Daily Gospel Reading for April 17, 2021 – Saturday in the Second Week of Easter Bible Verse

The 17th of April, 2021 is Saturday in the Second Week of Easter. The Holy Bible verses for the mass readings for this day came from the Liturgical Calendar Year 2021.

Reading 1: ACTS 6:1-7

The first reading from the Acts of the Apostles.

Now in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplying, a complaint arose from the Hellenists against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily service.

The twelve summoned the multitude of the disciples and said, “It is not appropriate for us to forsake the word of God and serve tables.

Therefore, select from among you, brothers, seven men of good report, full of the Holy Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.

But we will continue steadfastly in prayer and in the ministry of the word.”

These words pleased the whole multitude. They chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolaus, a proselyte of Antioch, whom they set before the apostles. When they had prayed, they laid their hands on them.

The word of God increased and the number of the disciples greatly multiplied in Jerusalem. A great company of the priests were obedient to the faith.

Responsorial Psalm: PS 33:1-2, 4-5, 18-19

Response: Let your loving kindness be on us, Yahweh, since we have hoped in you.

Rejoice in Yahweh, you righteous! Praise is fitting for the upright.

Give thanks to Yahweh with the lyre. Sing praises to him with the harp of ten strings.

R: Let your loving kindness be on us, Yahweh, since we have hoped in you.

For Yahweh’s word is right. All his work is done in faithfulness.

He loves righteousness and justice. The earth is full of the loving kindness of Yahweh.

R: Let your loving kindness be on us, Yahweh, since we have hoped in you.

Behold, Yahweh’s eye is on those who fear him, on those who hope in his loving kindness, to deliver their soul from death, to keep them alive in famine.

R: Let your loving kindness be on us, Yahweh, since we have hoped in you.

Gospel of the Day: JN 6:16-21

From the gospel verse according to John.

When evening came, his disciples went down to the sea.

They entered into the boat, and were going over the sea to Capernaum. It was now dark, and Jesus had not come to them.

The sea was tossed by a great wind blowing.

When therefore they had rowed about twenty-five or thirty stadia, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and drawing near to the boat; and they were afraid.

But he said to them, “It is I. Don’t be afraid.”

They were willing therefore to receive him into the boat. Immediately the boat was at the land where they were going.

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