Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God

Official Translation

Reading 1 - Numbers 6:22-27

The Lord spoke to Moses, saying,
“Speak to Aaron and to his sons, saying,
‘This is how you shall bless the children of Israel.’
You shall say to them:
‘The Lord bless you, and keep you.
The Lord make his face to shine on you,
and be gracious to you.
The Lord lift up his face toward you,
and give you peace.’
So they shall put my name on the children of Israel;
and I will bless them.”

Responsorial - Psalm 67.2-3, 5, 6, 8. Resp. 2a

R. May God be merciful to us and bless us.

May God be merciful to us, bless us,
and cause his face to shine on us.
That your way may be known on earth,
and your salvation among all nations,

R. May God be merciful to us and bless us.

O let the nations be glad and sing for joy,
for you rule the peoples with equity,
and govern the nations on earth.

R. May God be merciful to us and bless us.

Let the peoples praise you, God.
Let all the peoples praise you.
God will bless us.
All the ends of the earth shall fear him.

R. May God be merciful to us and bless us.

Reading 2 - Galatians 4.4-7

Brothers and sisters:
When the fullness of the time came,
God sent out his Son,
born to a woman, born under the law,
that he might redeem those who were under the law,
so that we might receive the adoption as sons.
And because you are sons,
God sent out the Spirit of his Son into your hearts,
crying, “Abba, Father!”
So you are no longer a slave, but a son;
and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.

Gospel - Luke 2.16-21

The shepherds came with haste to Bethlehem,
and found both Mary and Joseph,
and the baby was lying in the manger.
When they saw this,
they publicized widely the message
which was spoken to them about this child.
All who heard it wondered
at the things which were spoken to them by the shepherds.
But Mary kept all these sayings,
pondering them in her heart.
The shepherds returned,
glorifying and praising God
for all the things that they had heard and seen,
just as it was told to them.

When eight days were fulfilled for the circumcision of the child,
he was named Jesus, the name given by the angel
before he was conceived in the womb.

No comments:

Post a Comment