Monday, June 13, 2011

TODAY'S MASS READINGS; PENTECOST SUNDAY: YEAR A

Acts 2: 1 - 11
1When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place.2And suddenly a sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.3And there appeared to them tongues as of fire, distributed and resting on each one of them.4And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.5Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven.6And at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in his own language.7And they were amazed and wondered, saying, "Are not all these who are speaking Galileans?8And how is it that we hear, each of us in his own native language?9Par'thians and Medes and E'lamites and residents of Mesopota'mia, Judea and Cappado'cia, Pontus and Asia,10Phryg'ia and Pamphyl'ia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyre'ne, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes,11Cretans and Arabians, we hear them telling in our own tongues the mighty works of God."
Psalms 104: 1, 24, 29 - 31, 34
1Bless the LORD, O my soul! O LORD my God, thou art very great! Thou art clothed with honor and majesty,
24O LORD, how manifold are thy works! In wisdom hast thou made them all; the earth is full of thy creatures.
29When thou hidest thy face, they are dismayed; when thou takest away their breath, they die and return to their dust.
30When thou sendest forth thy Spirit, they are created; and thou renewest the face of the ground.
31May the glory of the LORD endure for ever, may the LORD rejoice in his works,
34May my meditation be pleasing to him, for I rejoice in the LORD.
1 Corinthians 12: 3 - 7, 12 - 13
3Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking by the Spirit of God ever says "Jesus be cursed!" and no one can say "Jesus is Lord" except by the Holy Spirit.4Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit;5and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord;6and there are varieties of working, but it is the same God who inspires them all in every one.7To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.12For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.13For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body -- Jews or Greeks, slaves or free -- and all were made to drink of one Spirit.
John 20: 19 - 23
19On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being shut where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, "Peace be with you."20When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord.21Jesus said to them again, "Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I send you."22And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit.23If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained."

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