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St. Ignatius of Laconi, Religious (Memorial)
May 11, 2021

Saints:

Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Acts 16:22-34
    22 The crowd joined in attacking them; and the magistrates tore the garments off them and gave orders to beat them with rods.
    23 And when they had inflicted many blows upon them, they threw them into prison, charging the jailer to keep them safely.
    24 Having received this charge, he put them into the inner prison and fastened their feet in the stocks.
    25 But about midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them,
    26 and suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and every one's fetters were unfastened.
    27 When the jailer woke and saw that the prison doors were open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself, supposing that the prisoners had escaped.
    28 But Paul cried with a loud voice, "Do not harm yourself, for we are all here."
    29 And he called for lights and rushed in, and trembling with fear he fell down before Paul and Silas,
    30 and brought them out and said, "Men, what must I do to be saved?"
    31 And they said, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household."
    32 And they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all that were in his house.
    33 And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their wounds, and he was baptized at once, with all his family.
    34 Then he brought them up into his house, and set food before them; and he rejoiced with all his household that he had believed in God.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 138:1-3, 7-8
    1 I give thee thanks, O LORD, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing thy praise;
    2 I bow down toward thy holy temple and give thanks to thy name for thy steadfast love and thy faithfulness; for thou hast exalted above everything thy name and thy word.
    3 On the day I called, thou didst answer me, my strength of soul thou didst increase.
    7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou dost preserve my life; thou dost stretch out thy hand against the wrath of my enemies, and thy right hand delivers me.
    8 The LORD will fulfil his purpose for me; thy steadfast love, O LORD, endures for ever. Do not forsake the work of thy hands.

  • Gospel

    John 16:5-11
    5 But now I am going to him who sent me; yet none of you asks me, `Where are you going?'
    6 But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your hearts.
    7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Counselor will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.
    8 And when he comes, he will convince the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment:
    9 concerning sin, because they do not believe in me;
    10 concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will see me no more;
    11 concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    1 Corinthians 1:26-31; 2:1-2
    26 For consider your call, brethren; not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth;
    27 but God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise, God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong,
    28 God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are,
    29 so that no human being might boast in the presence of God.
    30 He is the source of your life in Christ Jesus, whom God made our wisdom, our righteousness and sanctification and redemption;
    31 therefore, as it is written, "Let him who boasts, boast of the Lord."
    1 When I came to you, brethren, I did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God in lofty words or wisdom.
    2 For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 112:1-7, 9
    1 Praise the LORD. Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, who greatly delights in his commandments!
    2 His descendants will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed.
    3 Wealth and riches are in his house; and his righteousness endures for ever.
    4 Light rises in the darkness for the upright; the LORD is gracious, merciful, and righteous.
    5 It is well with the man who deals generously and lends, who conducts his affairs with justice.
    6 For the righteous will never be moved; he will be remembered for ever.
    7 He is not afraid of evil tidings; his heart is firm, trusting in the LORD.
    9 He has distributed freely, he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures for ever; his horn is exalted in honor.

  • Gospel

    Matthew 18:1-5
    1 At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, "Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?"
    2 And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them,
    3 and said, "Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
    4 Whoever humbles himself like this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
    5 "Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me;

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