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St. Conrad of Parzham, Capuchin, Religious (Memorial)
April 21, 2020

Saints:

Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Acts 4:32-37
    32 Now the company of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things which he possessed was his own, but they had everything in common.
    33 And with great power the apostles gave their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all.
    34 There was not a needy person among them, for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the proceeds of what was sold
    35 and laid it at the apostles' feet; and distribution was made to each as any had need.
    36 Thus Joseph who was surnamed by the apostles Barnabas (which means, Son of encouragement), a Levite, a native of Cyprus,
    37 sold a field which belonged to him, and brought the money and laid it at the apostles' feet.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 93:1-2, 5
    1 The LORD reigns; he is robed in majesty; the LORD is robed, he is girded with strength. Yea, the world is established; it shall never be moved;
    2 thy throne is established from of old; thou art from everlasting.
    5 Thy decrees are very sure; holiness befits thy house, O LORD, for evermore.

  • Gospel

    John 3:7-15
    7 Do not marvel that I said to you, `You must be born anew.'
    8 The wind blows where it wills, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know whence it comes or whither it goes; so it is with every one who is born of the Spirit."
    9 Nicode'mus said to him, "How can this be?"
    10 Jesus answered him, "Are you a teacher of Israel, and yet you do not understand this?
    11 Truly, truly, I say to you, we speak of what we know, and bear witness to what we have seen; but you do not receive our testimony.
    12 If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you heavenly things?
    13 No one has ascended into heaven but he who descended from heaven, the Son of man.
    14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of man be lifted up,
    15 that whoever believes in him may have eternal life."

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    Revelation 3:14, 20-22
    14 "And to the angel of the church in La-odice'a write: `The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God's creation.
    20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any one hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.
    21 He who conquers, I will grant him to sit with me on my throne, as I myself conquered and sat down with my Father on his throne.
    22 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.'"

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 122:1-9
    1 I was glad when they said to me, "Let us go to the house of the LORD!"
    2 Our feet have been standing within your gates, O Jerusalem!
    3 Jerusalem, built as a city which is bound firmly together,
    4 to which the tribes go up, the tribes of the LORD, as was decreed for Israel, to give thanks to the name of the LORD.
    5 There thrones for judgment were set, the thrones of the house of David.
    6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem! "May they prosper who love you!
    7 Peace be within your walls, and security within your towers!"
    8 For my brethren and companions' sake I will say, "Peace be within you!"
    9 For the sake of the house of the LORD our God, I will seek your good.

  • Gospel

    Luke 11:9-13
    9 And I tell you, Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
    10 For every one who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.
    11 What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent;
    12 or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion?
    13 If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!"