Tuesday of the Seventh Week of Easter

1st Reading – ACTS 20:17-27

And sending from Miletus to Ephesus, Paul summoned the ancients of the church.

And when they came to him, and were together, he said to them: You know how I lived among you the whole time from the day I first came to the province of Asia.

Serving the Lord with all humility, and with tears, and temptations which befell me by the conspiracies of the Jews,

How I have kept back nothing that was profitable to you, but have preached it to you, and taught you publicly, and from house to house, Testifying both to Jews and Gentiles penance towards God, and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.

And now, behold, being bound in the spirit, I go to Jerusalem: not knowing the things which shall befall me there: except that in one city after another the Holy Spirit has been warning me that imprisonment and hardships await me.

But I fear none of these things, neither do I count my life more precious than myself, so that I may consummate my course and the ministry of the word which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.

And now behold, I know that all you, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, shall see my face no more.

And so I solemnly declare to you this day that I am not responsible for the blood of any of you,

For I have not spared to declare unto you all the counsel of God.


Responsorial Psalm – Psalms 68:10-11, 20-21

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

A bountiful rain you showered down, O God, upon your inheritance;
you restored the land when it languished;
Your flock settled in it;
in your goodness, O God, you provided it for the needy.

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

Blessed day by day be the Lord,
who bears our burdens; God, who is our salvation.
God is a saving God for us;
the LORD, my Lord, controls the passageways of death.

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


Alleluia – John 14:16

R. Alleluia, alleluia.

I will ask the father
and he will give you another Advocate
to be with you always.

R. Alleluia, alleluia.


Gospel – John 17:1-11A

These things Jesus spoke, and lifting up his eyes to heaven, he said: Father, the hour has come, glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you.

As you have given him power over all flesh, that he may give eternal life to all whom you have given him.

Now this is eternal life: That they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.

I have glorified you on the earth; I have finished the work which you gave me to do.

And now glorify me, O Father, with yourself, with the glory which I had, before the world was, with you.

I have manifested your name to the men whom you have given me out of the world. Yours they were, and to me you gave them; and they have kept your word.

Now they have known, that all things which you have given me, are from you.

Because the words which you gave me, I have given to them; and they have received them, and have known in very deed that I came out from you, and they have believed that you did send me.

I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them whom you have given me: because they are yours.

And all my things are yours, and yours are mine; and I am glorified in them.

And now I will no longer be in the world, but they are in the world, while I am coming to you.

Love Offering: