Reading 1 Acts 14:21-27
After Paul and Barnabas had proclaimed the good news to that city and made
a considerable number of disciples, they returned to Lystra and to Iconium and to Antioch. They
strengthened the spirits of the disciples and exhorted them to persevere in the faith, saying, "It
is necessary for us to undergo many hardships to enter the kingdom of God."
appointed elders for them in each church and, with prayer and fasting, commended them to the Lord in
whom they had put their faith. Then they traveled through Pisidia and reached Pamphylia. After
proclaiming the word at Perga they went down to Attalia. From there they sailed to Antioch, where
they had been commended to the grace of God for the work they had now accomplished. And when
they arrived, they called the church together and reported what God had done with them and how he
had opened the door of faith to the Gentiles.
Responsorial Psalm Ps 145:8-9, 10-11,
R. (cf. 1) I will praise your name for ever, my king and my God.
The LORD is gracious and merciful,
slow to anger and of great
The LORD is good to all
and compassionate toward all his works.
R. I will
praise your name for ever, my king and my God.
Let all your works
give you thanks, O LORD,
and let your faithful ones bless you.
Let them discourse of the glory
of your kingdom
and speak of your might.
R. I will praise your name for ever, my king and
Let them make known your might to the children of
and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
Your kingdom is a kingdom for all
and your dominion endures through all generations.
R. I will praise your name for
ever, my king and my God.
Reading 2 Rev 21:1-5a
I, John, saw a new heaven and a new earth. The former heaven and the former earth had passed away,
and the sea was no more. I also saw the holy city, a new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from
God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
I heard a loud voice from the
throne saying, "Behold, God's dwelling is with the human race. He will dwell with them and they will
be his people and God himself will always be with them as their God. He will wipe every tear from
their eyes, and there shall be no more death or mourning, wailing or pain, for the old order has
The One who sat on the throne said, "Behold, I make all things
Gospel Jn 13:31-33a, 34-35
When Judas had left them, Jesus said," Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in him. If God is glorified in him, God will
also glorify him in himself, and God will glorify him at once. My children, I will be with you only
a little while longer. I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you
also should love one another. This is how all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love
for one another."