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St. Margaret of Cortona, III Order (Memorial)
May 16, 2019

Saints:

Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Acts 13:13-25
    13 Now Paul and his company set sail from Paphos, and came to Perga in Pamphyl'ia. And John left them and returned to Jerusalem;
    14 but they passed on from Perga and came to Antioch of Pisid'ia. And on the sabbath day they went into the synagogue and sat down.
    15 After the reading of the law and the prophets, the rulers of the synagogue sent to them, saying, "Brethren, if you have any word of exhortation for the people, say it."
    16 So Paul stood up, and motioning with his hand said: "Men of Israel, and you that fear God, listen.
    17 The God of this people Israel chose our fathers and made the people great during their stay in the land of Egypt, and with uplifted arm he led them out of it.
    18 And for about forty years he bore with them in the wilderness.
    19 And when he had destroyed seven nations in the land of Canaan, he gave them their land as an inheritance, for about four hundred and fifty years.
    20 And after that he gave them judges until Samuel the prophet.
    21 Then they asked for a king; and God gave them Saul the son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, for forty years.
    22 And when he had removed him, he raised up David to be their king; of whom he testified and said, `I have found in David the son of Jesse a man after my heart, who will do all my will.'
    23 Of this man's posterity God has brought to Israel a Savior, Jesus, as he promised.
    24 Before his coming John had preached a baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel.
    25 And as John was finishing his course, he said, `What do you suppose that I am? I am not he. No, but after me one is coming, the sandals of whose feet I am not worthy to untie.'

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 89:2-3, 21-22, 25, 27
    1 I will sing of thy steadfast love, O LORD, for ever; with my mouth I will proclaim thy faithfulness to all generations.
    2 For thy steadfast love was established for ever, thy faithfulness is firm as the heavens.
    20 I have found David, my servant; with my holy oil I have anointed him;
    21 so that my hand shall ever abide with him, my arm also shall strengthen him.
    24 My faithfulness and my steadfast love shall be with him, and in my name shall his horn be exalted.
    26 He shall cry to me, `Thou art my Father, my God, and the Rock of my salvation.'

  • Gospel

    John 13:16-20
    16 Truly, truly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master; nor is he who is sent greater than he who sent him.
    17 If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.
    18 I am not speaking of you all; I know whom I have chosen; it is that the scripture may be fulfilled, `He who ate my bread has lifted his heel against me.'
    19 I tell you this now, before it takes place, that when it does take place you may believe that I am he.
    20 Truly, truly, I say to you, he who receives any one whom I send receives me; and he who receives me receives him who sent me."

  • 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."