Daily Readings

  • Memorial of Saint Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr

    Reading 1 Rom 3:21-30 Brothers and sisters:Now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law,though testified to by the law and the prophets,the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christfor all who believe.For there is no distinction;all have sinned and are deprived of the glory of God.They are justified freely by his gracethrough the redemption in Christ Jesus,whom God set forth as an expiation,through faith, by his Blood, to prove his righteousnessbecause of the forgiveness of sins previously committed,through the forbearance of God–to prove his righteousness in the present time,that he might be righteousand justify the one who has faith in Jesus.What occasion is there then for boasting?  It is ruled out.On what principle, that of works?No, rather on the principle of faith.For we consider that a person is justified by faithapart from works of the law.Does God belong to Jews alone?Does he not belong to Gentiles, too?Yes, also to Gentiles, for God is oneand will justify the circumcised on the basis of faithand the uncircumcised through faith. Responsorial Psalm Ps 130:1b-2, 3-4, 5-6ab R. (7) With the Lord there is mercy, and fullness of redemption.Out of the depths I cry to you, O LORD;LORD, hear my voice!Let your ears be attentiveto my voice in supplication.R. With the Lord there is mercy, and fullness of redemption.If you, O LORD, mark iniquities,Lord, who can stand?But with you is forgiveness,that you may be revered.R. With the Lord there is mercy, and fullness of redemption.I trust in the LORD;my soul trusts in his word.My soul waits for the LORDmore than sentinels wait for the dawn.R. With the Lord there is mercy, and fullness of redemption. Alleluia Jn 14:6 R. Alleluia, alleluia.I am the way and the truth and the life, says the Lord;no one comes to the Father except through me.R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel Lk 11:47-54 The Lord said:"Woe to you who build the memorials of the prophets whom your fathers killed.Consequently, you bear witness and give consentto the deeds of your ancestors,for they killed them and you do the building.Therefore, the wisdom of God said,'I will send to them prophets and Apostles;some of them they will kill and persecute'in order that this generation might be chargedwith the blood of all the prophetsshed since the foundation of the world,from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zechariahwho died between the altar and the temple building.Yes, I tell you, this generation will be charged with their blood!Woe to you, scholars of the law!You have taken away the key of knowledge.You yourselves did not enter and you stopped those trying to enter."When Jesus left, the scribes and Phariseesbegan to act with hostility toward himand to interrogate him about many things,for they were plotting to catch him at something he might say.For the readings of the Memorial of Saint Ignatius of Antioch, 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 Twenty-eighth Week in Ordinary Time

    Reading 1 Rom 2:1-11 You, O man, are without excuse, every one of you who passes judgment.For by the standard by which you judge another you condemn yourself,since you, the judge, do the very same things.We know that the judgment of God on those who do such things is true.Do you suppose, then, you who judge those who engage in such thingsand yet do them yourself,that you will escape the judgment of God?Or do you hold his priceless kindness, forbearance, and patiencein low esteem, unaware that the kindness of Godwould lead you to repentance?By your stubbornness and impenitent heart,you are storing up wrath for yourselffor the day of wrath and revelationof the just judgment of God,who will repay everyone according to his works,eternal life to those who seek glory, honor, and immortalitythrough perseverance in good works,but wrath and fury to those who selfishly disobey the truthand obey wickedness.Yes, affliction and distress will come upon everyonewho does evil, Jew first and then Greek.But there will be glory, honor, and peace for everyonewho does good, Jew first and then Greek.There is no partiality with God. Responsorial Psalm Ps 62:2-3, 6-7, 9 R.(13b) Lord, you give back to everyone according to his works.Only in God is my soul at rest;from him comes my salvation.He only is my rock and my salvation,my stronghold; I shall not be disturbed at all.R. Lord, you give back to everyone according to his works.Only in God be at rest, my soul,for from him comes my hope.He only is my rock and my salvation,my stronghold; I shall not be disturbed. R. Lord, you give back to everyone according to his works.Trust in him at all times, O my people!Pour out your hearts before him;God is our refuge!R. Lord, you give back to everyone according to his works. 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 Lk 11:42-46 The Lord said:"Woe to you Pharisees!You pay tithes of mint and of rue and of every garden herb,but you pay no attention to judgment and to love for God.These you should have done, without overlooking the others.Woe to you Pharisees!You love the seat of honor in synagoguesand greetings in marketplaces.  Woe to you!You are like unseen graves over which people unknowingly walk."Then one of the scholars of the law said to him in reply,"Teacher, by saying this you are insulting us too."And he said, "Woe also to you scholars of the law!You impose on people burdens hard to carry,but you yourselves do not lift one finger to touch them."For the readings of the Optional Memorial of Saint Hedwig, please go here.For the readings of the Optional Memorial of Saint Margaret Mary Alocoque, 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.

  • Memorial of Saint Teresa of Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church

    Reading 1 Rom 1:16-25 Brothers and sisters:I am not ashamed of the Gospel.It is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes:for Jew first, and then Greek.For in it is revealed the righteousness of God from faith to faith;as it is written, "The one who is righteous by faith will live."The wrath of God is indeed being revealed from heavenagainst every impiety and wickednessof those who suppress the truth by their wickedness.For what can be known about God is evident to them,because God made it evident to them.Ever since the creation of the world,his invisible attributes of eternal power and divinityhave been able to be understood and perceived in what he has made.As a result, they have no excuse;for although they knew Godthey did not accord him glory as God or give him thanks.Instead, they became vain in their reasoning,and their senseless minds were darkened.While claiming to be wise, they became foolsand exchanged the glory of the immortal Godfor the likeness of an image of mortal manor of birds or of four-legged animals or of snakes.Therefore, God handed them over to impuritythrough the lusts of their heartsfor the mutual degradation of their bodies.They exchanged the truth of God for a lieand revered and worshiped the creature rather than the creator,who is blessed forever. Amen. Responsorial Psalm PS 19:2-3, 4-5 R.(2a) The heavens proclaim the glory of God.The heavens declare the glory of God,and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.Day pours out the word to day,and night to night imparts knowledge.R. The heavens proclaim the glory of God.Not a word nor a discoursewhose voice is not heard;Through all the earth their voice resounds,and to the ends of the world, their message.R. The heavens proclaim the glory of God. Alleluia Heb 4:12 R. Alleluia, alleluia.The word of God is living and effective,able to discern reflections and thoughts of the heart.R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel Lk 11:37-41 After Jesus had spoken,a Pharisee invited him to dine at his home.He entered and reclined at table to eat.The Pharisee was amazed to seethat he did not observe the prescribed washing before the meal.The Lord said to him, “Oh you Pharisees!Although you cleanse the outside of the cup and the dish,inside you are filled with plunder and evil.You fools!Did not the maker of the outside also make the inside?But as to what is within, give alms,and behold, everything will be clean for you.”For the readings of the Memorial of Saint Teresa of Jesus, 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.

  • Monday of the Twenty-eighth Week in Ordinary Time

    Reading 1 Rom 1:1-7 Paul, a slave of Christ Jesus,called to be an Apostle and set apart for the Gospel of God,which he promised previously through his prophets in the holy Scriptures,the Gospel about his Son, descended from David according to the flesh, but established as Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness through resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord.Through him we have received the grace of apostleship, to bring about the obedience of faith,for the sake of his name, among all the Gentiles,among whom are you also, who are called to belong to Jesus Christ;to all the beloved of God in Rome, called to be holy.Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Responsorial Psalm Ps 98:1bcde, 2-3ab, 3cd-4 R.(2a) The Lord has made known his salvation.Sing to the LORD a new song,for he has done wondrous deeds;His right hand has won victory for him,his holy arm.R. The Lord has made known his salvation.The LORD has made his salvation known:in the sight of the nations he has revealed his justice.He has remembered his kindness and his faithfulnesstoward the house of Israel.R. The Lord has made known his salvation.All the ends of the earth have seenthe salvation by our God.Sing joyfully to the LORD, all you lands;break into song; sing praise.R. The Lord has made known his salvation. Alleluia Ps 95:8 R. Alleluia, alleluia.If today you hear his voice,harden not your hearts.R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel Lk 11:29-32 While still more people gathered in the crowd, Jesus said to them,"This generation is an evil generation;it seeks a sign, but no sign will be given it,except the sign of Jonah.Just as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites,so will the Son of Man be to this generation.At the judgment the queen of the south will rise with the men of this generationand she will condemn them,because she came from the ends of the earthto hear the wisdom of Solomon,and there is something greater than Solomon here.At the judgment the men of Nineveh will arise with this generation and condemn it,because at the preaching of Jonah they repented,and there is something greater than Jonah here."For the readings of the Optional Memorial of Saint Callistus I, 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.

  • Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    Reading 1 2 Kgs 5:14-17 Naaman went down and plunged into the Jordan seven timesat the word of Elisha, the man of God. His flesh became again like the flesh of a little child,and he was clean of his leprosy.Naaman returned with his whole retinue to the man of God. On his arrival he stood before Elisha and said,"Now I know that there is no God in all the earth,except in Israel.Please accept a gift from your servant."Elisha replied, "As the LORD lives whom I serve, I will not take it;"and despite Naaman's urging, he still refused. Naaman said: "If you will not accept,please let me, your servant, have two mule-loads of earth,for I will no longer offer holocaust or sacrificeto any other god except to the LORD." Responsorial Psalm Ps 98:1, 2-3, 3-4 R. (cf. 2b) The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power.Sing to the LORD a new song,for he has done wondrous deeds;his right hand has won victory for him,his holy arm.R. The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power.The LORD has made his salvation known:in the sight of the nations he has revealed his justice.He has remembered his kindness and his faithfulnesstoward the house of Israel.R. The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power.All the ends of the earth have seenthe salvation by our God.Sing joyfully to the LORD, all you lands:break into song; sing praise.R. The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power. Reading 2 2 Tm 2:8-13 Beloved:Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, a descendant of David:such is my gospel, for which I am suffering,even to the point of chains, like a criminal.But the word of God is not chained.Therefore, I bear with everything for the sake of those who are chosen,so that they too may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, together with eternal glory.This saying is trustworthy:If we have died with himwe shall also live with him;if we perseverewe shall also reign with him.But if we deny himhe will deny us.If we are unfaithfulhe remains faithful,for he cannot deny himself.Alleluia 1 Thes 5:18R. Alleluia, alleluia.In all circumstances, give thanks,for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel Lk 17:11-19 As Jesus continued his journey to Jerusalem,he traveled through Samaria and Galilee.As he was entering a village, ten lepers met him.They stood at a distance from him and raised their voices, saying,"Jesus, Master!  Have pity on us!"And when he saw them, he said,"Go show yourselves to the priests."As they were going they were cleansed. And one of them, realizing he had been healed,returned, glorifying God in a loud voice;and he fell at the feet of Jesus and thanked him. He was a Samaritan.Jesus said in reply,"Ten were cleansed, were they not?Where are the other nine? Has none but this foreigner returned to give thanks to God?" Then he said to him, "Stand up and go;your faith has saved you." - - - 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.

Click here for more Daily Readings.