Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Official Translation

Reading 1 – Zechariah 2.14-17

“Sing and rejoice, daughter of Zion, for behold, I come to dwell within you,” says the Lord.
Many nations shall join themselves to the Lord on that day, and shall be my people,
and I will dwell among you, and you shall know that the Lord of hosts has sent me to you.
The Lord will inherit Judah as his portion in the holy land, and will again choose Jerusalem.
Be silent, all flesh, before the Lord, for he has roused himself from his holy habitation!

Or Revelation 11.19a; 12.1-6a, 10ab

God’s temple in heaven was opened,
and the Ark of the Lord’s covenant
was seen in his temple.

A great sign was seen in heaven:
a woman clothed with the sun,
and the moon under her feet,
and on her head a crown of twelve stars.
She was with child.
She cried out in pain, laboring to give birth.

Another sign was seen in heaven.
Behold, an enormous red dragon,
having seven heads and ten horns,
and on his heads seven crowns.
His tail drew one third of the stars of the sky,
and threw them to the earth.

The dragon stood before
the woman who was about to give birth,
so that when she gave birth
he might devour her child.
She gave birth to a son, a male child,
who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron.
Her child was caught up to God and to his throne.
The woman fled into the wilderness,
where she has a place prepared by God.

I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying,
“Now the salvation, the power,
and the Kingdom of our God,
and the authority of his Christ has come.

Responsorial – Judith 13.18bcde, 19 Resp. 15:9d

R. You are the honor of our people.

Blessed are you, O daughter, by the Most High God,
above all women upon the earth.
Blessed be the Lord God
who made heaven and earth

R. You are the honor of our people.

Forever, your praise shall not depart out of the mouth of men
who are mindful of the power of the Lord

R. You are the honor of our people.

Gospel – Luke 1.26-38

The angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,
to a virgin pledged to be married to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David.
The virgin’s name was Mary.
Having come, the angel said to her, “Hail, full of grace! The Lord is with you.”
But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and considered what kind of greeting this might be.
The angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.
Behold, you will conceive in your womb, and give birth to a son, and will name him ‘Jesus.’
He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High.
The Lord God will give him the throne of his father, David,
and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever. There will be no end to his Kingdom.”
Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I do not have relations with a man?”
The angel answered her, “The Holy Spirit will come on you,
and the power of the Most High will overshadow you.
Therefore also the one who is born from you will be called holy, the Son of God.
Behold, Elizabeth, your relative, also has conceived a son in her old age;
and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren.
For God is not incapable of anything.”
Mary said, “Behold, the handmaid of the Lord; be it to me according to your word.”
Then the angel departed from her.

Or Luke 1.39-47

Mary arose in those days
and went into the hill country with haste,
into a town of Judah,
and entered into the house of Zachariah
and greeted Elizabeth.
When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting,
the baby leaped in her womb,
and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.
She called out with a loud voice, and said,
“Blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb!
Why am I so favored,
that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
For behold, when the voice of your greeting
came to my ears,
the baby leaped in my womb for joy!
Blessed is she who believed,
that there will be a fulfillment of the things
which have been spoken to her from the Lord!”
Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord. My spirit rejoices in God my Savior.”

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