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St. Justin, Martyr (Memorial)
June 1, 2019

Saints:

Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Acts 18:23-28
    23 After spending some time there he departed and went from place to place through the region of Galatia and Phryg'ia, strengthening all the disciples.
    24 Now a Jew named Apol'los, a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesus. He was an eloquent man, well versed in the scriptures.
    25 He had been instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in spirit, he spoke and taught accurately the things concerning Jesus, though he knew only the baptism of John.
    26 He began to speak boldly in the synagogue; but when Priscilla and Aq'uila heard him, they took him and expounded to him the way of God more accurately.
    27 And when he wished to cross to Acha'ia, the brethren encouraged him, and wrote to the disciples to receive him. When he arrived, he greatly helped those who through grace had believed,
    28 for he powerfully confuted the Jews in public, showing by the scriptures that the Christ was Jesus.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 47:2-3, 8-10
    1 Clap your hands, all peoples! Shout to God with loud songs of joy!
    2 For the LORD, the Most High, is terrible, a great king over all the earth.
    7 For God is the king of all the earth; sing praises with a psalm!
    8 God reigns over the nations; God sits on his holy throne.
    9 The princes of the peoples gather as the people of the God of Abraham. For the shields of the earth belong to God; he is highly exalted!

  • Gospel

    John 16:23-28
    23 In that day you will ask nothing of me. Truly, truly, I say to you, if you ask anything of the Father, he will give it to you in my name.
    24 Hitherto you have asked nothing in my name; ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.
    25 "I have said this to you in figures; the hour is coming when I shall no longer speak to you in figures but tell you plainly of the Father.
    26 In that day you will ask in my name; and I do not say to you that I shall pray the Father for you;
    27 for the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have believed that I came from the Father.
    28 I came from the Father and have come into the world; again, I am leaving the world and going to the Father."

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    1 Corinthians 1:18-25
    18 For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
    19 For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the cleverness of the clever I will thwart."
    20 Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?
    21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe.
    22 For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom,
    23 but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles,
    24 but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.
    25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 34:2-9
    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.
    7 The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them.
    8 O taste and see that the LORD is good! Happy is the man who takes refuge in him!

  • Gospel

    Matthew 5:13-19
    13 "You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trodden under foot by men.
    14 "You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hid.
    15 Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a bushel, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house.
    16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
    17 "Think not that I have come to abolish the law and the prophets; I have come not to abolish them but to fulfil them.
    18 For truly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the law until all is accomplished.
    19 Whoever then relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but he who does them and teaches them shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.