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St. Gregory the Great, Pope, Doctor of the Church (Memorial)
September 3, 2021

Saints:

Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Colossians 1:15-20
    15 He is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of all creation;
    16 for in him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or authorities -- all things were created through him and for him.
    17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
    18 He is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning, the first-born from the dead, that in everything he might be pre-eminent.
    19 For in him all the fulness of God was pleased to dwell,
    20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 100:2-5
    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 5:33-39
    33 And they said to him, "The disciples of John fast often and offer prayers, and so do the disciples of the Pharisees, but yours eat and drink."
    34 And Jesus said to them, "Can you make wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with them?
    35 The days will come, when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast in those days."
    36 He told them a parable also: "No one tears a piece from a new garment and puts it upon an old garment; if he does, he will tear the new, and the piece from the new will not match the old.
    37 And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; if he does, the new wine will burst the skins and it will be spilled, and the skins will be destroyed.
    38 But new wine must be put into fresh wineskins.
    39 And no one after drinking old wine desires new; for he says, `The old is good.'"

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    2 Corinthians 4:1-2, 5-7
    1 Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart.
    2 We have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways; we refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God's word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.
    5 For what we preach is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake.
    6 For it is the God who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.
    7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, to show that the transcendent power belongs to God and not to us.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 96:1-3, 7-8, 10
    1 O sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth!
    2 Sing to the LORD, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day.
    3 Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples!
    7 Ascribe to the LORD, O families of the peoples, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength!
    8 Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; bring an offering, and come into his courts!
    10 Say among the nations, "The LORD reigns! Yea, the world is established, it shall never be moved; he will judge the peoples with equity."

  • Gospel

    Luke 22:24-30
    24 A dispute also arose among them, which of them was to be regarded as the greatest.
    25 And he said to them, "The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and those in authority over them are called benefactors.
    26 But not so with you; rather let the greatest among you become as the youngest, and the leader as one who serves.
    27 For which is the greater, one who sits at table, or one who serves? Is it not the one who sits at table? But I am among you as one who serves.
    28 "You are those who have continued with me in my trials;
    29 and I assign to you, as my Father assigned to me, a kingdom,
    30 that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

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