Ordinary Weekday / Optional Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary
First Reading: Colossians 1: 21-23
21 And you, whereas you were some time alienated and enemies in mind in evil works:
22 Yet now he hath reconciled in the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unspotted, and blameless before him:
23 If so ye continue in the faith, grounded and settled, and immoveable from the hope of the gospel which you have heard, which is preached in all the creation that is under heaven, whereof I Paul am made a minister.
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 54: 3-4, 6 and 8
3 Save me, O God, by thy name, and judge me in thy strength.
4 O God, hear my prayer: give ear to the words of my mouth.
6 For behold God is my helper: and the Lord is the protector of my soul.
8 I will freely sacrifice to thee, and will give praise, O God, to thy name: because it is good:
Gospel: Luke 6: 1-5
1 And it came to pass on the second first sabbath, that as he went through the corn fields, his disciples plucked the ears, and did eat, rubbing them in their hands.
2 And some of the Pharisees said to them: Why do you that which is not lawful on the sabbath days?
3 And Jesus answering them, said: Have you not read so much as this, what David did, when himself was hungry, and they that were with him:
4 How he went into the house of God, and took and ate the bread of proposition, and gave to them that were with him, which is not lawful to eat but only for the priests?
5 And he said to them: The Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.