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Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.


  • Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows

    Lectionary: 444/639

    Brothers and sisters:
    As a body is one though it has many parts,
    and all the parts of the body, though many, are one body,
    so also Christ.
    For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one Body,
    whether Jews or Greeks, slaves or free persons,
    and we were all given to drink of one Spirit.

    Now the body is not a single part, but many.

    Now you are Christ’s Body, and individually parts of it.
    Some people God has designated in the Church
    to be, first, Apostles; second, prophets; third, teachers;
    then, mighty deeds;
    then gifts of healing, assistance, administration,
    and varieties of tongues.
    Are all Apostles?  Are all prophets?  Are all teachers?
    Do all work mighty deeds?  Do all have gifts of healing?
    Do all speak in tongues?  Do all interpret?
    Strive eagerly for the greatest spiritual gifts.

    Responsorial Psalm

    R. (3) We are his people: the sheep of his flock.
    Sing joyfully to the LORD, all you lands;
    serve the LORD with gladness;
    come before him with joyful song.
    R. We are his people: the sheep of his flock.
    Know that the LORD is God;
    he made us, his we are;
    his people, the flock he tends.
    R. We are his people: the sheep of his flock.
    Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
    his courts with praise;
    Give thanks to him; bless his name.
    R. We are his people: the sheep of his flock.
    For he is good, the LORD, 
    whose kindness endures forever,
    and his faithfulness, to all generations. 
    R. We are his people: the sheep of his flock.




    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    Blessed are you, O Virgin Mary;
    without dying you won the Martyr’s crown
    beneath the Cross of the Lord.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.


    Standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother
    and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas,
    and Mary Magdalene.
    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.


    Lk 2:33-35

    Jesus’ father and mother were amazed at what was said about him;
    and Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother,
    “Behold, this child is destined
    for the fall and rise of many in Israel,
    and to be a sign that will be contradicted
    and you yourself a sword will pierce
    so that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.”