First Reading: Acts 8:5-8, 14-17
Philip preaches to the people of Samaria, who accept his word after witnessing the miracles he performs.
Peter and John pray that they will receive the Holy Spirit.
Second Reading: 1 Peter 3:15-18
Christians are urged to remain steadfast in their allegiance to Christ, giving evidence always of gentleness and hope.
Gospel: John 14:15-21
In his words to the apostles at the Last Supper, Jesus promises to send them a comforter, a Paraclete, the Spirit of truth, who will be with them always