All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.

A reading from the holy gospel according to Matthew 28:16-20

Jesus’ eleven disciples went to a mountain in Galilee, where Jesus had told them to meet him. They saw him and worshiped him, but some of them doubted. Jesus came to them and said: “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth! Go to the people of all nations and make them my disciples. Baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and teach them to do everything I have told you. “I will be with you always, even until the end of the world.”

The gospel of the Lord.