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  • Wednesday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time
    by USCCB on May 29, 2024 at 8:30 am

    Readings for the Optional Memorial of Saint Paul VI, PopeReading 1 1 Pt 1:18-25 Beloved:Realize that you were ransomed from your futile conduct,handed on by your ancestors,not with perishable things like silver or goldbut with the precious Blood of Christas of a spotless unblemished Lamb.He was known before the foundation of the worldbut revealed in the final time for you,who through him believe in Godwho raised him from the dead and gave him glory,so that your faith and hope are in God.Since you have purified yourselvesby obedience to the truth for sincere brotherly love,love one another intensely from a pure heart.You have been born anew,not from perishable but from imperishable seed,through the living and abiding word of God, for:"All flesh is like grass,and all its glory like the flower of the field;the grass withers,and the flower wilts;but the word of the Lord remains forever."This is the word that has been proclaimed to you. Responsorial Psalm Ps 147:12-13, 14-15, 19-20 R. (12a) Praise the Lord, Jerusalem.or:R. Alleluia.Glorify the LORD, O Jerusalem;praise your God, O Zion.For he has strengthened the bars of your gates;he has blessed your children within you.R. Praise the Lord, Jerusalem.or:R. Alleluia.He has granted peace in your borders;with the best of wheat he fills you.He sends forth his command to the earth;swiftly runs his word!R. Praise the Lord, Jerusalem.or:R. Alleluia.He has proclaimed his word to Jacob,his statutes and his ordinances to Israel.He has not done thus for any other nation;his ordinances he has not made known to them. Alleluia.R. Praise the Lord, Jerusalem.or:R. Alleluia. Alleluia Mk 10:45 R. Alleluia, alleluia.The Son of Man came to serve,and to give his life as a ransom for many.R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel Mk 10:32-45 The disciples were on the way, going up to Jerusalem,and Jesus went ahead of them.They were amazed, and those who followed were afraid.Taking the Twelve aside again, he began to tell themwhat was going to happen to him."Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Manwill be handed over to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn him to deathand hand him over to the Gentiles who will mock him,spit upon him, scourge him, and put him to death,but after three days he will rise."Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee,came to Jesus and said to him,"Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you."He replied, "What do you wish me to do for you?"They answered him,"Grant that in your glorywe may sit one at your right and the other at your left."Jesus said to them, "You do not know what you are asking.Can you drink the chalice that I drinkor be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized?"They said to him, "We can."Jesus said to them, "The chalice that I drink, you will drink,and with the baptism with which I am baptized, you will be baptized;but to sit at my right or at my left is not mine to givebut is for those for whom it has been prepared."When the ten heard this, they became indignant at James and John.Jesus summoned them and said to them,"You know that those who are recognized as rulers over the Gentileslord it over them,and their great ones make their authority over them felt.But it shall not be so among you.Rather, whoever wishes to be great among you will be your servant;whoever wishes to be first among you will be the slave of all.For the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serveand to give his life as a ransom for many." - - -Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital, without permission in writing from the copyright owner.

  • Tuesday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time
    by USCCB on May 28, 2024 at 8:30 am

    Reading 1 1 Pt 1:10-16 Beloved:Concerning the salvation of your soulsthe prophets who prophesied about the grace that was to be yourssearched and investigated itinvestigating the time and circumstancesthat the Spirit of Christ within them indicatedwhen it testified in advanceto the sufferings destined for Christand the glories to follow them.It was revealed to them that they were serving not themselves but youwith regard to the things that have now been announced to youby those who preached the Good News to youthrough the Holy Spirit sent from heaven,things into which angels longed to look.Therefore, gird up the loins of your mind, live soberly,and set your hopes completely on the grace to be brought to youat the revelation of Jesus Christ.Like obedient children,do not act in compliance with the desires of your former ignorancebut, as he who called you is holy,be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct,for it is written, Be holy because I am holy. Responsorial Psalm Ps 98:1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4 R. (2a) The Lord has made known his salvation.Sing to the LORD a new song,for he has done wondrous deeds;His right hand has won victory for him, his holy arm.R. The Lord has made known his salvation.The LORD has made his salvation known:in the sight of the nations he has revealed his justice.He has remembered his kindness and his faithfulnesstoward the house of Israel.R. The Lord has made known his salvation.All the ends of the earth have seenthe salvation by our God.Sing joyfully to the LORD, all you lands;break into song; sing praise.R. The Lord has made known his salvation. Alleluia See Mt 11:25 R. Alleluia, alleluia.Blessed are you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth;you have revealed to little ones the mysteries of the Kingdom.R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel Mk 10:28-31 Peter began to say to Jesus,"We have given up everything and followed you."Jesus said, "Amen, I say to you,there is no one who has given up house or brothers or sistersor mother or father or children or landsfor my sake and for the sake of the Gospelwho will not receive a hundred times more now in this present age:houses and brothers and sistersand mothers and children and lands,with persecutions, and eternal life in the age to come.But many that are first will be last, and the last will be first." - - -Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital, without permission in writing from the copyright owner.

  • Monday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time
    by USCCB on May 27, 2024 at 8:30 am

    Reading 1 1 Pt 1:3-9 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,who in his great mercy gave us a new birth to a living hopethrough the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading,kept in heaven for youwho by the power of God are safeguarded through faith,to a salvation that is ready to be revealed in the final time.In this you rejoice, although now for a little whileyou may have to suffer through various trials,so that the genuineness of your faith,more precious than gold that is perishable even though tested by fire,may prove to be for praise, glory, and honorat the revelation of Jesus Christ.Although you have not seen him you love him;even though you do not see him now yet you believe in him,you rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy,as you attain the goal of faith, the salvation of your souls. Responsorial Psalm Ps 111:1-2, 5-6, 9 and 10c R. (5) The Lord will remember his covenant for ever.or:R. Alleluia.I will give thanks to the LORD with all my heartin the company and assembly of the just.Great are the works of the LORD,exquisite in all their delights.R. The Lord will remember his covenant for ever.or:R. Alleluia.He has given food to those who fear him;he will forever be mindful of his covenant.He has made known to his people the power of his works,giving them the inheritance of the nations.R. The Lord will remember his covenant for ever.or:R. Alleluia.He has sent deliverance to his people;he has ratified his covenant forever;holy and awesome is his name.His praise endures forever.R. The Lord will remember his covenant for ever.or:R. Alleluia. Alleluia 2 Cor 8:9 R. Alleluia, alleluia.Jesus Christ became poor although he was rich,so that by his poverty you might become rich.R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel Mk 10:17-27 As Jesus was setting out on a journey, a man ran up,knelt down before him, and asked him,"Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?"Jesus answered him, "Why do you call me good?No one is good but God alone.You know the commandments: You shall not kill;you shall not commit adultery;you shall not steal;you shall not bear false witness;you shall not defraud;honor your father and your mother."He replied and said to him,"Teacher, all of these I have observed from my youth." Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said to him,"You are lacking in one thing.Go, sell what you have, and give to the poorand you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me."At that statement, his face fell,and he went away sad, for he had many possessions.Jesus looked around and said to his disciples,"How hard it is for those who have wealthto enter the Kingdom of God!"The disciples were amazed at his words.So Jesus again said to them in reply,"Children, how hard it is to enter the Kingdom of God!It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needlethan for one who is rich to enter the Kingdom of God."They were exceedingly astonished and said among themselves,"Then who can be saved?"Jesus looked at them and said,"For men it is impossible, but not for God.All things are possible for God." Readings for the Optional Memorial of Saint Augustine of Canterbury, bishop - - -Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital, without permission in writing from the copyright owner.

  • The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity
    by USCCB on May 26, 2024 at 8:30 am

    Reading 1 Dt 4:32-34, 39-40 Moses said to the people:"Ask now of the days of old, before your time,ever since God created man upon the earth;ask from one end of the sky to the other:Did anything so great ever happen before?Was it ever heard of?Did a people ever hear the voice of Godspeaking from the midst of fire, as you did, and live?Or did any god venture to go and take a nation for himselffrom the midst of another nation,by testings, by signs and wonders, by war,with strong hand and outstretched arm, and by great terrors,all of which the LORD, your God,did for you in Egypt before your very eyes?This is why you must now know,and fix in your heart, that the LORD is Godin the heavens above and on earth below,and that there is no other.You must keep his statutes and commandments that I enjoin on you today,that you and your children after you may prosper,and that you may have long life on the landwhich the LORD, your God, is giving you forever." Responsorial Psalm Ps 33:4-5, 6, 9, 18-19, 20, 22 R. (12b) Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.Upright is the word of the LORD,and all his works are trustworthy.He loves justice and right;of the kindness of the Lord the earth is full.R. Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.By the word of the LORD the heavens were made;by the breath of his mouth all their host.For he spoke, and it was made;he commanded, and it stood forth.R. Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.See, the eyes of the LORD are upon those who fear him,upon those who hope for his kindness,To deliver them from deathand preserve them in spite of famine.R. Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.Our soul waits for the LORD,who is our help and our shield.May your kindness, O LORD, be upon uswho have put our hope in you.R. Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own. Reading 2 Rom 8:14-17 Brothers and sisters:For those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear,but you received a Spirit of adoption,through whom we cry, "Abba, Father!"The Spirit himself bears witness with our spiritthat we are children of God,and if children, then heirs,heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ,if only we suffer with himso that we may also be glorified with him. Alleluia Rv 1:8 R. Alleluia, alleluia.Glory to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit;to God who is, who was, and who is to come.R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel Mt 28:16-20 The eleven disciples went to Galilee,to the mountain to which Jesus had ordered them.When they all saw him, they worshiped, but they doubted.Then Jesus approached and said to them,"All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me.Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations,baptizing them in the name of the Father,and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit,teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age." - - -Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital, without permission in writing from the copyright owner.

  • Saturday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time
    by USCCB on May 25, 2024 at 8:30 am

    Reading 1 Jas 5:13-20 Beloved:Is anyone among you suffering?He should pray.Is anyone in good spirits?He should sing a song of praise. Is anyone among you sick?He should summon the presbyters of the Church,and they should pray over himand anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord.The prayer of faith will save the sick person,and the Lord will raise him up.If he has committed any sins, he will be forgiven.Therefore, confess your sins to one anotherand pray for one another, that you may be healed.The fervent prayer of a righteous person is very powerful.Elijah was a man like us;yet he prayed earnestly that it might not rain,and for three years and six months it did not rain upon the land.Then Elijah prayed again, and the sky gave rainand the earth produced its fruit.My brothers and sisters,if anyone among you should stray from the truthand someone bring him back,he should know that whoever brings back a sinnerfrom the error of his way will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins. Responsorial Psalm PS 141:1-2, 3 and 8 R. (2a) Let my prayer come like incense before you.O LORD, to you I call; hasten to me;hearken to my voice when I call upon you.Let my prayer come like incense before you;the lifting up of my hands, like the evening sacrifice.R. Let my prayer come like incense before you.O LORD, set a watch before my mouth,a guard at the door of my lips.For toward you, O God, my LORD, my eyes are turned;in you I take refuge; strip me not of life.R. Let my prayer come like incense before you. Alleluia See Mt 11:25 R. Alleluia, alleluia.Blessed are you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth;you have revealed to little ones the mysteries of the Kingdom.R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel Mk 10:13-16 People were bringing children to Jesus that he might touch them,but the disciples rebuked them.When Jesus saw this he became indignant and said to them,“Let the children come to me; do not prevent them,for the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these.Amen, I say to you,whoever does not accept the Kingdom of God like a childwill not enter it.”Then he embraced the children and blessed them,placing his hands on them. Readings for the Optional Memorial of Saint Bede the Venerable, priest and doctor of the ChurchReadings for the Optional Memorial of Saint Gregory VII, pope, religiousReadings for the Optional Memorial of Saint Mary Magdalene de’ Pazzi, virgin - - -Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital, without permission in writing from the copyright owner.