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St. Mary Magdalene (Feast)
July 22, 2020

Saints:

Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Jeremiah 1:1, 4-10
    1 The words of Jeremiah, the son of Hilki'ah, of the priests who were in An'athoth in the land of Benjamin,
    4 Now the word of the LORD came to me saying,
    5 "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations."
    6 Then I said, "Ah, Lord GOD! Behold, I do not know how to speak, for I am only a youth."
    7 But the LORD said to me, "Do not say, `I am only a youth'; for to all to whom I send you you shall go, and whatever I command you you shall speak.
    8 Be not afraid of them, for I am with you to deliver you, says the LORD."
    9 Then the LORD put forth his hand and touched my mouth; and the LORD said to me, "Behold, I have put my words in your mouth.
    10 See, I have set you this day over nations and over kingdoms, to pluck up and to break down, to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant."

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 71:1-6, 15, 17
    1 In thee, O LORD, do I take refuge; let me never be put to shame!
    2 In thy righteousness deliver me and rescue me; incline thy ear to me, and save me!
    3 Be thou to me a rock of refuge, a strong fortress, to save me, for thou art my rock and my fortress.
    4 Rescue me, O my God, from the hand of the wicked, from the grasp of the unjust and cruel man.
    5 For thou, O Lord, art my hope, my trust, O LORD, from my youth.
    6 Upon thee I have leaned from my birth; thou art he who took me from my mother's womb. My praise is continually of thee.
    15 My mouth will tell of thy righteous acts, of thy deeds of salvation all the day, for their number is past my knowledge.
    17 O God, from my youth thou hast taught me, and I still proclaim thy wondrous deeds.

  • Gospel

    John 20:1-2, 11-18
    1 Now on the first day of the week Mary Mag'dalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb.
    2 So she ran, and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, "They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him."
    11 But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look into the tomb;
    12 and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, one at the head and one at the feet.
    13 They said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping?" She said to them, "Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him."
    14 Saying this, she turned round and saw Jesus standing, but she did not know that it was Jesus.
    15 Jesus said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping? Whom do you seek?" Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, "Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away."
    16 Jesus said to her, "Mary." She turned and said to him in Hebrew, "Rab-bo'ni!" (which means Teacher).
    17 Jesus said to her, "Do not hold me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to my brethren and say to them, I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God."
    18 Mary Mag'dalene went and said to the disciples, "I have seen the Lord"; and she told them that he had said these things to her.

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    Song of Solomon 3:1-4
    1 Upon my bed by night I sought him whom my soul loves; I sought him, but found him not; I called him, but he gave no answer.
    2 "I will rise now and go about the city, in the streets and in the squares; I will seek him whom my soul loves." I sought him, but found him not.
    3 The watchmen found me, as they went about in the city. "Have you seen him whom my soul loves?"
    4 Scarcely had I passed them, when I found him whom my soul loves. I held him, and would not let him go until I had brought him into my mother's house, and into the chamber of her that conceived me.

    OR

    2 Corinthians 5:14-17
    14 For the love of Christ controls us, because we are convinced that one has died for all; therefore all have died.
    15 And he died for all, that those who live might live no longer for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised.
    16 From now on, therefore, we regard no one from a human point of view; even though we once regarded Christ from a human point of view, we regard him thus no longer.
    17 Therefore, if any one is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away, behold, the new has come.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 63:2-6, 8-9
    1 O God, thou art my God, I seek thee, my soul thirsts for thee; my flesh faints for thee, as in a dry and weary land where no water is.
    2 So I have looked upon thee in the sanctuary, beholding thy power and glory.
    3 Because thy steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise thee.
    4 So I will bless thee as long as I live; I will lift up my hands and call on thy name.
    5 My soul is feasted as with marrow and fat, and my mouth praises thee with joyful lips,
    7 for thou hast been my help, and in the shadow of thy wings I sing for joy.
    8 My soul clings to thee; thy right hand upholds me.

  • Gospel

    John 20:1-2, 11-18
    1 Now on the first day of the week Mary Mag'dalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb.
    2 So she ran, and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, "They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him."
    11 But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look into the tomb;
    12 and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, one at the head and one at the feet.
    13 They said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping?" She said to them, "Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him."
    14 Saying this, she turned round and saw Jesus standing, but she did not know that it was Jesus.
    15 Jesus said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping? Whom do you seek?" Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, "Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away."
    16 Jesus said to her, "Mary." She turned and said to him in Hebrew, "Rab-bo'ni!" (which means Teacher).
    17 Jesus said to her, "Do not hold me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to my brethren and say to them, I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God."
    18 Mary Mag'dalene went and said to the disciples, "I have seen the Lord"; and she told them that he had said these things to her.

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