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Catholic Daily Liturgical Guide 20.05.24

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Catholic Daily Liturgical Guide 20.05.24


GENESIS 3: 9 – 15, 20

After Adam had eaten of the tree, the Lord God called him and asked him, “Where are you?” He answered, “I heard you in the garden; but I was afraid, because I was naked, so I hid myself.” Then he asked, “Who told you that you were naked? You have eaten, then, from the tree of which I had forbidden you to eat!” The man replied, “The woman whom you put here with me – she gave me fruit from the tree, and so I ate it. “The LORD God then asked the woman, “Why did you do such a thing?” The woman answered “The serpent tricked me into it, so I ate it.” Then the LORD God said to the serpent: “Because you have done this, you shall be banned from all the animals and from all the wild creatures; on your belly shall you crawl, and dirt shall you eat all the days of your life. I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; He will stride at you head, while you strike at his heel.” The man called his wife Eve, because she became the mother of all those who live..

The Word of the Lord.

PSALM 87: 1 – 2, 3 and 5a, 5b – 7 (R) 3.

R/. Of you are told glorious things, O city of God!

On the holy mountain is his city
cherished by the Lord.
The Lord prefers the gates of Zion
to all Jacob’s dwellings. R/.

Of you are told glorious things,
O city of God!
‘Zion shall be called “Mother”
for all shall be her children R/.

It is he, the Lord Most High,
who gives each his place.
In his register of peoples he writes:
‘These are her children,’
and while they dance they will sing:
‘In you all find their home,’ R/.


Happy are you, holy Virgin Mary, and most worthy of all praise, for from you arose the sun of justice, Christ our God.

‘Behold your son. Behold your mother.’
JOHN 19: 25 – 34

Stand by the cross of Jesus were his mother and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary of Magdala. When Jesus saw his mother and the disciples there whom he loved, he said to his mother. “Woman, behold, your son.” Then he said to the disciple, “Behold you mother,” And from that hour the disciples took her into his home.  After this, aware that everything was now finished, in order that the Scripture might be fulfilled.  Jesus said, “I thirst.”  There was a vessel filled with common wine.  So they put a sponge soaked in wine on a sprig of hyssop and put it up to his mouth.  When Jesus had taken the wine, he said, “It is finished.” And bowing his head he handed over the spirit.  Now since it was preparation day, in order that the bodies might not remain on the cross on the Sabbath,  for the sabbarth day of that week was a solemn one, the Jews asked Pilate that their legs be broken and they be taken down.  So the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first and them of the other one who was crucified with Jesus. But when they came to Jesus and saw that he was already dead, they did not break his legs, but one soldier thrust his lance into his side, and immediately Blood and water flowed out.

The Gospel of the Lord
GOSPEL REFLECTION: Your Heavenly Mother
May 20, 2024

Standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary of Magdala. When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple there whom he loved, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son.” Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother.” And from that hour the disciple took her into his home. (John 19:25–27)

The memorial we celebrate today, which was added to the Roman Liturgical Calendar in 2018 by Pope Francis, highlights the truth that the Blessed Virgin Mary is not only the Mother of the Person of Christ, and, therefore, the Mother of God, she is also the Mother of the Church, that is, the Mother of all the faithful. The Blessed Virgin Mary is your mother. And as your mother, she is truly tender, compassionate, caring and merciful, bestowing upon you everything that a perfect mother desires to bestow. She is the fiercest of mothers who will stop at nothing to protect her children. She is a mother wholly devoted to you, her dear child.

The Gospel passage chosen for this memorial depicts our Blessed Mother standing at the foot of the Cross. She would have been no other place than directly beneath her Son as He endured His last agony. She did not flee in fear. She was not overwhelmed by grief. She did not sulk in self-pity. No, she stood by her Son with the perfect love and strength of a devoted, caring, compassionate and faithful mother.

As she stood by her Son in His hour of suffering and death, Jesus turned to her and entrusted the Apostle John to her maternal care. From the early Church Fathers until the most recent teachings of the Church today, this act of entrusting John to Mary and Mary to John by Jesus has been understood as an entrustment of all the faithful to the maternal care of Mother Mary. Mother Mary is, therefore, not only the Mother of the Redeemer, Christ Himself, she also becomes the Mother of all the redeemed, the mother of us all, the Mother of the Church.

Consider the spiritual mother you have in Heaven. A mother is one who gives life. Your mother in Heaven is entrusted with the task of bestowing upon you the new life of grace won by the Cross. And as your mother, she will not withhold anything from you that is to your benefit. A mother is also one who is tender with her children. The Immaculate Heart of our mother in Heaven is one that is filled with the greatest tenderness toward you. Though her caresses are not physical, they are much deeper. She caresses with the tenderness of grace which she imparts to you as you pray and turn to her in your need. She gives you the grace of her Son, poured out upon the Cross as the blood and water sprung forth as a font of mercy. Mother Mary pours that mercy upon you as a tender and devoted mother would. She holds nothing back.

If you are unaware of the love in the heart of our Blessed Mother for you, use this memorial as an opportunity to deepen your understanding of her role in your life. Many children take their mothers for granted, not fully understanding the depth of their love. So it is with our Mother in Heaven. We will never fully comprehend her love and her constant motherly workings in our life until we join her in Heaven face to face.

Reflect, today, upon Mother Mary standing by you in every moment of your life. See her there in your joys and in your sorrows, during your moments of temptation and struggles, in your moments of confusion and clarity. See her there by your side, bestowing every good spiritual gift upon you when you need it the most. She is a true mother, and she is worthy of your love and gratitude.

My dearest Mother, you stood by your Son with unwavering fidelity and love. You cared for Him, nurtured Him and never left His side. I also am your dear child. I thank you for your loving fidelity toward me and open my heart to the grace of your Son that you bestow upon me throughout life. Help me to be more attentive to your motherly care and to daily grow in gratitude for your presence in my life. Mother Mary, pray for us. Jesus, I trust in You.
[22:31, 5/19/2024] Mr Takaona: Muvhuro 20 Chivabvu – May

Kurangarira Maria, Amai
veSangano – (w)

Chiverengo chokutanga: Mavambo 3,9-15.20

Inzwai chiverengo chinobva mubhuku raMavambo
Adhamu apedza kudya muchero womuti 9 Mwari
Tenzi akamudaidza achiti, “Uri kupiko?” 10Adhamu
akati, “Ndanzwa kufamba kwamanga muchiita
mubindu ndikatya nokuti handina kusimira,
ndokubva ndahwanda.”
11 Mwari akati, “Ndiani akakuudza kuti hauna
kusimira? Wadyasu muti wandakati usadye?”
12 Adhamu akati, “Mukadzi wamakandipa kuti
ndive naye, ndiye andipa muchero womuti iwoyo
ndikadya. 13 Mwari Tenzi akabvunza mukadzi achiti, “Chii
chawaita ichochi?” Mukadzi akati, “Nyoka ndiyo
yandifurira ndikabva ndadya.”
14Mwari Tenzi akataurira nyoka kuti,
“Pamusana pezvawaita izvozvi;
wapinda rushambwa pazvipfuwo zvose
nemhuka dzose dzesango.
Uchafamba nedumbu rako uchidya guruva
upenyu hwako hwose.
15Ndichaisa ruvengo pakati pako nomukadzi,
napakati pechizvarwa chake nechizvarwa
chako, chizvarwa chake chichapwanya musoro
wako, iwe ucharuma chitsitsinho chake.”
20Adhamu akatumidza mudzimai wake zita rokuti
Evha, nokuti ndivo amai vavanhu vose.
Shoko raTenzi.


Chiverengo chokutanga:
Mabasa 1,12-14

Inzwai chiverengo chinobva mubhuku raMabasa Avapositori
12VaPositori vakadzokera kuJerusaremu vachibva
kugomo rinonzi Orivheti, riri pedyo neJerusaremu,
chinhambwe cherwendo rwunobvumirwa pamusi
weSabata. 13 Pavakapinda vakaenda kuimba
yapamusoro mavaigara. Paiti, Pita naJohani,
kouya Jemusi naAndireya, kwoti Firipi naTomasi,
kwozoti Bhatoromeo naMateu, kwozotiwo Jemusi mwana waArifeosi, uyewo Simoni Muziroti naJudhasi mwana waJemusi.
14Vose ivava vakazvipira pakunamata pamwechete
namadzimai, naMaria amai vaJesu, navakoma,
navanun’una vake.
Shoko raTenzi.

Rwiyo rwokutsinhira:
Nziyo 87,1b-7. (D – 3)

(D) – Munorumbidzwa kwazvo imi guta raMwari.
Pagomo rinoera ndipo pane guta rakavakwa
2 Mwari anoda guta reZioni kupinda dzimwe
nzvimbo dzose dzomaJakobho.
3 Munorumbidzwa kwazvo imi guta raMwari.
(D) – Munorumbidzwa kwazvo imi guta raMwari.
4 Ndingagone kudoma veRahabhu, neveBhabhironi, kwoti veFirisitia, neveTire, nevekuItiopia,
pakati pavanondiziva zvichatonzi,
“Uyu newoyo akaberekwa imomo.”
(D) – Munorumbidzwa kwazvo imi guta raMwari.
5 Kana zviri zveguta reZioni, zvingatonzi,
“Nyika iyi neyoyo yakaberekwa imomo,”
uye kuti Wokumusoro soro achaita kuti
(D) – Munorumbidzwa kwazvo imi guta raMwari.
6 TENZI anonyora mubhuku ravanhu
achitoti nyika iyi neiyi yakaberekwa imomo.
7 Vaimbi uyewo vatambi vose vanoti,
“Takatubuka mauri.”
(D) – Munorumbidzwa kwazvo imi guta raMwari.

Kupemberera Shoko Rakanaka:

Areruya, Areruya Makakomborerwa Maria
Mandara Tsvene, nokuti munokodzera chiremba
chavafiri vechitendero chamakawa na pasi
pomuchinjikwa waTenzi. Areruya.

Shoko Rakanaka: Johani 19,25-34

Inzwai Shoko Rakanaka rakanyorwa naJohani
25 Izvozvo pedyo nomuchinjikwa waJesu pakanga
pamire amai vake nomunun’una waamai vake
Maria, mudzimai waKiropasi, naMaria Magadharena. 26 Jesu paakaona amai vake nomudzidzi wake
wapamwoyo akamira pedyo, akati kuna amai vake,
“Amai, mwana wenyu uyu” 27 Ndokuti kumudzidzi
wake, “Amai vako ava.” Kubvira ipapo mudzidzi
uya akavatora akavaisa mumusha make 28 Mushure maizvozvi Jesu paakaona kuti zvose
zvazadziswa uye kuti Magwaro Matsvene azadziswe
akati, “Ndine nyota.” 29 Ipapo pakanga paine
mudziyo uzere waini inovava. Naizvozvo vakaisa
chifovefove chizere waini inovava iya pamushenjere,
vakachiisa pamuromo pake. 30 Jesu paakasveta
waini iya inovava akati, “Zvapera,” akakotamisa
musoro ndokubva afa.
31 Zvarakanga riri zuva rokugadzirira Pasika,
vaJudha vakakumbira Pirato kuti makumbo
avo atyorwe, uye kuti zvitunha zvibviswe, kuti
zvitunha zvirege kunge zviri pamuchinjikwa
pamusi weSabata, nokuti Sabata iroro rakanga
riri Sabata guru. 32 Saizvozvo masoja akaenda
akatyora makumbo owokutanga, neewechipiri
weavo vakanga varovererwa pamwechete naye.
33 Asi pavakauya kuna Jesu, vakaona kuti atofa,
havana kumutyora makumbo. 34 Mumwe musoja
akamubaya parutivi pake nepfumo, pakabva
pabuda ropa nemvura.
Shoko Rakanaka raTenzi

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