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St. Bernardine of Siena, OFM Priest (Memorial)
May 20, 2020

Saints:

Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Acts 17:15, 22--18:1
    15 Those who conducted Paul brought him as far as Athens; and receiving a command for Silas and Timothy to come to him as soon as possible, they departed.
    22 So Paul, standing in the middle of the Are-op'agus, said: "Men of Athens, I perceive that in every way you are very religious.
    23 For as I passed along, and observed the objects of your worship, I found also an altar with this inscription, `To an unknown god.' What therefore you worship as unknown, this I proclaim to you.
    24 The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in shrines made by man,
    25 nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all men life and breath and everything.
    26 And he made from one every nation of men to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their habitation,
    27 that they should seek God, in the hope that they might feel after him and find him. Yet he is not far from each one of us,
    28 for `In him we live and move and have our being'; as even some of your poets have said, `For we are indeed his offspring.'
    29 Being then God's offspring, we ought not to think that the Deity is like gold, or silver, or stone, a representation by the art and imagination of man.
    30 The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all men everywhere to repent,
    31 because he has fixed a day on which he will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed, and of this he has given assurance to all men by raising him from the dead."
    32 Now when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked; but others said, "We will hear you again about this."
    33 So Paul went out from among them.
    34 But some men joined him and believed, among them Dionys'ius the Are-op'agite and a woman named Dam'aris and others with them.
    1 After this he left Athens and went to Corinth.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 148:1-2, 11-14
    1 Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD from the heavens, praise him in the heights!
    2 Praise him, all his angels, praise him, all his host!
    11 Kings of the earth and all peoples, princes and all rulers of the earth!
    12 Young men and maidens together, old men and children!
    13 Let them praise the name of the LORD, for his name alone is exalted; his glory is above earth and heaven.
    14 He has raised up a horn for his people, praise for all his saints, for the people of Israel who are near to him. Praise the LORD!

  • Gospel

    John 16:12-15
    12 "I have yet many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.
    13 When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.
    14 He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you.
    15 All that the Father has is mine; therefore I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    Acts 4:8-12
    8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, "Rulers of the people and elders,
    9 if we are being examined today concerning a good deed done to a cripple, by what means this man has been healed,
    10 be it known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by him this man is standing before you well.
    11 This is the stone which was rejected by you builders, but which has become the head of the corner.
    12 And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved."

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 40:2, 4, 7-11
    1 I waited patiently for the LORD; he inclined to me and heard my cry.
    3 He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the LORD.
    6 Sacrifice and offering thou dost not desire; but thou hast given me an open ear. Burnt offering and sin offering thou hast not required.
    7 Then I said, "Lo, I come; in the roll of the book it is written of me;
    8 I delight to do thy will, O my God; thy law is within my heart."
    9 I have told the glad news of deliverance in the great congregation; lo, I have not restrained my lips, as thou knowest, O LORD.
    10 I have not hid thy saving help within my heart, I have spoken of thy faithfulness and thy salvation; I have not concealed thy steadfast love and thy faithfulness from the great congregation.

  • Gospel

    Luke 9:57-62
    57 As they were going along the road, a man said to him, "I will follow you wherever you go."
    58 And Jesus said to him, "Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man has nowhere to lay his head."
    59 To another he said, "Follow me." But he said, "Lord, let me first go and bury my father."
    60 But he said to him, "Leave the dead to bury their own dead; but as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God."
    61 Another said, "I will follow you, Lord; but let me first say farewell to those at my home."
    62 Jesus said to him, "No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God."

  • Third Option

  • First Reading

    Acts 4:8-12
    8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, "Rulers of the people and elders,
    9 if we are being examined today concerning a good deed done to a cripple, by what means this man has been healed,
    10 be it known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by him this man is standing before you well.
    11 This is the stone which was rejected by you builders, but which has become the head of the corner.
    12 And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved."

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 145:1-6, 21
    1 I will extol thee, my God and King, and bless thy name for ever and ever.
    2 Every day I will bless thee, and praise thy name for ever and ever.
    3 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable.
    4 One generation shall laud thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts.
    5 On the glorious splendor of thy majesty, and on thy wondrous works, I will meditate.
    6 Men shall proclaim the might of thy terrible acts, and I will declare thy greatness.
    21 My mouth will speak the praise of the LORD, and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever.

  • Gospel

    John 14:12-17
    12 "Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I go to the Father.
    13 Whatever you ask in my name, I will do it, that the Father may be glorified in the Son;
    14 if you ask anything in my name, I will do it.
    15 "If you love me, you will keep my commandments.
    16 And I will pray the Father, and he will give you another Counselor, to be with you for ever,
    17 even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him; you know him, for he dwells with you, and will be in you.