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  • November 16 – Memorial of Saint Gertrude, Virgin

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    Optional Memorial of Saint Gertrude, virgin
    Lectionary: 677

    Below are the readings suggested for today’s Memorial. However, readings for the Memorial may also be taken from the Common of Virgins, #731-736, or the Common of Holy Men and Women: For Religious, #737-742.

    Reading 1 – EPH 3:14-19

    Brothers and sisters:
    I kneel before the Father,
    from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named,
    that he may grant you in accord with the riches of his glory
    to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in the inner self,
    and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith;
    that you, rooted and grounded in love,
    may have strength to comprehend with all the holy ones
    what is the breadth and length and height and depth,
    and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge,
    so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

    Responsorial Psalm – PS 23:1B-3A, 4, 5, 6

    R.    (1)  The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.
    The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
    In verdant pastures he gives me repose;
    Beside restful waters he leads me;
    he refreshes my soul.
    R.    The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.
    Even though I walk in the dark valley
    I fear no evil; for you are at my side
    With your rod and your staff
    that give me courage.
    R.    The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.
    You spread the table before me
    in the sight of my foes;
    You anoint my head with oil;
    my cup overflows.
    R.    The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.
    Only goodness and kindness follow me
    all the days of my life;
    And I shall dwell in the house of the LORD
    for years to come.
    R.    The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.

    Alleluia – JN 15:9B, 5B

    R.    Alleluia, alleluia.
    Remain in my love, says the Lord;
    whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit.
    R.    Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel – JN 15:1-8

    Jesus said to his disciples:
    “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine grower.
    He takes away every branch in me that does not bear fruit,
    and every one that does he prunes so that it bears more fruit.
    You are already pruned because of the word that I spoke to you.
    Remain in me, as I remain in you.
    Just as a branch cannot bear fruit on its own
    unless it remains on the vine,
    so neither can you unless you remain in me.
    I am the vine, you are the branches.
    Whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit,
    because without me you can do nothing.
    Anyone who does not remain in me
    will be thrown out like a branch and wither;
    people will gather them and throw them into a fire
    and they will be burned.
    If you remain in me and my words remain in you,
    ask for whatever you want and it will be done for you.
    By this is my Father glorified,
    that you bear much fruit and become my disciples.”

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