St. Martin de Porres, Religious (Optional Memorial)
November 3, 2017

Saints:

Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Romans 9:1-5
    1 I am speaking the truth in Christ, I am not lying; my conscience bears me witness in the Holy Spirit,
    2 that I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart.
    3 For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my brethren, my kinsmen by race.
    4 They are Israelites, and to them belong the sonship, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises;
    5 to them belong the patriarchs, and of their race, according to the flesh, is the Christ. God who is over all be blessed for ever. Amen.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 147:12-15, 19-20
    12 Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem! Praise your God, O Zion!
    13 For he strengthens the bars of your gates; he blesses your sons within you.
    14 He makes peace in your borders; he fills you with the finest of the wheat.
    15 He sends forth his command to the earth; his word runs swiftly.
    19 He declares his word to Jacob, his statutes and ordinances to Israel.
    20 He has not dealt thus with any other nation; they do not know his ordinances. Praise the LORD!

  • Gospel

    Luke 14:1-6
    1 One sabbath when he went to dine at the house of a ruler who belonged to the Pharisees, they were watching him.
    2 And behold, there was a man before him who had dropsy.
    3 And Jesus spoke to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, "Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath, or not?"
    4 But they were silent. Then he took him and healed him, and let him go.
    5 And he said to them, "Which of you, having a son or an ox that has fallen into a well, will not immediately pull him out on a sabbath day?"
    6 And they could not reply to this.

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    Philippians 4:4-9
    4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.
    5 Let all men know your forbearance. The Lord is at hand.
    6 Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
    7 And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will keep your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
    8 Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
    9 What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, do; and the God of peace will be with you.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 131:1-3
    1 O LORD, my heart is not lifted up, my eyes are not raised too high; I do not occupy myself with things too great and too marvelous for me.
    2 But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a child quieted at its mother's breast; like a child that is quieted is my soul.
    3 O Israel, hope in the LORD from this time forth and for evermore.

  • Gospel

    Matthew 22:34-40
    34 But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sad'ducees, they came together.
    35 And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question, to test him.
    36 "Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?"
    37 And he said to him, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.
    38 This is the great and first commandment.
    39 And a second is like it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
    40 On these two commandments depend all the law and the prophets."

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