Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Easter

Official Translation

Reading 1 – Acts 12.24-13.5a

The word of God grew and multiplied.
Barnabas and Saul returned to Jerusalem,
when they had fulfilled their service,
also taking with them
John who was called Mark.

Now in the assembly that was at Antioch
there were some prophets and teachers:
Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger,
Lucius of Cyrene,
Manaen the foster brother of Herod the tetrarch,
and Saul.
As they served the Lord and fasted,
the Holy Spirit said,
“Set apart Barnabas and Saul for me,
for the work to which I have called them.”
Then, when they had fasted and prayed
and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.

So, being sent out by the Holy Spirit,
they went down to Seleucia.
From there they sailed to Cyprus.
When they were at Salamis,
they proclaimed the word of God
in the Jewish synagogues.

Responsorial – Psalm 67.2-3, 5, 6+8 Resp. 4

R. Let all the nations praise you, O God. or R. Alleluia

May God be merciful to us, bless us,
and cause his face to shine on us.
That your way may be known on earth,
and your salvation among all nations,

R. Let all the nations praise you, O God. or R. Alleluia

O let the nations be glad and sing for joy,
for you rule the peoples with equity,
and govern the nations on earth.

R. Let all the nations praise you, O God. or R. Alleluia

Let the peoples praise you, God.
Let all the peoples praise you.
God will bless us.
All the ends of the earth shall fear him.

R. Let all the nations praise you, O God. or R. Alleluia

Gospel – John 12.44-50

Jesus cried out and said,
“Whoever believes in me,
believes not in me, but in him who sent me.
He who sees me
sees him who sent me.
I have come as a light into the world,
that whoever believes in me
may not remain in the darkness.
If anyone listens to my sayings
yet does not believe, I will not condemn them.
For I came not to condemn the world,
but to save the world.
They who reject me,
and do not receive my words,
have one who judges them.
The word that I spoke,
the very same will judge him
in the last day.
For I spoke not from myself,
but the Father who sent me,
he gave me a commandment,
what I should say,
and what I should speak.
I know that his commandment is eternal life.
What I say, even as the Father has said to me,
so I speak.”

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