The Most Holy Name of Mary (Optional Memorial)
September 12, 2017

Saints:

Daily Readings:

  • First Reading

    Galatians 4:4-7
    4 But when the time had fully come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law,
    5 to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.
    6 And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, "Abba! Father!"
    7 So through God you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son then an heir.

    OR

    Ephesians 1:3-6, 11-12
    3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places,
    4 even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him.
    5 He destined us in love to be his sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will,
    6 to the praise of his glorious grace which he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.
    11 In him, according to the purpose of him who accomplishes all things according to the counsel of his will,
    12 we who first hoped in Christ have been destined and appointed to live for the praise of his glory.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Luke 1:46-55
    46 And Mary said, "My soul magnifies the Lord,
    47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
    48 for he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden. For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed;
    49 for he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name.
    50 And his mercy is on those who fear him from generation to generation.
    51 He has shown strength with his arm, he has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts,
    52 he has put down the mighty from their thrones, and exalted those of low degree;
    53 he has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent empty away.
    54 He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy,
    55 as he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his posterity for ever."

  • Gospel

    Luke 1:39-57
    39 In those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a city of Judah,
    40 and she entered the house of Zechari'ah and greeted Elizabeth.
    41 And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit
    42 and she exclaimed with a loud cry, "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb!
    43 And why is this granted me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
    44 For behold, when the voice of your greeting came to my ears, the babe in my womb leaped for joy.
    45 And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfilment of what was spoken to her from the Lord."
    46 And Mary said, "My soul magnifies the Lord,
    47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
    48 for he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden. For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed;
    49 for he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name.
    50 And his mercy is on those who fear him from generation to generation.
    51 He has shown strength with his arm, he has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts,
    52 he has put down the mighty from their thrones, and exalted those of low degree;
    53 he has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent empty away.
    54 He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy,
    55 as he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his posterity for ever."
    56 And Mary remained with her about three months, and returned to her home.
    57 Now the time came for Elizabeth to be delivered, and she gave birth to a son.

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