Saturday Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary

May 25, 2024


Daily Readings:

  • First Reading

    James 5:13-20

    13Is any one among you suffering? Let him pray. Is any cheerful? Let him sing praise. 14Is any among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord; 15and the prayer of faith will save the sick man, and the Lord will raise him up; and if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. 16Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man has great power in its effects. 17Eli'jah was a man of like nature with ourselves and he prayed fervently that it might not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the earth. 18Then he prayed again and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth its fruit. 19My brethren, if any one among you wanders from the truth and some one brings him back, 20let him know that whoever brings back a sinner from the error of his way will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 141:1-3, 8

    1I call upon thee, O LORD; make haste to me! Give ear to my voice, when I call to thee! 2Let my prayer be counted as incense before thee, and the lifting up of my hands as an evening sacrifice! 3Set a guard over my mouth, O LORD, keep watch over the door of my lips! 8But my eyes are toward thee, O LORD God; in thee I seek refuge; leave me not defenseless!

  • Gospel

    Mark 10:13-16

    13And they were bringing children to him, that he might touch them; and the disciples rebuked them. 14But when Jesus saw it he was indignant, and said to them, "Let the children come to me, do not hinder them; for to such belongs the kingdom of God. 15Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it." 16And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands upon them.