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  • Memorial of Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church
    by USCCB on October 1, 2022 at 8:30 am

    Readings for the Memorial of Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus, virgin and doctor of the ChurchReading 1 JB 42:1-3, 5-6, 12-17 Job answered the LORD and said: I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be hindered. I have dealt with great things that I do not understand; things too wonderful for me, which I cannot know. I had heard of you by word of mouth, but now my eye has seen you. Therefore I disown what I have said, and repent in dust and ashes. Thus the LORD blessed the latter days of Job more than his earlier ones. For he had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand she-asses. And he had seven sons and three daughters, of whom he called the first Jemimah, the second Keziah, and the third Kerenhappuch. In all the land no other women were as beautiful as the daughters of Job; and their father gave them an inheritance along with their brothers. After this, Job lived a hundred and forty years; and he saw his children, his grandchildren, and even his great-grandchildren. Then Job died, old and full of years.   Responsorial Psalm PS 119:66, 71, 75, 91, 125, 130 R. (135) Lord, let your face shine on me. Teach me wisdom and knowledge, for in your commands I trust. R. Lord, let your face shine on me. It is good for me that I have been afflicted, that I may learn your statutes. R. Lord, let your face shine on me. I know, O LORD, that your ordinances are just, and in your faithfulness you have afflicted me. R. Lord, let your face shine on me. According to your ordinances they still stand firm: all things serve you. R. Lord, let your face shine on me. I am your servant; give me discernment that I may know your decrees. R. Lord, let your face shine on me. The revelation of your words sheds light, giving understanding to the simple. R. Lord, let your face shine on me.     Alleluia See MT 11:25 R. Alleluia, alleluia. Blessed are you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, you have revealed to little ones the mysteries of the Kingdom. R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel LK 10:17-24 The seventy-two disciples returned rejoicing and said to Jesus, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us because of your name.” Jesus said, “I have observed Satan fall like lightning from the sky. Behold, I have given you the power ‘to tread upon serpents’ and scorpions and upon the full force of the enemy and nothing will harm you. Nevertheless, do not rejoice because the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice because your names are written in heaven. ”At that very moment he rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, “I give you praise, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for although you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned you have revealed them to the childlike. Yes, Father, such has been your gracious will. All things have been handed over to me by my Father. No one knows who the Son is except the Father, and who the Father is except the Son and anyone to whom the Son wishes to reveal him.” Turning to the disciples in private he said, “Blessed are the eyes that see what you see. For I say to you, many prophets and kings desired to see what you see, but did not see it, and to hear what you hear, but did not hear it.” - - -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 Jerome, Priest and Doctor of the Church
    by USCCB on September 30, 2022 at 8:30 am

    Readings for the Memorial of Saint Jerome, priest and doctor of the ChurchReading 1 Jb 38:1, 12-21; 40:3-5 The LORD addressed Job out of the storm and said:Have you ever in your lifetime commanded the morningand shown the dawn its placeFor taking hold of the ends of the earth,till the wicked are shaken from its surface?The earth is changed as is clay by the seal,and dyed as though it were a garment;But from the wicked the light is withheld,and the arm of pride is shattered.Have you entered into the sources of the sea,or walked about in the depths of the abyss?Have the gates of death been shown to you,or have you seen the gates of darkness?Have you comprehended the breadth of the earth?Tell me, if you know all:Which is the way to the dwelling place of light,and where is the abode of darkness,That you may take them to their boundariesand set them on their homeward paths?You know, because you were born before them,and the number of your years is great!Then Job answered the LORD and said:Behold, I am of little account; what can I answer you?I put my hand over my mouth.Though I have spoken once, I will not do so again;though twice, I will do so no more. Responsorial Psalm Ps 139:1-3, 7-8, 9-10, 13-14ab R. (24b) Guide me, Lord, along the everlasting way.O LORD, you have probed me and you know me;you know when I sit and when I stand;you understand my thoughts from afar.My journeys and my rest you scrutinize,with all my ways you are familiar.R. Guide me, Lord, along the everlasting way.Where can I go from your spirit?From your presence where can I flee?If I go up to the heavens, you are there;if I sink to the nether world, you are present there.R. Guide me, Lord, along the everlasting way.If I take the wings of the dawn,if I settle at the farthest limits of the sea,Even there your hand shall guide me,and your right hand hold me fast.R. Guide me, Lord, along the everlasting way.Truly you have formed my inmost being;you knit me in my mother's womb.I give you thanks that I am fearfully, wonderfully made; wonderful are your works.R. Guide me, Lord, along the everlasting way. Alleluia Ps 95:8 R. Alleluia, alleluia.If today you hear his voice,harden not your hearts.R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel Lk 10:13-16 Jesus said to them,"Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida!For if the mighty deeds done in your midsthad been done in Tyre and Sidon,they would long ago have repented,sitting in sackcloth and ashes.But it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidonat the judgment than for you.And as for you, Capernaum, 'Will you be exalted to heaven?You will go down to the netherworld.'Whoever listens to you listens to me.Whoever rejects you rejects me. And whoever rejects me rejects the one who sent me." - - -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.

  • Feast of Saints Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, archangels
    by USCCB on September 29, 2022 at 8:30 am

    Reading I Dn 7:9-10, 13-14 As I watched:     Thrones were set up         and the Ancient One took his throne.     His clothing was bright as snow,         and the hair on his head as white as wool;     His throne was flames of fire,         with wheels of burning fire.     A surging stream of fire         flowed out from where he sat;     Thousands upon thousands were ministering to him,         and myriads upon myriads attended him. The court was convened, and the books were opened. As the visions during the night continued, I saw     One like a son of man coming,         on the clouds of heaven;     When he reached the Ancient One         and was presented before him,     He received dominion, glory, and kingship;         nations and peoples of every language serve him.     His dominion is an everlasting dominion         that shall not be taken away,         his kingship shall not be destroyed. OR:  Rv 12:7-12ab War broke out in heaven; Michael and his angels battled against the dragon. The dragon and its angels fought back, but they did not prevail and there was no longer any place for them in heaven. The huge dragon, the ancient serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, who deceived the whole world, was thrown down to earth, and its angels were thrown down with it. Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: “Now have salvation and power come, and the Kingdom of our God and the authority of his Anointed. For the accuser of our brothers is cast out, who accuses them before our God day and night. They conquered him by the Blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; love for life did not deter them from death. Therefore, rejoice, you heavens, and you who dwell in them.” Responsorial Psalm 138:1-2ab, 2cde-3, 4-5 R.    (1)  In the sight of the angels I will sing your praises, Lord. I will give thanks to you, O LORD, with all my heart,     for you have heard the words of my mouth;     in the presence of the angels I will sing your praise; I will worship at your holy temple     and give thanks to your name. R.    In the sight of the angels I will sing your praises, Lord. Because of your kindness and your truth;     for you have made great above all things     your name and your promise. When I called, you answered me;     you built up strength within me. R.    In the sight of the angels I will sing your praises, Lord. All the kings of the earth shall give thanks to you, O LORD     when they hear the words of your mouth; And they shall sing of the ways of the LORD     “Great is the glory of the LORD R.    In the sight of the angels I will sing your praises, Lord. Alleluia Ps 103:21 R. Alleluia, alleluia. Bless the LORD, all you angels, you ministers, who do his will. R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel Jn 1:47-51 Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him and said of him, “Here is a true child of Israel. There is no duplicity in him.” Nathanael said to him, “How do you know me?” Jesus answered and said to him, “Before Philip called you, I saw you under the fig tree.” Nathanael answered him, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the King of Israel.” Jesus answered and said to him, “Do you believe because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than this.” And he said to him, “Amen, amen, I say to you, you will see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.” - - -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-sixth Week in Ordinary Time
    by USCCB on September 28, 2022 at 8:30 am

    Reading 1 Jb 9:1-12, 14-16 Job answered his friends and said:I know well that it is so;but how can a man be justified before God?Should one wish to contend with him,he could not answer him once in a thousand times.God is wise in heart and mighty in strength;who has withstood him and remained unscathed?He removes the mountains before they know it;he overturns them in his anger.He shakes the earth out of its place,and the pillars beneath it tremble.He commands the sun, and it rises not;he seals up the stars.He alone stretches out the heavensand treads upon the crests of the sea.He made the Bear and Orion,the Pleiades and the constellations of the south;He does great things past finding out,marvelous things beyond reckoning.Should he come near me, I see him not;should he pass by, I am not aware of him;Should he seize me forcibly, who can say him nay?Who can say to him, "What are you doing?"How much less shall I give him any answer,or choose out arguments against him!Even though I were right, I could not answer him,but should rather beg for what was due me.If I appealed to him and he answered my call,I could not believe that he would hearken to my words. Responsorial Psalm Ps 88:10bc-11, 12-13, 14-15 R. (3) Let my prayer come before you, Lord.Daily I call upon you, O LORD;to you I stretch out my hands.Will you work wonders for the dead?Will the shades arise to give you thanks?R. Let my prayer come before you, Lord.Do they declare your mercy in the grave,your faithfulness among those who have perished?Are your wonders made known in the darkness,or your justice in the land of oblivion?R. Let my prayer come before you, Lord.But I, O LORD, cry out to you;with my morning prayer I wait upon you.Why, O LORD, do you reject me;why hide from me your face?R. Let my prayer come before you, Lord. Alleluia Phil 3:8-9 R. Alleluia, alleluia.I consider all things so much rubbishthat I may gain Christ and be found in him.R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel Lk 9:57-62 As Jesus and his disciples were proceedingon their journey, someone said to him,"I will follow you wherever you go."Jesus answered him,"Foxes have dens and birds of the sky have nests,but the Son of Man has nowhere to rest his head."And to another he said, "Follow me."But he replied, "Lord, let me go first and bury my father."But he answered him, "Let the dead bury their dead.But you, go and proclaim the Kingdom of God."And another said, "I will follow you, Lord,but first let me say farewell to my family at home."Jesus answered him, "No one who sets a hand to the plowand looks to what was left behind is fit for the Kingdom of God." Readings for the Optional Memorial of Saint Lawrence Ruiz and companions, martyrsReadings for the Optional Memorial of Saint Wenceslaus, martyr - - -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 Vincent de Paul, Priest
    by USCCB on September 27, 2022 at 8:30 am

    Readings for the Memorial of Saint Vincent de Paul, priestReading 1 Jb 3:1-3, 11-17, 20-23 Job opened his mouth and cursed his day.Job spoke out and said:Perish the day on which I was born,the night when they said, “The child is a boy!”Why did I not perish at birth,come forth from the womb and expire?Or why was I not buried away like an untimely birth,like babes that have never seen the light?Wherefore did the knees receive me?or why did I suck at the breasts?For then I should have lain down and been tranquil;had I slept, I should then have been at restWith kings and counselors of the earthwho built where now there are ruinsOr with princes who had goldand filled their houses with silver.There the wicked cease from troubling,there the weary are at rest.Why is light given to the toilers,and life to the bitter in spirit?They wait for death and it comes not;they search for it rather than for hidden treasures,Rejoice in it exultingly,and are glad when they reach the grave:Those whose path is hidden from them,and whom God has hemmed in! Responsorial Psalm Ps 88:2-3, 4-5, 6, 7-8 R. (3) Let my prayer come before you, Lord.O LORD, my God, by day I cry out;at night I clamor in your presence.Let my prayer come before you;incline your ear to my call for help.R. Let my prayer come before you, Lord.For my soul is surfeited with troublesand my life draws near to the nether world.I am numbered with those who go down into the pit;I am a man without strength.R. Let my prayer come before you, Lord.My couch is among the dead,like the slain who lie in the grave,Whom you remember no longerand who are cut off from your care.R. Let my prayer come before you, Lord.You have plunged me into the bottom of the pit,into the dark abyss.Upon me your wrath lies heavy,and with all your billows you overwhelm me.R. Let my prayer come before you, Lord. Alleluia Mk 10:45 R. Alleluia, alleluia.The Son of Man came to serveand to give his life as a ransom for many.R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel Lk 9:51-56 When the days for Jesus to be taken up were fulfilled,he resolutely determined to journey to Jerusalem,and he sent messengers ahead of him.On the way they entered a Samaritan villageto prepare for his reception there,but they would not welcome himbecause the destination of his journey was Jerusalem.When the disciples James and John saw this they asked,“Lord, do you want us to call down fire from heavento consume them?”Jesus turned and rebuked them,and they journeyed to another village. - - -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.