Solemnity of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Apostles at the Vigil Mass

Official Translation

Reading 1 – Acts 3.1-10

Peter and John were going up into the temple
at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour.
A certain man who was
crippled from his mother’s womb
was carried and laid daily
at the gate of the temple called “Beautiful”,
to ask beg for alms from those who entered the temple.

Seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple,
he asked to receive alms.
Peter, fastening his eyes on him, together with John, said,
“Look at us.”
He listened to them,
expecting to receive something from them.
But Peter said, “Of silver and gold I have none,
but what I have I give you.
In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth,
get up and walk!”

He took him by the right hand and raised him up.
Immediately his feet and his ankle bones received strength.
Leaping up, he stood, and began to walk.
He entered with them into the temple,
walking, leaping, and praising God.
All the people saw him walking and praising God.
They recognized him,
that it was he who used to sit
begging for alms
at the Beautiful Gate of the temple.
They were filled with wonder and amazement
at what had happened to him.

Responsorial – Psalm 19.2-3, 4-5 Resp. 5

R. Their sound has gone forth through all the earth.

The heavens show forth the glory of God,
and the firmament declares the work of his hands.
Day to day utters speech,
and night to night shows knowledge.

R. Their sound has gone forth through all the earth.

There are no speeches nor languages,
in which their voices are not heard.
Their sound has gone forth through all the earth,
and their words unto the ends of the world.

R. Their sound has gone forth through all the earth.

Reading 2 – Galatians 1.11-20

I make known to you, brothers and sisters,
concerning the Gospel which was preached by me,
that it does not come from humans.
For neither did I receive it from a human,
nor was I taught it,
but it came to me through
revelation of Jesus Christ.
For you have heard of
my way of living in time past
in the Jewish religion,
how I, beyond measure,
persecuted the assembly of God and ravaged it.
I advanced in the Jewish religion
beyond many of my own age
among my countrymen,
being more exceedingly zealous
for the traditions of my fathers.

But when it was the good pleasure of God,
who set me apart from my mother’s womb,
and called me through his grace,
to reveal his Son to me,
that I might preach him among the Gentiles,
I did not immediately confer with flesh and blood,
nor did I go up to Jerusalem
to those who were Apostles before me,
but I went away into Arabia.
Then I returned to Damascus.

Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem
to visit Kephas and stayed with him fifteen days.
But of the other Apostles I saw no one,
except James, the Lord’s brother.
Now about the things which I write to you,
behold, before God, I am not lying.

Gospel – John 21.15-19

After Jesus had revealed himself to his disciples,
when they had eaten their breakfast,
Jesus said to Simon Peter,
“Simon, son of John,
do you love me more than these?”
He said to him,
“Yes, Lord; you know that I have affection for you.”
He said to him, “Feed my lambs.”
He said to him again a second time,
“Simon, son of John, do you love me?”
He said to him,
“Yes, Lord; you know that I have affection for you.”
He said to him, “Tend my sheep.”
He said to him the third time,
“Simon, son of John,
do you have affection for me?”
Peter was grieved because he asked him the third time,
“Do you have affection for me?”
He said to him, “Lord, you know everything.
You know that I have affection for you.”
Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep.
Amen, amen, I tell you,
when you were young,
you dressed yourself
and walked where you wanted to.
But when you are old,
you will stretch out your hands,
and another will dress you
and carry you where you do not want to go.”
Now he said this signifying
by what kind of death he would glorify God.
When he had said this, he said to him, “Follow me.”

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