SUNDAY OF EASTER
your Son made himself known to his disciples
in the breaking of bread.
Open the eyes of our faith,
that we may see him in his redeeming work,
who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
READING FROM THE BOOK OF ACTS
Peter addressed the
people, "You Israelites, why do you wonder at this, or why do
you stare at us, as though by our own power or piety we had made
this man walk? The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God
of Jacob, the God of our ancestors has glorified his servant
Jesus, whom you handed over and rejected in the presence of
Pilate, though he had decided to release him. But you rejected the
Holy and Righteous One and asked to have a murderer given to you,
and you killed the Author of life, whom God raised from the dead.
To this we are witnesses. And by faith in his name, his name
itself has made this man strong, whom you see and know; and the
faith that is through Jesus has given him this perfect health in
the presence of all of you. And now, friends, I know that you
acted in ignorance, as did also your rulers. In this way God
fulfilled what he had foretold through all the prophets, that his
Messiah would suffer. Repent therefore, and turn to God so that
your sins may be wiped out."
REFRAIN The Lord does
wonders for the faithful.
me when I call, O God, defender of my cause; you set me free when
I am hard-pressed; have mercy on me and hear my prayer.
mortals, how long will you dishonour my glory; how long will you
worship dumb idols and run after false gods?" R
that the Lord does wonders for the faithful; when I call upon the
Lord, he will hear me.
then, and do not sin; speak to your heart in silence upon your
the appointed sacrifices and put your trust in the Lord.
are saying, "Oh, that we might see better times!" Lift
up the light of your countenance upon us, O Lord. R
have put gladness in my heart, more than when grain and wine and
lie down in peace; at once I fall asleep; for only you, Lord, make
me dwell in safety. R
READING FROM THE FIRST LETTER OF JOHN
See what love the
Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and
that is what we are. The reason the world does not know us is that
it did not know him. Beloved, we are God's children now; what we
will be has not yet been revealed. What we do know is this: when
he is revealed, we will be like him, for we will see him as he is.
And all who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is
pure. Everyone who commits sins is guilty of lawlessness; sin is
lawlessness. You know that he was revealed to take away sins, and
in him there is no sin. No one who abides in him sins; no one who
sins has either seen him or known him. Little children, let no one
deceive you. Everyone who does what is right is righteous, just as
he is righteous.
1 JOHN 3:1-7
HOLY GOSPEL OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST ACCORDING TO LUKE
Jesus himself stood
among the disciples and said to them, "Peace be with
you." They were startled and terrified, and thought that they
were seeing a ghost. He said to them, "Why are you
frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? Look at my
hands and my feet; see that it is I myself. Touch me and see; for
a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you see that I
have." And when he had said this, he showed them his hands
and his feet. While in their joy they were disbelieving and still
wondering, he said to them, "Have you anything here to
eat?" They gave him a piece of broiled fish, and he took it
and ate in their presence. Then he said to them, "These are
my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you - that
everything written about me in the law of Moses, the prophets, and
the psalms must be fulfilled." Then he opened their minds to
understand the scriptures, and he said to them, "Thus it is
written, that the Messiah is to suffer and to rise from the dead
on the third day, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins is
to be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from
Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things."
OVER THE GIFTS
Creator of all,
you wash away our sins in water,
you give us new birth by the Spirit,
and redeem us in the blood of Christ.
As we celebrate the resurrection,
renew your gift of life within us.
We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ the risen Lord.
Author of life divine,
in the breaking of bread we know the risen Lord.
Feed us always in these mysteries,
that we may show your glory to all the world.
We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.