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Monday of Holy Week

10/04/2017 12:34 pm

Monday 1024 - 768

Reading 1
Isaiah 42:1-7
He does not cry out or shout aloud.

Psalm
Ps 26: 1-3. 13-14 r.1
The Lord is my light and my help.

Gospel Acclamation
Hail to you, our King! You alone have had compassion on our sins,

Gospel
John 12:1-11

Six days before the Passover, Jesus went to Bethany, where Lazarus was, whom he had raised from the dead.

They gave a dinner for him there; Martha waited on them and Lazarus was among those at table.

Mary brought in a pound of very costly ointment, pure nard, and with it anointed the feet of Jesus, wiping them with her hair; the house was filled with the scent of the ointment.

Then Judas Iscariot - one of his disciples, the man who was to betray him - said, "Why was this ointment not sold for three hundred denarii and the money given to the poor?"

He said this, not because he cared about the poor, but because he was a thief; he was in charge of the common fund and used to help himself to the contents.

So Jesus said, "Leave her alone; let her keep it for the day of my burial. You have the poor with you always, you will not always have me."

Meanwhile a large number of Jews heard that he was there and came not only on account of Jesus but also to see Lazarus whom he had raised from the dead.

Then the chief priests decided to kill Lazarus as well, since it was on his account that many of the Jews were leaving them and believing in Jesus.

Credit

Cycle A

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