April 27 2024

April 27 2024

Saturday of the Fourth Week of Easter

1st Reading – ACTS 13:44-52

But the next sabbath day, the whole city almost came together, to hear the word of God.

And the Jews seeing the multitudes, were filled with envy, and contradicted those things which were said by Paul, blaspheming.

Then Paul and Barnabas said boldly: To you it behoved us first to speak the word of God: but because you reject it, and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, behold we turn to the Gentiles.

For so the Lord has commanded us: I have set thee to be the light of the Gentiles; that thou may be for salvation unto the utmost part of the earth.

And the Gentiles hearing it, were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord: and as many as were ordained to life everlasting, believed.

And the word of the Lord was published throughout the whole country.

But the Jews stirred up religious and honourable women, and the chief men of the city, and raised persecution against Paul and Barnabas: and cast them out of their coasts.

But they, shaking off the dust of their feet against them, came to Iconium.

And the disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Ghost.

 

Responsorial Psalm – Psalms 98:1, 2-3AB, 3CD-4

R. All the ends of the earth have seen the saving power of God.
or:
R. Alleluia.

Sing to the LORD a new song,
for he has done wondrous deeds;
His right hand has won victory for him,
his holy arm.

R. All the ends of the earth have seen the saving power of God.
or:
R. Alleluia.

The LORD has made his salvation known:
in the sight of the nations he has revealed his justice.
He has remembered his kindness and his faithfulness
toward the house of Israel.

R. All the ends of the earth have seen the saving power of God.
or:
R. Alleluia.

All the ends of the earth have seen
the salvation by our God.
Sing joyfully to the LORD, all you lands;
break into song; sing praise.

R. All the ends of the earth have seen the saving power of God.
or:
R. Alleluia.

 

Alleluia – John 8:31B-32

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
If you remain in my word, you will truly be my disciples,
and you will know the truth, says the Lord.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

 

Gospel – John 14:7-14

Jesus said to his disciples: If you had known me, you would without doubt have known my Father also: and from henceforth you shall know him, and you have seen him.

Philip said to him: Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.

Jesus saith to him: Have I been so long a time with you; and have you not known me? Philip, he that sees me sees the Father also. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?

Do you not believe, that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? The words that I speak to you, I speak not of myself. But the Father who abides in me, he does the works.

Believe you not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me?

Otherwise believe for the very works’ sake. Amen, amen I say to you, he that believes in me, the works that I do, he also shall do; and greater than these shall he do.

Because I go to the Father: and whatsoever you shall ask the Father in my name, that will I do: that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

If you shall ask me anything in my name, that I will do.