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Memorial of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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Reading 1 and//www.usccb.org/bible/ruth/2and1 RU 2and1-3, 8-11 4:13-17 Naomi had a prominent kinsman named Boaz,of the clan of her husband Elimelech.Ruth the Moabite said to Naomi, Let me go and glean ears of grain in the fieldof anyone who will allow me that favor.”Naomi said to her, Go, my daughter,” and she went.The field she entered to glean after the harvestershappened to be the section belonging to Boazof the clan of Elimelech.Boaz said to Ruth, Listen, my daughter!Do not go to glean in anyone else’s fieldyou are not to leave here.Stay here with my women servants.Watch to see which field is to be harvested, and follow themI have commanded the young men to do you no harm.When you are thirsty, you may go and drink from the vesselsthe young men have filled.”Casting herself prostrate upon the ground, Ruth said to him, Why should I, a foreigner, be favored with your notice?”Boaz answered herand I have had a complete account of what you have donefor your mother-in-law after your husband’s deathyou have left your father and your mother and the land of your birth,and have come to a people whom you did not know previously.”Boaz took Ruth.When they came together as man and wife,the LORD enabled her to conceive and she bore a son.Then the women said to Naomi, Blessed is the LORD who has not failedto provide you today with an heir!May he become famous in Israel!He will be your comfort and the support of your old age,for his mother is the daughter-in-law who loves you.She is worth more to you than seven sons!”Naomi took the child, placed him on her lap, and became his nurse.And the neighbor women gave him his name,at the news that a grandson had been born to Naomi.They called him Obed.He was the father of Jesse, the father of David. Responsorial Psalm and//www.usccb.org/bible/psalms/128and1 PS 128and1B-2, 3, 4, 5 R. (4)See how the Lord blesses those who fear him. Blessed are you who fear the LORD,who walk in his ways!For you shall eat the fruit of your handiworkblessed shall you be, and favored. R.See how the Lord blesses those who fear him. You wife shall be like a fruitful vinein the recesses of your homeYour children like olive plantsaround your table. R.See how the Lord blesses those who fear him. Behold, thus is the man blessedwho fears the LORD. R.See how the Lord blesses those who fear him. The LORD bless you from Zionandmay you see the prosperity of Jerusalemall the days of your life. R.See how the Lord blesses those who fear him. Alleluia and//www.usccb.org/bible/matthew/23:9 MT 23:9B, 10B R.Alleluia, alleluia.You have but one Father in heavenyou have but one master, the Christ.R.Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel and//www.usccb.org/bible/matthew/23:1 MT 23:1-12 Jesus spoke to the crowds and to his disciples, saying, The scribes and the Phariseeshave taken their seat on the chair of Moses.Therefore, do and observe all things whatsoever they tell you,but do not follow their example.For they preach but they do not practice.They tie up heavy burdens hard to carryand lay them on people’s shoulders,but they will not lift a finger to move them.All their works are performed to be seen.They widen their phylacteries and lengthen their tassels.They love places of honor at banquets, seats of honor in synagogues,greetings in marketplaces, and the salutation ‘Rabbi.’As for you, do not be called ‘Rabbi.’You have but one teacher, and you are all brothers.Call no one on earth your fatheryou have but one Father in heaven.Do not be called ‘Master’you have but one master, the Christ.The greatest among you must be your servant.Whoever exalts himself will be humbledbut whoever humbles himself will be exalted.”

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