Seventh Sunday of Easter
The Ascension of the Lord – Solemnity
First Reading: Acts 1, 1-11
Psalm: 46(47), 2-3,6-7,8-9
Second Reading: Eph 4, 1-13
Gospel: Mk 16, 15-20
In those days, Jesus said to the Eleven, “Go into all the world and proclaim the good news to the whole creation. The one who believes and is baptised will be saved; but the one who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will accompany those who believe: by using my name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up snakes in their hands, 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 out and proclaimed the good news everywhere, while the Lord worked with them and confirmed the message by the signs that accompanied it.