Sunday, May 12, 2024
In most dioceses in the United States, the observance of the Solemnity of the Ascension is moved to the following Sunday, superseding the 7th Sunday of Easter. See resources for Ascension in Year B.
The readings for the 7th Sunday of Easter for Year B (see below) tell us that God knows our hearts and wants us to belong to him, not to the world. The second reading tells us to be united with God in love. And in the gospel Jesus prays for his disciples, that they kept safe and be consecrated to the Good News. So this weeks focus can be on commitment, rejecting evil, and living lives of service.
Daily Mass Readings for the Seventh Sunday of Easter – Year B
- First Reading – Acts 1:15-17, 20A, 20C-26: “Then they gave lots to them, and the lot fell upon Matthias, and he was counted with the eleven apostles.”
- Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 103: The Lord has set his throne in heaven.”
- Second Reading – 1 John 4:11-16: “God is love, and whoever remains in love remains in God and God in him.”
- Gospel – John 17:11B-19: “Holy Father, keep them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one just as we are one.”