Daily Reading for Sunday, May 5th, 2024

SUNDAY MAY 5, 2024
Office – Psalter Week 2, Te Deum
Mass prop. Gloria. Creed.
Preface of Easter
Vestment: White
Today’s Rosary: Glorious Mystery

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Vespers II of 6th Sunday of Easter


ONDO: Tomorrow is the 14th anniversary of the episcopal ordination of Most Revd Jude A. Arogundade, 6th May, 2010

The central theme of this Sunday comes first from the second reading. God is love and whoever loves is his child. The gospel continues this theme by reminding us of the one commandment given by the Master: a love that makes us brothers and sisters of each other and of his. The first reading is related to this: God has no favourites. He blesses all who practice justice.

Proclaim a joyful sound and let it be heard; proclaim to the ends of the earth: the Lord has freed his people, alleluia

“The gift of the Holy Spirit has been poured out even on the Gentiles.”
A reading from the Acts of the Apostles (Acts 10:25-26.34-35.44-48)

When Peter entered, Cornelius met him and fell down at his feet and worshipped him. But Peter lifted him up, saying, “Stand up; I too am a man.” And Peter opened his mouth and said: “Truly I perceive that God shows no partiality, but in every nation any one who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him.” While Peter was still speaking, the Holy Spirit fell on all who heard the word. And the believers from among the circumcised who came with Peter were amazed, because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out even on the Gentiles. For they heard them speaking in tongues and extolling God. Then Peter declared, “Can any one forbid water for baptising these people who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?” And he commanded them to be baptised in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked him to remain for some days.

The word of the Lord.

Also Read: Daily Reading for  Saturday, May 4th, 2024

RESPONSORIAL PSALM Psalm 98: I .2-3ab.3cd-4 (R. cf. 2)
R/. The Lord has shown his deliverance two the nations.
Or: Alleluia.

O sing a new song to the Lord,
for he has worked wonders.
His right hand and his holy arm
have brought salvation. R/.

The Lord has made known his salvation,
has shown his deliverance to the nations.
He has remembered his merciful love
and his truth for the house of Israel. R/.

All the ends of the earth have seen
the salvation of our God.
Shout to the Lord, all the earth;
break forth into joyous song,
and sing out your praise. R/.


“God is love.”
A reading from tire first Letter of Saint John (1 John 4:7- 10)

Beloved, let us love one another; for love is of God, and he who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God; for God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only-begotten Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the expiation for our sins.

The word of the Lord.


ALLELUIA John 14:23
Alleluia. If a man loves me, he will keep my word, says the Lord; and my Father will love him, and we will come to him. Alleluia.


“Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”
A reading from the holy Gospel according to John (John 15:9- 17)

At that time: Jesus said to his disciples, “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you; abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full. “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide; so that whatever you ask the Father in my name he may give it to you. This I command you, to love one another.”

The Gospel of the Lord.



My brothers and sisters, Jesus calls us to love and live in love with one another. Let us turn to God, our father, to give us the grace to always seek the good of one another.

FOR THE CHURCH: that the risen Lord, who wished that all be one in love, may be pleased to keep the church in one communion under the leadership of the supreme pontiff. We pray O Lord.

FOR PEACE IN THE WORLD: that all may see one another as brothers and sisters, so that all incidents of warfare and bloodshed may be eliminated. We pray O Lord.

FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST: that, enlightened by the Holy spirit, they may come to accept Christ as their lord and savior. We pray O Lord.

FOR MARRIED COUPLES: that the risen Christ may continually bless and sustain their marriages and that the love, which existed among the Holy Family of Nazareth, may ever abide in their homes. We pray O Lord.

FOR OTHER INTENTIONS: (the sick, church projects or other activities).

FOR THE DEAD, ESPECIALLY THOSE OF OUR PARISH COMMUNITY AND FAMILY MEMBERS: that they may find eternal rest with the Lord. We pray O Lord.

We pray in silence for our private intentions.

God our heavenly Father, you are the maker of heaven and earth. Come to the needs of your pilgrim church on earth and grant the desires of your people gathered in one communion, that your children may live in unity and peace. Through Christ our Lord.

R/. Amen.


The central theme that runs through al today’s readings is that of God’s superabundant love for humanity. In this love of God, poured out for all mankind, no one is left out; there is a universal inclusion of all races, peoples, and tongues in the salvation wrought for us by Christ’s death and resurrection. According to St Peter, addressing the household of Cornelius in the first reading, “God has no favorites, but anybody of any nationality who fears God and does what is right is acceptable to Him.” St Augustine says that the love of God for us made manifest in Christ is “inexpressibly marvelous and marvelously inexpressible”. O God of love, renew in us the love we have wasted and may the water of our rebirth fill us with your love!


TODAY’S SAINT AND QUOTE: St Judith of Prussia – May 5th

-Three things can lead us close to God. They are painful physical suffering, being in exile in a foreign land, and being poor by choice because of love for God.


The Truth is, our Mother Mary is the Mother of Jesus who is the truth. Whoever knows the truth shall always be set free. We cannot know the truth if we avoid opportunities that will make us to become friends with and of Jesus.

The Holy Spirit will teach us the truth as He taught our Mother Mary and when we have the truth in us we will be able to teach those who do not know about Jesus the truth to come and know Him.

Let us pray,
Lord Jesus Christ, help me to know you deeply as our Mother Mary did so that I will be able to teach the world about you who is the way, the truth and life. Amen. And May the Almighty God bless you: the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Meditation: John 16:12-15


Program of Daily Events for May Devotion (Personal / Group)

1. Opening / Introduction: Sign of the Cross +  / (Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament optional)

O my God because you’re so good, I am very sorry that I have sinned against you and by the help of your grace I will not sin again.

3. ACT OF CONSECRATION TO THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY: O most pure heart of Mary, full of goodness, show your love towards us. Let the flame of your heart, O Mary, descend on all people. We love you immensely. Impress on our hearts true love so that we may long for you. O Mary, gentle and humble of heart, remember us when we sin. You know that all we sin. Grant that through your most pure and motherly heart, we may be healed from every spiritual sickness. Grant that we may always experience the goodness of your motherly heart, and that through the flame of your heart we may be converted. Amen.

4. Rosary Recitation and Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary
(Begin with the invocation of the Holy Spirit: Come, O Holy Spirit, fill the heart……….

5. ART OF REPARATION TO THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY: O Most Holy Virgin, and Our Mother, we listen with grief to the complaints of your immaculate Heart surrounded with the thorns placed therein at every moment by the blasphemies and ingratitude of ungrateful humanity. We are moved by the ardent desire of loving you as Our Mother and of promising a true devotion to your Immaculate Heart. We therefore kneel before you to manifest the sorrow we feel for the grievances that people cause you, and to atone by our prayers and sacrifices for the offenses with which they return your love. Obtain for them and for us the pardon of so many sins. Hasten the conversion of sinners that they may love Jesus Christ and cease to offend the Lord, already so much offended. Turn your eyes of mercy toward us, that we may love God with all our heart on earth and enjoy him forever in Heaven.

6. Talk on Blessed Virgin Mary (optional).

7. Gift of candle light and offering of petition. (Lighting of candles and submission of petition).

8. MEMORARE: Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.  Amen.

9. Prayers for the intention of Our Holy Father (One Our Father, One Hail Mary, Glory be to the Father).

10. Closing / Benediction