First reading: Acts 9:36-43
Psalm: Psalm 23
Second reading: Revelation 7:9-17
Gospel: John 10:22-30
My sheep hear my voice.
I know them, and they follow me.
I give them eternal life,
and they will never perish.
No one will snatch them
out of my hand.
We give thanks for our Mothers!
There is but one and only one,
Whose love will fail you never.
One who lives from sun to sun,
With constant fond endeavor.
There is but one and only one
On earth there is no other.
In heaven a noble work was done
When God gave us a Mother.
The Divine Shepherd: A Psalm of David
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures
He leads me beside still waters;
He restores my soul.
He leads me in right paths
for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the darkest valley,
I fear no evil;
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff—they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord
my whole life long.