READINGS for the 9th Week of Ordinary Time: May 31-June 5

     

MAY 31 Mon The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Feast

Zep 3:14-18a or Rom 12:9-16/Lk 1:39-56 

JUNE 1 Tue Saint Justin, Martyr (Ninth Week in Ordinary Time)

Memorial Tb 2:9-14/Mk 12:13-17

2 Wed Weekday [Saints Marcellinus and Peter, Martyrs]

Tb 3:1-11a, 16-17a/Mk 12:18-27 

3 Thu Saint Charles Lwanga and Companions, Martyrs Memorial

Tb 6:10-11; 7:1bcde, 9-17; 8:4-9a/Mk 12:28-34

4 Fri Weekday Tb 11:5-17/Mk 12:35-37 

5 Sat Saint Boniface, Bishop and Martyr Memorial Tb 12:1, 5-15, 20/Mk 12:38-44 

6 SUN THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST (Corpus Christi) Solemnity

Ex 24:3-8/Heb 9:11-15/Mk 14:12-16, 22-26 

A feast of Mary occurs every month in the calendar. This month it’s the Visitation (May 31), placed between the Feast of the Annunciation (March 15) and the Birth of John the Baptist (June 24) Mary brings good news to her older cousin Elizabeth, who will give birth to John. Mary always brings the Good News of her Son to us too.Three years ago, we dedicated our Mary Garden.

The memorials in the calendar signify important saints for remembrance. Charles Lwanga and Companions, June 3rd, recall the spread of the gospel to Japan;  Boniface, June 5th, recalls the gospel reaching the Germanic peoples. The Martyr Justin, June 1st, is remembered for introducing the gospel to the philosophers of the Roman world. 

The Book of Tobit is our first reading most of the week. Listen as this good man wrestles with the challenge of exile, blindness and the fears that come from personal loss. In the distance, rescue waits. Great story.

Morning and Evening Prayers: http://www.praydaybyday.org. Week 1

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