Thursday, March 25, 2021
The Feast of the Annunciation is celebrated on March 25. This feast day commemorates the announcement of the Angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary that she had been chosen to be the mother of Jesus and it celebrates her “Fiat” (“Let it be done”) in reply.
Mass readings for the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord:
- First reading – Isaiah 7:10-14; 8:10: “the Lord himself will give you this sign: the virgin shall be with child, and bear a son, and shall name him Emmanuel”
- Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 40: “Here I am, Lord; I come to do your will.”
- Second Reading – Hebrews 10:4-10: “we have been consecrated through the offering of the Body of Jesus Christ once for all.”
- Gospel – Luke 1:26-38: “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.”