FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER — Year A

First Reading: JActs 2:1, 4, 36-41

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles.

“Let the whole house of Israel know beyond any doubt that God made this Jesus – whom you crucified – both Messiah and Sovereign.”

When they heard this, they were deeply shaken.  They asked Peter and the other disciples, “What are we to do?”  Peter replied, “You must repent and be baptized, each one of you, in the name of

Jesus the Messiah, that your sins may be forgiven; then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.  It was to you and your children that the promise was made, and to all those still far off whom Our God calls.”

In support of his testimony, Peter used many other arguments and kept saying, “Save yourselves from this corrupt generation!”  They were convinced of his arguments, and they accepted what he said and were baptized.  That very day about three thousand were added to their number.

The Word of God recorded in the Acts of the Apostles.

FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER — Year A

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 23

R: Adonai, You are my shepherd, I have no wants.

Adonai, You are my shepherd, I have no wants.

In verdant pastures You give me repose;

beside restful waters You lead me;

You refresh my soul.

R: Adonai, You are my shepherd, I have no wants.

Even though I walk in the dark valley

I fear no evil; for You are at my side

With Your rod and Your staff

that give me courage.

R: Adonai, You are my shepherd, I have no wants.

You spread the table before me

in the sight of my foes;

You anoint my head with oil;

my cup overflows.

R: Adonai, You are my shepherd, I have no wants.

Only goodness and kindness follow me

all the days of my life;

And I will dwell in Your house

for years to come.

R: Adonai, You are my shepherd, I have no wants.