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St. James of the March, Priest (Optional Memorial)
November 28, 2020

Saints:

Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Revelation 22:1-7
    1 Then he showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb
    2 through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
    3 There shall no more be anything accursed, but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and his servants shall worship him;
    4 they shall see his face, and his name shall be on their foreheads.
    5 And night shall be no more; they need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they shall reign for ever and ever.
    6 And he said to me, "These words are trustworthy and true. And the Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, has sent his angel to show his servants what must soon take place.
    7 And behold, I am coming soon." Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 95:1-7
    1 O come, let us sing to the LORD; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!
    2 Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!
    3 For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods.
    4 In his hand are the depths of the earth; the heights of the mountains are his also.
    5 The sea is his, for he made it; for his hands formed the dry land.
    6 O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker!
    7 For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. O that today you would hearken to his voice!

  • Gospel

    Luke 21:34-36
    34 "But take heed to yourselves lest your hearts be weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and cares of this life, and that day come upon you suddenly like a snare;
    35 for it will come upon all who dwell upon the face of the whole earth.
    36 But watch at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that will take place, and to stand before the Son of man."

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    Sirach 45:1-5
    1 From his descendants the Lord brought forth a man of mercy, who found favor in the sight of all flesh and was beloved by God and man, Moses, whose memory is blessed.
    2 He made him equal in glory to the holy ones, and made him great in the fears of his enemies.
    3 By his words he caused signs to cease; the Lord glorified him in the presence of kings. He gave him commands for his people, and showed him part of his glory.
    4 He sanctified him through faithfulness and meekness; he chose him out of all mankind.
    5 He made him hear his voice, and led him into the thick darkness, and gave him the commandments face to face, the law of life and knowledge, to teach Jacob the covenant, and Israel his judgments.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 16:1-2, 5-8, 11
    1 Preserve me, O God, for in thee I take refuge.
    2 I say to the LORD, "Thou art my Lord; I have no good apart from thee."
    5 The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup; thou holdest my lot.
    6 The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.
    7 I bless the LORD who gives me counsel; in the night also my heart instructs me.
    8 I keep the LORD always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
    11 Thou dost show me the path of life; in thy presence there is fulness of joy, in thy right hand are pleasures for evermore.

  • Gospel

    Luke 10:1-9
    1 After this the Lord appointed seventy others, and sent them on ahead of him, two by two, into every town and place where he himself was about to come.
    2 And he said to them, "The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; pray therefore the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.
    3 Go your way; behold, I send you out as lambs in the midst of wolves.
    4 Carry no purse, no bag, no sandals; and salute no one on the road.
    5 Whatever house you enter, first say, `Peace be to this house!'
    6 And if a son of peace is there, your peace shall rest upon him; but if not, it shall return to you.
    7 And remain in the same house, eating and drinking what they provide, for the laborer deserves his wages; do not go from house to house.
    8 Whenever you enter a town and they receive you, eat what is set before you;
    9 heal the sick in it and say to them, `The kingdom of God has come near to you.'

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