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Daily Readings Sunday 19th May 2019

May 19

Sunday 19 May 2019 5th Sunday of Easter  Liturgical Colour: White.

Entrance Antiphon: cf. Ps 97: 1-2

O sing a new song to the Lord for he has worked wonders; in the sight of the nations he has shown his deliverance alleluia.


Almighty ever-living God constantly accomplish the Paschal Mystery within us that those you were pleased to make new in Holy Baptism may under your protective care bear much fruit and come to the joys of life eternal. 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 14:21-27

They gave an account to the church of all that God had done with them

Paul and Barnabas went back through Lystra and Iconium to Antioch. They put fresh heart into the disciples encouraging them to persevere in the faith. ‘We all have to experience many hardships’ they said ‘before we enter the kingdom of God.’ In each of these churches they appointed elders and with prayer and fasting they commended them to the Lord in whom they had come to believe.
They passed through Pisidia and reached Pamphylia. Then after proclaiming the word at Perga they went down to Attalia and from there sailed for Antioch where they had originally been commended to the grace of God for the work they had now completed. On their arrival they assembled the church and gave an account of all that God had done with them and how he had opened the door of faith to the pagans.

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 144(145):8-13a

I will bless your name for ever O God my King. or Alleluia!

The Lord is kind and full of compassion
slow to anger abounding in love.
How good is the Lord to all
compassionate to all his creatures.

I will bless your name for ever O God my King. or Alleluia!

All your creatures shall thank you O Lord
and your friends shall repeat their blessing.
They shall speak of the glory of your reign
and declare your might O God
to make known to men your mighty deeds
and the glorious splendour of your reign.

I will bless your name for ever O God my King. or Alleluia!

Yours is an everlasting kingdom;
your rule lasts from age to age.

I will bless your name for ever O God my King. or Alleluia!

Second Reading: Apocalypse 21:1-5

A vision of the heavenly Jerusalem the bride of the Lamb

I John saw a new heaven and a new earth; the first heaven and the first earth had disappeared now and there was no longer any sea. I saw the holy city and the new Jerusalem coming down from God out of heaven as beautiful as a bride all dressed for her husband. Then I heard a loud voice call from the throne ‘You see this city? Here God lives among men. He will make his home among them; they shall be his people and he will be their God; his name is God-with-them. He will wipe away all tears from their eyes; there will be no more death and no more mourning or sadness. The world of the past has gone.’ Then the One sitting on the throne spoke: ‘Now I am making the whole of creation new.’

Gospel Acclamation: John 13:34

Alleluia alleluia!
I give you a new commandment: love one another just as I have loved you says the Lord.

Gospel: John 13:31-33 34-35

In the Son of Man God has been glorified

When Judas had gone Jesus said: ‘Now has the Son of Man been glorified and in him God has been glorified. If God has been glorified in him God will in turn glorify him in himself and will glorify him very soon. ‘My little children I shall not be with you much longer. I give you a new commandment: love one another; just as I have loved you you also must love one another. By this love you have for one another everyone will know that you are my disciples.’

Prayer over the Offerings:

O God who by the wonderful exchange effected in this sacrifice have made us partakers of the one supreme Godhead grant we pray that as we have come to know your truth we may make it ours by a worthy way of life. Through Christ our Lord.

Communion Antiphon: cf. John 15: 1 5

I am the true vine and you are the branches says the Lord. Whoever remains in me and I in him bears fruit in plenty alleluia.

Prayer after Communion:

Graciously be present to your people we pray O Lord and lead those you have imbued with heavenly mysteries to pass from former ways to newness of life. Through Christ our Lord.

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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