Sixth Sunday of Easter Year A: 1st Reading

Acts 8:5-8, 14-17

Philip went down to the city of Samaria
   and proclaimed the Christ to them.
With one accord, the crowds paid attention to what was said by Philip
   when they heard it and saw the signs he was doing.
For unclean spirits, crying out in a loud voice,
   came out of many possessed people,
   and many paralyzed or crippled people were cured.
There was great joy in that city.

Now when the apostles in Jerusalem
   heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God,
   they sent them Peter and John,
   who went down and prayed for them,
   that they might receive the Holy Spirit,
   for it had not yet fallen upon any of them;
   they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
Then they laid hands on them
   and they received the Holy Spirit.