Reading 1 Acts
The word of God continued to spread and grow.
After Barnabas and Saul completed their relief mission, they returned to Jerusalem, taking with them
John, who is called Mark.
Now there were in the Church at Antioch prophets and
teachers: Barnabas, Symeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen who was a close friend of
Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit
said, "Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them." Then,
completing their fasting and prayer, they laid hands on them and sent them off.
So they, sent forth by the Holy Spirit, went down to Seleucia and from there sailed to Cyprus.
When they arrived in Salamis, they proclaimed the word of God in the Jewish synagogues.
Responsorial Psalm Ps 67:2-3, 5, 6 and 8
R. (4) O God, let all
the nations praise you!
May God have pity on us and bless
may he let his face shine upon us.
So may your way be known upon earth;
nations, your salvation.
R. O God, let all the nations praise you!
May the nations be glad and exult
because you rule the peoples in
the nations on the earth you guide.
R. O God, let all the nations praise
May the peoples praise you, O God;
may all the peoples
May God bless us,
and may all the ends of the earth fear him!
R. O God, let
all the nations praise you!
Gospel Jn 12:44-50
Jesus cried out and said, "Whoever believes in me believes not only in me but also
in the one who sent me, and whoever sees me sees the one who sent me. I came into the world as
light, so that everyone who believes in me might not remain in darkness. And if anyone hears
my words and does not observe them, I do not condemn him, for I did not come to condemn the world
but to save the world.
Whoever rejects me and does not accept my words has
something to judge him: the word that I spoke, it will condemn him on the last day, because I did
not speak on my own, but the Father who sent me commanded me what to say and speak. And I know
that his commandment is eternal life. So what I say, I say as the Father told me."