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Saturday 25 June 2022    (other days)
The Immaculate Heart of Mary 
 on Saturday of week 12 in Ordinary Time

Readings at Mass

Liturgical Colour: White.

Readings for the feria

Readings for the memorial

These are the readings for the feria


First reading
Lamentations 2:2,10-14,18-19 ©

Cry aloud to the Lord, daughter of Zion

The Lord has pitilessly destroyed
  all the homes of Jacob;
in his displeasure he has shattered
  the strongholds of the daughter of Judah;
he has thrown to the ground,
  he has left accursed the kingdom and its rulers.
Mutely they sit on the ground,
  the elders of the daughter of Zion;
they have put dust on their heads,
  and wrapped themselves in sackcloth.
The virgins of Jerusalem hang their heads
  down to the ground.
My eyes wasted away with weeping,
  my entrails shuddered,
my liver spilled on the ground
  at the ruin of the daughters of my people,
as children, mere infants, fainted
  in the squares of the Citadel.
They kept saying to their mothers,
  ‘Where is the bread?’
as they fainted like wounded men
  in the squares of the City,
as they poured out their souls
  on their mothers’ breasts.
How can I describe you, to what compare you,
  daughter of Jerusalem?
Who can rescue and comfort you,
  virgin daughter of Zion?
For huge as the sea is your affliction;
  who can possibly cure you?
The visions your prophets had on your behalf
  were delusive, tinsel things,
they never pointed out your sin,
  to ward off your exile.
The visions they proffered you were false,
  fallacious, misleading.
Cry aloud, then, to the Lord,
  groan, daughter of Zion;
let your tears flow like a torrent,
  day and night;
give yourself no relief,
  grant your eyes no rest.
Up, cry out in the night-time,
  in the early hours of darkness;
pour your heart out like water
  before the Lord.
Stretch out your hands to him
  for the lives of your children
who faint with hunger
  at the entrance to every street.

Responsorial Psalm
Psalm 73(74):1-7,20-21 ©
Do not forget your poor servants for ever.
Why, O God, have you cast us off for ever?
  Why blaze with anger at the sheep of your pasture?
Remember your people whom you chose long ago,
  the tribe you redeemed to be your own possession,
  the mountain of Zion where you made your dwelling.
Do not forget your poor servants for ever.
Turn your steps to these places that are utterly ruined!
  The enemy has laid waste the whole of the sanctuary.
Your foes have made uproar in your house of prayer:
  they have set up their emblems, their foreign emblems,
  high above the entrance to the sanctuary.
Do not forget your poor servants for ever.
Their axes have battered the wood of its doors.
  They have struck together with hatchet and pickaxe.
O God, they have set your sanctuary on fire:
  they have razed and profaned the place where you dwell.
Do not forget your poor servants for ever.
Remember your covenant; every cave in the land
  is a place where violence makes its home.
Do not let the oppressed return disappointed;
  let the poor and the needy bless your name.
Do not forget your poor servants for ever.

Gospel Acclamationcf.Lk2:19
Alleluia, alleluia!
Blessed is the Virgin Mary,
who treasured the word of God
and pondered it in her heart.
Alleluia!

The following reading is proper to the memorial, and must be used even if you have otherwise chosen to use the ferial readings.

GospelLuke 2:41-51 ©

Mary stored up all these things in her heart

Every year the parents of Jesus used to go to Jerusalem for the feast of the Passover. When he was twelve years old, they went up for the feast as usual. When they were on their way home after the feast, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem without his parents knowing it. They assumed he was with the caravan, and it was only after a day’s journey that they went to look for him among their relations and acquaintances. When they failed to find him they went back to Jerusalem looking for him everywhere.
  Three days later, they found him in the Temple, sitting among the doctors, listening to them, and asking them questions; and all those who heard him were astounded at his intelligence and his replies. They were overcome when they saw him, and his mother said to him, ‘My child, why have you done this to us? See how worried your father and I have been, looking for you.’
  ‘Why were you looking for me?’ he replied. ‘Did you not know that I must be busy with my Father’s affairs?’ But they did not understand what he meant.
  He then went down with them and came to Nazareth and lived under their authority. His mother stored up all these things in her heart.

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These are the readings for the memorial


First readingIsaiah 61:9-11 ©

I exult for joy in the Lord

Their race will be famous throughout the nations,
their descendants throughout the peoples.
All who see them will admit
that they are a race whom the Lord has blessed.
‘I exult for joy in the Lord,
my soul rejoices in my God,
for he has clothed me in the garments of salvation,
he has wrapped me in the cloak of integrity,
like a bridegroom wearing his wreath,
like a bride adorned in her jewels.
‘For as the earth makes fresh things grow,
as a garden makes seeds spring up,
so will the Lord make both integrity and praise
spring up in the sight of the nations.’

Responsorial Psalm
1 Samuel 2:1,4-8 ©
My heart exults in the Lord my Saviour.
My heart exults in the Lord.
  I find my strength in my God;
my mouth laughs at my enemies
  as I rejoice in your saving help.
My heart exults in the Lord my Saviour.
The bows of the mighty are broken,
  but the weak are clothed with strength.
Those with plenty must labour for bread,
  but the hungry need work no more.
The childless wife has children now
  but the fruitful wife bears no more.
My heart exults in the Lord my Saviour.
It is the Lord who gives life and death,
  he brings men to the grave and back;
it is the Lord who gives poverty and riches.
  He brings men low and raises them on high.
My heart exults in the Lord my Saviour.
He lifts up the lowly from the dust,
  from the dungheap he raises the poor
to set him in the company of princes
  to give him a glorious throne.
For the pillars of the earth are the Lord’s,
  on them he has set the world.
My heart exults in the Lord my Saviour.

Gospel Acclamationcf.Lk2:19
Alleluia, alleluia!
Blessed is the Virgin Mary,
who treasured the word of God
and pondered it in her heart.
Alleluia!

GospelLuke 2:41-51 ©

Mary stored up all these things in her heart

Every year the parents of Jesus used to go to Jerusalem for the feast of the Passover. When he was twelve years old, they went up for the feast as usual. When they were on their way home after the feast, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem without his parents knowing it. They assumed he was with the caravan, and it was only after a day’s journey that they went to look for him among their relations and acquaintances. When they failed to find him they went back to Jerusalem looking for him everywhere.
  Three days later, they found him in the Temple, sitting among the doctors, listening to them, and asking them questions; and all those who heard him were astounded at his intelligence and his replies. They were overcome when they saw him, and his mother said to him, ‘My child, why have you done this to us? See how worried your father and I have been, looking for you.’
  ‘Why were you looking for me?’ he replied. ‘Did you not know that I must be busy with my Father’s affairs?’ But they did not understand what he meant.
  He then went down with them and came to Nazareth and lived under their authority. His mother stored up all these things in her heart.

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