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Daily Readings Friday 17th May 2019

May 17

Friday 17 May 2019 Friday of the 4th week of Eastertide  Liturgical Colour: White.

Entrance Antiphon: Rv 5: 9-10

You have redeemed us Lord by your Blood from every tribe and tongue and people and nation and have made us into a kingdom priests for our God alleluia.


O God author of our freedom and of our salvation listen to the voice of our pleading and grant that those you have redeemed by the shedding of your Son’s Blood may have life through you and under your protection rejoice for ever unharmed. Through our Lord Jesus Christ your Son who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit one God for ever and ever.

First Reading: Acts 13:26-33

God has fulfilled his promise by raising Jesus from the dead

Paul stood up in the synagogue at Antioch in Pisidia held up a hand for silence and began to speak: ‘My brothers sons of Abraham’s race and all you who fear God this message of salvation is meant for you. What the people of Jerusalem and their rulers did though they did not realise it was in fact to fulfil the prophecies read on every sabbath. Though they found nothing to justify his death they condemned him and asked Pilate to have him executed. When they had carried out everything that scripture foretells about him they took him down from the tree and buried him in a tomb. But God raised him from the dead and for many days he appeared to those who had accompanied him from Galilee to Jerusalem: and it is these same companions of his who are now his witnesses before our people.

‘We have come here to tell you the Good News. It was to our ancestors that God made the promise but it is to us their children that he has fulfilled it by raising Jesus from the dead. As scripture says in the second psalm: You are my son: today I have become your father.’

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 2:6-11

You are my Son. It is I who have begotten you this day. or Alleluia!

‘It is I who have set up my king
on Zion my holy mountain.’
I will announce the decree of the Lord:
The Lord said to me: ‘You are my Son.
It is I who have begotten you this day.

You are my Son. It is I who have begotten you this day. or Alleluia!

‘Ask and I shall bequeath you the nations
put the ends of the earth in your possession.
With a rod of iron you will break them
shatter them like a potter’s jar.’

You are my Son. It is I who have begotten you this day. or Alleluia!

Now O kings understand
take warning rulers of the earth;
serve the Lord with awe
and trembling pay him your homage.

You are my Son. It is I who have begotten you this day. or Alleluia!

Gospel Acclamation: Col3:1

Alleluia alleluia!
Since you have been brought back to true life with Christ you must look for the things that are in heaven where Christ is sitting at God’s right hand.

John 14:6

Alleluia alleluia!
I am the Way the Truth and the Life says the Lord; No one can come to the Father except through me.

Gospel: John 14:1-6

I am the Way the Truth and the Life

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God still and trust in me. There are many rooms in my Father’s house; if there were not I should have told you. I am going now to prepare a place for you and after I have gone and prepared you a place I shall return to take you with me; so that where I am you may be too. You know the way to the place where I am going.’ Thomas said ‘Lord we do not know where you are going so how can we know the way?’ Jesus said: ‘I am the Way the Truth and the Life. No one can come to the Father except through me.’

Prayer over the Offerings:

Accept in compassion Lord we pray the offerings of your family that under your protective care they may never lose what they have received but attain the gifts that are eternal. Through Christ our Lord.

Communion Antiphon: Rm 4: 25

Christ our Lord was handed over for our transgressions and was raised again for our justification alleluia.

Prayer after Communion:

Keep safe O Lord we pray those whom you have saved by your kindness that redeemed by the Passion of your Son they may rejoice in his Resurrection. Who lives and reigns for ever and ever.

Copyright © 1996-2018 Universalis Publishing Limited: see www.universalis.com. Scripture Readings from the Jerusalem Bible are published and copyright © 1966 1967 and 1968 by Darton Longman & Todd Ltd and Doubleday a division of Random House Inc and used by permission of the publishers. Text of the Psalms: Copyright © 1963 The Grail (England). Used with permission of A.P. Watt Ltd. All rights reserved.


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