St. Conrad of Parzham, Capuchin, Religious (Memorial)
April 21, 2018


Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Acts 9:31-42
    31 So the church throughout all Judea and Galilee and Sama'ria had peace and was built up; and walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit it was multiplied.
    32 Now as Peter went here and there among them all, he came down also to the saints that lived at Lydda.
    33 There he found a man named Aene'as, who had been bedridden for eight years and was paralyzed.
    34 And Peter said to him, "Aene'as, Jesus Christ heals you; rise and make your bed." And immediately he rose.
    35 And all the residents of Lydda and Sharon saw him, and they turned to the Lord.
    36 Now there was at Joppa a disciple named Tabitha, which means Dorcas. She was full of good works and acts of charity.
    37 In those days she fell sick and died; and when they had washed her, they laid her in an upper room.
    38 Since Lydda was near Joppa, the disciples, hearing that Peter was there, sent two men to him entreating him, "Please come to us without delay."
    39 So Peter rose and went with them. And when he had come, they took him to the upper room. All the widows stood beside him weeping, and showing tunics and other garments which Dorcas made while she was with them.
    40 But Peter put them all outside and knelt down and prayed; then turning to the body he said, "Tabitha, rise." And she opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter she sat up.
    41 And he gave her his hand and lifted her up. Then calling the saints and widows he presented her alive.
    42 And it became known throughout all Joppa, and many believed in the Lord.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 116:12-17
    12 What shall I render to the LORD for all his bounty to me?
    13 I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the LORD,
    14 I will pay my vows to the LORD in the presence of all his people.
    15 Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.
    16 O LORD, I am thy servant; I am thy servant, the son of thy handmaid. Thou hast loosed my bonds.
    17 I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving and call on the name of the LORD.

  • Gospel

    John 6:60-69
    60 Many of his disciples, when they heard it, said, "This is a hard saying; who can listen to it?"
    61 But Jesus, knowing in himself that his disciples murmured at it, said to them, "Do you take offense at this?
    62 Then what if you were to see the Son of man ascending where he was before?
    63 It is the spirit that gives life, the flesh is of no avail; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life.
    64 But there are some of you that do not believe." For Jesus knew from the first who those were that did not believe, and who it was that would betray him.
    65 And he said, "This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted him by the Father."
    66 After this many of his disciples drew back and no longer went about with him.
    67 Jesus said to the twelve, "Do you also wish to go away?"
    68 Simon Peter answered him, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life;
    69 and we have believed, and have come to know, that you are the Holy One of God."

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    Revelation 3:14, 20-22
    14 "And to the angel of the church in La-odice'a write: `The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God's creation.
    20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any one hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.
    21 He who conquers, I will grant him to sit with me on my throne, as I myself conquered and sat down with my Father on his throne.
    22 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.'"

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 122:1-9
    1 I was glad when they said to me, "Let us go to the house of the LORD!"
    2 Our feet have been standing within your gates, O Jerusalem!
    3 Jerusalem, built as a city which is bound firmly together,
    4 to which the tribes go up, the tribes of the LORD, as was decreed for Israel, to give thanks to the name of the LORD.
    5 There thrones for judgment were set, the thrones of the house of David.
    6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem! "May they prosper who love you!
    7 Peace be within your walls, and security within your towers!"
    8 For my brethren and companions' sake I will say, "Peace be within you!"
    9 For the sake of the house of the LORD our God, I will seek your good.

  • Gospel

    Luke 11:9-13
    9 And I tell you, Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
    10 For every one who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.
    11 What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent;
    12 or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion?
    13 If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!"

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