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08/12/2022 Day 342

The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Readings and Antiphons on p. 1833 of the Daily Missal.

First Reading: Genesis 3:9-15.20

A reading from the Book of Genesis.

(After Adam had eaten of the tree,)
the Lord God called to the him, and said,
“Where are you?”

And he said, “I heard the sound of you in the garden,
and I was afraid because I was naked,
and I hid myself.”

He said, “Who told you that you were naked?
Have you eaten of the tree
of which I commanded you not to eat?”

The man said,
“The woman whom you gave to be with me,
she gave me fruit of the tree, and I ate.”

Then the Lord God said to the woman,
“What is this that you have done?”

The woman said, “The serpent beguiled me, and I ate.”

The Lord God said to the serpent,
“Because you have done this,
cursed are you above all cattle,
and above all wild animals;
upon your belly, you shall go,
and dust you shall eat
all the days of your life.
I will put enmity between you and the woman,
and between your seed and her seed;
he shall bruise your head,
and you shall bruise his heel.”

The man called his wife’s name Eve
because she was the mother of all living.

The Word of the Lord.


Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 98:1.2-3ab.3cd-4 (R. 1ab)

Let us now pray the Responsorial Psalm:

R/. O sing a new song to the Lord, for he has worked wonders.

O sing a new song to the Lord,
for he has worked wonders.
His right hand and his holy arm
have brought salvation.

The Lord has made known his salvation,
has shown his deliverance to the nations.
He has remembered his merciful love
and his truth for the house of Israel.

All the ends of the earth have seen
the salvation of our God.
Shout to the Lord, all the earth;
break forth into joyous song,
and sing out your praise.

R/. O sing a new song to the Lord, for he has worked wonders.

Alleluia, Alleluia.
Hail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you;
blessed are you among women.

Gospel: Luke 1:26-38

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke.

At that time:
The angel Gabriel was sent from God
to a city of Galilee named Nazareth,
to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph,
of the house of David;
and the virgin’s name was Mary.
And he came to her and said,
“Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you!”
But she was greatly troubled at the saying
and considered in her mind what sort of greeting this might be.

And the angel said to her,
“Do not be afraid, Mary,
for you have found favour with God.
And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son,
and you shall call his name Jesus.
He will be great,
and will be called the Son of the Most High;
and the Lord God will give to him
the throne of his father David,
and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever,
and of his kingdom, there will be no end.”

And Mary said to the angel,
“How will this be since I know not man?”

And the angel said to her,
“The Holy Spirit will come upon you,
and the power of the Most High will overshadow you;
therefore the child to be born will be called holy,
the Son of God. And behold, your kinswoman Elizabeth in her old age
has also conceived a son;
and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren.
For with God nothing will be impossible.”

And Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord;
let it be to me according to your word.”
And the angel departed from her.

The Gospel of the Lord.


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