Daily Gospel Reading for May 23, 2021 – Pentecost Sunday – Mass During the Day Bible Verse

May 23rd, 2021 is the celebration day for Pentecost Sunday. The Bible scriptures for the holy mass during the day readings for this day came from the Year 2021 of Liturgical Calendar.

Reading 1: ACTS 2:1-11

The first reading from the Acts of the Apostles.

Now when the day of Pentecost had come, they were all with one accord in one place.

Suddenly there came from the sky a sound like the rushing of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.

Tongues like fire appeared and were distributed to them, and one sat on each of them.

They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other languages, as the Spirit gave them the ability to speak.

Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men, from every nation under the sky.

When this sound was heard, the multitude came together and were bewildered, because everyone heard them speaking in his own language.

They were all amazed and marveled, saying to one another, “Behold, aren’t all these who speak Galileans?

How do we hear, everyone in our own native language?

Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and people from Mesopotamia, Judea, Cappadocia, Pontus, Asia, Phrygia, Pamphylia, Egypt, the parts of Libya around Cyrene, visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians-we hear them speaking in our languages the mighty works of God!”

Responsorial Psalm: PS 104:1 and 24, 29-30, 31 and 34

Response: You send out your Spirit and they are created. You renew the face of the ground.

Bless Yahweh, my soul. Yahweh, my God, you are very great. You are clothed with honor and majesty.

Yahweh, how many are your works! In wisdom, you have made them all. The earth is full of your riches.

R: You send out your Spirit and they are created. You renew the face of the ground.

You hide your face; they are troubled. You take away their breath; they die and return to the dust.

You send out your Spirit and they are created. You renew the face of the ground.

R: You send out your Spirit and they are created. You renew the face of the ground.

Let Yahweh’s glory endure forever. Let Yahweh rejoice in his works.

Let my meditation be sweet to him. I will rejoice in Yahweh.

R: You send out your Spirit and they are created. You renew the face of the ground.

Reading 2: 1 COR 12:3B-7, 12-13 or GAL 5:16-25

The second reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Corinthians.

No one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” but by the Holy Spirit.

Now there are various kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit.

There are various kinds of service, and the same Lord.

There are various kinds of workings, but the same God who works all things in all.

But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the profit of all.

For as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, being many, are one body; so also is Christ.

For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether bond or free; and were all given to drink into one Spirit.

or second reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Galatians.

But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you won’t fulfill the lust of the flesh.

For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, that you may not do the things that you desire.

But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.

Now the deeds of the flesh are obvious, which are: adultery, sexual immorality, uncleanness, lustfulness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, strife, jealousies, outbursts of anger, rivalries, divisions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these; of which I forewarn you, even as I also forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit God’s Kingdom.

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

Those who belong to Christ have crucified the flesh with its passions and lusts.

If we live by the Spirit, let’s also walk by the Spirit.

Sequence: "Veni Sancte Spiritus" (Come Holy Spirit)

Come, thou Holy Spirit, come, and from thy celestial home shed a ray of light divine; come, thou Father of the poor, come, thou source of all our store, come, within our hearts to shine.

Thou of comforters the best, thou the soul’s most welcome guest, sweet refreshment here below; in our labour rest most sweet, grateful coolness in the heat, solace in the midst of woe.

O most blessed Light divine, shine within these hearts of thine, and our inmost being fill; where thou art not, man hath naught, nothing good in deed or thought, nothing free from taint of ill.

Heal our wounds; our strength renew; on our dryness pour thy dew; wash the stains of guilt away; bend the stubborn heart and will; melt the frozen, warm the chill; guide the steps that go astray.

On the faithful, who adore and confess thee, evermore in thy sevenfold gifts descend: Give them virtue’s sure reward, give them thy salvation, Lord, give them joys that never end.

Gospel of the Day: JN 20:19-23 or JN 15:26-27; 16:12-15

From the gospel scripture according to John.

When therefore it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and when the doors were locked where the disciples were assembled, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the middle and said to them, “Peace be to you.”

When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. The disciples therefore were glad when they saw the Lord.

Jesus therefore said to them again, “Peace be to you. As the Father has sent me, even so I send you.”

When he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit!

If you forgive anyone’s sins, they have been forgiven them. If you retain anyone’s sins, they have been retained.”

or from the gospel verse according to John.

“When the Counselor has come, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will testify about me.

You will also testify, because you have been with me from the beginning.”

“I still have many things to tell you, but you can’t bear them now.

However, when he, the Spirit of truth, has come, he will guide you into all truth, for he will not speak from himself; but whatever he hears, he will speak. He will declare to you things that are coming.

He will glorify me, for he will take from what is mine and will declare it to you.

All things that the Father has are mine; therefore I said that he takes of mine and will declare it to you.”

Other Pentecost Sunday Reading

You can also check out the Pentecost Sunday – At the Vigil Mass reading.

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