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Apr 29, 2018

V Domingo de Pascua

Primera lectura 

Hch 9, 26-31
Cuando Pablo regresó a Jerusalén, trató de unirse a los discípulos, pero todos le tenían miedo, porque no creían que se hubiera convertido en discípulo.

Entonces, Bernabé lo presentó a los apóstoles y les refirió cómo Saulo había visto al Señor en el camino, cómo el Señor le había hablado y cómo él había predicado, en Damasco, con valentía, en el nombre de Jesús. Desde entonces, vivió con ellos en Jerusalén, iba y venía, predicando abiertamente en el nombre del Señor, hablaba y discutía con los judíos de habla griega y éstos intentaban matarlo. Al enterarse de esto, los hermanos condujeron a Pablo a Cesarea y lo despacharon a Tarso.

En aquellos días, las comunidades cristianas gozaban de paz en toda Judea, Galilea y Samaria, con lo cual se iban consolidando, progresaban en la fidelidad a Dios y se multiplicaban, animadas por el Espíritu Santo.


Salmo Responsorial

Salmo 21, 26b-27. 28 y 30. 31-32
R. (26a) Bendito sea el Señor. Aleluya.
Le cumpliré mis promesas al Señor
delante de sus fieles.
Los pobres comerán hasta saciarse
y alabarán al Señor los que lo buscan:
su corazón he de vivir para siempre.  
R. Bendito sea el Señor. Aleluya.
Recordarán al Señor y volverán a él
desde los últimos lugares del mundo;
en su presencia se postrarán
todas las familias de los pueblos.
Sólo ante él se postrarán todos los que mueren.  
R. Bendito sea el Señor. Aleluya.
Mi descendencia lo servirá
y le contará a la siguiente generación, 
al pueblo que ha de nacer:
la justicia del Señor
y todo lo que él ha hecho.  
R. Bendito sea el Señor. Aleluya.


Segunda lectura

1 Jn 3, 18-24
Hijos míos: No amemos solamente de palabra, amemos de verdad y con las obras. En esto conoceremos que somos de la verdad y delante de Dios tranquilizaremos nuestra conciencia de cualquier cosa que ella nos reprochare, porque Dios es más grande que nuestra conciencia y todo lo conoce. Si nuestra conciencia no nos remuerde, entonces, hermanos míos, nuestra confianza en Dios es total.

Puesto que cumplimos los mandamientos de Dios y hacemos lo que le agrada, ciertamente obtendremos de él todo lo que le pidamos. Ahora bien, éste es su mandamiento: que creamos en la persona de Jesucristo, su Hijo, y nos amemos los unos a los otros, conforme al precepto que nos dio.

Quien cumple sus mandamientos permanece en Dios y Dios en él. En esto conocemos, por el Espíritu que él nos ha dado, que él permanece en nosotros.


Aclamación antes del Evangelio

Jn 15, 4a. 5b
R. Aleluya, aleluya.
Permanezcan en mí y yo en ustedes, dice el Señor;
el que permanece en mí da fruto abundante.
R. Aleluya.


Evangelio

Jn 15, 1-8
En aquel tiempo, Jesús dijo a sus discípulos: "Yo soy la verdadera vid y mi Padre es el viñador. Al sarmiento que no da fruto en mí, él lo arranca, y al que da fruto lo poda para que dé más fruto.

Ustedes ya están purificados por las palabras que les he dicho. Permanezcan en mí y yo en ustedes. Como el sarmiento no puede dar fruto por sí mismo, si no permanece en la vid, así tampoco ustedes, si no permanecen en mí. Yo soy la vid, ustedes los sarmientos; el que permanece en mí y yo en él, ése da fruto abundante, porque sin mí nada pueden hacer. Al que no permanece en mí se le echa fuera, como al sarmiento, y se seca; luego lo recogen, lo arrojan al fuego y arde.

Si permanecen en mí y mis palabras permanecen en ustedes, pidan lo que quieran y se les concederá. La gloria de mi Padre consiste en que den mucho fruto y se manifiesten así como discípulos míos''.
Apr 29, 2018

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Reading 1ACTS 9:26-31

When Saul arrived in Jerusalem he tried to join the disciples,
but they were all afraid of him,
not believing that he was a disciple.
Then Barnabas took charge of him and brought him to the apostles,
and he reported to them how he had seen the Lord,
and that he had spoken to him,
and how in Damascus he had spoken out boldly in the name of Jesus.
He moved about freely with them in Jerusalem,
and spoke out boldly in the name of the Lord.
He also spoke and debated with the Hellenists,
but they tried to kill him.
And when the brothers learned of this,
they took him down to Caesarea
and sent him on his way to Tarsus.

The church throughout all Judea, Galilee, and Samaria was at peace.
It was being built up and walked in the fear of the Lord,
and with the consolation of the Holy Spirit it grew in numbers.

Responsorial PsalmPS 22:26-27, 28, 30, 31-32

R. (26a) I will praise you, Lord, in the assembly of your people.
or:
R. Alleluia.
I will fulfill my vows before those who fear the LORD.
The lowly shall eat their fill;
they who seek the LORD shall praise him:
"May your hearts live forever!"
R. I will praise you, Lord, in the assembly of your people.
or:
R. Alleluia.
All the ends of the earth
shall remember and turn to the LORD;
all the families of the nations
shall bow down before him.
R. I will praise you, Lord, in the assembly of your people.
or:
R. Alleluia.
To him alone shall bow down
all who sleep in the earth;
before him shall bend
all who go down into the dust. 
R. I will praise you, Lord, in the assembly of your people.
or:
R. Alleluia.
And to him my soul shall live;
my descendants shall serve him.
Let the coming generation be told of the LORD
that they may proclaim to a people yet to be born
the justice he has shown.
R. I will praise you, Lord, in the assembly of your people.
or:
R. Alleluia.

Reading 21 JN 3:18-24

Children, let us love not in word or speech
but in deed and truth.
Now this is how we shall know that we belong to the truth
and reassure our hearts before him
in whatever our hearts condemn,
for God is greater than our hearts and knows everything.
Beloved, if our hearts do not condemn us,
we have confidence in God
and receive from him whatever we ask,
because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him.
And his commandment is this:
we should believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ,
and love one another just as he commanded us.
Those who keep his commandments remain in him, and he in them,
and the way we know that he remains in us
is from the Spirit he gave us.

AlleluiaJN 15:4A, 5B

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Remain in me as I remain in you, says the Lord.
Whoever remains in me will bear much fruit.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

GospelJN 15:1-8

Jesus said to his disciples:
"I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine grower.
He takes away every branch in me that does not bear fruit,
and every one that does he prunes so that it bears more fruit.
You are already pruned because of the word that I spoke to you.
Remain in me, as I remain in you.
Just as a branch cannot bear fruit on its own
unless it remains on the vine,
so neither can you unless you remain in me.
I am the vine, you are the branches.
Whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit,
because without me you can do nothing.
Anyone who does not remain in me
will be thrown out like a branch and wither;
people will gather them and throw them into a fire
and they will be burned.
If you remain in me and my words remain in you,
ask for whatever you want and it will be done for you.
By this is my Father glorified,
that you bear much fruit and become my disciples."
Apr 22, 2018

IV Domingo de pascua
Leccionario: 50

Primera lectura 

Hch 4, 8-12
En aquellos días, Pedro, lleno del Espíritu Santo, dijo: "Jefes del pueblo y ancianos, puesto que hoy se nos interroga acerca del beneficio hecho a un hombre enfermo, para saber cómo fue curado, sépanlo ustedes y sépalo todo el pueblo de Israel: este hombre ha quedado sano en el nombre de Jesús de Nazaret, a quien ustedes crucificaron y a quien Dios resucitó de entre los muertos. Este mismo Jesús es la piedra que ustedes, los constructores, han desechado y que ahora es la piedra angular. Ningún otro puede salvarnos, pues en la tierra no existe ninguna otra persona a quien Dios haya constituido como salvador nuestro".


Salmo Responsorial

Salmo 117, 1 y 8-9. 21-23. 26 y 28cd y 29
R. (22) La piedra que desecharon los constructores 
es ahora la piedra angular. Aleluya.

Te damos gracias, Señor, porque es bueno,
porque tu misericordia es eterna.
Más vale refugiarse en el Señor
que poner en los hombres la confianza;
más vale refugiarse en el Señor
que buscar con los fuertes una alianza. 
R. La piedra que desecharon los constructores 
es ahora la piedra angular. Aleluya.

Te doy gracias pues me escuchaste
y fuiste para mí la salvación.
La piedra que desecharon los constructores
es ahora la piedra angular.
Esto es obra de la mano del Señor
Es un milagro patente.  
R. La piedra que desecharon los constructores 
es ahora la piedra angular. Aleluya.

Bendito el que viene en nombre del Señor. 
Que Dios desde su templo nos bendiga.
Tú eres mi Dios, te doy gracias.
Tú eres mi Dios, y yo te alabo. 
Te damos gracias, Señor, porque eres bueno,
Porque tu misericordia es eterna.  
R. La piedra que desecharon los constructores 
es ahora la piedra angular. Aleluya.


Segunda lectura

1 Jn 3, 1-2
Queridos hijos: Miren cuánto amor nos ha tenido el Padre, pues no sólo nos llamamos hijos de Dios, sino que lo somos. Si el mundo no nos reconoce, es porque tampoco lo ha reconocido a él.

Hermanos míos, ahora somos hijos de Dios, pero aún no se ha manifestado cómo seremos al fin. Y ya sabemos que, cuando él se manifieste, vamos a ser semejantes a él, porque lo veremos tal cual es.


Aclamación antes del Evangelio

Jn 10, 14
R. Aleluya, aleluya.
Yo soy el buen pastor, dice el Señor;
yo conozco a mis ovejas y ellas me conocen a mí.
R. Aleluya.


Evangelio

Jn 10, 11-18
En aquel tiempo, Jesús dijo a los fariseos: “Yo soy el buen pastor. El buen pastor da la vida por sus ovejas. En cambio, el asalariado, el que no es el pastor ni el dueño de las ovejas, cuando ve venir al lobo, abandona las ovejas y huye; el lobo se arroja sobre ellas y las dispersa, porque a un asalariado no le importan las ovejas.

Yo soy el buen pastor, porque conozco a mis ovejas y ellas me conocen a mí, así como el Padre me conoce a mí y yo conozco al Padre. Yo doy la vida por mis ovejas. Tengo además otras ovejas que no son de este redil y es necesario que las traiga también a ellas; escucharán mi voz y habrá un solo rebaño y un solo pastor.

El Padre me ama porque doy mi vida para volverla a tomar. Nadie me la quita; yo la doy porque quiero. Tengo poder para darla y lo tengo también para volverla a tomar. Éste es el mandato que he recibido de mi Padre’’.
Apr 22, 2018

Fourth Sunday of Easter

Reading 1ACTS 4:8-12

Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said:
"Leaders of the people and elders:
If we are being examined today
about a good deed done to a cripple,
namely, by what means he was saved,
then all of you and all the people of Israel should know
that it was in the name of Jesus Christ the Nazorean
whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead;
in his name this man stands before you healed.
He is the stone rejected by you, the builders,
which has become the cornerstone.

There is no salvation through anyone else,
nor is there any other name under heaven
given to the human race by which we are to be saved."

Responsorial PsalmPS 118:1, 8-9, 21-23, 26, 28, 29

R. (22) The stone rejected by the builders has become the cornerstone.
or:
R. Alleluia.
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good,
for his mercy endures forever.
It is better to take refuge in the LORD
than to trust in man.
It is better to take refuge in the LORD
than to trust in princes.
R. The stone rejected by the builders has become the cornerstone.
or:
R. Alleluia.
I will give thanks to you, for you have answered me
and have been my savior.
The stone which the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone.
By the LORD has this been done;
it is wonderful in our eyes.
R. The stone rejected by the builders has become the cornerstone.
or:
R. Alleluia.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD;
we bless you from the house of the LORD.
I will give thanks to you, for you have answered me
and have been my savior.
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;
for his kindness endures forever.
R. The stone rejected by the builders has become the cornerstone.
or:
R. Alleluia. 

Reading 21 JN 3:1-2

Beloved:
See what love the Father has bestowed on us
that we may be called the children of God.
Yet so we are.
The reason the world does not know us
is that it did not know him.
Beloved, we are God's children now;
what we shall be has not yet been revealed.
We do know that when it is revealed we shall be like him,
for we shall see him as he is.

AlleluiaJN 10:14

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
I am the good shepherd, says the Lord;
I know my sheep, and mine know me.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

GospelJN 10:11-18

Jesus said:
"I am the good shepherd.
A good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
A hired man, who is not a shepherd
and whose sheep are not his own,
sees a wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away,
and the wolf catches and scatters them.
This is because he works for pay and has no concern for the sheep.
I am the good shepherd,
and I know mine and mine know me,
just as the Father knows me and I know the Father;
and I will lay down my life for the sheep.
I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold.
These also I must lead, and they will hear my voice,
and there will be one flock, one shepherd.
This is why the Father loves me,
because I lay down my life in order to take it up again.
No one takes it from me, but I lay it down on my own.
I have power to lay it down, and power to take it up again.
This command I have received from my Father."
Apr 15, 2018

III Domingo de Pascua

Primera lectura 

Hch 3, 13-15. 17-19
En aquellos días, Pedro tomó la palabra y dijo: "El Dios de Abraham, de Isaac y de Jacob, el Dios de nuestros padres, ha glorificado a su siervo Jesús, a quien ustedes entregaron a Pilato, y a quien rechazaron en su presencia, cuando él ya había decidido ponerlo en libertad. Rechazaron al santo, al justo, y pidieron el indulto de un asesino; han dado muerte al autor de la vida, pero Dios lo resucitó de entre los muertos y de ello nosotros somos testigos.

Ahora bien, hermanos, yo sé que ustedes han obrado por ignorancia, de la misma manera que sus jefes; pero Dios cumplió así lo que había predicho por boca de los profetas: que su Mesías tenía que padecer. Por lo tanto, arrepiéntanse y conviértanse, para que se les perdonen sus pecados".


Salmo Responsorial

Salmo 4, 2. 7. 9
R. (7a) En ti, señor, confío. Aleluya.
Tú que conoces lo justo de mi causa,
Señor, responde a mi clamor.
Tú que me has sacado con bien de mis angustias, 
apiádate y escucha mi oración.  
R. En ti, señor, confío. Aleluya.
Admirable en bondad
ha sido el Señor para conmigo,
y siempre que lo invoco me ha escuchado; 
por eso en él confío.  
R. En ti, señor, confío. Aleluya.
En paz, Señor, me acuesto 
y duermo en paz,
pues solo tú, Señor, 
eres mi tranquilidad. 
R. En ti, señor, confío. Aleluya.


Segunda lectura

1 Jn 2, 1-5a
Hijitos míos: Les escribo esto para que no pequen. Pero, si alguien peca, tenemos como intercesor ante el Padre, a Jesucristo, el justo. Porque él se ofreció como víctima de expiación por nuestros pecados, y no sólo por los nuestros, sino por los del mundo entero.

En esto tenemos una prueba de que conocemos a Dios, en que cumplimos sus mandamientos. El que dice: "Yo lo conozco", pero no cumple sus mandamientos, es un mentiroso y la verdad no está en él. Pero en aquel que cumple su palabra, el amor de Dios ha llegado a su plenitud, y precisamente en esto conocemos que estamos unidos a él.


Aclamación antes del Evangelio

Cf. Lc 24, 32
R. Aleluya, aleluya.
Señor Jesús, haz que comprendamos la Sagrada Escritura.
Enciende nuestro corazón mientras nos hablas.
R. Aleluya.

 


Evangelio

Lc 24, 35-48
Cuando los dos discípulos regresaron de Emaús y llegaron al sitio donde estaban reunidos los apóstoles, les contaron lo que les había pasado en el camino y cómo habían reconocido a Jesús al partir el pan.

Mientras hablaban de esas cosas, se presentó Jesús en medio de ellos y les dijo: "La paz esté con ustedes". Ellos, desconcertados y llenos de temor, creían ver un fantasma. Pero él les dijo: "No teman; soy yo. ¿Por qué se espantan? ¿Por qué surgen dudas en su interior? Miren mis manos y mis pies. Soy yo en persona. Tóquenme y convénzanse: un fantasma no tiene ni carne ni huesos, como ven que tengo yo". Y les mostró las manos y los pies. Pero como ellos no acababan de creer de pura alegría y seguían atónitos, les dijo: "¿Tienen aquí algo de comer?" Le ofrecieron un trozo de pescado asado; él lo tomó y se puso a comer delante de ellos.

Después les dijo: "Lo que ha sucedido es aquello de que les hablaba yo, cuando aún estaba con ustedes: que tenía que cumplirse todo lo que estaba escrito de mí en la ley de Moisés, en los profetas y en los salmos".

Entonces les abrió el entendimiento para que comprendieran las Escrituras y les dijo: "Está escrito que el Mesías tenía que padecer y había de resucitar de entre los muertos al tercer día, y que en su nombre se había de predicar a todas las naciones, comenzando por Jerusalén, la necesidad de volverse a Dios para el perdón de los pecados. Ustedes son testigos de esto".
Apr 15, 2018

Third Sunday of Easter

Reading 1 ACTS 3:13-15, 17-19

Peter said to the people:
"The God of Abraham,
the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob,
the God of our fathers, has glorified his servant Jesus,
whom you handed over and denied in Pilate's presence
when he had decided to release him.
You denied the Holy and Righteous One
and asked that a murderer be released to you.
The author of life you put to death,
but God raised him from the dead; of this we are witnesses.
Now I know, brothers,
that you acted out of ignorance, just as your leaders did;
but God has thus brought to fulfillment
what he had announced beforehand
through the mouth of all the prophets,
that his Christ would suffer.
Repent, therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be wiped away."

Responsorial PsalmPS 4:2, 4, 7-8, 9

R. (7a) Lord, let your face shine on us.
or:
R. Alleluia.
When I call, answer me, O my just God,
you who relieve me when I am in distress;
have pity on me, and hear my prayer!
R. Lord, let your face shine on us.
or:
R. Alleluia.
Know that the LORD does wonders for his faithful one;
the LORD will hear me when I call upon him.
R. Lord, let your face shine on us.
or:
R. Alleluia.
O LORD, let the light of your countenance shine upon us!
You put gladness into my heart.
R. Lord, let your face shine on us.
or:
R. Alleluia.
As soon as I lie down, I fall peacefully asleep,
for you alone, O LORD,
bring security to my dwelling.
R. Lord, let your face shine on us.
or:
R. Alleluia.

Reading 21 JN 2:1-5A

My children, I am writing this to you
so that you may not commit sin.
But if anyone does sin, we have an Advocate with the Father,
Jesus Christ the righteous one.
He is expiation for our sins,
and not for our sins only but for those of the whole world.
The way we may be sure that we know him is to keep
his commandments.
Those who say, "I know him," but do not keep his commandments
are liars, and the truth is not in them.
But whoever keeps his word,
the love of God is truly perfected in him.

AlleluiaCF. LK 24:32

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Lord Jesus, open the Scriptures to us;
make our hearts burn while you speak to us.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

GospelLK 24:35-48

The two disciples recounted what had taken place on the way,
and how Jesus was made known to them 
in the breaking of bread.

While they were still speaking about this,
he stood in their midst and said to them,
"Peace be with you."
But they were startled and terrified
and thought that they were seeing a ghost.
Then he said to them, "Why are you troubled?
And why do questions arise in your hearts?
Look at my hands and my feet, that it is I myself.
Touch me and see, because a ghost does not have flesh and bones
as you can see I have."
And as he said this,
he showed them his hands and his feet.
While they were still incredulous for joy and were amazed,
he asked them, "Have you anything here to eat?"
They gave him a piece of baked fish; 
he took it and ate it in front of them.

He said to them,
"These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you,
that everything written about me in the law of Moses
and in the prophets and psalms must be fulfilled."
Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures.
And he said to them,
"Thus it is written that the Christ would suffer
and rise from the dead on the third day
and that repentance, for the forgiveness of sins,
would be preached in his name
to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem.
You are witnesses of these things."
Apr 8, 2018

Segundo Domingo de Pascua
(Domingo de la Divina Misericordia)

Primera lectura 

Hch 4, 32-35
La multitud de los que habían creído tenía un solo corazón y una sola alma; todo lo poseían en común y nadie consideraba suyo nada de lo que tenía.

Con grandes muestras de poder, los apóstoles daban testimonio de la resurrección del Señor Jesús y todos gozaban de gran estimación entre el pueblo. Ninguno pasaba necesidad, pues los que poseían terrenos o casas, los vendían, llevaban el dinero y lo ponían a disposición de los apóstoles, y luego se distribuía según lo que necesitaba cada uno.


Salmo Responsorial

Salmo 117, 2-4. 16ab-15. 22-24
R. (1) La misericordia del Señor es eterna. Aleluya.
Diga la casa de Israel: "Su misericordia es eterna".
Diga la casa de Aarón: "Su misericordia es eterna".
Digan los que temen al Señor: "Su misericordia es eterna".  
R. La misericordia del Señor es eterna. Aleluya.
La diestra del Señor es poderosa,
la diestra del Señor es nuestro orgullo.
No moriré, continuaré viviendo
para contar lo que el Señor ha hecho.
Me castigó, me castigó el Señor,
pero no me abandonó a la muerte.  
R. La misericordia del Señor es eterna. Aleluya.
La piedra que desecharon los constructores,
es ahora la piedra angular.
Esto es obra de la mano del Señor,
es un milagro patente.
Este es el día de triunfo del Señor:
día de júbilo y de gozo.  
R. La misericordia del Señor es eterna. Aleluya.


Segunda lectura

1 Jn 5, 1-6
Queridos hermanos: Todo el que cree que Jesús es el Mesías, ha nacido de Dios; todo el que ama a un padre, ama también a los hijos de éste. Conocemos que amamos a los hijos de Dios en que amamos a Dios y cumplimos sus mandamientos, pues el amor de Dios consiste en que cumplamos sus preceptos. Y sus mandamientos no son pesados, porque todo el que ha nacido de Dios vence al mundo. Y nuestra fe es la que nos ha dado la victoria sobre el mundo. Porque, ¿quién es el que vence al mundo? Sólo el que cree que Jesús es el Hijo de Dios.

Jesucristo es el que vino por medio del agua y de la sangre; él vino, no sólo con agua, sino con agua y con sangre. Y el Espíritu es el que da testimonio, porque el Espíritu es la verdad.


Aclamación antes del Evangelio

Jn 20, 29
R. Aleluya, aleluya.
Tomás, tú crees porque me has visto.
Dichosos los que creen sin haberme visto, dice el Señor.
R. Aleluya.


Evangelio

Jn 20, 19-31
Al anochecer del día de la resurrección, estando cerradas las puertas de la casa donde se hallaban los discípulos, por miedo a los judíos, se presentó Jesús en medio de ellos y les dijo: "La paz esté con ustedes". Dicho esto, les mostró las manos y el costado. Cuando los discípulos vieron al Señor, se llenaron de alegría.

De nuevo les dijo Jesús: "La paz esté con ustedes. Como el Padre me ha enviado, así también los envío yo". Después de decir esto, sopló sobre ellos y les dijo: "Reciban el Espíritu Santo. A los que les perdonen los pecados, les quedarán perdonados; y a los que no se los perdonen, les quedarán sin perdonar".

Tomás, uno de los Doce, a quien llamaban el Gemelo, no estaba con ellos cuando vino Jesús, y los otros discípulos le decían: "Hemos visto al Señor". Pero él les contestó: "Si no veo en sus manos la señal de los clavos y si no meto mi dedo en los agujeros de los clavos y no meto mi mano en su costado, no creeré".

Ocho días después, estaban reunidos los discípulos a puerta cerrada y Tomás estaba con ellos. Jesús se presentó de nuevo en medio de ellos y les dijo: "La paz esté con ustedes". Luego le dijo a Tomás: "Aquí están mis manos; acerca tu dedo. Trae acá tu mano, métela en mi costado y no sigas dudando, sino cree". Tomás le respondió: "¡Señor mío y Dios mío!" Jesús añadió: "Tú crees porque me has visto; dichosos los que creen sin haber visto".

Otros muchos signos hizo Jesús en presencia de sus discípulos, pero no están escritos en este libro. Se escribieron éstas para que ustedes crean que Jesús es el Mesías, el Hijo de Dios, y para que, creyendo, tengan vida en su nombre.
Apr 8, 2018

Second Sunday of Easter
(Or Sunday of Divine Mercy)

Reading 1ACTS 4:32-35

The community of believers was of one heart and mind,
and no one claimed that any of his possessions was his own,
but they had everything in common.
With great power the apostles bore witness
to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus,
and great favor was accorded them all.
There was no needy person among them,
for those who owned property or houses would sell them,
bring the proceeds of the sale,
and put them at the feet of the apostles,
and they were distributed to each according to need.

Responsorial Psalm PS 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24

R. (1) Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, his love is everlasting.
or:
R. Alleluia.
Let the house of Israel say,
"His mercy endures forever."
Let the house of Aaron say,
"His mercy endures forever."
Let those who fear the LORD say,
"His mercy endures forever."
R. Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, his love is everlasting.
or:
R. Alleluia.
I was hard pressed and was falling,
but the LORD helped me.
My strength and my courage is the LORD,
and he has been my savior.
The joyful shout of victory
in the tents of the just:
R. Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, his love is everlasting.
or:
R. Alleluia.
The stone which the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone.
By the LORD has this been done;
it is wonderful in our eyes.
This is the day the LORD has made;
let us be glad and rejoice in it.
R. Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, his love is everlasting.
or:
R. Alleluia.

Reading 21 JN 5:1-6

Beloved:
Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is begotten by God,
and everyone who loves the Father
loves also the one begotten by him.
In this way we know that we love the children of God
when we love God and obey his commandments.
For the love of God is this,
that we keep his commandments.
And his commandments are not burdensome,
for whoever is begotten by God conquers the world.
And the victory that conquers the world is our faith.
Who indeed is the victor over the world
but the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

This is the one who came through water and blood, Jesus Christ,
not by water alone, but by water and blood.
The Spirit is the one that testifies,
and the Spirit is truth.

AlleluiaJN 20:29

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
You believe in me, Thomas, because you have seen me, says the Lord;
Blessed are those who have not seen me, but still believe!
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

GospelJN 20:19-31

On the evening of that first day of the week,
when the doors were locked, where the disciples were,
for fear of the Jews,
Jesus came and stood in their midst
and said to them, "Peace be with you."
When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side.
The disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord.
Jesus said to them again, "Peace be with you.
As the Father has sent me, so I send you."
And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them,
"Receive the Holy Spirit.
Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them,
and whose sins you retain are retained."

Thomas, called Didymus, one of the Twelve,
was not with them when Jesus came.
So the other disciples said to him, "We have seen the Lord."
But he said to them,
"Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands
and put my finger into the nailmarks
and put my hand into his side, I will not believe."

Now a week later his disciples were again inside
and Thomas was with them.
Jesus came, although the doors were locked, 
and stood in their midst and said, "Peace be with you."
Then he said to Thomas, "Put your finger here and see my hands,
and bring your hand and put it into my side,
and do not be unbelieving, but believe."
Thomas answered and said to him, "My Lord and my God!"
Jesus said to him, "Have you come to believe because you have seen me?
Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed."

Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples
that are not written in this book.
But these are written that you may come to believe
that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God,
and that through this belief you may have life in his name.
Apr 1, 2018

Domingo de Pascua
La Resurrección del Señor

Primera lectura 

Hch 10, 34a. 37-43
En aquellos días, Pedro tomó la palabra y dijo: "Ya saben ustedes lo sucedido en toda Judea, que tuvo principio en Galilea, después del bautismo predicado por Juan: cómo Dios ungió con el poder del Espíritu Santo a Jesús de Nazaret, y cómo éste pasó haciendo el bien, sanando a todos los oprimidos por el diablo, porque Dios estaba con él.

Nosotros somos testigos de cuanto él hizo en Judea y en Jerusalén. Lo mataron colgándolo de la cruz, pero Dios lo resucitó al tercer día y concedió verlo, no a todo el pueblo, sino únicamente a los testigos que él, de antemano, había escogido: a nosotros, que hemos comido y bebido con él después de que resucitó de entre los muertos.

Él nos mandó predicar al pueblo y dar testimonio de que Dios lo ha constituido juez de vivos y muertos. El testimonio de los profetas es unánime: que cuantos creen en él reciben, por su medio, el perdón de los pecados''.

Salmo Responsorial

Salmo 117, 1-2. 16ab-17. 22-23
R. (24) Éste es el día del triunfo del Señor. Aleluya.
Te damos gracias, Señor, porque eres bueno,
porque tu misericordia es eterna.
Diga la casa de Israel:
"Su misericordia es eterna". 
R. Éste es el día del triunfo del Señor. Aleluya.
La diestra del Señor es poderosa,
la diestra del Señor es nuestro orgullo.
No moriré, continuaré viviendo
para contar lo que el Señor ha hecho. 
R. Éste es el día del triunfo del Señor. Aleluya.
La piedra que desecharon los constructores
es ahora la piedra angular.
Esto es obra de la mano del Señor,
es un milagro patente. 
R. Éste es el día del triunfo del Señor. Aleluya.


Segunda Lectura

Col 3, 1-4
Hermanos: Puesto que han resucitado con Cristo, busquen los bienes de arriba, donde está Cristo, sentado a la derecha de Dios. Pongan todo el corazón en los bienes del cielo, no en los de la tierra, porque han muerto y su vida está escondida con Cristo en Dios. Cuando se manifieste Cristo, vida de ustedes, entonces también ustedes se manifestarán gloriosos, juntamente con él.

O bien:

1 Cor 5, 6b-8

Hermanos: ¿No saben ustedes que un poco de levadura hace fermentar toda la masa? Tiren la antigua levadura, para que sean ustedes una masa nueva, ya que son pan sin levadura, pues Cristo, nuestro cordero pascual, ha sido inmolado.

Celebremos, pues, la fiesta de la Pascua, no con la antigua levadura, que es de vicio y maldad, sino con el pan sin levadura, que es de sinceridad y verdad.

SECUENCIA

Ofrezcan los cristianos
ofrendas de alabanza
a gloria de la Víctima
propicia de la Pascua.

Cordero sin pecado,
que a las ovejas salva,
a Dios y a los culpables
unió con nueva alianza.

Lucharon vida y muerte
en singular batalla,
y, muerto el que es la vida,
triunfante se levanta.

"¿Qué has visto de camino,
María, en la mañana?''
"A mi Señor glorioso,
la tumba abandonada,

los ángeles testigos,
sudarios y mortaja.
¡Resucitó de veras
mi amor y mi esperanza!

Vengan a Galilea,
allí el Señor aguarda;
allí verán los suyos
la gloria de la Pascua''.

Primicia de los muertos,
sabemos por tu gracia
que estás resucitado;
la muerte en ti no manda.

Rey vencedor, apiádate
de la miseria humana
y da a tus fieles parte
en tu victoria santa.


Aclamación antes del Evangelio

1 Cor 5, 7b-8a
R. Aleluya, aleluya.
Cristo, nuestro cordero pascual, ha sido inmolado;
celebremos, pues, la Pascua.
R. Aleluya.


Evangelio

Jn 20, 1-9
El primer día después del sábado, estando todavía oscuro, fue María Magdalena al sepulcro y vio removida la piedra que lo cerraba. Echó a correr, llegó a la casa donde estaban Simón Pedro y el otro discípulo, a quien Jesús amaba, y les dijo: "Se han llevado del sepulcro al Señor y no sabemos dónde lo habrán puesto".

Salieron Pedro y el otro discípulo camino del sepulcro. Los dos iban corriendo juntos, pero el otro discípulo corrió más aprisa que Pedro y llegó primero al sepulcro, e inclinándose, miró los lienzos puestos en el suelo, pero no entró.

En eso llegó también Simón Pedro, que lo venía siguiendo, y entró en el sepulcro. Contempló los lienzos puestos en el suelo y el sudario, que había estado sobre la cabeza de Jesús, puesto no con los lienzos en el suelo, sino doblado en sitio aparte. Entonces entró también el otro discípulo, el que había llegado primero al sepulcro, y vio y creyó, porque hasta entonces no habían entendido las Escrituras, según las cuales Jesús debía resucitar de entre los muertos.
Apr 1, 2018

Easter Sunday - The Resurrection of the Lord - The Mass of Easter Day

Reading 1ACTS 10:34A, 37-43

Peter proceeded to speak and said:
"You know what has happened all over Judea, 
beginning in Galilee after the baptism
that John preached, 
how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth
with the Holy Spirit and power.
He went about doing good
and healing all those oppressed by the devil, 
for God was with him.
We are witnesses of all that he did
both in the country of the Jews and in Jerusalem.
They put him to death by hanging him on a tree.
This man God raised on the third day and granted that he be visible,
not to all the people, but to us,
the witnesses chosen by God in advance,
who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead.
He commissioned us to preach to the people
and testify that he is the one appointed by God
as judge of the living and the dead.
To him all the prophets bear witness,
that everyone who believes in him
will receive forgiveness of sins through his name."

Responsorial PsalmPS 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23.

R. (24) This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad.
or:
R. Alleluia.
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good,
for his mercy endures forever.
Let the house of Israel say,
"His mercy endures forever."
R. This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad.
or:
R. Alleluia.
"The right hand of the LORD has struck with power;
the right hand of the LORD is exalted.
I shall not die, but live,
and declare the works of the LORD."
R. This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad.
or:
R. Alleluia.
The stone which the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone.
By the LORD has this been done;
it is wonderful in our eyes.
R. This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad.
or:
R. Alleluia.

Reading 2COL 3:1-4

Brothers and sisters:
If then you were raised with Christ, seek what is above, 
where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.
Think of what is above, not of what is on earth.
For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
When Christ your life appears,
then you too will appear with him in glory.

Or

I COR 5:6B-8

Brothers and sisters:
Do you not know that a little yeast leavens all the dough?
Clear out the old yeast,
so that you may become a fresh batch of dough, 
inasmuch as you are unleavened.
For our paschal lamb, Christ, has been sacrificed.
Therefore, let us celebrate the feast, 
not with the old yeast, the yeast of malice and wickedness, 
but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

Sequence Victimae Paschali Laudes

Christians, to the Paschal Victim
Offer your thankful praises!
A Lamb the sheep redeems;
Christ, who only is sinless,
Reconciles sinners to the Father.
Death and life have contended in that combat stupendous:
The Prince of life, who died, reigns immortal.
Speak, Mary, declaring
What you saw, wayfaring.
"The tomb of Christ, who is living,
The glory of Jesus' resurrection;
bright angels attesting,
The shroud and napkin resting.
Yes, Christ my hope is arisen;
to Galilee he goes before you."
Christ indeed from death is risen, our new life obtaining.
Have mercy, victor King, ever reigning!
Amen. Alleluia.

AlleluiaCF. 1 COR 5:7B-8A

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Christ, our paschal lamb, has been sacrificed;
let us then feast with joy in the Lord.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

GospelJN 20:1-9

On the first day of the week,
Mary of Magdala came to the tomb early in the morning,
while it was still dark, 
and saw the stone removed from the tomb.
So she ran and went to Simon Peter 
and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and told them, 
"They have taken the Lord from the tomb, 
and we don't know where they put him."
So Peter and the other disciple went out and came to the tomb.
They both ran, but the other disciple ran faster than Peter 
and arrived at the tomb first; 
he bent down and saw the burial cloths there, but did not go in.
When Simon Peter arrived after him, 
he went into the tomb and saw the burial cloths there, 
and the cloth that had covered his head, 
not with the burial cloths but rolled up in a separate place.
Then the other disciple also went in, 
the one who had arrived at the tomb first, 
and he saw and believed.
For they did not yet understand the Scripture 
that he had to rise from the dead.

Or

GospelMK 16:1-7


When the sabbath was over, 
Mary Magdalene, Mary, the mother of James, and Salome 
bought spices so that they might go and anoint him.
Very early when the sun had risen,
on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb.
They were saying to one another, 
"Who will roll back the stone for us
from the entrance to the tomb?"
When they looked up,
they saw that the stone had been rolled back;
it was very large.
On entering the tomb they saw a young man
sitting on the right side, clothed in a white robe,
and they were utterly amazed.
He said to them, "Do not be amazed!
You seek Jesus of Nazareth, the crucified.
He has been raised; he is not here.
Behold the place where they laid him.
But go and tell his disciples and Peter, 
'He is going before you to Galilee; 
there you will see him, as he told you.'"

Or

GospelLK 24:13-35


That very day, the first day of the week, 
two of Jesus' disciples were going
to a village seven miles from Jerusalem called Emmaus,
and they were conversing about all the things that had occurred.
And it happened that while they were conversing and debating,
Jesus himself drew near and walked with them,
but their eyes were prevented from recognizing him.
He asked them, 
"What are you discussing as you walk along?"
They stopped, looking downcast.
One of them, named Cleopas, said to him in reply,
"Are you the only visitor to Jerusalem
who does not know of the things
that have taken place there in these days?"
And he replied to them, "What sort of things?"
They said to him, 
"The things that happened to Jesus the Nazarene,
who was a prophet mighty in deed and word
before God and all the people,
how our chief priests and rulers both handed him over
to a sentence of death and crucified him.
But we were hoping that he would be the one to redeem Israel;
and besides all this,
it is now the third day since this took place.
Some women from our group, however, have astounded us:
they were at the tomb early in the morning 
and did not find his body;
they came back and reported
that they had indeed seen a vision of angels
who announced that he was alive.
Then some of those with us went to the tomb
and found things just as the women had described,
but him they did not see."
And he said to them, "Oh, how foolish you are!
How slow of heart to believe all that the prophets spoke!
Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things
and enter into his glory?"
Then beginning with Moses and all the prophets,
he interpreted to them what referred to him
in all the Scriptures.
As they approached the village to which they were going,
he gave the impression that he was going on farther.
But they urged him, "Stay with us,
for it is nearly evening and the day is almost over."
So he went in to stay with them.
And it happened that, while he was with them at table,
he took bread, said the blessing,
broke it, and gave it to them.
With that their eyes were opened and they recognized him,
but he vanished from their sight.
Then they said to each other,
"Were not our hearts burning within us
while he spoke to us on the way and opened the Scriptures to us?"
So they set out at once and returned to Jerusalem
where they found gathered together
the eleven and those with them who were saying,
"The Lord has truly been raised and has appeared to Simon!"
Then the two recounted 
what had taken place on the way
and how he was made known to them in the breaking of bread.
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