Monday of Holy Week

Official Translation

Reading 1 – Isaiah 42.1-7

“Behold, my servant, whom I uphold;
my chosen, in whom my soul delights:
I have put my Spirit on him.
He will bring justice to the nations.
He will not shout, nor raise his voice,
nor cause it to be heard in the street.
He will not break a bruised reed.
He will not quench a smoldering wick.
Until he has set justice in the earth,
the islands will wait for his law.”

Thus says the Lord God,
who created the heavens
and stretched them out,
who spread out the earth
and that which comes out of it,
who gives breath to its people
and spirit to those who walk in it:
“I, the Lord, have called you in righteousness,
and will hold your hand.
I formed you and will make you
a covenant for the people,
a light for the nations;
to open the blind eyes,
to bring the prisoners out of the dungeon,
and those who sit in darkness out of the prison.

Responsorial – Psalm 27.1, 2, 3, 13-14 Resp. 1a

R. The LORD is my light and my salvation.

The LORD is my light and my salvation;
whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the strength of my life;
of whom shall I be afraid?

R. The LORD is my light and my salvation.

When evildoers came at me
to eat up my flesh,
Indeed, my adversaries and my foes
stumbled and fell.

R. The LORD is my light and my salvation.

Though an army should encamp against me,
my heart shall not fear.
Though war should rise up against me,
even then I will be confident.

R. The LORD is my light and my salvation.

I believe that I will see the goodness of the LORD
in the land of the living.
Wait for the LORD; be of good courage.
He will strengthen your heart. Wait for the LORD.

R. The LORD is my light and my salvation.

Gospel – John 12.1-11

Six days before the Passover,
Jesus came to Bethany,
where Lazarus was, who had been dead,
whom he raised from the dead.
So they made him a supper there.
Martha served, while Lazarus was one of those
who sat at the table with him.
Mary, took a pound of ointment,
genuine nard, very expensive,
and anointed the feet of Jesus,
and wiped his feet with her hair.
The house was filled with
the fragrance of the ointment.

Then Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples,
who would betray him, said,
“Why not sell this ointment for three hundred denarii,
and give to the poor?”
Now he said this, not because he cared for the poor,
but because he was a thief, and having the money box,
used to steal what was put into it.
But Jesus said, “Leave her alone.
She has kept this for the day of my burial.
For you always have the poor with you,
but you do not always have me.”

A large crowd of the Jews learned that he was there,
and they came, not for Jesus’ sake only,
but that they might see Lazarus also,
whom he had raised from the dead.
But the chief priests conspired
to put Lazarus to death also,
because on account of him
many of the Jews went away and believed in Jesus.

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