Friday after Epiphany

Reading I 1 Jn 5:5-13

Responsorial Psalm 147:12-13, 14-15, 19-20

R.        (12a)  Praise the Lord, Jerusalem.
or:
R.        Alleluia.
Glorify the LORD, O Jerusalem;
            praise your God, O Zion.
For he has strengthened the bars of your gates;
            he has blessed your children within you.
R.        Praise the Lord, Jerusalem.
or:
R.        Alleluia.
He has granted peace in your borders;
            with the best of wheat he fills you.
He sends forth his command to the earth;
            swiftly runs his word!
R.        Praise the Lord, Jerusalem.
or:
R.        Alleluia.
He has proclaimed his word to Jacob,
            his statutes and his ordinances to Israel.
He has not done thus for any other nation;
            his ordinances he has not made known to them. Alleluia.
R.        Praise the Lord, Jerusalem.
or:
R.        Alleluia.

Alleluia See Mt 4:23

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Jesus proclaimed the Gospel of the Kingdom
and cured every disease among the people.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel Lk 5:12-16

It happened that there was a man full of leprosy in one of the towns where Jesus was;
and when he saw Jesus,
he fell prostrate, pleaded with him, and said,
“Lord, if you wish, you can make me clean.” 
Jesus stretched out his hand, touched him, and said,
“I do will it.  Be made clean.” 
And the leprosy left him immediately. 
Then he ordered him not to tell anyone, but
“Go, show yourself to the priest and offer for your cleansing
what Moses prescribed; that will be proof for them.” 
The report about him spread all the more,
and great crowds assembled to listen to him
and to be cured of their ailments,
but he would withdraw to deserted places to pray.

Readings for the Optional Memorial of Saint Raymond of Peñafort, priest

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