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June 29: SS. Peter and Paul, Apostles - At the Vigil Mass

June 29, 2022

Year ABC - Lectionary [590]

First Reading

Acts 3:1-10  | What I do have I give you: in the name of Jesus, rise and walk.

Once, when Peter and John were going up to the Temple for the prayers at the ninth hour, it happened that there was a man being carried past. He was a cripple from birth; and they used to put him down every day near the Temple entrance called the Beautiful Gate so that he could beg from the people going in. When this man saw Peter and John on their way into the Temple he begged from them. Both Peter and John looked straight at him and said, ‘Look at us.’ He turned to them expectantly, hoping to get something from them, but Peter said, ‘I have neither silver nor gold, but I will give you what I have: in the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, walk!’ Peter then took him by the hand and helped him to stand up. Instantly his feet and ankles became firm, he jumped up, stood, and began to walk, and he went with them into the Temple, walking and jumping and praising God. Everyone could see him walking and praising God, and they recognised him as the man who used to sit begging at the Beautiful Gate of the Temple. They were all astonished and unable to explain what had happened to him.

Responsorial

 Psalm 19:2-3, 4-5 | Their word goes forth through all the earth.

  The heavens proclaim the glory of God,

  and the firmament shows forth the work of his hands.

  Day unto day takes up the story

  and night unto night makes known the message.

Their word goes forth through all the earth.

  No speech, no word, no voice is heard

  yet their span extends through all the earth,

  their words to the utmost bounds of the world.

Their word goes forth through all the earth.

Second Reading

Galatians 1:11-20  | From my mother's womb, God set me apart.

The Good News I preached is not a human message that I was given by men, it is something I learnt only through a revelation of Jesus Christ. You must have heard of my career as a practising Jew, how merciless I was in persecuting the Church of God, how much damage I did to it, how I stood out among other Jews of my generation, and how enthusiastic I was for the traditions of my ancestors.

  Then God, who had specially chosen me while I was still in my mother’s womb, called me through his grace and chose to reveal his Son in me, so that I might preach the Good News about him to the pagans. I did not stop to discuss this with any human being, nor did I go up to Jerusalem to see those who were already apostles before me, but I went off to Arabia at once and later went straight back from there to Damascus. Even when after three years I went up to Jerusalem to visit Cephas and stayed with him for fifteen days, I did not see any of the other apostles; I only saw James, the brother of the Lord, and I swear before God that what I have written is the literal truth.

Gospel Acclamation

Lord, you know everything: you know I love you.

John 21:17 

Gospel

John 21:15-19  | Feed my lambs, feed my sheep.

Jesus showed himself to his disciples, and after they had eaten he said to Simon Peter, ‘Simon son of John, do you love me more than these others do?’ He answered, ‘Yes Lord, you know I love you.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Feed my lambs.’ A second time he said to him, ‘Simon son of John, do you love me?’ He replied, ‘Yes, Lord, you know I love you.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Look after my sheep.’ Then he said to him a third time, ‘Simon son of John, do you love me?’ Peter was upset that he asked him the third time, ‘Do you love me?’ and said, ‘Lord, you know everything; you know I love you.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Feed my sheep.

‘I tell you most solemnly,

when you were young

you put on your own belt

and walked where you liked;

but when you grow old

you will stretch out your hands,

and somebody else will put a belt round you

and take you where you would rather not go.’

In these words he indicated the kind of death by which Peter would give glory to God. After this he said, ‘Follow me.’

 

Scripture readings taken from The Jerusalem Bible, published and copyright 1966 by Darton, Longman and Todd Ltd, and used by permission of the publishers

See Also

Psalms

Psalm 34: The Cry of the Poor
Composer: Foley SJ, John
Publisher: OCP

Hymns & Songs

All Who Hunger
Composer: Moore, Bob
Text: Dunstan, Sylvia
Publisher: GIA
Gather Us In
Composer: Haugen, Marty
Text: Haugen, Marty
Publisher: GIA
God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending
Composer: The Sacred Harp
Text: Edwards, Robert L.
I Will Run the Race
Composer: Warner, Steven C.
Text: O WALY WALY
Publisher: WLP
Sanctum Nomen
Composer: Rizza, Margaret
Text: Rizza, Margaret
Publisher: GIA