July 22, 2020
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Mass Schedule this Week
Monday 12 Noon
Tuesday — 8:00 am
Wednesday — No Mass at Noon due to funeral
Thursday — 8:00 am
Friday — 12 Noon
Saturday — 8:00 am
Lord’s Day 5:00 pm Vigil (Saturday)
10:00 am (Sunday)
Saint Mary Magdalene holds a prominent place in the early Church as the first one to see the risen Lord. She had stood beneath the cross together with Jesus’ mother and Saint John and a few others. Mary Magdalene remains an outstanding example of gratefulness to God for the merciful love he showed her through Christ. That love deepened at the Resurrection when the Lord Jesus told her that her love was raised to a higher level upon his ascension into heaven. Love of Christ for us as well spans both heaven and earth (today’s Gospel). Then Mary Magdalene was commissioned to bring the news of the risen Lord to the others.
The Prayer over the Gifts from Mass today.
May you find acceptable to you, Lord, the offering of our lives on this day commemorating the saintly joy of Mary Magdalene for it was her obedient and profound love that your beloved Son so graciously accepted unto eternal life.
Gospel John 20:1-2, 11-18
On the first day of the week,
Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early in the morning,
while it was still dark,
and saw the stone removed from the tomb.
So she ran and went to Simon Peter
and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and told them,
“They have taken the Lord from the tomb,
and we don’t know where they put him.”
Mary stayed outside the tomb weeping.
And as she wept, she bent over into the tomb
and saw two angels in white sitting there,
one at the head and one at the feet
where the Body of Jesus had been.
And they said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?”
She said to them, “They have taken my Lord,
and I don’t know where they laid him.”
When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus there,
but did not know it was Jesus.
Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?
Whom are you looking for?”
She thought it was the gardener and said to him,
“Sir, if you carried him away,
tell me where you laid him,
and I will take him.”
Jesus said to her, “Mary!”
She turned and said to him in Hebrew,
“Rabbouni,” which means Teacher.
Jesus said to her,
“Stop holding on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father.
But go to my brothers and tell them,
‘I am going to my Father and your Father,
to my God and your God.’”
Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples,
“I have seen the Lord,”
and then reported what he told her.