St. Margaret of Cortona, III Order (Memorial)
May 16, 2017

Saints:

Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Acts 14:19-28
    19 But Jews came there from Antioch and Ico'nium; and having persuaded the people, they stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city, supposing that he was dead.
    20 But when the disciples gathered about him, he rose up and entered the city; and on the next day he went on with Barnabas to Derbe.
    21 When they had preached the gospel to that city and had made many disciples, they returned to Lystra and to Ico'nium and to Antioch,
    22 strengthening the souls of the disciples, exhorting them to continue in the faith, and saying that through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.
    23 And when they had appointed elders for them in every church, with prayer and fasting they committed them to the Lord in whom they believed.
    24 Then they passed through Pisid'ia, and came to Pamphyl'ia.
    25 And when they had spoken the word in Perga, they went down to Attali'a;
    26 and from there they sailed to Antioch, where they had been commended to the grace of God for the work which they had fulfilled.
    27 And when they arrived, they gathered the church together and declared all that God had done with them, and how he had opened a door of faith to the Gentiles.
    28 And they remained no little time with the disciples.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 145:10-13, 21
    10 All thy works shall give thanks to thee, O LORD, and all thy saints shall bless thee!
    11 They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and tell of thy power,
    12 to make known to the sons of men thy mighty deeds, and the glorious splendor of thy kingdom.
    13 Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endures throughout all generations. The LORD is faithful in all his words, and gracious in all his deeds.
    21 My mouth will speak the praise of the LORD, and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever.

  • Gospel

    John 14:27-31
    27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
    28 You heard me say to you, `I go away, and I will come to you.' If you loved me, you would have rejoiced, because I go to the Father; for the Father is greater than I.
    29 And now I have told you before it takes place, so that when it does take place, you may believe.
    30 I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming. He has no power over me;
    31 but I do as the Father has commanded me, so that the world may know that I love the Father. Rise, let us go hence.

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    Ezekiel 18:21-23, 27-28
    21 "But if a wicked man turns away from all his sins which he has committed and keeps all my statutes and does what is lawful and right, he shall surely live; he shall not die.
    22 None of the transgressions which he has committed shall be remembered against him; for the righteousness which he has done he shall live.
    23 Have I any pleasure in the death of the wicked, says the Lord GOD, and not rather that he should turn from his way and live?
    27 Again, when a wicked man turns away from the wickedness he has committed and does what is lawful and right, he shall save his life.
    28 Because he considered and turned away from all the transgressions which he had committed, he shall surely live, he shall not die.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 103:1-4, 8, 10-12
    1 Bless the LORD, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless his holy name!
    2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits,
    3 who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases,
    4 who redeems your life from the Pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
    8 The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
    10 He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor requite us according to our iniquities.
    11 For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;
    12 as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us.

  • Gospel

    Luke 15:1-10
    1 Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him.
    2 And the Pharisees and the scribes murmured, saying, "This man receives sinners and eats with them."
    3 So he told them this parable:
    4 "What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one which is lost, until he finds it?
    5 And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing.
    6 And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, `Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost.'
    7 Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.
    8 "Or what woman, having ten silver coins, if she loses one coin, does not light a lamp and sweep the house and seek diligently until she finds it?
    9 And when she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, `Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin which I had lost.'
    10 Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents."

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