Reading for Friday, Twenty-third Week in Ordinary Time Year A. Memorial: Our Lady of Sorrows. Liturgical Colour: white

?First Reading: (1Timothy 1: 1-2, 12-14)

?Responsorial Psalm:  (Psalms 16: 1b-2a and 5, 7-8, 11)

?Gospel: (John 19: 25-27 or Luke 2: 33-35)


First Reading: (1Timothy 1: 1-2, 12-14)

Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the commandment of God our Saviour, and of Christ Jesus our hope: To Timothy, his beloved son in faith. Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father, and from Christ Jesus our Lord.

I give thanks who hath strengthened me, even to Christ Jesus our Lord, for that he hath counted me faithful, putting me in the ministry; Who before was a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and contumelious. But I obtained the mercy of God, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.

Now the grace of our Lord hath abounded exceedingly with faith and love, which is in Christ Jesus.

Responsorial Psalm:  (Psalms 16: 1b-2a and 5, 7-8, 11)

Preserve me, O Lord, for I have put trust in thee.

I have said to the Lord, thou art my God, for thou hast no need of my goods.

The Lord is the portion of my inheritance and of my cup: it is thou that wilt restore my inheritance to me.

I will bless the Lord, who hath given me understanding: moreover my reins also have corrected me even till night.

I set the Lord always in my sight: for he is at my right hand, that I be not moved.

Thou hast made known to me the ways of life, thou shalt fill me with joy with thy countenance: at thy right hand are delights even to the end.

Gospel: (John 19: 25-27 or Luke 2: 33-35)

John 19: 25-27
Now there stood by the cross of Jesus, his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalen. When Jesus therefore had seen his mother and the disciple standing whom he loved, he saith to his mother: Woman, behold thy son. After that, he saith to the disciple: Behold thy mother.

And from that hour, the disciple took her to his own.


Luke 2: 33-35

And his father and mother were wondering at those things which were spoken concerning him.

And Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary his mother: Behold this child is set for the fall, and for the resurrection of many in Israel, and for a sign which shall be contradicted; And thy own soul a sword shall pierce, that, out of many hearts, thoughts may be revealed.

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