Vol: 44, No.30 5TH SUNDAY OF EASTER ( A) May 14 2017  
 
ENTRANCE ANTIPHON
O sing a new song to the Lord, for he has worked wonders; in the sight of the nations he has shown his deliverance, alleluia. (Ps 97:1-2)
PENITENTIAL RITE

Jesus declares himself the way, the truth and the life. He is the truth that we must understand, accept and believe; he is the example that we must imitate and follow; he is the source of strength before whom we must surrender ourselves. Let us today pray for an understanding mind to grasp the truth, for a strong will to carry out the will of God and a docile heart to surrender ourselves to God. For our unwillingness to live the truth with a childlike trust in God, let us be sorry and ask God’s pardon and forgiveness. (Pause)

I confess to almighty God/....
Glory to God in the highest...

COLLECT
Almighty ever-living God, constantly accomplish the Paschal Mystery within us, that those you were pleased to make new in Holy Baptism may, under your protective care, bear much fruit and come to the joys of life eternal. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns...
FIRST READING
(The Apostles chose seven respected men, full of the Spirit and wisdom, to be at the service of the people).
 
A reading from the Acts of the Apostles (6:1-7)
Now in these days when the disciples were increasing in number, the Hellenists murmured against the Hebrews because their widows were neglected in the daily distribution. And the twelve summoned the body of the disciples and said, “It is not right that we should give up preaching the word of God to serve tables. Therefore, brethren, pick out from among you seven men of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may appoint to this duty. But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.” And what they said pleased the whole multitude, and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolaus, a proselyte of Antioch. These they set before the apostles, and they prayed and laid their hands upon them. And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests were obedient to the faith.
The Word of the Lord
PSALM (32)
Response: May your love be upon us, O Lord, as we place all our hope in you.
Ring out your joy to the Lord, O you just; for praise is fitting for loyal hearts. Give thanks to the Lord upon the harp, with a ten-stringed lute sing him songs. R/
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