READINGS FOR THE seventh Sunday of Easter

First Reading

Today’s reading is part of the introduction to the narrative of the outpouring of the

Spirit on Pentecost. These verses tell of the risen Lord’s conversation with his

disciples on the eve of his ascension, in which he promises that they will receive the

power of the Holy Spirit.

Psalm

Praise and Thanksgiving 

Second Reading

Our faith in Christ does not make us immune from the scorn of others.

Nevertheless, we are to resist the designs of evil when we experience

disparagement from others because we trust God’s grace will strengthen and guide

us.

Gospel

On the night before his crucifixion, Jesus prays to his heavenly Father, asking that

those who continue his work in this world will live in unity.