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St. Boniface, Bishop, Martyr (Memorial)
June 5, 2019

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

    Acts 26:19-23
    19 "Wherefore, O King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision,
    20 but declared first to those at Damascus, then at Jerusalem and throughout all the country of Judea, and also to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God and perform deeds worthy of their repentance.
    21 For this reason the Jews seized me in the temple and tried to kill me.
    22 To this day I have had the help that comes from God, and so I stand here testifying both to small and great, saying nothing but what the prophets and Moses said would come to pass:
    23 that the Christ must suffer, and that, by being the first to rise from the dead, he would proclaim light both to the people and to the Gentiles."

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 117:1-2
    1 Praise the LORD, all nations! Extol him, all peoples!
    2 For great is his steadfast love toward us; and the faithfulness of the LORD endures for ever. Praise the LORD!

  • Gospel

    John 10:11-16
    11 I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
    12 He who is a hireling and not a shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf snatches them and scatters them.
    13 He flees because he is a hireling and cares nothing for the sheep.
    14 I am the good shepherd; I know my own and my own know me,
    15 as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep.
    16 And I have other sheep, that are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they will heed my voice. So there shall be one flock, one shepherd.