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  • Saturday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time September 25, 2021 8:30 am
    Reading I Zec 2:5-9, 14-15a I, Zechariah, raised my eyes and looked: there was a man with a measuring line in his hand. I asked, “Where are you going?” He answered, “To measure Jerusalem, to see how great is its width and how great its length.” Then the angel who spoke with me advanced, and another angel came out to meet him and said to him, “Run, tell this to that young man: People will live in Jerusalem as though in open country, because of the multitude of men and beasts in her midst. But I will be for her an encircling wall of fire, says the LORD, and I will be the glory in her midst.” Sing and rejoice, O daughter Zion! See, I am coming to dwell among you, says the LORD. Many nations shall join themselves to the LORD on that day, and they shall be his people and he will dwell among you. Responsorial Psalm Jeremiah 31:10, 11-12ab, 13 R.    (see 10d)  The Lord will guard us as a shepherd guards his flock. Hear the word of the LORD, O nations,     proclaim it on distant isles, and say: He who scattered Israel, now gathers them together,     he guards them as a shepherd guards his flock. R.    The Lord will guard us as a shepherd guards his flock. The LORD shall ransom Jacob,     he shall redeem him from the hand of his conqueror. Shouting, they shall mount the heights of Zion,     they shall come streaming to the LORD’s blessings. R.    The Lord will guard us as a shepherd guards his flock. Then the virgins shall make merry and dance,     and young men and old as well. I will turn their mourning into joy,     I will console and gladden them after their sorrows. R.    The Lord will guard us as a shepherd guards his flock. Alleluia See 2 Tm 1:10 R. Alleluia, alleluia. Our Savior Jesus Christ destroyed death and brought life to light through the Gospel. R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel Lk 9:43b-45 While they were all amazed at his every deed, Jesus said to his disciples, “Pay attention to what I am telling you. The Son of Man is to be handed over to men.”  But they did not understand this saying; its meaning was hidden from them so that they should not understand it, and they were afraid to ask him about this saying. - - - 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.
  • Friday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time September 24, 2021 8:30 am
    Reading I Hg 2:1-9 In the second year of King Darius, on the twenty-first day of the seventh month, the word of the LORD came through the prophet Haggai: Tell this to the governor of Judah, Zerubbabel, son of Shealtiel, and to the high priest Joshua, son of Jehozadak, and to the remnant of the people: Who is left among you that saw this house in its former glory? And how do you see it now? Does it not seem like nothing in your eyes? But now take courage, Zerubbabel, says the LORD, and take courage, Joshua, high priest, son of Jehozadak, And take courage, all you people of the land, says the LORD, and work! For I am with you, says the LORD of hosts. This is the pact that I made with you when you came out of Egypt, And my spirit continues in your midst; do not fear! For thus says the LORD of hosts: One moment yet, a little while, and I will shake the heavens and the earth, the sea and the dry land. I will shake all the nations, and the treasures of all the nations will come in, And I will fill this house with glory, says the LORD of hosts. Mine is the silver and mine the gold, says the LORD of hosts. Greater will be the future glory of this house than the former, says the LORD of hosts; And in this place I will give you peace, says the LORD of hosts! Responsorial Psalm 43:1, 2, 3, 4 R.    (5) Hope in God; I will praise him, my savior and my God. Do me justice, O God, and fight my fight     against a faithless people;     from the deceitful and impious man rescue me. R.    Hope in God; I will praise him, my savior and my God. For you, O God, are my strength.     Why do you keep me so far away? Why must I go about in mourning,     with the enemy oppressing me? R.    Hope in God; I will praise him, my savior and my God. Send forth your light and your fidelity;     they shall lead me on And bring me to your holy mountain,     to your dwellingplace. R.    Hope in God; I will praise him, my savior and my God. Then will I go in to the altar of God,     the God of my gladness and joy; Then will I give you thanks upon the harp,     O God, my God! R.    Hope in God; I will praise him, my savior and my God. 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 Lk 9:18-22 Once when Jesus was praying in solitude, and the disciples were with him, he asked them, “Who do the crowds say that I am?” They said in reply, “John the Baptist; others, Elijah; still others, ‘One of the ancient prophets has arisen.’” Then he said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter said in reply, “The Christ of God.” He rebuked them and directed them not to tell this to anyone. He said, “The Son of Man must suffer greatly and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed and on the third day be raised.” - - - 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.
  • Memorial of Saint Pius of Pietrelcina, Priest September 23, 2021 8:30 am
    Readings for the Memorial of Saint Pius of Pietrelcina, priest Reading I Hg 1:1-8 On the first day of the sixth month in the second year of King Darius, The word of the LORD came through the prophet Haggai to the governor of Judah, Zerubbabel, son of Shealtiel, and to the high priest Joshua, son of Jehozadak: Thus says the LORD of hosts:   This people says: “The time has not yet come to rebuild the house of the LORD.” (Then this word of the LORD came through Haggai, the prophet:) Is it time for you to dwell in your own paneled houses, while this house lies in ruins? Now thus says the LORD of hosts: Consider your ways! You have sown much, but have brought in little; you have eaten, but have not been satisfied; You have drunk, but have not been exhilarated; have clothed yourselves, but not been warmed; And whoever earned wages earned them for a bag with holes in it. Thus says the LORD of hosts: Consider your ways! Go up into the hill country; bring timber, and build the house That I may take pleasure in it and receive my glory, says the LORD. Responsorial Psalm 149:1b-2, 3-4, 5-6a and 9b R.    (see 4a) The Lord takes delight in his people. Sing to the LORD a new song     of praise in the assembly of the faithful. Let Israel be glad in their maker,     let the children of Zion rejoice in their king. R.    The Lord takes delight in his people. Let them praise his name in the festive dance,     let them sing praise to him with timbrel and harp. For the LORD loves his people,     and he adorns the lowly with victory. R.    The Lord takes delight in his people. Let the faithful exult in glory;     let them sing for joy upon their couches; Let the high praises of God be in their throats.     This is the glory of all his faithful. Alleluia. R.    The Lord takes delight in his people. Alleluia Jn 14:6 R. Alleluia, alleluia. I am the way and the truth and the life, says the Lord; no one comes to the Father except through me. R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel Lk 9:7-9 Herod the tetrarch heard about all that was happening, and he was greatly perplexed because some were saying, “John has been raised from the dead”; others were saying, “Elijah has appeared”; still others, “One of the ancient prophets has arisen.” But Herod said, “John I beheaded. Who then is this about whom I hear such things?” And he kept trying to see him. - - - 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.
  • Wednesday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time September 22, 2021 8:30 am
    Reading I Ezr 9:5-9 At the time of the evening sacrifice, I, Ezra, rose in my wretchedness, and with cloak and mantle torn I fell on my knees, stretching out my hands to the LORD, my God. I said: “My God, I am too ashamed and confounded to raise my face to you, O my God, for our wicked deeds are heaped up above our heads and our guilt reaches up to heaven. From the time of our fathers even to this day great has been our guilt, and for our wicked deeds we have been delivered up, we and our kings and our priests, to the will of the kings of foreign lands, to the sword, to captivity, to pillage, and to disgrace, as is the case today. “And now, but a short time ago, mercy came to us from the LORD, our God, who left us a remnant and gave us a stake in his holy place; thus our God has brightened our eyes and given us relief in our servitude. For slaves we are, but in our servitude our God has not abandoned us; rather, he has turned the good will of the kings of Persia toward us. Thus he has given us new life to raise again the house of our God and restore its ruins, and has granted us a fence in Judah and Jerusalem.” Responsorial Psalm Tobit 13:2, 3-4a, 4befghn, 7-8 R.    (1b) Blessed be God, who lives for ever. He scourges and then has mercy;     he casts down to the depths of the nether world,     and he brings up from the great abyss. No one can escape his hand. R.    Blessed be God, who lives for ever. Praise him, you children of Israel, before the Gentiles,     for though he has scattered you among them,     he has shown you his greatness even there. R.    Blessed be God, who lives for ever. So now consider what he has done for you,     and praise him with full voice. Bless the Lord of righteousness,     and exalt the King of ages. R.    Blessed be God, who lives for ever. In the land of my exile I praise him     and show his power and majesty to a sinful nation. R.    Blessed be God, who lives for ever. Bless the Lord, all you his chosen ones,     and may all of you praise his majesty. Celebrate days of gladness, and give him praise. R.    Blessed be God, who lives for ever. Alleluia Mk 1:15 R. Alleluia, alleluia. The Kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the Gospel. R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel Lk 9:1-6 Jesus summoned the Twelve and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases, and he sent them to proclaim the Kingdom of God and to heal the sick. He said to them, “Take nothing for the journey, neither walking stick, nor sack, nor food, nor money, and let no one take a second tunic. Whatever house you enter, stay there and leave from there. And as for those who do not welcome you, when you leave that town, shake the dust from your feet in testimony against them.” Then they set out and went from village to village proclaiming the good news and curing diseases everywhere. - - - 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.
  • Feast of Saint Matthew, Apostle and evangelist September 21, 2021 8:30 am
    Reading I Eph 4:1-7, 11-13 Brothers and sisters: I, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to live in a manner worthy of the call you have received, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another through love, striving to preserve the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace: one Body and one Spirit, as you were also called to the one hope of your call; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. But grace was given to each of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift.  And he gave some as Apostles, others as prophets, others as evangelists, others as pastors and teachers, to equip the holy ones for the work of ministry, for building up the Body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of faith and knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the extent of the full stature of Christ.  Responsorial Psalm 19:2-3, 4-5 R.    (5)  Their message goes out through all the earth. The heavens declare the glory of God;     and the firmament proclaims his handiwork. Day pours out the word to day,     and night to night imparts knowledge. R.    Their message goes out through all the earth. Not a word nor a discourse     whose voice is not heard; Through all the earth their voice resounds,     and to the ends of the world, their message. R.    Their message goes out through all the earth. Alleluia See Te Deum R. Alleluia, alleluia. We praise you, O God, we acclaim you as Lord; the glorious company of Apostles praise you. R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel Mt 9:9-13 As Jesus passed by, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the customs post. He said to him, “Follow me.” And he got up and followed him. While he was at table in his house, many tax collectors and sinners came and sat with Jesus and his disciples. The Pharisees saw this and said to his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?” He heard this and said, “Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do. Go and learn the meaning of the words,     I desire mercy, not sacrifice. I did not come to call the righteous but sinners.”   - - - 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.
  • Memorial of Saints Andrew Kim Tae-gŏn, Priest, and Paul Chŏng Ha-sang, and Companions, Martyrs September 20, 2021 8:30 am
    Readings for the Memorial of Saint Andrew Kim Taegon, priest and martyr, and Saint Paul Chong Hasang, catechist and martyr, and their companions, martyrs Reading I Ezr 1:1-6 In the first year of Cyrus, king of Persia, in order to fulfill the word of the Lord spoken by Jeremiah, the Lord inspired King Cyrus of Persia to issue this proclamation throughout his kingdom, both by word of mouth and in writing: “Thus says Cyrus, king of Persia: ‘All the kingdoms of the earth the Lord, the God of heaven, has given to me, and he has also charged me to build him a house in Jerusalem, which is in Judah. Therefore, whoever among you belongs to any part of his people, let him go up, and may his God be with him! Let everyone who has survived, in whatever place he may have dwelt, be assisted by the people of that place with silver, gold, goods, and cattle, together with free-will offerings for the house of God in Jerusalem.’” Then the family heads of Judah and Benjamin and the priests and Levites– everyone, that is, whom God had inspired to do so–  prepared to go up to build the house of the Lord in Jerusalem. All their neighbors gave them help in every way, with silver, gold, goods, and cattle, and with many precious gifts besides all their free-will offerings. Responsorial Psalm 126:1b-2ab, 2cd-3, 4-5, 6 R.    (3) The Lord has done marvels for us. When the LORD brought back the captives of Zion,     we were like men dreaming. Then our mouth was filled with laughter,     and our tongue with rejoicing. R.    The Lord has done marvels for us. Then they said among the nations,     “The LORD has done great things for them.” The LORD has done great things for us;     we are glad indeed. R.    The Lord has done marvels for us. Restore our fortunes, O LORD,     like the torrents in the southern desert. Those that sow in tears     shall reap rejoicing. R.    The Lord has done marvels for us. Although they go forth weeping,     carrying the seed to be sown, They shall come back rejoicing,     carrying their sheaves. R.    The Lord has done marvels for us. Alleluia Mt 5:16 R. Alleluia, alleluia. Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father. R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel Lk 8:16-18 Jesus said to the crowd: “No one who lights a lamp conceals it with a vessel or sets it under a bed; rather, he places it on a lampstand so that those who enter may see the light. For there is nothing hidden that will not become visible, and nothing secret that will not be known and come to light. Take care, then, how you hear. To anyone who has, more will be given, and from the one who has not, even what he seems to have will be taken away.” - - - 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.
  • Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time September 19, 2021 8:30 am
    Reading I Wis 2:12, 17-20 The wicked say:     Let us beset the just one, because he is obnoxious to us;         he sets himself against our doings,     reproaches us for transgressions of the law         and charges us with violations of our training.     Let us see whether his words be true;         let us find out what will happen to him.     For if the just one be the son of God, God will defend him         and deliver him from the hand of his foes.     With revilement and torture let us put the just one to the test         that we may have proof of his gentleness         and try his patience.     Let us condemn him to a shameful death;         for according to his own words, God will take care of him. Responsorial Psalm Ps 54:3-4, 5, 6 and 8 R. (6b)    The Lord upholds my life. O God, by your name save me,     and by your might defend my cause. O God, hear my prayer;     hearken to the words of my mouth. R. The Lord upholds my life. For the haughty have risen up against me,     the ruthless  seek my life;     they set not God before their eyes. R. The Lord upholds my life. Behold, God is my helper;     the Lord sustains my life. Freely will I offer you sacrifice;     I will praise your name, O LORD, for its goodness. R. The Lord upholds my life. Reading II Jas 3:16—4:3 Beloved: Where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every foul practice.  But the wisdom from above is first of all pure, then peaceable, gentle, compliant, full of mercy and good fruits, without inconstancy or insincerity.  And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace for those who cultivate peace. Where do the wars and where do the conflicts among you come from?  Is it not from your passions that make war within your members?  You covet but do not possess.  You kill and envy but you cannot obtain; you fight and wage war.  You do not possess because you do not ask.  You ask but do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions. Alleluia Cf. 2 Thes 2:14 R. Alleluia, alleluia. God has called us through the Gospel to possess the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel Mk 9:30-37 Jesus and his disciples left from there and began a journey through Galilee, but he did not wish anyone to know about it.  He was teaching his disciples and telling them, “The Son of Man is to be handed over to men and they will kill him, and three days after his death the Son of Man will rise.”  But they did not understand the saying, and they were afraid to question him. They came to Capernaum and, once inside the house, he began to ask them, “What were you arguing about on the way?”  But they remained silent. They had been discussing among themselves on the way who was the greatest.  Then he sat down, called the Twelve, and said to them, “If anyone wishes to be first, he shall be the last of all and the servant of all.”  Taking a child, he placed it in their midst, and putting his arms around it, he said to them, “Whoever receives one child such as this in my name, receives me; and whoever receives me, receives not me but the One who sent me.” - - - 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 Twenty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time September 18, 2021 8:30 am
    Reading I 1 Tm 6:13-16 Beloved: I charge you before God, who gives life to all things, and before Christ Jesus, who gave testimony under Pontius Pilate for the noble confession, to keep the commandment without stain or reproach until the appearance of our Lord Jesus Christ that the blessed and only ruler will make manifest at the proper time, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light, and whom no human being has seen or can see. To him be honor and eternal power. Amen. Responsorial Psalm 100:1b-2, 3, 4, 5 R. (2) Come with joy into the presence of the Lord. Sing joyfully to the LORD all you lands; serve the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful song. R. Come with joy into the presence of the Lord. Know that the LORD is God; he made us, his we are; his people, the flock he tends. R. Come with joy into the presence of the Lord. Enter his gates with thanksgiving, his courts with praise; Give thanks to him; bless his name. R. Come with joy into the presence of the Lord. For he is good: the LORD, whose kindness endures forever, and his faithfulness, to all generations. R. Come with joy into the presence of the Lord. Alleluia See Lk 8:15 R. Alleluia, alleluia. Blessed are they who have kept the word with a generous heart and yield a harvest through perseverance. R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel Lk 8:4-15 When a large crowd gathered, with people from one town after another journeying to Jesus, he spoke in a parable.  “A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some seed fell on the path and was trampled, and the birds of the sky ate it up. Some seed fell on rocky ground, and when it grew, it withered for lack of moisture. Some seed fell among thorns, and the thorns grew with it and choked it. And some seed fell on good soil, and when it grew, it produced fruit a hundredfold.” After saying this, he called out, “Whoever has ears to hear ought to hear.” Then his disciples asked him what the meaning of this parable might be. He answered, “Knowledge of the mysteries of the Kingdom of God has been granted to you; but to the rest, they are made known through parables so that they may look but not see, and hear but not understand. “This is the meaning of the parable.  The seed is the word of God. Those on the path are the ones who have heard, but the Devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts that they may not believe and be saved. Those on rocky ground are the ones who, when they hear, receive the word with joy, but they have no root; they believe only for a time and fall away in time of temptation. As for the seed that fell among thorns, they are the ones who have heard, but as they go along, they are choked by the anxieties and riches and pleasures of life,  and they fail to produce mature fruit. But as for the seed that fell on rich soil, they are the ones who, when they have heard the word, embrace it with a generous and good heart, and bear fruit through perseverance.” - - - 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.
  • Friday of the Twenty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time September 17, 2021 8:30 am
    Readings for the Optional Memorial of Saint Hildegard of Bingen, Virgin and Doctor of the Church Reading I 1 Tm 6:2c-12 Beloved: Teach and urge these things. Whoever teaches something different and does not agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the religious teaching is conceited, understanding nothing, and has a morbid disposition for arguments and verbal disputes. From these come envy, rivalry, insults, evil suspicions, and mutual friction among people with corrupted minds, who are deprived of the truth, supposing religion to be a means of gain. Indeed, religion with contentment is a great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, just as we shall not be able to take anything out of it. If we have food and clothing, we shall be content with that. Those who want to be rich are falling into temptation and into a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires, which plunge them into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is the root of all evils, and some people in their desire for it have strayed from the faith and have pierced themselves with many pains. But you, man of God, avoid all this. Instead, pursue righteousness, devotion, faith, love, patience, and gentleness. Compete well for the faith. Lay hold of eternal life, to which you were called when you made the noble confession in the presence of many witnesses. Responsorial Psalm 49:6-7, 8-10, 17-18, 19-20 R.    Blessed the poor in spirit; the Kingdom of heaven is theirs! Why should I fear in evil days     when my wicked ensnarers ring me round? They trust in their wealth;     the abundance of their riches is their boast. R.    Blessed the poor in spirit; the Kingdom of heaven is theirs! Yet in no way can a man redeem himself,     or pay his own ransom to God; Too high is the price to redeem one’s life; he would never have enough     to remain alive always and not see destruction. R.    Blessed the poor in spirit; the Kingdom of heaven is theirs! Fear not when a man grows rich,     when the wealth of his house becomes great, For when he dies, he shall take none of it;     his wealth shall not follow him down. R.    Blessed the poor in spirit; the Kingdom of heaven is theirs! Though in his lifetime he counted himself blessed,     “They will praise you for doing well for yourself,” He shall join the circle of his forebears     who shall never more see light. R.    Blessed the poor in spirit; the Kingdom of heaven is theirs! 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 Lk 8:1-3 Jesus journeyed from one town and village to another, preaching and proclaiming the good news of the Kingdom of God. Accompanying him were the Twelve and some women who had been cured of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary, called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, Joanna, the wife of Herod’s steward Chuza, Susanna, and many others who provided for them out of their resources. Readings for the Optional Memorial of Saint Robert Bellarmine, bishop and doctor of the Church - - - 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.
  • Memorial of Saints Cornelius, Pope, and Saint Cyprian, Bishop, Martyrs September 16, 2021 8:30 am
    Readings for the Memorial of Saint Cornelius, pope and martyr, and Saint Cyprian, bishop and martyr Reading I 1 Tm 4:12-16 Beloved: Let no one have contempt for your youth, but set an example for those who believe, in speech, conduct, love, faith, and purity. Until I arrive, attend to the reading, exhortation, and teaching. Do not neglect the gift you have, which was conferred on you through the prophetic word with the imposition of hands by the presbyterate. Be diligent in these matters, be absorbed in them, so that your progress may be evident to everyone. Attend to yourself and to your teaching; persevere in both tasks, for by doing so you will save  both yourself and those who listen to you. Responsorial Psalm 111:7-8, 9, 10 R.    (2) How great are the works of the Lord! The works of his hands are faithful and just;     sure are all his precepts, Reliable forever and ever,     wrought in truth and equity. R.    How great are the works of the Lord! He has sent deliverance to his people;     he has ratified his covenant forever;     holy and awesome is his name. R.    How great are the works of the Lord! The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom;     prudent are all who live by it.     His praise endures forever. R.    How great are the works of the Lord! Alleluia Mt 11:28 R. Alleluia, alleluia. Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest, says the Lord. R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel Lk 7:36-50 A certain Pharisee invited Jesus to dine with him, and he entered the Pharisee’s house and reclined at table. Now there was a sinful woman in the city who learned that he was at table in the house of the Pharisee. Bringing an alabaster flask of ointment, she stood behind him at his feet weeping and began to bathe his feet with her tears. Then she wiped them with her hair, kissed them, and anointed them with the ointment. When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would know who and what sort of woman this is who is touching him, that she is a sinner.” Jesus said to him in reply, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” “Tell me, teacher,” he said. “Two people were in debt to a certain creditor; one owed five hundred days’ wages and the other owed fifty. Since they were unable to repay the debt, he forgave it for both. Which of them will love him more?” Simon said in reply, “The one, I suppose, whose larger debt was forgiven.” He said to him, “You have judged rightly.” Then he turned to the woman and said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? When I entered your house, you did not give me water for my feet, but she has bathed them with her tears and wiped them with her hair. You did not give me a kiss, but she has not ceased kissing my feet since the time I entered. You did not anoint my head with oil, but she anointed my feet with ointment. So I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven; hence, she has shown great love. But the one to whom little is forgiven, loves little.” He said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.” The others at table said to themselves, “Who is this who even forgives sins?” But he said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.” - - - 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.

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