St. Martha (Memorial)

July 29, 2021

Saints

Daily Readings:

First Option

  • First Reading

    Exodus 40:16-21, 34-38
    16 Thus did Moses; according to all that the LORD commanded him, so he did.
    17 And in the first month in the second year, on the first day of the month, the tabernacle was erected.
    18 Moses erected the tabernacle; he laid its bases, and set up its frames, and put in its poles, and raised up its pillars;
    19 and he spread the tent over the tabernacle, and put the covering of the tent over it, as the LORD had commanded Moses.
    20 And he took the testimony and put it into the ark, and put the poles on the ark, and set the mercy seat above on the ark;
    21 and he brought the ark into the tabernacle, and set up the veil of the screen, and screened the ark of the testimony; as the LORD had commanded Moses.
    34 Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.
    35 And Moses was not able to enter the tent of meeting, because the cloud abode upon it, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.
    36 Throughout all their journeys, whenever the cloud was taken up from over the tabernacle, the people of Israel would go onward;
    37 but if the cloud was not taken up, then they did not go onward till the day that it was taken up.
    38 For throughout all their journeys the cloud of the LORD was upon the tabernacle by day, and fire was in it by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 84:3-6, 8, 11
    2 My soul longs, yea, faints for the courts of the LORD; my heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God.
    3 Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, at thy altars, O LORD of hosts, my King and my God.
    4 Blessed are those who dwell in thy house, ever singing thy praise! [Selah]
    5 Blessed are the men whose strength is in thee, in whose heart are the highways to Zion.
    7 They go from strength to strength; the God of gods will be seen in Zion.
    10 For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness.

  • 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

    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."

Second Option

  • First Reading

    Exodus 40:16-21, 34-38
    16 Thus did Moses; according to all that the LORD commanded him, so he did.
    17 And in the first month in the second year, on the first day of the month, the tabernacle was erected.
    18 Moses erected the tabernacle; he laid its bases, and set up its frames, and put in its poles, and raised up its pillars;
    19 and he spread the tent over the tabernacle, and put the covering of the tent over it, as the LORD had commanded Moses.
    20 And he took the testimony and put it into the ark, and put the poles on the ark, and set the mercy seat above on the ark;
    21 and he brought the ark into the tabernacle, and set up the veil of the screen, and screened the ark of the testimony; as the LORD had commanded Moses.
    34 Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.
    35 And Moses was not able to enter the tent of meeting, because the cloud abode upon it, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.
    36 Throughout all their journeys, whenever the cloud was taken up from over the tabernacle, the people of Israel would go onward;
    37 but if the cloud was not taken up, then they did not go onward till the day that it was taken up.
    38 For throughout all their journeys the cloud of the LORD was upon the tabernacle by day, and fire was in it by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 84:3-6, 8, 11
    2 My soul longs, yea, faints for the courts of the LORD; my heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God.
    3 Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, at thy altars, O LORD of hosts, my King and my God.
    4 Blessed are those who dwell in thy house, ever singing thy praise! [Selah]
    5 Blessed are the men whose strength is in thee, in whose heart are the highways to Zion.
    7 They go from strength to strength; the God of gods will be seen in Zion.
    10 For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness.

  • 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

    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."