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Catholic Mass Reading

For Yesterday, May 16/2021

ASCENSION OF THE LORD Solemnity (Seventh Sunday of Easter)

First Reading: 1-11

1The former treatise I made, O Theophilus, of all things which Jesus began to do and to teach,

2Until the day on which, giving commandments by the Holy Ghost to the apostles whom he had chosen, he was taken up.

3To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion, by many proofs, for forty days appearing to them, and speaking of the kingdom of God.

4And eating together with them, he commanded them, that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but should wait for the promise of the Father, which you have heard (saith he) by my mouth.

5For John indeed baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost, not many days hence.

6They therefore who were come together, asked him, saying: Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?

7But he said to them: It is not for you to know the times or moments, which the Father hath put in his own power:

8But you shall receive the power of the Holy Ghost coming upon you, and you shall be witnesses unto me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and Samaria, and even to the uttermost part of the earth.

9And when he had said these things, while they looked on, he was raised up: and a cloud received him out of their sight.

10And while they were beholding him going up to heaven, behold two men stood by them in white garments.

11Who also said: Ye men of Galilee, why stand you looking up to heaven? This Jesus who is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come, as you have seen him going into heaven.

Responsorial Psalm: 2-3, 6-7, 8-9 (6)

2O clap your hands, all ye nations: shout unto God with the voice of Joy,

3For the Lord is high, terrible: a great king over all the earth.

6God is ascended with jubilee, and the Lord with the sound of trumpet.

7Sing praises to our God, sing ye: sing praises to our king, sing ye.

8For God is the king of all the earth: sing ye wisely.

9God shall reign over the nations: God sitteth on his holy throne.

(6God is ascended with jubilee, and the Lord with the sound of trumpet.)

Second Reading: 1-13

1I therefore, a prisoner in the Lord, beseech you that you walk worthy of the vocation in which you are called,

2With all humility and mildness, with patience, supporting one another in charity.

3Careful to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

4One body and one Spirit; as you are called in one hope of your calling.

5One Lord, one faith, one baptism.

6One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in us all.

7But to every one of us is given grace, according to the measure of the giving of Christ.

8Wherefore he saith: Ascending on high, he led captivity captive; he gave gifts to men.

9Now that he ascended, what is it, but because he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?

10He that descended is the same also that ascended above all the heavens, that he might fill all things.

11And he gave some apostles, and some prophets, and other some evangelists, and other some pastors and doctors,

12For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

13Until we all meet into the unity of faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the age of the fulness of Christ;

Gospel: 15-20

15And he said to them: Go ye into the whole world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

16He that believeth and is baptized, shall be saved: but he that believeth not shall be condemned.

17And these signs shall follow them that believe: In my name they shall cast out devils: they shall speak with new tongues.

18They shall take up serpents; and if they shall drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them: they shall lay their hands upon the sick, and they shall recover.

19And the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God.

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