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Feast of St. Martha

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  • Reading I:  Leviticus 23:1,34b-37
  • Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 81
  • Gospel Reading: Matthew 13:54-58

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Novena Prayer to St. Martha

Saint Martha, I resort to your aid and protection.
As proof of my affection and faith, I offer you this light,
which I shall burn every Tuesday.
Comfort me in all my difficulties
and through the great favors you did enjoy
when the Savior was lodged in your house,
intercede for my family, that we be provided for in our necessities.

I ask of you, Saint Martha, the strength to overcome all difficulties
as you did overcome the dragon which you had at your feet.
O blessed St. Martha, you believed in what Jesus has said:
“I am the resurrection and the life”;
and your faith let you see beyond His humanity when you cried out,
“Lord I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God.”
With firm hope you said, “I know that God will give you whatever you ask of Him”,
and Jesus called your brother Lazarus back from the dead.
With pure love for Jesus you welcomed him into your home. Friend and servant of our Savior,
I too am “troubled about many things”. (mention your intentions)
Pray for me that I may grow in faith, hope and love,
and that Jesus, who sat at your table, will hear me and grant me
a place at the banquet of eternal life. Amen.

Let us pray for Nurses, Caregivers, Cooks, Servers, Salesladies, Housewives, Travelers, Domestic Servants, Laundry Workers, Hotel-keepers and Single Laywomen


Leviticus 23:1,34
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1And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying:
34Say to the children of Israel: From the fifteenth day of this same seventh month, shall be kept the feast of tabernacles seven days to the Lord.
Matthew 13:54-58
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54And coming into his own country, he taught them in their synagogues, so that they wondered and said: How came this man by this wisdom and miracles?
55Is not this the carpenter's son? Is not his mother called Mary, and his brethren James, and Joseph, and Simon, and Jude:
56And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence therefore hath he all these things?
57And they were scandalized in his regard. But Jesus said to them: A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house.
58And he wrought not many miracles there, because of their unbelief.

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