Readings on Tuesday in the Octave of Easter

First Reading
Acts 2:36-41

Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ.

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles

On the day of Pentecost, Peter said to the Jewish people,
“Let the whole house of Israel know for certain
   that God has made him both Lord and Christ,
   this Jesus whom you crucified.”

Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart,
   and they asked Peter and the other Apostles,
   “What are we to do, my brothers?”
Peter said to them,
   “Repent and be baptized, every one of you,
   in the name of Jesus Christ, for the forgiveness of your sins;
   and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
For the promise is made to you and to your children
   and to all those far off,
   whomever the Lord our God will call.”
He testified with many other arguments, and was exhorting them,
   “Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.”
Those who accepted his message were baptized,
   and about three thousand persons were added that day.

Responsorial Psalm
Ps 33:4-5, 18-19, 20 and 22

R. :

R. (5b) The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.
R. Alleluia.

Upright is the word of the LORD,
   and all his works are trustworthy.
He loves justice and right;
   of the kindness of the LORD the earth is full.

R. The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.

See, the eyes of the LORD are upon those who fear him,
   upon those who hope for his kindness,
To deliver them from death
   and preserve them in spite of famine.

R. The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.

Our soul waits for the LORD,
   who is our help and our shield.
May your kindness, O LORD, be upon us
   who have put our hope in you.

R. The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation
Ps 118:24

SEQUENCE (optional)

Victimae paschali laudes

Christians, to the Paschal victim
   Offer your thankful praises!
A Lamb the sheep redeems:
   Christ, who only is sinless,
   Reconciles sinners to the Father.
Death and life have contended in that combat stupendous:
   The Prince of life, who died, reigns immortal.
Speak, Mary, declaring
   What you saw, wayfaring:
“The tomb of Christ, who is living,
   The glory of Jesus’ resurrection;
Bright angels attesting,
   The shroud and napkin resting.
Yes, Christ my hope is arisen;
   To Galilee he will go before you.”
Christ indeed from death is risen, our new life obtaining;
   Have mercy, victor King, ever reigning!
   Amen. Alleluia.

Jn 20:11-18

I have seen the Lord, and he said these things to me.

A reading from the holy Gospel according to John

Mary Magdalene stayed outside the tomb weeping.
And as she wept, she bent over into the tomb
   and saw two angels in white sitting there,
   one at the head and one at the feet
   where the Body of Jesus had been.
And they said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?”
She said to them, “They have taken my Lord,
   and I don’t know where they laid him.”
When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus there,
   but did not know it was Jesus.
Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?
Whom are you looking for?”
She thought it was the gardener and said to him,
   “Sir, if you carried him away,
   tell me where you laid him,
   and I will take him.”
Jesus said to her, “Mary!”
She turned and said to him in Hebrew, “Rabbouni,”
   which means Teacher.
Jesus said to her, “Stop holding on to me,
   for I have not yet ascended to the Father.
But go to my brothers and tell them,
   ‘I am going to my Father and your Father,
   to my God and your God.’”
Mary went and announced to the disciples,
   “I have seen the Lord,”
   and then reported what he had told her.

At the end of the Gospel, the Deacon, or the Priest, acclaims:

The Gospel of the Lord.

All reply:

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Then he kisses the book, saying quietly:

Through the words of the Gospel
may our sins be wiped away.

Homilies / Gospel Reflection


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