocate will not come to you.
But if I go, I will send him to you.

When he has come,
he will convict the world
about sin, righteousness, and judgment;
about sin,
because they do not believe in me;
about righteousness,
because I am going to my Father,
and you will not see me anymore;
about judgment,
because the prince of this world has been judged.”

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