Readings For The Feast of Sts Simon and Jude, Apostles

First Reading
Eph 2:19-22

Built upon the foundation of the Apostles.

A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Ephesians

Brothers and sisters:
You are no longer strangers and sojourners,
   but you are fellow citizens with the holy ones
   and members of the household of God,
   built upon the foundation of the Apostles and prophets,
   with Christ Jesus himself as the capstone.
Through him the whole structure is held together
   and grows into a temple sacred in the Lord;
   in him you also are being built together
   into a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.

Responsorial Psalm
Ps 19:2-3, 4-5

R. :

R. (5a) Their message goes out through all the earth.

The heavens declare the glory of God,
   and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.
Day pours out the word to day,
   and night to night imparts knowledge.

R. Their message goes out through all the earth.

Not a word nor a discourse
   whose voice is not heard;
Through all the earth their voice resounds,
   and to the ends of the world, their message.

R. Their message goes out through all the earth.

Gospel Acclamation
See Te Deum

R. Alleluia, alleluia.

We praise you, O God,
we acclaim you as Lord;
the glorious company of Apostles praise you.

R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Lk 6:12-16

From them Jesus chose Twelve, whom he also named Apostles.

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke

Jesus went up to the mountain to pray,
   and he spent the night in prayer to God.
When day came, he called his disciples to himself,
   and from them he chose Twelve, whom he also named Apostles:
   Simon, whom he named Peter, and his brother Andrew,
   James, John, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew,
   Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus,
   Simon who was called a Zealot,
   and Judas the son of James,
   and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor.

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 Reflections

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