5th Sunday of Easter
“Whoever remains in Me and I in him will bear much fruit.”
Entrance Antiphon: Ps 98(97):1-2 — “O sing a new song to the Lord, for He has worked wonders; in the sight of the nations He has shown His deliverance, alleluia.”
First Reading: Acts 9:26-31 — “Barnabas reported to the Apostles how Saul had seen the Lord on the way.”
Responsorial Psalm: Ps 22:16-27, 28, 30, 31-32 — “I will praise You, Lord, in the assembly of Your people.”
Second Reading: 1 Jn 3:18-24 — “This is His commandment that we may believe and love.”
Alleluia: Jn 15:4a, 5b — Alleluia, alleluia. “Remain in Me as I remain in you, says the Lord. Whoever remains in Me will bear much fruit.” Alleluia, alleluia.
Gospel: Jn 15:1-8 — “Whoever remains in Me and I in him will bear much fruit.”
Communion Antiphon: Jn 15:1, 5 — “I am the true vine and you are the branches, says the Lord. Whoever remains in Me and I in him, bears fruit in plenty, alleluia.”
“Christ has no body but yours ... no hands ... no feet on earth but yours ... yours are the eyes with which He looks compassionately at the world ... yours are the feet with which He is to go about doing good ... and yours are the hands with which He is to bless us now” (Saint Teresa of Avila).