1st Reading: Acts 16:22-34
By their courage, Paul and Barnabas win new converts, in the Philippi jail
Responsorial: Psalm 137: 1-3, 7-8
Response: Your right hand has saved me, O Lord.
Gospel: John 16:5-11
His disciples must not be sad to hear that Jesus is going back to the Father
“But now I am going to him who sent me; yet none of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’ But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your hearts. Nevertheless I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. And when he comes, he will prove the world wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment: about sin, because they do not believe in me; about righteousness, because I am going to the Father and you will see me no longer; about judgment, because the ruler of this world has been condemned.”