The Apostle St Paul, Patron of Malta – Solemnity
Readings of the day
First Reading: Wisdom 14, 3-7
Psalm: 106, 21-31
Second Reading: 2 Cor 11, 18.24-31
Gospel: Mk 16, 15-20
In those days, Jesus said to the Eleven, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to the whole creation. He who believes and is baptised will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up serpents, and if they drink any deadly thing, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
So then the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God. And they went forth and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them and confirmed the message by the signs that attended it. Amen.