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St. Cornelius, Pope, Martyr and St. Cyprian, Bishop, Martyr (Memorial)
September 16, 2021

Saints:

Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    1 Timothy 4:12-16
    12 Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.
    13 Till I come, attend to the public reading of scripture, to preaching, to teaching.
    14 Do not neglect the gift you have, which was given you by prophetic utterance when the council of elders laid their hands upon you.
    15 Practice these duties, devote yourself to them, so that all may see your progress.
    16 Take heed to yourself and to your teaching; hold to that, for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 111:7-10
    7 The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy,
    8 they are established for ever and ever, to be performed with faithfulness and uprightness.
    9 He sent redemption to his people; he has commanded his covenant for ever. Holy and terrible is his name!
    10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; a good understanding have all those who practice it. His praise endures for ever!

  • Gospel

    Luke 7:36-50
    36 One of the Pharisees asked him to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee's house, and took his place at table.
    37 And behold, a woman of the city, who was a sinner, when she learned that he was at table in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster flask of ointment,
    38 and standing behind him at his feet, weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.
    39 Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw it, he said to himself, "If this man were a prophet, he would have known who and what sort of woman this is who is touching him, for she is a sinner."
    40 And Jesus answering said to him, "Simon, I have something to say to you." And he answered, "What is it, Teacher?"
    41 "A certain creditor had two debtors; one owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty.
    42 When they could not pay, he forgave them both. Now which of them will love him more?"
    43 Simon answered, "The one, I suppose, to whom he forgave more." And he said to him, "You have judged rightly."
    44 Then turning toward the woman he said to Simon, "Do you see this woman? I entered your house, you gave me no water for my feet, but she has wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair.
    45 You gave me no kiss, but from the time I came in she has not ceased to kiss my feet.
    46 You did not anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet with ointment.
    47 Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much; but he who is forgiven little, loves little."
    48 And he said to her, "Your sins are forgiven."
    49 Then those who were at table with him began to say among themselves, "Who is this, who even forgives sins?"
    50 And he said to the woman, "Your faith has saved you; go in peace."

  • 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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