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The Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Memorial)
June 20, 2020

Saints:

Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    2 Chronicles 24:17-25
    17 Now after the death of Jehoi'ada the princes of Judah came and did obeisance to the king; then the king hearkened to them.
    18 And they forsook the house of the LORD, the God of their fathers, and served the Ashe'rim and the idols. And wrath came upon Judah and Jerusalem for this their guilt.
    19 Yet he sent prophets among them to bring them back to the LORD; these testified against them, but they would not give heed.
    20 Then the Spirit of God took possession of Zechari'ah the son of Jehoi'ada the priest; and he stood above the people, and said to them, "Thus says God, `Why do you transgress the commandments of the LORD, so that you cannot prosper? Because you have forsaken the LORD, he has forsaken you.'"
    21 But they conspired against him, and by command of the king they stoned him with stones in the court of the house of the LORD.
    22 Thus Jo'ash the king did not remember the kindness which Jehoi'ada, Zechari'ah's father, had shown him, but killed his son. And when he was dying, he said, "May the LORD see and avenge!"
    23 At the end of the year the army of the Syrians came up against Jo'ash. They came to Judah and Jerusalem, and destroyed all the princes of the people from among the people, and sent all their spoil to the king of Damascus.
    24 Though the army of the Syrians had come with few men, the LORD delivered into their hand a very great army, because they had forsaken the LORD, the God of their fathers. Thus they executed judgment on Jo'ash.
    25 When they had departed from him, leaving him severely wounded, his servants conspired against him because of the blood of the son of Jehoi'ada the priest, and slew him on his bed. So he died; and they buried him in the city of David, but they did not bury him in the tombs of the kings.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 89:4-5, 29-34
    3 Thou hast said, "I have made a covenant with my chosen one, I have sworn to David my servant:
    4 `I will establish your descendants for ever, and build your throne for all generations.'" [Selah]
    28 My steadfast love I will keep for him for ever, and my covenant will stand firm for him.
    29 I will establish his line for ever and his throne as the days of the heavens.
    30 If his children forsake my law and do not walk according to my ordinances,
    31 if they violate my statutes and do not keep my commandments,
    32 then I will punish their transgression with the rod and their iniquity with scourges;
    33 but I will not remove from him my steadfast love, or be false to my faithfulness.

  • Gospel

    Luke 2:41-51
    41 Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the Passover.
    42 And when he was twelve years old, they went up according to custom;
    43 and when the feast was ended, as they were returning, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. His parents did not know it,
    44 but supposing him to be in the company they went a day's journey, and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintances;
    45 and when they did not find him, they returned to Jerusalem, seeking him.
    46 After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions;
    47 and all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers.
    48 And when they saw him they were astonished; and his mother said to him, "Son, why have you treated us so? Behold, your father and I have been looking for you anxiously."
    49 And he said to them, "How is it that you sought me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father's house?"
    50 And they did not understand the saying which he spoke to them.
    51 And he went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them; and his mother kept all these things in her heart.

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    Isaiah 61:9-11
    9 Their descendants shall be known among the nations, and their offspring in the midst of the peoples; all who see them shall acknowledge them, that they are a people whom the LORD has blessed.
    10 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall exult in my God; for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation, he has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with a garland, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
    11 For as the earth brings forth its shoots, and as a garden causes what is sown in it to spring up, so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    1 Samuel 2:1, 4-8
    1 Hannah also prayed and said, "My heart exults in the LORD; my strength is exalted in the LORD. My mouth derides my enemies, because I rejoice in thy salvation.
    4 The bows of the mighty are broken, but the feeble gird on strength.
    5 Those who were full have hired themselves out for bread, but those who were hungry have ceased to hunger. The barren has borne seven, but she who has many children is forlorn.
    6 The LORD kills and brings to life; he brings down to Sheol and raises up.
    7 The LORD makes poor and makes rich; he brings low, he also exalts.
    8 He raises up the poor from the dust; he lifts the needy from the ash heap, to make them sit with princes and inherit a seat of honor. For the pillars of the earth are the LORD'S, and on them he has set the world.

  • Gospel

    Luke 2:41-51
    41 Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the Passover.
    42 And when he was twelve years old, they went up according to custom;
    43 and when the feast was ended, as they were returning, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. His parents did not know it,
    44 but supposing him to be in the company they went a day's journey, and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintances;
    45 and when they did not find him, they returned to Jerusalem, seeking him.
    46 After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions;
    47 and all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers.
    48 And when they saw him they were astonished; and his mother said to him, "Son, why have you treated us so? Behold, your father and I have been looking for you anxiously."
    49 And he said to them, "How is it that you sought me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father's house?"
    50 And they did not understand the saying which he spoke to them.
    51 And he went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them; and his mother kept all these things in her heart.