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St. Catherine of Siena, Virgin, Doctor of the Church (Memorial)
April 29, 2020

Saints:

Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Acts 8:1-8
    1 And Saul was consenting to his death. And on that day a great persecution arose against the church in Jerusalem; and they were all scattered throughout the region of Judea and Sama'ria, except the apostles.
    2 Devout men buried Stephen, and made great lamentation over him.
    3 But Saul was ravaging the church, and entering house after house, he dragged off men and women and committed them to prison.
    4 Now those who were scattered went about preaching the word.
    5 Philip went down to a city of Sama'ria, and proclaimed to them the Christ.
    6 And the multitudes with one accord gave heed to what was said by Philip, when they heard him and saw the signs which he did.
    7 For unclean spirits came out of many who were possessed, crying with a loud voice; and many who were paralyzed or lame were healed.
    8 So there was much joy in that city.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 66:1-7
    0 To the choirmaster. A Song. A Psalm.
    1 Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth;
    2 sing the glory of his name; give to him glorious praise!
    3 Say to God, "How terrible are thy deeds! So great is thy power that thy enemies cringe before thee.
    4 All the earth worships thee; they sing praises to thee, sing praises to thy name." [Selah]
    5 Come and see what God has done: he is terrible in his deeds among men.
    6 He turned the sea into dry land; men passed through the river on foot. There did we rejoice in him,

  • Gospel

    John 6:35-40
    35 Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life; he who comes to me shall not hunger, and he who believes in me shall never thirst.
    36 But I said to you that you have seen me and yet do not believe.
    37 All that the Father gives me will come to me; and him who comes to me I will not cast out.
    38 For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him who sent me;
    39 and this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up at the last day.
    40 For this is the will of my Father, that every one who sees the Son and believes in him should have eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day."

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    1 John 1:5--2:2
    5 This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light and in him is no darkness at all.
    6 If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not live according to the truth;
    7 but if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.
    8 If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
    9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just, and will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
    10 If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
    1 My little children, I am writing this to you so that you may not sin; but if any one does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous;
    2 and he is the expiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 103:1-4, 8-9, 13-14, 17-18
    1 Bless the LORD, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless his holy name!
    2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits,
    3 who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases,
    4 who redeems your life from the Pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
    8 The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
    9 He will not always chide, nor will he keep his anger for ever.
    13 As a father pities his children, so the LORD pities those who fear him.
    14 For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust.
    17 But the steadfast love of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon those who fear him, and his righteousness to children's children,
    18 to those who keep his covenant and remember to do his commandments.

  • 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."