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St. Mary Magdalene (Feast)
July 22, 2021

Saints:

Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Exodus 19:1-2, 9-11, 16-20
    1 On the third new moon after the people of Israel had gone forth out of the land of Egypt, on that day they came into the wilderness of Sinai.
    2 And when they set out from Reph'idim and came into the wilderness of Sinai, they encamped in the wilderness; and there Israel encamped before the mountain.
    9 And the LORD said to Moses, "Lo, I am coming to you in a thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with you, and may also believe you for ever." Then Moses told the words of the people to the LORD.
    10 And the LORD said to Moses, "Go to the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow, and let them wash their garments,
    11 and be ready by the third day; for on the third day the LORD will come down upon Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people.
    16 On the morning of the third day there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mountain, and a very loud trumpet blast, so that all the people who were in the camp trembled.
    17 Then Moses brought the people out of the camp to meet God; and they took their stand at the foot of the mountain.
    18 And Mount Sinai was wrapped in smoke, because the LORD descended upon it in fire; and the smoke of it went up like the smoke of a kiln, and the whole mountain quaked greatly.
    19 And as the sound of the trumpet grew louder and louder, Moses spoke, and God answered him in thunder.
    20 And the LORD came down upon Mount Sinai, to the top of the mountain; and the LORD called Moses to the top of the mountain, and Moses went up.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Daniel 3:52-56
    52 "Blessed are you, O Lord, the God of our fathers, praiseworthy and exalted above all forever; And blessed is your holy and glorious name, praiseworthy and exalted above all for all ages.
    53 Blessed are you in the temple of your holy glory, praiseworthy and glorious above all forever.
    54 Blessed are you on the throne of your kingdom, praiseworthy and exalted above all forever.
    55 Blessed are you who look into the depths from your throne upon the cherubim, praiseworthy and exalted above all forever.
    56 Blessed are you in the firmament of heaven, praiseworthy and glorious forever.

  • 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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