St. Martha (Memorial)
July 29, 2017

Saints:

Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Exodus 24:3-8
    3 Moses came and told the people all the words of the LORD and all the ordinances; and all the people answered with one voice, and said, "All the words which the LORD has spoken we will do."
    4 And Moses wrote all the words of the LORD. And he rose early in the morning, and built an altar at the foot of the mountain, and twelve pillars, according to the twelve tribes of Israel.
    5 And he sent young men of the people of Israel, who offered burnt offerings and sacrificed peace offerings of oxen to the LORD.
    6 And Moses took half of the blood and put it in basins, and half of the blood he threw against the altar.
    7 Then he took the book of the covenant, and read it in the hearing of the people; and they said, "All that the LORD has spoken we will do, and we will be obedient."
    8 And Moses took the blood and threw it upon the people, and said, "Behold the blood of the covenant which the LORD has made with you in accordance with all these words."

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 50:1-2, 5-6, 14-15
    1 The Mighty One, God the LORD, speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting.
    2 Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God shines forth.
    5 "Gather to me my faithful ones, who made a covenant with me by sacrifice!"
    6 The heavens declare his righteousness, for God himself is judge! [Selah]
    14 Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving, and pay your vows to the Most High;
    15 and call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me."

  • Gospel

    John 11:19-27
    19 and many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary to console them concerning their brother.
    20 When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went and met him, while Mary sat in the house.
    21 Martha said to Jesus, "Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.
    22 And even now I know that whatever you ask from God, God will give you."
    23 Jesus said to her, "Your brother will rise again."
    24 Martha said to him, "I know that he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day."
    25 Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live,
    26 and whoever lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?"
    27 She said to him, "Yes, Lord; I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, he who is coming into the world."

    OR

    Luke 10:38-42
    38 Now as they went on their way, he entered a village; and a woman named Martha received him into her house.
    39 And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet and listened to his teaching.
    40 But Martha was distracted with much serving; and she went to him and said, "Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me."
    41 But the Lord answered her, "Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things;
    42 one thing is needful. Mary has chosen the good portion, which shall not be taken away from her."

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    1 John 4:7-16
    7 Beloved, let us love one another; for love is of God, and he who loves is born of God and knows God.
    8 He who does not love does not know God; for God is love.
    9 In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him.
    10 In this is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the expiation for our sins.
    11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
    12 No man has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.
    13 By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his own Spirit.
    14 And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son as the Savior of the world.
    15 Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.
    16 So we know and believe the love God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 34:2-11
    1 I will bless the LORD at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
    2 My soul makes its boast in the LORD; let the afflicted hear and be glad.
    3 O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together!
    4 I sought the LORD, and he answered me, and delivered me from all my fears.
    5 Look to him, and be radiant; so your faces shall never be ashamed.
    6 This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.
    7 The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them.
    8 O taste and see that the LORD is good! Happy is the man who takes refuge in him!
    9 O fear the LORD, you his saints, for those who fear him have no want!
    10 The young lions suffer want and hunger; but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.

  • Gospel

    John 11:19-27
    19 and many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary to console them concerning their brother.
    20 When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went and met him, while Mary sat in the house.
    21 Martha said to Jesus, "Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.
    22 And even now I know that whatever you ask from God, God will give you."
    23 Jesus said to her, "Your brother will rise again."
    24 Martha said to him, "I know that he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day."
    25 Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live,
    26 and whoever lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?"
    27 She said to him, "Yes, Lord; I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, he who is coming into the world."

    OR

    Luke 10:38-42
    38 Now as they went on their way, he entered a village; and a woman named Martha received him into her house.
    39 And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet and listened to his teaching.
    40 But Martha was distracted with much serving; and she went to him and said, "Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me."
    41 But the Lord answered her, "Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things;
    42 one thing is needful. Mary has chosen the good portion, which shall not be taken away from her."

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