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To: Priests, Deacons and Directors of Liturgy
From: Dr. Patricia DeJarnett, Liturgy Coordinator, Office for Divine Worship
The presidential prayers for the new Obligatory Memorial – Mary, Mother of the Church – to be celebrated on the Monday after Pentecost is Votive Mass 10 B Our Lady, Mother of the Church. The readings for this memorial are proper.
First Reading – Genesis 3:9-15, 20 The mother of all the living.
or: Acts 1:12-14
All these devoted themselves with one accord to prayer with Mary, the mother of Jesus.
Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 87:1-2, 3 and 5, 6-7
R. Glorious things are told of you, O city of God.
O happy Virgin, you gave birth to the Lord;
O blessed mother of the Church,
you warm our hearts with the Spirit of your Son Jesus Christ.
Gospel – John 19:25-34
Behold, your Son. Behold, your mother.
Please see the attached readings and additional information. For questions, please contact the Office for Divine Worship at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-920-7339.