Our Lady of Lourdes (Optional Memorial)
February 11, 2017

Saints:

Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Genesis 3:9-24
    9 But the LORD God called to the man, and said to him, "Where are you?"
    10 And he said, "I heard the sound of thee in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself."
    11 He said, "Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?"
    12 The man said, "The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me fruit of the tree, and I ate."
    13 Then the LORD God said to the woman, "What is this that you have done?" The woman said, "The serpent beguiled me, and I ate."
    14 The LORD God said to the serpent, "Because you have done this, cursed are you above all cattle, and above all wild animals; upon your belly you shall go, and dust you shall eat all the days of your life.
    15 I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel."
    16 To the woman he said, "I will greatly multiply your pain in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children, yet your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you."
    17 And to Adam he said, "Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten of the tree of which I commanded you, `You shall not eat of it,' cursed is the ground because of you; in toil you shall eat of it all the days of your life;
    18 thorns and thistles it shall bring forth to you; and you shall eat the plants of the field.
    19 In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; you are dust, and to dust you shall return."
    20 The man called his wife's name Eve, because she was the mother of all living.
    21 And the LORD God made for Adam and for his wife garments of skins, and clothed them.
    22 Then the LORD God said, "Behold, the man has become like one of us, knowing good and evil; and now, lest he put forth his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever" --
    23 therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from which he was taken.
    24 He drove out the man; and at the east of the garden of Eden he placed the cherubim, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 90:2-6, 12-13
    2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting thou art God.
    3 Thou turnest man back to the dust, and sayest, "Turn back, O children of men!"
    4 For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, or as a watch in the night.
    5 Thou dost sweep men away; they are like a dream, like grass which is renewed in the morning:
    6 in the morning it flourishes and is renewed; in the evening it fades and withers.
    12 So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.
    13 Return, O LORD! How long? Have pity on thy servants!

  • Gospel

    Mark 8:1-10
    1 In those days, when again a great crowd had gathered, and they had nothing to eat, he called his disciples to him, and said to them,
    2 "I have compassion on the crowd, because they have been with me now three days, and have nothing to eat;
    3 and if I send them away hungry to their homes, they will faint on the way; and some of them have come a long way."
    4 And his disciples answered him, "How can one feed these men with bread here in the desert?"
    5 And he asked them, "How many loaves have you?" They said, "Seven."
    6 And he commanded the crowd to sit down on the ground; and he took the seven loaves, and having given thanks he broke them and gave them to his disciples to set before the people; and they set them before the crowd.
    7 And they had a few small fish; and having blessed them, he commanded that these also should be set before them.
    8 And they ate, and were satisfied; and they took up the broken pieces left over, seven baskets full.
    9 And there were about four thousand people.
    10 And he sent them away; and immediately he got into the boat with his disciples, and went to the district of Dalmanu'tha.

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    Isaiah 66:10-14
    10 "Rejoice with Jerusalem, and be glad for her, all you who love her; rejoice with her in joy, all you who mourn over her;
    11 that you may suck and be satisfied with her consoling breasts; that you may drink deeply with delight from the abundance of her glory."
    12 For thus says the LORD: "Behold, I will extend prosperity to her like a river, and the wealth of the nations like an overflowing stream; and you shall suck, you shall be carried upon her hip, and dandled upon her knees.
    13 As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you; you shall be comforted in Jerusalem.
    14 You shall see, and your heart shall rejoice; your bones shall flourish like the grass; and it shall be known that the hand of the LORD is with his servants, and his indignation is against his enemies.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Judith 13:18-19
    18 And Uzziah said to her, "O daughter, you are blessed by the Most High God above all women on earth; and blessed be the Lord God, who created the heavens and the earth, who has guided you to strike the head of the leader of our enemies.
    19 Your hope will never depart from the hearts of men, as they remember the power of God.

  • Gospel

    John 2:1-11
    1 On the third day there was a marriage at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there;
    2 Jesus also was invited to the marriage, with his disciples.
    3 When the wine failed, the mother of Jesus said to him, "They have no wine."
    4 And Jesus said to her, "O woman, what have you to do with me? My hour has not yet come."
    5 His mother said to the servants, "Do whatever he tells you."
    6 Now six stone jars were standing there, for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons.
    7 Jesus said to them, "Fill the jars with water." And they filled them up to the brim.
    8 He said to them, "Now draw some out, and take it to the steward of the feast." So they took it.
    9 When the steward of the feast tasted the water now become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the steward of the feast called the bridegroom
    10 and said to him, "Every man serves the good wine first; and when men have drunk freely, then the poor wine; but you have kept the good wine until now."
    11 This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested his glory; and his disciples believed in him.

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