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10/08/2021 Day 222

2 Corinthians 9: 6b-10; John 12:24-26

The Feast of Saint Lawrence, Deacon & Martyr

Readings and Antiphons on p 1711 of the Daily Missal

Entrance Antiphon
This is the blessed Lawrence, who gave himself up for the treasure of the Church: for this, he earned the suffering of martyrdom to ascend with joy to the Lord Jesus Christ.


First Reading: 2 Corinthians 9: 6b-10

A reading from the Second Letter of Saint Paul to the Corinthians.

Brothers and sisters:
The one who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly,
and the one who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.
Each one must do as he has made up his mind,
not reluctantly or under compulsion,
for God loves a cheerful giver.
And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance
so that you may always have enough of everything
and may provide in abundance for every good work.
As it is written, “He scatters abroad, he gives to the poor;
his righteousness endures forever.”
The one who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food
will supply and multiply your resources
and increase the harvest of your righteousness.

The Word of the Lord



Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 112:1b-2.5-6.7-8.9 (R. 5a)

Let us now pray the Responsorial Psalm:

R/. It goes well for the man who deals generously and lends.

Blessed the man who fears the Lord,
who takes great delight in his commandments.
His descendants shall be powerful on earth;
the generation of the upright will be blest.

It goes well for the man who deals generously and lends,
who conducts his affairs with justice.
He will never be moved;
forever shall the just be remembered.

He has no fear of evil news;
with a firm heart, he trusts in the Lord.
With a steadfast heart he will not fear;
he will see the downfall of his foes.

Openhanded, he gives to the poor;
his justice stands firm forever.
His might shall be exalted in glory.

R/. It goes well for the man who deals generously and lends.

Please stand for the Gospel

Alleluia, Alleluia
I am the light of the world, says the Lord; he who follows me will have the light of life.



Gospel: John 12:24-26

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to John

At that time:
Jesus said to his disciples,
“Truly, truly, I say to you,
unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies,
it remains alone;
but if it dies, it bears much fruit.
Whoever loves his life loses it,
and whoever hates his life in this world
will keep it for eternal life.
If anyone serves me, he must follow me;
and where I am, there shall my servant be also;
if anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.

The Gospel of the Lord


Communion Antiphon
Whoever serves me must follow me and where I am there also my servant will be, says the Lord.

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