O God, whose Only Begotten Son entrusted Mary Magdalene before all others with announcing the great joy of the Resurrection, grant, we pray, that through her intercession and example we may proclaim the living Christ and come to see him reigning in your glory. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

FIRST READING 2 Cor 5:14-17
The reading from the second Letter of Saint Paul to Corinthians.
Brothers and sisters: the love of Christ impels us, once we have come to the conviction that one died for all; therefore, all have died.
He indeed died for all, so that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised.
Consequently, from now on we regard no one according to the flesh; even if we once knew Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know him so no longer.
So whoever is in Christ is a new creation: the old things have passed away; behold, new things have come.
The Word of the Lord.

RESPONSORIAL PSALM Ps 118 (117), 1 i 4. 13-14. 22 i 24 (R.: por. 1a)
R. My soul is thirsting for you, O Lord my God.
O God, you are my God whom I seek;
for you my flesh pines and my soul thirsts
like the earth, parched, lifeless and without water.
R. My soul is thirsting for you, O Lord my God.
Thus have I gazed toward you in the sanctuary
to see your power and your glory,
for your kindness is a greater good than life;
my lips shall glorify you.
R. My soul is thirsting for you, O Lord my God.
Thus will I bless you while I live;
lifting up my hands, I will call upon your name.
As with the riches of a banquet shall my soul be satisfied,
and with exultant lips my mouth shall praise you.
R. My soul is thirsting for you, O Lord my God.
You are my help,
and in the shadow of your wings I shout for joy.
My soul clings fast to you;
your right hand upholds me.
R. My soul is thirsting for you, O Lord my God.

Alleluja, alleluja, alleluja.
Tell us, Mary, what did you see on the way?
I saw the glory of the risen Christ, I saw him empty tomb.
Alleluja, alleluja, alleluja.

GOSPEL John 20: 1.11-18
A reading from the Holy Gospel according to John.
On the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early in the morning, while it was still dark, and saw the stone removed from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and told them, “They have taken the Lord from the tomb, and we don’t know where they put him.”
Mary stayed outside the tomb weeping. And as she wept, she bent over into the tomb and saw two angels in white sitting there, one at the head and one at the feet where the Body of Jesus had been. And they said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?”
She said to them, “They have taken my Lord, and I don’t know where they laid him.”
When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus there, but did not know it was Jesus.
Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you looking for?”
She thought it was the gardener and said to him, “Sir, if you carried him away, tell me where you laid him, and I will take him.”
Jesus said to her, “Mary!”
She turned and said to him in Hebrew, “Rabbouni,” which means Teacher.
Jesus said to her, “Stop holding on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and tell them, `I am going to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.”‘
Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord,” and then reported what he told her.
The Gospel of the Lord.

To God the Father, who is rich in love and mercy, let us raise our humble prayers and yearnings.
1. Let us pray for the Church so that we may effectively preach the Kingdom of Heaven through the works of mercy. We pray to the Lord.
2. Let us pray for all those who take care of the sick and suffering so that they may receive the God’s blessing for serving the poorest. We pray to the Lord.
3. Let us pray for Christian marriages so that every day their love may reflect infinite love of Christ. We pray to the Lord.
4. Let us pray for engaged couples so that, reasonably preparing for marriage, they may fully enjoy God’s love, which is stronger than death. We pray to the Lord.
5. Let us pray for the families who opened their homes for young people so that they may remember that everything they have done to their brothers and sisters, they have done to the Christ himself. We pray to the lord.
6. Let us pray for our congregation so that, following Christ’s blessings, we may participate in the Kingdom prepared for us from the foundation of the world. We pray to the lord.

God, the Father of Mercy, our souls truly yearn for You, † consider our requests which we turn to You and show us Your Mercy through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Accept, O Lord, the offerings presented in commemoration of Saint Mary Magdalene, whose homage of charity was graciously accepted by your Only Begotten Son.
Who lives and reigns for ever and ever.

May the holy reception of your mysteries, Lord, instill in us that persevering love with which Saint Mary Magdalene clung resolutely to Christ her Master.
Who lives and reigns for ever and ever.