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St. Joseph of Cupertino, Priest (Memorial)
September 18, 2021

Saints:

Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    1 Timothy 6:13-16
    13 In the presence of God who gives life to all things, and of Christ Jesus who in his testimony before Pontius Pilate made the good confession,
    14 I charge you to keep the commandment unstained and free from reproach until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ;
    15 and this will be made manifest at the proper time by the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords,
    16 who alone has immortality and dwells in unapproachable light, whom no man has ever seen or can see. To him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 100:1-5
    1 Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the lands!
    2 Serve the LORD with gladness! Come into his presence with singing!
    3 Know that the LORD is God! It is he that made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
    4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him, bless his name!
    5 For the LORD is good; his steadfast love endures for ever, and his faithfulness to all generations.

  • Gospel

    Luke 8:4-15
    4 And when a great crowd came together and people from town after town came to him, he said in a parable:
    5 "A sower went out to sow his seed; and as he sowed, some fell along the path, and was trodden under foot, and the birds of the air devoured it.
    6 And some fell on the rock; and as it grew up, it withered away, because it had no moisture.
    7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns grew with it and choked it.
    8 And some fell into good soil and grew, and yielded a hundredfold." As he said this, he called out, "He who has ears to hear, let him hear."
    9 And when his disciples asked him what this parable meant,
    10 he said, "To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of God; but for others they are in parables, so that seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand.
    11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.
    12 The ones along the path are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, that they may not believe and be saved.
    13 And the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear the word, receive it with joy; but these have no root, they believe for a while and in time of temptation fall away.
    14 And as for what fell among the thorns, they are those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by the cares and riches and pleasures of life, and their fruit does not mature.
    15 And as for that in the good soil, they are those who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bring forth fruit with patience.

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    1 Corinthians 12:31; 13:1-10, 13
    31 But earnestly desire the higher gifts. And I will show you a still more excellent way.
    1 If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.
    2 And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
    3 If I give away all I have, and if I deliver my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.
    4 Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful;
    5 it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;
    6 it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right.
    7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
    8 Love never ends; as for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.
    9 For our knowledge is imperfect and our prophecy is imperfect;
    10 but when the perfect comes, the imperfect will pass away.
    13 So faith, hope, love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 25:1-5, 8-10
    1 To thee, O LORD, I lift up my soul.
    2 O my God, in thee I trust, let me not be put to shame; let not my enemies exult over me.
    3 Yea, let none that wait for thee be put to shame; let them be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous.
    4 Make me to know thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths.
    5 Lead me in thy truth, and teach me, for thou art the God of my salvation; for thee I wait all the day long.
    8 Good and upright is the LORD; therefore he instructs sinners in the way.
    9 He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way.
    10 All the paths of the LORD are steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep his covenant and his testimonies.

  • Gospel

    Matthew 11:25-30
    25 At that time Jesus declared, "I thank thee, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to babes;
    26 yea, Father, for such was thy gracious will.
    27 All things have been delivered to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and any one to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.
    28 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
    29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
    30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."

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