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31/01/2023 Day 31

Memorial of St John Bosco, Priest
Antiphons on p. 1920 and Readings on p. 783 and of the Daily Missal.

First Reading: Hebrews 12:1-4

A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Hebrews.

Brothers and sisters:

Since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses,
let us also lay aside every weight
and the sin that clings so closely,
and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us,
looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith,
who for the sake of the joy that was set before him endured the cross, disregarding its shame,
and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.

Consider him who endured from sinners
such hostility against himself,
so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.
In your struggle against sin,
you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood.

The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 22:26b-28 & 30.31-32 (R. see 27b)

Let us now pray the Responsorial Psalm:

R/. They will praise you, Lord, who seek you.

My vows I will pay before those who fear him.
The poor shall eat and shall have their fill.
They shall praise the Lord, those who seek him.
May their hearts live on forever and ever!

All the earth shall remember and return to the Lord,
all families of the nations worship before him,
They shall worship him, all the mighty of the earth;
before him shall bow all who go down to the dust.

And my soul shall live for him, my descendants serve him.
They shall tell of the Lord to generations yet to come,
declare his saving justice to peoples yet unborn:
“These are the things the Lord has done.”

R/. They will praise you, Lord, who seek you.

Alleluia, Alleluia.
Christ took our infirmities and bore our diseases.
Alleluia.

 

Gospel: Mark 5:21-43

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark.

At that time:
When Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side,
a great crowd gathered around him;
and he was by the sea.
Then one of the leaders of the synagogue, Jairus  by name;
and seeing him, he fell at his feet, and begged him, saying,
“My little daughter is at the point of death.
Come and lay your hands on her,
so that she may be made well, and live.”
And he went with him.

And a great crowd followed him and thronged about him.
And there was a woman
who had had a flow of blood for twelve years,
and who had suffered much under many physicians,
and had spent all that she had,
and was no better but rather grew worse.
She had heard the reports about Jesus,
and came up behind him in the crowd and touched his garment.
For she said, “If I touch even his garments,
I shall be made well.”
And immediately the hemorrhage ceased;
and she felt in her body that she was healed of her disease.
And Jesus, perceiving in himself
that power had gone forth from him,
immediately turned about in the crowd, and said,
“Who touched my garments?”

And his disciples said to him,
“You see the crowd pressing around you,
and yet you say, ‘Who touched me?’”

And he looked around to see who had done it.
But the woman, knowing what had been done to her,
came in fear and trembling and fell down before him,
and told him the whole truth.
And he said to her,
“Daughter, your faith has made you well;
go in peace, and be healed of your disease.”

While he was still speaking,
there came from the ruler’s house some who said,
“Your daughter is dead.
Why trouble the Teacher any further?”
But ignoring what they said,
Jesus said to the ruler of the synagogue,
“Do not fear, only believe.”
And he allowed no one to follow him
except Peter and James and John the brother of James.
When they came to the house of the ruler of the synagogue,
he saw a tumult,
and people weeping and wailing loudly.
And when he had entered, he said to them,
“Why do you make a tumult and weep?
The child is not dead but sleeping.”
And they laughed at him.
But he put them all outside,
and took the child’s father and mother
and those who were with him,
and went in where the child was.
Taking her by the hand he said to her, “Talitha cumi”;
which means, “Little girl, I say to you, arise.”
And immediately the girl got up and walked;
for she was twelve years old.
And immediately they were overcome with amazement.
And he strictly charged them that no one should know this,
and told them to give her something to eat.

The Gospel of the Lord.

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