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24/05/2021 Day 144

Acts 1:12-14; John 19:25-34

Monday, 8th Week in Ordinary Time.
Memorial of Our Lady, Mother of the Church

Special readings have been assigned to this memorial


Entrance Antiphon
The disciples were persevering with one accord in prayer with Mary, the mother of Jesus.


First Reading: Acts 1:12-14

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles

After Jesus had been taken up to heaven,
the Apostles returned to Jerusalem
from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem,
a sabbath day’s journey away.

When they entered the city
they went to the upper room where they were staying,
Peter and John and James and Andrew,
Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew,
James son of Alphaeus, Simon the Zealot,
and Judas son of James.
All these devoted themselves with one accord to prayer,
together with some women,
and Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers.

The Word of the Lord




Responsorial psalm:                 Psalm 87:1-2, 3 and 5, 6-7

Let us pray the Responsorial Psalm

R/. Glorious things are told of you, O city of God.

His foundation upon the holy mountains
the Lord loves:
The gates of Zion,
more than any dwelling of Jacob.

Glorious things are said of you,
O city of God!
And of Zion they shall say:
“One and all were born in her;
And he who has established her
is the Most High LORD.”

They shall note, when the peoples are enrolled:
“This man was born there.”
And all shall sing, in their festive dance:
“My home is within you.”

R/. Glorious things are told of you, O city of God.

Please stand for the Gospel

Alleluia, Alleluia.
O happy Virgin, you gave birth to the Lord;O blessed mother of the Church,you warm our hearts with the Spirit of your Son Jesus Christ.  Alleluia.



Gospel: John 19:25-34

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to John

At that time:
Standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother
and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary of Magdala.
When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple there whom he loved,
he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son.”
Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother.”
And from that hour the disciple took her into his home.
After this, aware that everything was now finished,
in order that the Scripture might be fulfilled,
Jesus said, “I thirst.”
There was a vessel filled with common wine.
So they put a sponge soaked in wine on a sprig of hyssop
and put it up to his mouth.
When Jesus had taken the wine, he said, “It is finished.”
And bowing his head, he handed over the spirit.

Now since it was preparation day,
in order that the bodies might not remain on the cross on the
for the sabbath day of that week was a solemn one,
the Jews asked Pilate that their legs be broken
and they be taken down.
So the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first
and then of the other one who wascrucified with Jesus.
But when they came to Jesus and saw that he was already dead,
they did not break his legs,
but one soldier thrust his lance into his side,
and immediately Blood and water flowed out.

The Gospel of the Lord


Communion Antiphon
As he hung upon the cross, Jesus said to the disciple whom he loved: Behold your mother.


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