St. Bernardine of Siena, OFM Priest (Memorial)
May 20, 2017

Saints:

Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Acts 16:1-10
    1 And he came also to Derbe and to Lystra. A disciple was there, named Timothy, the son of a Jewish woman who was a believer; but his father was a Greek.
    2 He was well spoken of by the brethren at Lystra and Ico'nium.
    3 Paul wanted Timothy to accompany him; and he took him and circumcised him because of the Jews that were in those places, for they all knew that his father was a Greek.
    4 As they went on their way through the cities, they delivered to them for observance the decisions which had been reached by the apostles and elders who were at Jerusalem.
    5 So the churches were strengthened in the faith, and they increased in numbers daily.
    6 And they went through the region of Phry'gia and Galatia, having been forbidden by the Holy Spirit to speak the word in Asia.
    7 And when they had come opposite My'sia, they attempted to go into Bithyn'ia, but the Spirit of Jesus did not allow them;
    8 so, passing by My'sia, they went down to Tro'as.
    9 And a vision appeared to Paul in the night: a man of Macedo'nia was standing beseeching him and saying, "Come over to Macedo'nia and help us."
    10 And when he had seen the vision, immediately we sought to go on into Macedo'nia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 100:1-3, 5
    1 Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the lands!
    2 Serve the LORD with gladness! Come into his presence with singing!
    3 Know that the LORD is God! It is he that made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
    5 For the LORD is good; his steadfast love endures for ever, and his faithfulness to all generations.

  • Gospel

    John 15:18-21
    18 "If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you.
    19 If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.
    20 Remember the word that I said to you, `A servant is not greater than his master.' If they persecuted me, they will persecute you; if they kept my word, they will keep yours also.
    21 But all this they will do to you on my account, because they do not know him who sent me.

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    Acts 4:8-12
    8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, "Rulers of the people and elders,
    9 if we are being examined today concerning a good deed done to a cripple, by what means this man has been healed,
    10 be it known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by him this man is standing before you well.
    11 This is the stone which was rejected by you builders, but which has become the head of the corner.
    12 And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved."

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 40:2, 4, 7-11
    1 I waited patiently for the LORD; he inclined to me and heard my cry.
    3 He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the LORD.
    6 Sacrifice and offering thou dost not desire; but thou hast given me an open ear. Burnt offering and sin offering thou hast not required.
    7 Then I said, "Lo, I come; in the roll of the book it is written of me;
    8 I delight to do thy will, O my God; thy law is within my heart."
    9 I have told the glad news of deliverance in the great congregation; lo, I have not restrained my lips, as thou knowest, O LORD.
    10 I have not hid thy saving help within my heart, I have spoken of thy faithfulness and thy salvation; I have not concealed thy steadfast love and thy faithfulness from the great congregation.

  • Gospel

    Luke 9:57-62
    57 As they were going along the road, a man said to him, "I will follow you wherever you go."
    58 And Jesus said to him, "Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man has nowhere to lay his head."
    59 To another he said, "Follow me." But he said, "Lord, let me first go and bury my father."
    60 But he said to him, "Leave the dead to bury their own dead; but as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God."
    61 Another said, "I will follow you, Lord; but let me first say farewell to those at my home."
    62 Jesus said to him, "No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God."

  • Third Option

  • First Reading

    Acts 4:8-12
    8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, "Rulers of the people and elders,
    9 if we are being examined today concerning a good deed done to a cripple, by what means this man has been healed,
    10 be it known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by him this man is standing before you well.
    11 This is the stone which was rejected by you builders, but which has become the head of the corner.
    12 And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved."

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 145:1-6, 21
    1 I will extol thee, my God and King, and bless thy name for ever and ever.
    2 Every day I will bless thee, and praise thy name for ever and ever.
    3 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable.
    4 One generation shall laud thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts.
    5 On the glorious splendor of thy majesty, and on thy wondrous works, I will meditate.
    6 Men shall proclaim the might of thy terrible acts, and I will declare thy greatness.
    21 My mouth will speak the praise of the LORD, and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever.

  • Gospel

    John 14:12-17
    12 "Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I go to the Father.
    13 Whatever you ask in my name, I will do it, that the Father may be glorified in the Son;
    14 if you ask anything in my name, I will do it.
    15 "If you love me, you will keep my commandments.
    16 And I will pray the Father, and he will give you another Counselor, to be with you for ever,
    17 even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him; you know him, for he dwells with you, and will be in you.

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