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St. Paschal Baylon, OFM, Religious (Memorial)
May 17, 2019

Saints:

Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Acts 13:26-33
    26 "Brethren, sons of the family of Abraham, and those among you that fear God, to us has been sent the message of this salvation.
    27 For those who live in Jerusalem and their rulers, because they did not recognize him nor understand the utterances of the prophets which are read every sabbath, fulfilled these by condemning him.
    28 Though they could charge him with nothing deserving death, yet they asked Pilate to have him killed.
    29 And when they had fulfilled all that was written of him, they took him down from the tree, and laid him in a tomb.
    30 But God raised him from the dead;
    31 and for many days he appeared to those who came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are now his witnesses to the people.
    32 And we bring you the good news that what God promised to the fathers,
    33 this he has fulfilled to us their children by raising Jesus; as also it is written in the second psalm, `Thou art my Son, today I have begotten thee.'

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 2:6-11
    6 "I have set my king on Zion, my holy hill."
    7 I will tell of the decree of the LORD: He said to me, "You are my son, today I have begotten you.
    8 Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage, and the ends of the earth your possession.
    9 You shall break them with a rod of iron, and dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel."
    10 Now therefore, O kings, be wise; be warned, O rulers of the earth.
    11 Serve the LORD with fear, with trembling

  • Gospel

    John 14:1-6
    1 "Let not your hearts be troubled; believe in God, believe also in me.
    2 In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?
    3 And when I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.
    4 And you know the way where I am going."
    5 Thomas said to him, "Lord, we do not know where you are going; how can we know the way?"
    6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but by me.

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    1 Corinthians 1:26-31
    26 For consider your call, brethren; not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth;
    27 but God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise, God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong,
    28 God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are,
    29 so that no human being might boast in the presence of God.
    30 He is the source of your life in Christ Jesus, whom God made our wisdom, our righteousness and sanctification and redemption;
    31 therefore, as it is written, "Let him who boasts, boast of the Lord."

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 34:2-7, 9-11
    1 I will bless the LORD at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
    2 My soul makes its boast in the LORD; let the afflicted hear and be glad.
    3 O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together!
    4 I sought the LORD, and he answered me, and delivered me from all my fears.
    5 Look to him, and be radiant; so your faces shall never be ashamed.
    6 This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.
    8 O taste and see that the LORD is good! Happy is the man who takes refuge in him!
    9 O fear the LORD, you his saints, for those who fear him have no want!
    10 The young lions suffer want and hunger; but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.

  • Gospel

    Matthew 11:25-30
    25 At that time Jesus declared, "I thank thee, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to babes;
    26 yea, Father, for such was thy gracious will.
    27 All things have been delivered to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and any one to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.
    28 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
    29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
    30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."