Presidential Prayers and Readings for Mary, Mother of the Church

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.

Gospel Acclamation
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 or 404-920-7339.