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St. Martha (Memorial)
July 29, 2021

Saints:

Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Exodus 40:16-21, 34-38
    16 Thus did Moses; according to all that the LORD commanded him, so he did.
    17 And in the first month in the second year, on the first day of the month, the tabernacle was erected.
    18 Moses erected the tabernacle; he laid its bases, and set up its frames, and put in its poles, and raised up its pillars;
    19 and he spread the tent over the tabernacle, and put the covering of the tent over it, as the LORD had commanded Moses.
    20 And he took the testimony and put it into the ark, and put the poles on the ark, and set the mercy seat above on the ark;
    21 and he brought the ark into the tabernacle, and set up the veil of the screen, and screened the ark of the testimony; as the LORD had commanded Moses.
    34 Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.
    35 And Moses was not able to enter the tent of meeting, because the cloud abode upon it, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.
    36 Throughout all their journeys, whenever the cloud was taken up from over the tabernacle, the people of Israel would go onward;
    37 but if the cloud was not taken up, then they did not go onward till the day that it was taken up.
    38 For throughout all their journeys the cloud of the LORD was upon the tabernacle by day, and fire was in it by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 84:3-6, 8, 11
    2 My soul longs, yea, faints for the courts of the LORD; my heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God.
    3 Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, at thy altars, O LORD of hosts, my King and my God.
    4 Blessed are those who dwell in thy house, ever singing thy praise! [Selah]
    5 Blessed are the men whose strength is in thee, in whose heart are the highways to Zion.
    7 They go from strength to strength; the God of gods will be seen in Zion.
    10 For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness.

  • Gospel

    John 11:19-27
    19 and many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary to console them concerning their brother.
    20 When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went and met him, while Mary sat in the house.
    21 Martha said to Jesus, "Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.
    22 And even now I know that whatever you ask from God, God will give you."
    23 Jesus said to her, "Your brother will rise again."
    24 Martha said to him, "I know that he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day."
    25 Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live,
    26 and whoever lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?"
    27 She said to him, "Yes, Lord; I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, he who is coming into the world."

    OR

    Luke 10:38-42
    38 Now as they went on their way, he entered a village; and a woman named Martha received him into her house.
    39 And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet and listened to his teaching.
    40 But Martha was distracted with much serving; and she went to him and said, "Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me."
    41 But the Lord answered her, "Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things;
    42 one thing is needful. Mary has chosen the good portion, which shall not be taken away from her."

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    1 John 4:7-16
    7 Beloved, let us love one another; for love is of God, and he who loves is born of God and knows God.
    8 He who does not love does not know God; for God is love.
    9 In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him.
    10 In this is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the expiation for our sins.
    11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
    12 No man has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.
    13 By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his own Spirit.
    14 And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son as the Savior of the world.
    15 Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.
    16 So we know and believe the love God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 34:2-11
    1 I will bless the LORD at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
    2 My soul makes its boast in the LORD; let the afflicted hear and be glad.
    3 O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together!
    4 I sought the LORD, and he answered me, and delivered me from all my fears.
    5 Look to him, and be radiant; so your faces shall never be ashamed.
    6 This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.
    7 The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them.
    8 O taste and see that the LORD is good! Happy is the man who takes refuge in him!
    9 O fear the LORD, you his saints, for those who fear him have no want!
    10 The young lions suffer want and hunger; but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.

  • Gospel

    John 11:19-27
    19 and many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary to console them concerning their brother.
    20 When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went and met him, while Mary sat in the house.
    21 Martha said to Jesus, "Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.
    22 And even now I know that whatever you ask from God, God will give you."
    23 Jesus said to her, "Your brother will rise again."
    24 Martha said to him, "I know that he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day."
    25 Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live,
    26 and whoever lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?"
    27 She said to him, "Yes, Lord; I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, he who is coming into the world."

    OR

    Luke 10:38-42
    38 Now as they went on their way, he entered a village; and a woman named Martha received him into her house.
    39 And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet and listened to his teaching.
    40 But Martha was distracted with much serving; and she went to him and said, "Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me."
    41 But the Lord answered her, "Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things;
    42 one thing is needful. Mary has chosen the good portion, which shall not be taken away from her."

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