FIRST READING
“They gathered the Church together and declared all that God had done with them.”
A reading from the Acts of the Apostles (Acts 14:21b-27)

In those days: Paul and Barnabas returned to Lystra and to Iconium and to Antioch, strengthening the souls of the disciples, exhorting them to continue in the faith, and saying that through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God. And when they had appointed elders for them in every Church, with prayer and fasting, they committed them to the Lord in whom they believed. Then they passed through Pisidia, and came to Pamphylia. And when they had spoken the word in Perga, they went down to Attalia; and from there they sailed to Antioch, where they had been commended to the grace of God for the work which they had fulfilled. And when they arrived, they gathered the Church together and declared all that God had done with them, and how he had opened a door of faith to the Gentiles.

The word of the Lord.

RESPONSORIAL PSALM Ps 145:8-9.10-11.12-13ab (R. cf. 1)
R/. I will bless your name forever, my king and my God.
Or: Alleluia.

The Lord is kind and full of compassion,
slow to anger, abounding in mercy.
How good is the Lord to all,
compassionate to all his creatures. R/.

All your works shall thank you, O Lord,
and all your faithful ones bless you.
They shall speak of the glory of your reign,
and declare your mighty deeds. R/.

R/. I will bless your name forever, my king and my God.
Or: Alleluia.

They shall make known your might to the children of men,
and the glorious splendour of your reign.
Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom;
your rule endures for all generations. R/.

SECOND READING          
“He will wipe away every tear from their eyes.
A reading from the Book of Revelation (Revelation 21: 1-5a)

I, John, saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband; and I heard a great voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling of God is with men. He will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself will be with them; he will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more,  neither shall there be mourning nor crying nor pain any more, for the former things have passed away.” And he who sat upon the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.”

The word of the Lord

ALLELUIA John 13:34
Alleluia. A new commandment I give you, says the Lord, that you love one another even as I have loved you. Alleluia.

GOSPEL              
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another.”
A reading from the holy Gospel according to John (John 13:31-33a.34-35)

When Judas had gone out [from the upper room,] Jesus said, “Now is the Son of man glorified, and in him God is glorified; if God is glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself, and glorify him at once. Little children, yet a little while I am with you. “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

The Gospel of the Lord.

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