Readings of the day: RB 2:16-22; Col. 2;6-15; Resp. Psalm 145; Luke 6:12-19 And the virgin’s name was Mary. Hail, favored one! The Lord is with you. May we obtain the grace of your blessing, O Lord, through the intercession of Mary, Mother of God, that from her, whose holy Name we venerate, we may obtain help in our every need. Through Christ our Lord. (Prayer after Communion, Mass) Mary, spiritual vessel, pray for us.