Monday of the Seventh Week of Easter

1st Reading – ACTS 19:1-8

And it came to pass, while Apollo was at Corinth, that Paul having passed through the interior of the country came to Ephesus, and found certain disciples.

And he said to them: Have you received the Holy Spirit since you believed? But they said to him: We have never even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.

And he said: In what then were you baptized? Who said: In John’s baptism.

Then Paul said: John baptized the people with the baptism of penance, saying: That they should believe in him who was to come after him, that is to say, in Jesus.

Having heard these things, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.

And when Paul had imposed his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came upon them, and they spoke with tongues and prophesied.

And all the men were about twelve.

And entering into the synagogue, he spoke boldly for the space of three months, disputing and arguing persuasively concerning the kingdom of God.


Responsorial Psalm – Psalms 68:2-3AB, 4-5ACD, 6-7AB

R.(33a) Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth.
R. Alleluia.

God arises; his enemies are scattered,
and those who hate him flee before him.
As smoke is driven away, so are they driven;
as wax melts before the fire.

R. Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth.
R. Alleluia.

But the just rejoice and exult before God;
they are glad and rejoice.
Sing to God, chant praise to his name;
whose name is the LORD.

R. Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth.
R. Alleluia.

The father of orphans and the defender of widows
is God in his holy dwelling.
God gives a home to the forsaken;
he leads forth prisoners to prosperity.

R. Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth.
R. Alleluia.


Alleluia – Colossians 3:1

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
If then you were raised with Christ,
seek what is above,
where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.


Gospel – John 16:29-33

The disciples said to Jesus: Now you are speaking plainly, and not in proverbs.

Now we know that you know everything and that you do not need to have anyone question you. By this we believe that you came forth from God.

Jesus answered them: Do you now believe?

Behold, the hour comes, and it has now come, that you shall be scattered every man to his own, and shall leave me alone; and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me.

These things I have spoken to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you shall have distress: but have confidence, I have overcome the world.

Love Offering: