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17/06/2023 Day 168

Saturday after the second Sunday after Pentecost
Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Antiphons and Readings on p.1640 of the Daily Missal  


First Reading: Is 61:9-11  (No. 707(9) p. 1875 of Daily Missal)

A reading from the book of Isaiah

The descendants of my people shall be known among the nations,
and their offspring in the midst of the peoples;
all who see them shall acknowledge them,
that they are a people whom the Lord has blessed.

I will greatly rejoice in the Lord,
my soul shall exult in my God;
for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation,
he has covered me with the robe of righteousness,
as a bridegroom decks himself with a garland,
and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
For as the earth brings forth its shoots,
and as a garden causes what is sown in it to spring up,
so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise
to spring forth before all the nations.

The Word of the Lord

Responsorial Psalm: 1 Sam 2:1.4-5.6-7 (No. 709(1) p.1878)

Let us pray the Responsorial Psalm:

R/. My heart exults in the Lord, my Saviour.

My heart exults in the Lord;
my strength is exalted in the Lord.
My mouth derides my enemies,
because I rejoice in your salvation.

The bows of the mighty are broken,
but the feeble gird on strength.
Those who were full have hired themselves out for bread,
but those who were hungry have ceased to hunger.
The barren has borne seven,
but she who has many children is forlorn.

The Lord kills and brings to life;
he brings down to Sheol and raises up.
The Lord makes poor and makes rich;
he brings low, he also exalts.

He raises up the poor from the dust;
he lifts the needy from the ash heap,
to make them sit with princes
and inherit a seat of honor.

R/. My heart exults in the Lord, my Saviour.

Alleluia, alleluia.
Blessed is the Virgin Mary, who kept the word of God, and pondered it in her heart.


Gospel:  Lk 2:41-51    (p.1640 of Daily Missal)

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke

The parents of Jesus went to Jerusalem every year
at the feast of the Passover.
And when he was twelve years old,
they went up according to custom;
and when the feast was ended,
as they were returning,
the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem.
His parents did not know it,
but supposing him to be in the company they went a day’s journey,
and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintances;
and when they did not find him,
they returned to Jerusalem, seeking him.
After three days they found him in the temple,
sitting among the teachers,
listening to them and asking them questions;
and all who heard him were amazed
at his understanding and his answers.

And when they saw him they were astonished;
and his mother said to him,
“Son, why have you treated us so?
Behold, your father and I have been looking for you anxiously.”

And he said to them,
“How is it that you sought me?
Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?”

And they did not understand the saying which he spoke to them.
And he went down with them and came to Nazareth,
and was obedient to them;
and his mother kept all these things in her heart.

The Gospel of the Lord

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