Memorial of Saint Justin, Martyr

1st Reading – Sirach 42:15-25

Now I will remind you of the works of the Lord and describe the things I have seen. The words of the Lord brought his works into being, and the whole creation obeys his commands.

The light of the sun shines down on everything, and everything is filled with the Lord’s glory.

Not even to his holy angels has the Lord given power to describe all his mighty deeds, even though he has given them power to stand unharmed in his glorious presence.

He sees into the oceans and into the human heart, and he knows the secrets of both. The Most High knows everything that can be known and understands the signs of the ages.

He knows all that has ever been and all that ever will be; he uncovers the deepest of mysteries.

He takes notice of our every thought and hears our every word.

The orderly world shows the greatness of his wisdom; he is the same for ever and ever. Nothing can be added to him, and nothing taken away; he needs no one to give him advice.

All his works are beautiful, down to the smallest and faintest spark of light.

The universe lives and abides forever; to meet each need, each creature is preserved.

All of them differ, one from another, yet none of them has he made in vain,

Everything completes the goodness of something else. Could anyone ever see enough of this splendour?


Responsorial Psalm – Psalms 33:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9

R. (6a) By the word of the Lord the heavens were made.

Give thanks to the LORD on the harp;
with the ten-stringed lyre chant his praises.
Sing to him a new song;
pluck the strings skillfully, with shouts of gladness.

R. By the word of the Lord the heavens were made.

For upright is the word of the LORD
and all his works are trustworthy.
He loves justice and right;
of the kindness of the LORD the earth is full.

R. By the word of the Lord the heavens were made.

By the word of the LORD the heavens were made;
by the breath of his mouth all their host.
He gathers the waters of the sea as in a flask;
in cellars he confines the deep.

R. By the word of the Lord the heavens were made.

Let all the earth fear the LORD;
let all who dwell in the world revere him.
For he spoke, and it was made;
he commanded, and it stood forth.

R. By the word of the Lord the heavens were made.


Alleluia – John 8:12

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
I am the light of the world, says the Lord;
whoever follows me will have the light of life.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.


Gospel – Mark 10:46-52

They came to Jericho, and as Jesus was leaving with his disciples and a large crowd, a blind beggar named Bartimaeus son of Timaeus was sitting by the road begging.

When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout, “Jesus! Son of David! Take pity on me!”

Many of the people scolded him and told him to be quiet. But he shouted even more loudly, “Son of David, take pity on me!”

Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.” So they called the blind man, saying to him, “Take courage; get up, Jesus is calling you.”

He threw aside his cloak, sprang up, and came to Jesus.

“What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him. “Teacher,” the blind man answered, “I want to see again.”

“Go,” Jesus told him, “your faith has made you well.” At once he was able to see and followed Jesus on the road.

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