St. Margaret of Cortona, III Order (Memorial)
May 16, 2018

Saints:

Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Acts 20:28-38
    28 Take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God which he obtained with the blood of his own Son.
    29 I know that after my departure fierce wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock;
    30 and from among your own selves will arise men speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them.
    31 Therefore be alert, remembering that for three years I did not cease night or day to admonish every one with tears.
    32 And now I commend you to God and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified.
    33 I coveted no one's silver or gold or apparel.
    34 You yourselves know that these hands ministered to my necessities, and to those who were with me.
    35 In all things I have shown you that by so toiling one must help the weak, remembering the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, `It is more blessed to give than to receive.'"
    36 And when he had spoken thus, he knelt down and prayed with them all.
    37 And they all wept and embraced Paul and kissed him,
    38 sorrowing most of all because of the word he had spoken, that they should see his face no more. And they brought him to the ship.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 68:29-30, 33-36
    28 Summon thy might, O God; show thy strength, O God, thou who hast wrought for us.
    29 Because of thy temple at Jerusalem kings bear gifts to thee.
    32 Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth; sing praises to the Lord, [Selah]
    33 to him who rides in the heavens, the ancient heavens; lo, he sends forth his voice, his mighty voice.
    34 Ascribe power to God, whose majesty is over Israel, and his power is in the skies.
    35 Terrible is God in his sanctuary, the God of Israel, he gives power and strength to his people. Blessed be God!

  • Gospel

    John 17:11-19
    11 And now I am no more in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to thee. Holy Father, keep them in thy name, which thou hast given me, that they may be one, even as we are one.
    12 While I was with them, I kept them in thy name, which thou hast given me; I have guarded them, and none of them is lost but the son of perdition, that the scripture might be fulfilled.
    13 But now I am coming to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves.
    14 I have given them thy word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
    15 I do not pray that thou shouldst take them out of the world, but that thou shouldst keep them from the evil one.
    16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
    17 Sanctify them in the truth; thy word is truth.
    18 As thou didst send me into the world, so I have sent them into the world.
    19 And for their sake I consecrate myself, that they also may be consecrated in truth.

  • 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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