Monday of the Third Week of Easter

1st Reading – Acts 6:8-15

And Stephen, full of grace and fortitude, did great wonders and signs among the people.

Now there arose some of that which is called the synagogue of the Libertines, and of the Cyrenians, and of the Alexandrians, and of them that were of Cilicia and Asia, disputing with Stephen.

And they were not able to resist the wisdom and the spirit with which he spoke..

Then they instigated men to say, they had heard him speak words of blasphemy against Moses and against God.

And they stirred up the people, and the ancients, and the scribes; and running together, they took him, and brought him to the council.

And they set up false witnesses, who said: This man ceases not to speak words against the holy place and the law.

For we have heard him say, that this Jesus of Nazareth shall destroy this place, and shall change the traditions which Moses delivered unto us.

And all that sat in the council, looking on him, saw his face as if it had been the face of an angel.


Responsorial Psalm – Psalms 119:23-24, 26-27, 29-30

R. (1ab) Blessed are they who follow the law of the Lord!
R. Alleluia.

Though princes meet and talk against me,
your servant meditates on your statutes.
Yes, your decrees are my delight;
they are my counselors.

R. Blessed are they who follow the law of the Lord!
R. Alleluia.

I declared my ways, and you answered me;
teach me your statutes.
Make me understand the way of your precepts,
and I will meditate on your wondrous deeds.

R. Blessed are they who follow the law of the Lord!
R. Alleluia.

Remove from me the way of falsehood,
and favor me with your law.
The way of truth I have chosen;
I have set your ordinances before me.

R. Blessed are they who follow the law of the Lord!
R. Alleluia.


Alleluia – Matthew 4:4B

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
One does not live on bread alone
but on every word that comes forth from the mouth of God.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.


Gospel – John 6:22-29

[After Jesus had fed the five thousand men, his disciples saw him walking on the sea.]

The next day, the multitude that stood on the other side of the sea, saw that there was no other ship there but one, and that Jesus had not entered into the ship with his disciples, but that his disciples had gone away alone.

But other ships came in from Tiberias; nigh unto the place where they had eaten the bread, the Lord giving thanks.

When therefore the multitude saw that Jesus was not there, nor his disciples, they got into the ships, and came to Capernaum, seeking for Jesus.

And when they had found him on the other side of the sea, they said to him “Rabbi, when did you come here?”

Jesus answered them and said: Amen, amen I say to you, you seek me, not because you have seen miracles, but because you did eat of the loaves, and were filled.

Labour not for the meat which perishes, but for that which endures unto life everlasting, which the Son of man will give you. For him has God, the Father, sealed.

They said therefore unto him: What shall we do, that we may work the works of God?

Jesus answered and said to them: This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.