St. Margaret of Cortona, III Order (Memorial) :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
St. Margaret of Cortona, III Order (Memorial)
May 16, 2020

Saints:

Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Acts 16:1-10
    1 And he came also to Derbe and to Lystra. A disciple was there, named Timothy, the son of a Jewish woman who was a believer; but his father was a Greek.
    2 He was well spoken of by the brethren at Lystra and Ico'nium.
    3 Paul wanted Timothy to accompany him; and he took him and circumcised him because of the Jews that were in those places, for they all knew that his father was a Greek.
    4 As they went on their way through the cities, they delivered to them for observance the decisions which had been reached by the apostles and elders who were at Jerusalem.
    5 So the churches were strengthened in the faith, and they increased in numbers daily.
    6 And they went through the region of Phry'gia and Galatia, having been forbidden by the Holy Spirit to speak the word in Asia.
    7 And when they had come opposite My'sia, they attempted to go into Bithyn'ia, but the Spirit of Jesus did not allow them;
    8 so, passing by My'sia, they went down to Tro'as.
    9 And a vision appeared to Paul in the night: a man of Macedo'nia was standing beseeching him and saying, "Come over to Macedo'nia and help us."
    10 And when he had seen the vision, immediately we sought to go on into Macedo'nia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 100:1-3, 5
    1 Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the lands!
    2 Serve the LORD with gladness! Come into his presence with singing!
    3 Know that the LORD is God! It is he that made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
    5 For the LORD is good; his steadfast love endures for ever, and his faithfulness to all generations.

  • Gospel

    John 15:18-21
    18 "If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you.
    19 If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.
    20 Remember the word that I said to you, `A servant is not greater than his master.' If they persecuted me, they will persecute you; if they kept my word, they will keep yours also.
    21 But all this they will do to you on my account, because they do not know him who sent me.

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    Ezekiel 18:21-23, 27-28
    21 "But if a wicked man turns away from all his sins which he has committed and keeps all my statutes and does what is lawful and right, he shall surely live; he shall not die.
    22 None of the transgressions which he has committed shall be remembered against him; for the righteousness which he has done he shall live.
    23 Have I any pleasure in the death of the wicked, says the Lord GOD, and not rather that he should turn from his way and live?
    27 Again, when a wicked man turns away from the wickedness he has committed and does what is lawful and right, he shall save his life.
    28 Because he considered and turned away from all the transgressions which he had committed, he shall surely live, he shall not die.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 103:1-4, 8, 10-12
    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.
    10 He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor requite us according to our iniquities.
    11 For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;
    12 as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us.

  • Gospel

    Luke 15:1-10
    1 Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him.
    2 And the Pharisees and the scribes murmured, saying, "This man receives sinners and eats with them."
    3 So he told them this parable:
    4 "What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one which is lost, until he finds it?
    5 And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing.
    6 And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, `Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost.'
    7 Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.
    8 "Or what woman, having ten silver coins, if she loses one coin, does not light a lamp and sweep the house and seek diligently until she finds it?
    9 And when she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, `Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin which I had lost.'
    10 Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents."