THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER — Year A

First Reading: Acts 2:14, 22-28

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles.

On the day of Pentecost, Peter stood up with the Eleven and addressed the crowd, “Women and men of Judea, and all you who live in Jerusalem!  Listen to what I have to say.

“Jesus the Nazarene was one whom God sent to you with miracles, portents and signs as his credentials.  These God worked through him when he was in your midst, as you well know.  Jesus was delivered up by the set purpose and plan of God; you even made use of godless people to crucify and kill him.  God freed him from death’s bitter pangs, however, and raised him up again, for it was impossible that death should keep its hold on him.  David says,

‘I have set Our God ever before me;

God is at my right hand, and I will not be disturbed.

My heart has been glad and my tongue has rejoiced,

my body will live on in hope,

for You will not abandon my soul to the nether world,

nor will You suffer Your faithful one to undergo corruption.

You have shown me the paths of life;

You will fill me with joy in Your presence.’ ”

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

THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER — Year A

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 16

R: You will show us the path that leads to life.

Protect me, O God, because I come to You for safety.

I say, “You are my God;

all the good things I have come to You.”

You, Adonai, are all I have,

and You give me all I need:

my life is in Your hands.

R: You will show us the path that leads to life.

I praise Our God, who guides me,

and in the night my conscience warms me.

I am always aware of Your presence;

You are near, and nothing can shake me.

R: You will show us the path that leads to life.

And so I am full of happiness and joy,

and I always feel secure;

Because You will not allow me to go

to the world of the dead,

You will not abandon to the depths below

the one You love.

R: You will show us the path that leads to life.

You will show me the path that leads to life;

Your presence fills me with joy,

and Your help brings pleasure forever.

R: You will show us the path that leads to life.