Daily Readings

  • Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

    Reading 1 Is 62:1-5 For Zion's sake I will not be silent,for Jerusalem's sake I will not be quiet,until her vindication shines forth like the dawnand her victory like a burning torch.Nations shall behold your vindication,and all the kings your glory;you shall be called by a new namepronounced by the mouth of the LORD.You shall be a glorious crown in the hand of the LORD,a royal diadem held by your God.No more shall people call you "Forsaken, "or your land "Desolate, "but you shall be called "My Delight, "and your land "Espoused."For the LORD delights in youand makes your land his spouse.As a young man marries a virgin,your Builder shall marry you;and as a bridegroom rejoices in his brideso shall your God rejoice in you. Responsorial Psalm Ps 96:1-2, 2-3, 7-8, 9-10 R. (3) Proclaim his marvelous deeds to all the nations.Sing to the LORD a new song;sing to the LORD, all you lands.Sing to the LORD; bless his name.R. Proclaim his marvelous deeds to all the nations.Announce his salvation, day after day.Tell his glory among the nations; among all peoples, his wondrous deeds.R. Proclaim his marvelous deeds to all the nations.Give to the LORD, you families of nations,give to the LORD glory and praise; give to the LORD the glory due his name! R. Proclaim his marvelous deeds to all the nations.Worship the LORD in holy attire.Tremble before him, all the earth;Say among the nations: The LORD is king.He governs the peoples with equity.R. Proclaim his marvelous deeds to all the nations. Reading 2 1 Cor 12:4-11 Brothers and sisters:There are different kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit; there are different forms of service but the same Lord;there are different workings but the same Godwho produces all of them in everyone.To each individual the manifestation of the Spiritis given for some benefit.To one is given through the Spirit the expression of wisdom;to another, the expression of knowledge according to thesame Spirit;to another, faith by the same Spirit;to another, gifts of healing by the one Spirit;to another, mighty deeds;to another, prophecy;to another, discernment of spirits;to another, varieties of tongues;to another, interpretation of tongues.But one and the same Spirit produces all of these,distributing them individually to each person as he wishes.Alleluia Cf. 2 Thes 2:14R. Alleluia, alleluia.God has called us through the Gospelto possess the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel Jn 2:1-11 There was a wedding at Cana in Galilee,and the mother of Jesus was there.Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the wedding.When the wine ran short,the mother of Jesus said to him,"They have no wine."And Jesus said to her,"Woman, how does your concern affect me?My hour has not yet come."His mother said to the servers,"Do whatever he tells you."Now there were six stone water jars there for Jewish ceremonial washings,each holding twenty to thirty gallons.Jesus told the them,"Fill the jars with water."So they filled them to the brim.Then he told them,"Draw some out now and take it to the headwaiter."So they took it. And when the headwaiter tasted the water that had become wine,without knowing where it came from— although the servers who had drawn the water knew —,the headwaiter called the bridegroom and said to him,"Everyone serves good wine first,and then when people have drunk freely, an inferior one;but you have kept the good wine until now."Jesus did this as the beginning of his signs at Cana in Galileeand so revealed his glory,and his disciples began to believe in him. - - - Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital, without permission in writing from the copyright owner. […]

  • Saturday of the First Week in Ordinary Time

    Reading 1 Heb 4:12-16 The word of God is living and effective,sharper than any two-edged sword,penetrating even between soul and spirit,joints and marrow,and able to discern reflections and thoughts of the heart.No creature is concealed from him,but everything is naked and exposed to the eyes of himto whom we must render an account.Since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens,     Jesus, the Son of God,let us hold fast to our confession.For we do not have a high priestwho is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses,but one who has similarly been tested in every way,yet without sin.So let us confidently approach the throne of graceto receive mercy and to find grace for timely help. Responsorial Psalm Ps 19:8, 9, 10, 15 R. (see John 6:63c)  Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.The law of the LORD is perfect,refreshing the soul;The decree of the LORD is trustworthy,giving wisdom to the simple.R. Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.The precepts of the LORD are right,rejoicing the heart;The command of the LORD is clear,enlightening the eye.R. Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.The fear of the LORD is pure,enduring forever;The ordinances of the LORD are true,all of them just.R. Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.Let the words of my mouth and the thought of my heartfind favor before you,O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.R. Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life. Alleluia Lk 4:18 R. Alleluia, alleluia.The Lord sent me to bring glad tidings to the poorand to proclaim liberty to captives.R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel Mk 2:13-17 Jesus went out along the sea.All the crowd came to him and he taught them.As he passed by, he saw Levi, son of Alphaeus,sitting at the customs post.Jesus said to him, "Follow me."And he got up and followed Jesus.While he was at table in his house,many tax collectors and sinners sat with Jesus and his disciples;for there were many who followed him.Some scribes who were Pharisees saw that Jesus was eating with sinnersand tax collectors and said to his disciples,"Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?" Jesus heard this and said to them,"Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do.I did not come to call the righteous but sinners." - - - Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital, without permission in writing from the copyright owner. […]

  • Friday of the First Week in Ordinary Time

    Reading 1 Heb 4:1-5, 11 Let us be on our guardwhile the promise of entering into his rest remains,that none of you seem to have failed.For in fact we have received the Good News just as our ancestors did.But the word that they heard did not profit them,for they were not united in faith with those who listened.For we who believed enter into that rest,just as he has said:As I swore in my wrath,    "They shall not enter into my rest,"and yet his works were accomplishedat the foundation of the world.For he has spoken somewhere about the seventh day in this manner,And God rested on the seventh day from all his works;and again, in the previously mentioned place,They shall not enter into my rest. Therefore, let us strive to enter into that rest,so that no one may fall after the same example of disobedience. Responsorial Psalm Ps 78:3 and 4bc, 6c-7, 8 R. (see 7b)  Do not forget the works of the Lord!What we have heard and know,and what our fathers have declared to us,we will declare to the generation to comeThe glorious deeds of the LORD and his strength.R. Do not forget the works of the Lord!That they too may rise and declare to their sonsthat they should put their hope in God,And not forget the deeds of Godbut keep his commands.R. Do not forget the works of the Lord!And not be like their fathers,a generation wayward and rebellious,A generation that kept not its heart steadfastnor its spirit faithful toward God.R. Do not forget the works of the Lord! Alleluia Lk 7:16 R. Alleluia, alleluia.A great prophet has arisen in our midstand God has visited his people.R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel Mk 2:1-12 When Jesus returned to Capernaum after some days,it became known that he was at home.Many gathered together so that there was no longer room for them,not even around the door,and he preached the word to them.They came bringing to him a paralytic carried by four men.Unable to get near Jesus because of the crowd,they opened up the roof above him.After they had broken through,they let down the mat on which the paralytic was lying.When Jesus saw their faith, he said to him,"Child, your sins are forgiven."Now some of the scribes were sitting there asking themselves,"Why does this man speak that way?  He is blaspheming.Who but God alone can forgive sins?"Jesus immediately knew in his mind what they were thinking to themselves, so he said, "Why are you thinking such things in your hearts?Which is easier, to say to the paralytic,'Your sins are forgiven,'or to say, 'Rise, pick up your mat and walk'?But that you may knowthat the Son of Man has authority to forgive sins on earth"–he said to the paralytic,"I say to you, rise, pick up your mat, and go home."He rose, picked up his mat at once, and went away in the sight of everyone.They were all astoundedand glorified God, saying, "We have never seen anything like this." - - - Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital, without permission in writing from the copyright owner. […]

  • Memorial of Saint Anthony, Abbot

    Reading 1 Heb 3:7-14 The Holy Spirit says:Oh, that today you would hear his voice,"Harden not your hearts as at the rebellionin the day of testing in the desert,where your ancestors tested and tried meand saw my works for forty years.Because of this I was provoked with that generationand I said, 'They have always been of erring heart,and they do not know my ways.'As I swore in my wrath,'They shall not enter into my rest.'"Take care, brothers and sisters,that none of you may have an evil and unfaithful heart,so as to forsake the living God.Encourage yourselves daily while it is still "today,"so that none of you may grow hardened by the deceit of sin.We have become partners of Christif only we hold the beginning of the reality firm until the end. Responsorial Psalm Ps 95:6-7c, 8-9, 10-11 R. (8)  If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.Come, let us bow down in worship;let us kneel before the LORD who made us.For he is our God,and we are the people he shepherds, the flock he guides.R. If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.Oh, that today you would hear his voice:"Harden not your hearts as at Meribah,as in the day of Massah in the desert,Where your fathers tempted me;they tested me though they had seen my works." R. If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.Forty years I was wearied of that generation;I said: "This people's heart goes astray,they do not know my ways."Therefore I swore in my anger:"They shall never enter my rest." R. If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts. Alleluia See Mt 4:23 R. Alleluia, alleluia.Jesus preached the Gospel of the Kingdomand cured every disease among the people.R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel Mk 1:40-45 A leper came to him and kneeling down begged him and said,"If you wish, you can make me clean."Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand,touched the leper, and said to him, "I do will it. Be made clean."The leprosy left him immediately, and he was made clean.Then, warning him sternly, he dismissed him at once.Then he said to him, "See that you tell no one anything,but go, show yourself to the priestand offer for your cleansing what Moses prescribed;that will be proof for them."The man went away and began to publicize the whole matter.He spread the report abroadso that it was impossible for Jesus to enter a town openly.He remained outside in deserted places,and people kept coming to him from everywhere.For the readings of the Memorial of Saint Anthony, please go here. - - - Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital, without permission in writing from the copyright owner. […]

  • Wednesday of the First Week in Ordinary Time

    Reading 1 Heb 2:14-18 Since the children share in blood and Flesh,Jesus likewise shared in them,that through death he might destroy the onewho has the power of death, that is, the Devil,and free those who through fear of deathhad been subject to slavery all their life.Surely he did not help angelsbut rather the descendants of Abraham;therefore, he had to become like his brothers and sisters in every way,    that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest before Godto expiate the sins of the people.Because he himself was tested through what he suffered,he is able to help those who are being tested. Responsorial Psalm Ps 105:1-2, 3-4, 6-7, 8-9 R. (8a)  The Lord remembers his covenant for ever.or:R. Alleluia.Give thanks to the LORD, invoke his name;make known among the nations his deeds.Sing to him, sing his praise,proclaim all his wondrous deeds.R. The Lord remembers his covenant for ever.or:R. Alleluia.Glory in his holy name;rejoice, O hearts that seek the LORD!Look to the LORD in his strength;seek to serve him constantly.R. The Lord remembers his covenant for ever.or:R. Alleluia.You descendants of Abraham, his servants,sons of Jacob, his chosen ones!He, the LORD, is our God;throughout the earth his judgments prevail.R. The Lord remembers his covenant for ever.or:R. Alleluia.He remembers forever his covenantwhich he made binding for a thousand generationsB Which he entered into with Abrahamand by his oath to Isaac. R. The Lord remembers his covenant for ever.or:R.  Alleluia. Alleluia Jn 10:27 R. Alleluia, alleluia.My sheep hear my voice, says the Lord.I know them, and they follow me.R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel Mk 1:29-39 On leaving the synagogueJesus entered the house of Simon and Andrew with James and John.Simon's mother-in-law lay sick with a fever.They immediately told him about her.He approached, grasped her hand, and helped her up.Then the fever left her and she waited on them.When it was evening, after sunset,they brought to him all who were ill or possessed by demons.The whole town was gathered at the door.He cured many who were sick with various diseases,and he drove out many demons,not permitting them to speak because they knew him.Rising very early before dawn, he left and went off to a deserted place, where he prayed.Simon and those who were with him pursued himand on finding him said, "Everyone is looking for you."He told them, "Let us go on to the nearby villagesthat I may preach there also.For this purpose have I come."So he went into their synagogues, preaching and driving out demons throughout the whole of Galilee. - - - Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital, without permission in writing from the copyright owner. […]

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