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St. Cornelius, Pope, Martyr and St. Cyprian, Bishop, Martyr (Memorial)
September 16, 2020

Saints:

Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    1 Corinthians 12:31--13:13
    31 But earnestly desire the higher gifts. And I will show you a still more excellent way.
    1 If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.
    2 And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
    3 If I give away all I have, and if I deliver my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.
    4 Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful;
    5 it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;
    6 it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right.
    7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
    8 Love never ends; as for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.
    9 For our knowledge is imperfect and our prophecy is imperfect;
    10 but when the perfect comes, the imperfect will pass away.
    11 When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became a man, I gave up childish ways.
    12 For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall understand fully, even as I have been fully understood.
    13 So faith, hope, love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 33:2-5, 12, 22
    2 Praise the LORD with the lyre, make melody to him with the harp of ten strings!
    3 Sing to him a new song, play skilfully on the strings, with loud shouts.
    4 For the word of the LORD is upright; and all his work is done in faithfulness.
    5 He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the steadfast love of the LORD.
    12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people whom he has chosen as his heritage!
    22 Let thy steadfast love, O LORD, be upon us, even as we hope in thee.

  • Gospel

    Luke 7:31-35
    31 "To what then shall I compare the men of this generation, and what are they like?
    32 They are like children sitting in the market place and calling to one another, `We piped to you, and you did not dance; we wailed, and you did not weep.'
    33 For John the Baptist has come eating no bread and drinking no wine; and you say, `He has a demon.'
    34 The Son of man has come eating and drinking; and you say, `Behold, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!'
    35 Yet wisdom is justified by all her children."

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    2 Corinthians 4:7-15
    7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, to show that the transcendent power belongs to God and not to us.
    8 We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair;
    9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed;
    10 always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies.
    11 For while we live we are always being given up to death for Jesus' sake, so that the life of Jesus may be manifested in our mortal flesh.
    12 So death is at work in us, but life in you.
    13 Since we have the same spirit of faith as he had who wrote, "I believed, and so I spoke," we too believe, and so we speak,
    14 knowing that he who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and bring us with you into his presence.
    15 For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 126:1-6
    1 When the LORD restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream.
    2 Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nations, "The LORD has done great things for them."
    3 The LORD has done great things for us; we are glad.
    4 Restore our fortunes, O LORD, like the watercourses in the Negeb!
    5 May those who sow in tears reap with shouts of joy!
    6 He that goes forth weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, bringing his sheaves with him.

  • Gospel

    John 17:11-19
    11 And now I am no more in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to thee. Holy Father, keep them in thy name, which thou hast given me, that they may be one, even as we are one.
    12 While I was with them, I kept them in thy name, which thou hast given me; I have guarded them, and none of them is lost but the son of perdition, that the scripture might be fulfilled.
    13 But now I am coming to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves.
    14 I have given them thy word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
    15 I do not pray that thou shouldst take them out of the world, but that thou shouldst keep them from the evil one.
    16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
    17 Sanctify them in the truth; thy word is truth.
    18 As thou didst send me into the world, so I have sent them into the world.
    19 And for their sake I consecrate myself, that they also may be consecrated in truth.

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