1st Reading: Acts 18:9-18
Paul’s trial by Gallio the proconsul breaks down for lack of evidence
Responsorial: Psalm 46: 2-7
Response: God is king of all the earth.
Gospel: John 16:20-23
They will grieve when he goes to the Father – but he will return
Jesus said to his disciples,
“Very truly, I tell you, you will weep and mourn, but the world will rejoice; you will have pain, but your pain will turn into joy. When a woman is in labour, she has pain, because her hour has come. But when her child is born, she no longer remembers the anguish because of the joy of having brought a human being into the world. So you have pain now; but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.