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St. Ignatius of Laconi, Religious (Memorial)
May 11, 2020

Saints:

Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Acts 14:5-18
    5 When an attempt was made by both Gentiles and Jews, with their rulers, to molest them and to stone them,
    6 they learned of it and fled to Lystra and Derbe, cities of Lycao'nia, and to the surrounding country;
    7 and there they preached the gospel.
    8 Now at Lystra there was a man sitting, who could not use his feet; he was a cripple from birth, who had never walked.
    9 He listened to Paul speaking; and Paul, looking intently at him and seeing that he had faith to be made well,
    10 said in a loud voice, "Stand upright on your feet." And he sprang up and walked.
    11 And when the crowds saw what Paul had done, they lifted up their voices, saying in Lycao'nian, "The gods have come down to us in the likeness of men!"
    12 Barnabas they called Zeus, and Paul, because he was the chief speaker, they called Hermes.
    13 And the priest of Zeus, whose temple was in front of the city, brought oxen and garlands to the gates and wanted to offer sacrifice with the people.
    14 But when the apostles Barnabas and Paul heard of it, they tore their garments and rushed out among the multitude, crying,
    15 "Men, why are you doing this? We also are men, of like nature with you, and bring you good news, that you should turn from these vain things to a living God who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and all that is in them.
    16 In past generations he allowed all the nations to walk in their own ways;
    17 yet he did not leave himself without witness, for he did good and gave you from heaven rains and fruitful seasons, satisfying your hearts with food and gladness."
    18 With these words they scarcely restrained the people from offering sacrifice to them.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 115:1-4, 15-16
    1 Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to thy name give glory, for the sake of thy steadfast love and thy faithfulness!
    2 Why should the nations say, "Where is their God?"
    3 Our God is in the heavens; he does whatever he pleases.
    4 Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men's hands.
    15 May you be blessed by the LORD, who made heaven and earth!
    16 The heavens are the LORD's heavens, but the earth he has given to the sons of men.

  • Gospel

    John 14:21-26
    21 He who has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me; and he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him."
    22 Judas (not Iscariot) said to him, "Lord, how is it that you will manifest yourself to us, and not to the world?"
    23 Jesus answered him, "If a man loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.
    24 He who does not love me does not keep my words; and the word which you hear is not mine but the Father's who sent me.
    25 "These things I have spoken to you, while I am still with you.
    26 But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    1 Corinthians 1:26-31; 2:1-2
    26 For consider your call, brethren; not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth;
    27 but God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise, God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong,
    28 God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are,
    29 so that no human being might boast in the presence of God.
    30 He is the source of your life in Christ Jesus, whom God made our wisdom, our righteousness and sanctification and redemption;
    31 therefore, as it is written, "Let him who boasts, boast of the Lord."
    1 When I came to you, brethren, I did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God in lofty words or wisdom.
    2 For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 112:1-7, 9
    1 Praise the LORD. Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, who greatly delights in his commandments!
    2 His descendants will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed.
    3 Wealth and riches are in his house; and his righteousness endures for ever.
    4 Light rises in the darkness for the upright; the LORD is gracious, merciful, and righteous.
    5 It is well with the man who deals generously and lends, who conducts his affairs with justice.
    6 For the righteous will never be moved; he will be remembered for ever.
    7 He is not afraid of evil tidings; his heart is firm, trusting in the LORD.
    9 He has distributed freely, he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures for ever; his horn is exalted in honor.

  • Gospel

    Matthew 18:1-5
    1 At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, "Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?"
    2 And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them,
    3 and said, "Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
    4 Whoever humbles himself like this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
    5 "Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me;