Gospel, Matthew 17:22-27
22 When they were together in Galilee, Jesus said to them, ‘The Son of man is going to be delivered into the power of men;
23 they will put him to death, and on the third day he will be raised up again.’ And a great sadness came over them.
24 When they reached Capernaum, the collectors of the half-shekel came to Peter and said, ‘Does your master not pay the half-shekel?’
25 ‘Yes,’ he replied, and went into the house. But before he could speak, Jesus said, ‘Simon, what is your opinion? From whom do earthly kings take toll or tribute? From their sons or from foreigners?’
26 And when he replied, ‘From foreigners,’ Jesus said, ‘Well then, the sons are exempt.
27 However, so that we shall not be the downfall of others, go to the lake and cast a hook; take the first fish that rises, open its mouth and there you will find a shekel; take it and give it to them for me and for yourself.’