Daily Readings

Wednesday of the First Week of Advent

Reading I Is 25:6-10a

On this mountain the LORD of hosts     will provide for all peoples A feast of rich food and choice wines,     juicy, rich food and pure, choice wines. On this mountain he will destroy     the veil that veils all peoples, The web that is woven over all nations;     he will destroy death forever. The Lord GOD will wipe away     the tears from all faces; The reproach of his people he will remove     from the whole earth; for the Lord has spoken.

    On that day it will be said: “Behold our God, to whom we looked to save us!     This is the LORD for whom we looked;     let us rejoice and be glad that he has saved us!” For the hand of the LORD will rest on this mountain.

Responsorial Psalm 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6

R.    (6cd) I shall live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life. The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.     In verdant pastures he gives me repose; Beside restful waters he leads me;     he refreshes my soul. R.    I shall live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life. He guides me in right paths     for his name’s sake. Even though I walk in the dark valley     I fear no evil; for you are at my side With your rod and your staff     that give me courage.  R.    I shall live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life. You spread the table before me     in the sight of my foes; You anoint my head with oil;     my cup overflows. R.    I shall live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life. Only goodness and kindness follow me     all the days of my life; And I shall dwell in the house of the LORD     for years to come. R.    I shall live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life.

Alleluia

R. Alleluia, alleluia. Behold, the Lord comes to save his people; blessed are those prepared to meet him. R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel Mt 15:29-37

At that time: Jesus walked by the Sea of Galilee, went up on the mountain, and sat down there.  Great crowds came to him, having with them the lame, the blind, the deformed, the mute, and many others.  They placed them at his feet, and he cured them.  The crowds were amazed when they saw the mute speaking, the deformed made whole,  the lame walking,  and the blind able to see, and they glorified the God of Israel.

Jesus summoned his disciples and said, “My heart is moved with pity for the crowd, for they have been with me now for three days and have nothing to eat.  I do not want to send them away hungry, for fear they may collapse on the way.”  The disciples said to him, “Where could we ever get enough bread in this deserted place to satisfy such a crowd?”  Jesus said to them, “How many loaves do you have?”  “Seven,” they replied, “and a few fish.”  He ordered the crowd to sit down on the ground.  Then he took the seven loaves and the fish, gave thanks, broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples, who in turn gave them to the crowds.  They all ate and were satisfied.  They picked up the fragments left over–seven baskets full.

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Author: USCCB
Posted: December 1, 2021, 9:30 am

Feast of Saint Andrew, Apostle

Reading I Rom 10:9-18

Brothers and sisters: If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For one believes with the heart and so is justified, and one confesses with the mouth and so is saved. The Scripture says, No one who believes in him will be put to shame. There is no distinction between Jew and Greek; the same Lord is Lord of all, enriching all who call upon him. For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.

But how can they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how can they believe in him of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone to preach? And how can people preach unless they are sent? As it is written, How beautiful are the feet of those who bring the good news! But not everyone has heeded the good news; for Isaiah says, Lord, who has believed what was heard from us? Thus faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes through the word of Christ. But I ask, did they not hear? Certainly they did; for

    Their voice has gone forth to all the earth,         and their words to the ends of the world.

Responsorial Psalm 19:8, 9, 10, 11

R.    (10)  The judgments of the Lord are true, and all of them are just. or: R.    (John 6:63)  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.    The judgments of the Lord are true, and all of them are just. or: 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.    The judgments of the Lord are true, and all of them are just. or: 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.    The judgments of the Lord are true, and all of them are just. or: R.    Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life. They are more precious than gold,     than a heap of purest gold; Sweeter also than syrup     or honey from the comb. R.    The judgments of the Lord are true, and all of them are just. or: R.    Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.

Alleluia Mt 4:19

R. Alleluia, alleluia. Come after me, says the Lord, and I will make you fishers of men. R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel Mt 4:18-22

As Jesus was walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter, and his brother Andrew, casting a net into the sea; they were fishermen. He said to them, “Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.” At once they left their nets and followed him. He walked along from there and saw two other brothers, James, the son of Zebedee, and his brother John. They were in a boat, with their father Zebedee, mending their nets. He called them, and immediately they left their boat and their father  and followed him.

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Author: USCCB
Posted: November 30, 2021, 9:30 am

Monday of the First Week of Advent

Reading I Is 2:1-5

This is what Isaiah, son of Amoz,     saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.

    In days to come, The mountain of the LORD’s house     shall be established as the highest mountain     and raised above the hills. All nations shall stream toward it;     many peoples shall come and say: “Come, let us climb the LORD’s mountain,     to the house of the God of Jacob, That he may instruct us in his ways,     and we may walk in his paths.” For from Zion shall go forth instruction,     and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. He shall judge between the nations,     and impose terms on many peoples. They shall beat their swords into plowshares     and their spears into pruning hooks; One nation shall not raise the sword against another,     nor shall they train for war again.

O house of Jacob, come,     let us walk in the light of the LORD!

Responsorial Psalm 122:1-2, 3-4b, 4cd-5, 6-7, 8-9

R.    Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord. I rejoiced because they said to me,     “We will go up to the house of the LORD." And now we have set foot     within your gates, O Jerusalem. R.    Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord. Jerusalem, built as a city      with compact unity. To it the tribes go up,      the tribes of the LORD. R.    Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord. According to the decree for Israel,      to give thanks to the name of the LORD. In it are set up judgment seats,      seats for the house of David.  R.    Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!      May those who love you prosper! May peace be within your walls,      prosperity in your buildings.  R.    Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord. Because of my relatives and friends     I will say, “Peace be within you!" Because of the house of the LORD, our God,     I will pray for your good. R.    Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.

Alleluia See Ps 80:4

R. Alleluia, alleluia. Come and save us, LORD our God; let your face shine upon us, that we may be saved. R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel Mt 8:5-11

When Jesus entered Capernaum, a centurion approached him and appealed to him, saying, “Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, suffering dreadfully.”   He said to him, “I will come and cure him.”   The centurion said in reply, “Lord, I am not worthy to have you enter under my roof; only say the word and my servant will be healed. For I too am a man subject to authority, with soldiers subject to me. And I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come here,’ and he comes; and to my slave, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”  When Jesus heard this, he was amazed and said to those following him, “Amen, I say to you, in no one in Israel have I found such faith.  I say to you, many will come from the east and the west, and will recline with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob at the banquet in the Kingdom of heaven.”

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Author: USCCB
Posted: November 29, 2021, 9:30 am

 

 

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