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Our Lady of Lourdes (Optional Memorial)
February 11, 2021

Saints:

Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Genesis 2:18-25
    18 Then the LORD God said, "It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him."
    19 So out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name.
    20 The man gave names to all cattle, and to the birds of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for the man there was not found a helper fit for him.
    21 So the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh;
    22 and the rib which the LORD God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man.
    23 Then the man said, "This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man."
    24 Therefore a man leaves his father and his mother and cleaves to his wife, and they become one flesh.
    25 And the man and his wife were both naked, and were not ashamed.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 128:1-5
    1 Blessed is every one who fears the LORD, who walks in his ways!
    2 You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands; you shall be happy, and it shall be well with you.
    3 Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table.
    4 Lo, thus shall the man be blessed who fears the LORD.
    5 The LORD bless you from Zion! May you see the prosperity of Jerusalem all the days of your life!

  • Gospel

    Mark 7:24-30
    24 And from there he arose and went away to the region of Tyre and Sidon. And he entered a house, and would not have any one know it; yet he could not be hid.
    25 But immediately a woman, whose little daughter was possessed by an unclean spirit, heard of him, and came and fell down at his feet.
    26 Now the woman was a Greek, a Syrophoeni'cian by birth. And she begged him to cast the demon out of her daughter.
    27 And he said to her, "Let the children first be fed, for it is not right to take the children's bread and throw it to the dogs."
    28 But she answered him, "Yes, Lord; yet even the dogs under the table eat the children's crumbs."
    29 And he said to her, "For this saying you may go your way; the demon has left your daughter."
    30 And she went home, and found the child lying in bed, and the demon gone.

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    Isaiah 66:10-14
    10 "Rejoice with Jerusalem, and be glad for her, all you who love her; rejoice with her in joy, all you who mourn over her;
    11 that you may suck and be satisfied with her consoling breasts; that you may drink deeply with delight from the abundance of her glory."
    12 For thus says the LORD: "Behold, I will extend prosperity to her like a river, and the wealth of the nations like an overflowing stream; and you shall suck, you shall be carried upon her hip, and dandled upon her knees.
    13 As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you; you shall be comforted in Jerusalem.
    14 You shall see, and your heart shall rejoice; your bones shall flourish like the grass; and it shall be known that the hand of the LORD is with his servants, and his indignation is against his enemies.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Judith 13:18-19
    18 And Uzziah said to her, "O daughter, you are blessed by the Most High God above all women on earth; and blessed be the Lord God, who created the heavens and the earth, who has guided you to strike the head of the leader of our enemies.
    19 Your hope will never depart from the hearts of men, as they remember the power of God.

  • Gospel

    John 2:1-11
    1 On the third day there was a marriage at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there;
    2 Jesus also was invited to the marriage, with his disciples.
    3 When the wine failed, the mother of Jesus said to him, "They have no wine."
    4 And Jesus said to her, "O woman, what have you to do with me? My hour has not yet come."
    5 His mother said to the servants, "Do whatever he tells you."
    6 Now six stone jars were standing there, for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons.
    7 Jesus said to them, "Fill the jars with water." And they filled them up to the brim.
    8 He said to them, "Now draw some out, and take it to the steward of the feast." So they took it.
    9 When the steward of the feast tasted the water now become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the steward of the feast called the bridegroom
    10 and said to him, "Every man serves the good wine first; and when men have drunk freely, then the poor wine; but you have kept the good wine until now."
    11 This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested his glory; and his disciples believed in him.

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