SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER — Year A

First Reading: Acts 2:42-47

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles.

The community of disciples devoted themselves to the apostles’ instructions and the communal life, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.  A reverent fear overtook them all, for many wonders and signs were being performed by the apostles.  Those who believed shared all things in common; they would sell their property and goods, dividing everything on the basis of each one’s need.  They went to the Temple every day, while in their homes they broke bread.  With exultant and sincere hearts they took their meals in common, praising God and winning the approval of all the people.  Day by day, God added to their number those who were being saved.

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

SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER — Year A

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 118

R: Give thanks to Our God, who is good, whose love is everlasting.

Let the house of Israel say it,

“Your love is everlasting!”

Let the house of Aaron say it,

“Your love is everlasting!”

Let the house of Our God say it,

“Your love is everlasting!”

R: Give thanks to Our God, who is good, whose love is everlasting.

I was pressed, pressed, about to fall,

but Our God came to my help.

Our God is my strength and my song.

Adonai, You are my savior.

Shouts of joy and safety ring

in the tents of the virtuous.

R: Give thanks to Our God, who is good, whose love is everlasting.

It was the stone rejected by the builders

that proved to be the keystone;

This is Our God’s doing

and it is wonderful to see.

R: Give thanks to Our God, who is good, whose love is everlasting.