Daily Mass Readings

Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Reading 1 Mal 3:19-20a

Lo, the day is coming, blazing like an oven, when all the proud and all evildoers will be stubble, and the day that is coming will set them on fire, leaving them neither root nor branch, says the LORD of hosts. But for you who fear my name, there will arise the sun of justice with its healing rays.

Responsorial Psalm Ps 98:5-6, 7-8, 9

R. (cf. 9)  The Lord comes to rule the earth with justice.Sing praise to the LORD with the harp,with the harp and melodious song.With trumpets and the sound of the hornsing joyfully before the King, the LORD.R. The Lord comes to rule the earth with justice.Let the sea and what fills it resound,the world and those who dwell in it;let the rivers clap their hands,the mountains shout with them for joy.R. The Lord comes to rule the earth with justice.Before the LORD, for he comes,for he comes to rule the earth,he will rule the world with justiceand the peoples with equity.R. The Lord comes to rule the earth with justice.

Reading 2 2 Thes 3:7-12

Brothers and sisters:You know how one must imitate us. For we did not act in a disorderly way among you,nor did we eat food received free from anyone. On the contrary, in toil and drudgery, night and daywe worked, so as not to burden any of you. Not that we do not have the right. Rather, we wanted to present ourselves as a model for you,so that you might imitate us. In fact, when we were with you,we instructed you that if anyone was unwilling to work,neither should that one eat.We hear that some are conducting themselves among you in adisorderly way,by not keeping busy but minding the business of others. Such people we instruct and urge in the Lord Jesus Christ to work quietly and to eat their own food.

Alleluia Lk 21:28

R. Alleluia, alleluia.Stand erect and raise your headsbecause your redemption is at hand.R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel Lk 21:5-19

While some people were speaking abouthow the temple was adorned with costly stones and votive offerings,Jesus said, "All that you see here--the days will come when there will not be lefta stone upon another stone that will not be thrown down."Then they asked him,"Teacher, when will this happen?And what sign will there be when all these things are about to happen?" He answered,"See that you not be deceived,for many will come in my name, saying,'I am he,' and 'The time has come.'Do not follow them! When you hear of wars and insurrections,do not be terrified; for such things must happen first,but it will not immediately be the end." Then he said to them,"Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be powerful earthquakes, famines, and plaguesfrom place to place;and awesome sights and mighty signs will come from the sky."Before all this happens, however,they will seize and persecute you,they will hand you over to the synagogues and to prisons,and they will have you led before kings and governorsbecause of my name. It will lead to your giving testimony. Remember, you are not to prepare your defense beforehand,for I myself shall give you a wisdom in speakingthat all your adversaries will be powerless to resist or refute. You will even be handed over by parents, brothers, relatives, and friends,and they will put some of you to death. You will be hated by all because of my name,but not a hair on your head will be destroyed.By your perseverance you will secure your lives."
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Posted: November 17, 2019, 9:30 am

Saturday of the Thirty-second Week in Ordinary Time

Reading 1 Wis 18:14-16; 19:6-9

When peaceful stillness compassed everythingand the night in its swift course was half spent,Your all-powerful word, from heaven's royal thronebounded, a fierce warrior, into the doomed land,bearing the sharp sword of your inexorable decree.And as he alighted, he filled every place with death;he still reached to heaven, while he stood upon the earth.For all creation, in its several kinds, was being made over anew,serving its natural laws,that your children might be preserved unharmed.The cloud overshadowed their camp;and out of what had before been water, dry land was seen emerging:Out of the Red Sea an unimpeded road,and a grassy plain out of the mighty flood.Over this crossed the whole nation sheltered by your hand,after they beheld stupendous wonders.For they ranged about like horses,and bounded about like lambs,praising you, O Lord! their deliverer.

Responsorial Psalm Ps 105:2-3, 36-37, 42-43

R.(5a) Remember the marvels the Lord has done!or:R. Alleluia.Sing to him, sing his praise,proclaim all his wondrous deeds.Glory in his holy name;rejoice, O hearts that seek the LORD!R. Remember the marvels the Lord has done!or:R. Alleluia.Then he struck every first born throughout their land,the first fruits of all their manhood.And he led them forth laden with silver and gold,with not a weakling among their tribes.R. Remember the marvels the Lord has done!or:R. Alleluia.For he remembered his holy wordto his servant Abraham.And he led forth his people with joy;with shouts of joy, his chosen ones.R. Remember the marvels the Lord has done!or:R. Alleluia.

Alleluia See 2 Thes 2:14

R. Alleluia, alleluia.God has called us through the Gospel,to possess the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel Lk 18:1-8

Jesus told his disciples a parableabout the necessity for them to pray always without becoming weary. He said, "There was a judge in a certain townwho neither feared God nor respected any human being. And a widow in that town used to come to him and say,'Render a just decision for me against my adversary.'For a long time the judge was unwilling, but eventually he thought,'While it is true that I neither fear God nor respect any human being, because this widow keeps bothering meI shall deliver a just decision for herlest she finally come and strike me.'" The Lord said, "Pay attention to what the dishonest judge says. Will not God then secure the rights of his chosen oneswho call out to him day and night? Will he be slow to answer them? I tell you, he will see to it that justice is done for them speedily. But when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?"
For the readings of the Optional Memorial of Saint Margaret of Scotland, please go here.For the readings of the Optional Memorial of Saint Gertrude, please go here.
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Posted: November 16, 2019, 9:30 am

Friday of the Thirty-second Week in Ordinary Time

Reading 1 Wis 13:1-9

All men were by nature foolish who were in ignorance of God,and who from the good things seen did not succeed in knowing him who is,and from studying the works did not discern the artisan;But either fire, or wind, or the swift air,or the circuit of the stars, or the mighty water,or the luminaries of heaven, the governors of the world, they considered gods.Now if out of joy in their beauty they thought them gods,let them know how far more excellent is the Lord than these;for the original source of beauty fashioned them.Or if they were struck by their might and energy,let them from these things realize how much more powerful is he who made them.For from the greatness and the beauty of created thingstheir original author, by analogy, is seen.But yet, for these the blame is less;For they indeed have gone astray perhaps,though they seek God and wish to find him.For they search busily among his works,but are distracted by what they see, because the things seen are fair.But again, not even these are pardonable.For if they so far succeeded in knowledgethat they could speculate about the world,how did they not more quickly find its Lord?

Responsorial Psalm Ps 19:2-3, 4-5ab

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 Lk 21:28

R. Alleluia, alleluia.Stand erect and raise your headsbecause your redemption is at hand.R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel Lk 17:26-37

Jesus said to his disciples:"As it was in the days of Noah,so it will be in the days of the Son of Man;they were eating and drinking,marrying and giving in marriage up to the daythat Noah entered the ark,and the flood came and destroyed them all.Similarly, as it was in the days of Lot:they were eating, drinking, buying,selling, planting, building;on the day when Lot left Sodom,fire and brimstone rained from the sky to destroy them all.So it will be on the day the Son of Man is revealed.On that day, someone who is on the housetopand whose belongings are in the housemust not go down to get them,and likewise one in the fieldmust not return to what was left behind.Remember the wife of Lot.Whoever seeks to preserve his life will lose it,but whoever loses it will save it.I tell you, on that night there will be two people in one bed;one will be taken, the other left.And there will be two women grinding meal together;one will be taken, the other left." They said to him in reply, "Where, Lord?"He said to them, "Where the body is,there also the vultures will gather."
For the readings of the Optional Memorial of Saint Albert the Great, please go here.
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Posted: November 15, 2019, 9:30 am

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