Mary
Chapter m43 Liturgical Texts

Preliminary Questions

Bibliography

Lectionary Reading for feasts of Mary

Prefaces

To Think About

Preliminary Questions

 

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Bibliography

 

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Liturgical days honoring Mary
and their Lectionary Readings for Eucharist

Rank:  Solemnity

January 1 (The Octave Day of the Nativity)  Mary, the Holy Mother of God

Reading One  Numbers 6:22-27 Moses blesses Aaron
Psalm  
67 May God Let His Face Shine Upon Us
Reading Two 
Galatians 4:4-7 God Sent his Son Born of a women [Earliest reference to Mary in the Christian Scriptures]
Gospel 
Luke 2:16-21  Shepherds visit.  When eight days were completed for his circumcision, he was named Jesus.  Mary kept all these things, reflecting on them in her heart.

August 14 Vigil of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Reading One First Chronicles 15:3-16:2 David brought the arc of the Lord to the place he had prepared for it
Psalm  
132 Go up to your place of rest
Reading Two 
First Corinthians 15:54-57 Death is swallowed up in victory
Gospel 
Luke 1:27-28 Blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it.

August 15 The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Reading One  Revelation 11:19-12:10 A women clothed with the sun...was with child.
Psalm  
45 The Queen takes her place at your right hand
Reading Two 
One Corinthians 15:20-27 Just as in Adam all die, so in Christ shall all be brought to life.
Gospel 
Luke 1:39-56 Visitation and Magnificat

December 8 The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Reading One  Genesis 3:9-20 God speaks to Adam after he had eaten of the tree.
Psalm  
98 Sing to the Lord and new song
Reading Two 
Ephesians 1:3-12 We are chosen in Christ to be holy and without blemish
Gospel 
Luke 1:26-38  Annunciation [full of grace]

December 12 The Blessed Virgin Mary of Guadalupe (Solemnity in Mexico; Feast in USA)

Reading One  Ecclesiastes 24:23-31
Psalm  
66
Reading Two 
Galatians 4:4-7
Gospel 
Luke 1:39-48

 

Rank:  Feast

May 31 The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Reading One  N
Psalm  
6
Reading Two 
G
Gospel 
L

August 2 Our Lady of the Angels (Los Angeles) of Portiuncula (Feast [OFM])

Reading One  N
Psalm  
6
Reading Two 
G
Gospel 
L

September 8 The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Reading One  Micah 5:1-4
Psalm  
13:6ab, 6c
Reading Two 
Romans 8:28-30
Gospel 
Matthew 1-16, 18-23

 December 12 The Blessed Virgin Mary of Guadalupe (Feast [USA])

Reading One  N
Psalm  
6
Reading Two 
G
Gospel 
L

 Rank:  Memorial

Saturday after the Second Sunday after Pentecost - The Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Reading One  N
Psalm  
6
Reading Two 
G
Gospel 
L

August 22 The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Reading One  N
Psalm  
6
Reading Two 
G
Gospel 
L

September 15 The Blessed Virgin Mary of Sorrows

Reading One  N
Psalm  
6
Reading Two 
G
Gospel 
L

October 7 The Blessed Virgin Mary of the Rosary

Reading One  N
Psalm  
6
Reading Two 
G
Gospel 
L

November 21 The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Reading One  N
Psalm  
6
Reading Two 
G
Gospel 
L

Rank:  Optional Memorial

February 11 The Blessed Virgin Mary of Lourdes

Reading One  N
Psalm  
6
Reading Two 
G
Gospel 
L

May 13 The Blessed Virgin Mary of Fatima

Reading One  N
Psalm  
6
Reading Two 
G
Gospel 
L

July 16 The Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel

Reading One  
Psalm
Gospel

August 5 The Dedication of the Basilica of Saint Mary

Reading One  
Psalm
Gospel

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Prefaces

P 56 Blessed Virgin Mary I

...to give you thanks
(as we celebrate...of the Blessed Virgin Mary).
(as we honor the Blessed Virgin Mary).

Through the power of the Holy Spirit,
she became the virgin mother of your only son,
 our Lord Jesus Christ,
who is for ever the light of the world.
 

P 57 Blessed Virgin Mary II

...to give you thanks,
and to praise you for your gifts
as we contemplate your saints in glory.

In celebrating the memory of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
it is our special joy to echo her song of thanksgiving.
What wonders you have worked throughout the world.
All generations have shared the greatness of your love.
When you looked on Mary your lowly servant,
you raised her to be the mother of Jesus Christ,
your Son, our Lord,
the savior of all.

Through him...
 

P 59 Assumption

Today the virgin Mother of God was taken up into heaven
to be the beginning and the pattern of the Church in its perfection,
and a sign of hope and comfort for your people on their pilgrim way.

To Think About

 

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