7th Sunday of Easter
First Reading – Acts 1:12-14.
At the beginning of the Acts of the Apostles, the disciples are gathered in the Upper Room, waiting in prayer for the coming of the Holy Spirit.
Second Reading – 1 Peter 4:13-16.
Peter encourages those who suffer because of their faith in Christ.
Gospel Reading – John 17:1-11.
In Jesus’ solemn prayer at the Last Supper, he prays for himself and his disciples.