Feast of St. Andrew, Apostle, November 30, 2016

11/30/2016

A reading from the letter of St. Paul to the Romans 10:9-18

(Brothers and sisters,) 9 (if) you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and if you believe in your heart that God has raised him up from the dead, you shall be saved. 10 For with the heart, we believe unto justice; but with the mouth, confession is unto salvation. 11 For Scripture says: “All those who believe in him shall not be confounded.” 12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek. For the same Lord is over all, richly in all who call upon him. 13 For all those who have called upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

14 Then in what way will those who have not believed in him call upon him? Or in what way will those who have not heard of him believe in him? And in what way will they hear of him without preaching? 15 And truly, in what way will they preach unless they have been sent, just as it has been written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who evangelize peace, of those who evangelize what is good!”

16 But not all are obedient to the Gospel. For Isaiah says: “Lord, who has believed our report?” 17 Therefore, faith is from hearing, and hearing is through the Word of Christ.

18 But I say: Have they not heard? For certainly: “Their sound has gone forth throughout all the earth, and their words unto the limits of the whole world.”

The word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm 19: 8, 9, 10, 11

Their sound has gone forth through all the earth.

8 The law of the Lord is immaculate, converting souls. The testimony of the Lord is faithful, providing wisdom to little ones.

Their sound has gone forth through all the earth.

9 The justice of the Lord is right, rejoicing hearts. The precepts of the Lord are brilliant, enlightening the eyes.

Their sound has gone forth through all the earth.

10 The fear of the Lord is holy, enduring for all generations. The judgments of the Lord are true, justified in themselves:

Their sound has gone forth through all the earth.

11 desirable beyond gold and many precious stones, and sweeter than honey and the honeycomb.

Their sound has gone forth through all the earth.

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew 4:18-22

18 And Jesus, walking near the Sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter, and his brother Andrew, casting a net into the sea (for they were fishermen). 19 And he said to them: “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” 20 And at once, leaving behind their nets, they followed him.

21 And continuing on from there, he saw another two brothers, James of Zebedee, and his brother John, in a ship with their father Zebedee, repairing their nets. And he called them. 22 And immediately, leaving their nets and their father behind, they followed him.

The Gospel of the Lord.

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Thanks for taking some of your precious time today to read the daily Mass readings. The readings are taken and adapted from the Catholic Public Domain Version of the Holy Bible.

I appreciate your help and encouragement. Please let me know how I can help you. This is something I’ve been called to do for some time. I’m finally embracing it. Father, forgive me for procrastinating.

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Tuesday of the First Week of Advent, November 29, 2016

11/29/2016

First Reading Is 11:1-10

1 And a rod will go forth from the root of Jesse, and a flower will ascend from his root. 2 And the Spirit of the Lord will rest upon him: the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and fortitude, the spirit of knowledge and piety. 3 And he will be filled with the spirit of the fear of the Lord. He will not judge according to
the sight of the eyes, nor reprove according to the hearing of the ears.

4 Instead, he will judge the poor with justice, and he will reprove the meek of the earth with fairness. And he will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and he will slay the impious with the spirit of his lips. 5 And justice will be the belt around his waist. And faith will be the warrior’s belt at his side. 6 The wolf will dwell with the lamb; and the leopard will lie down with the kid; the calf and the lion and the sheep will abide together; and a little boy will drive them. 7 The calf and the bear will feed together; their young ones will rest together. And the lion will eat straw like the ox. 8 And a breastfeeding infant will play above the lair of the asp. And a child who has been weaned will thrust his hand into the den of the king snake.

9 They will not harm, and they will not kill, on all my holy mountain. For the earth has been filled with the knowledge of the Lord, like the waters covering the sea. 10 In that day, the root of Jesse, who stands as a sign among the people, the same the Gentiles shall beseech, and his sepulcher will be glorious.  The word of the Lord.

 

Responsorial Psalm 72(71):2, 7-8, 12-13, 17

Justice will rise like the sun, with abundance of peace, until the moon is taken away.

2 Give your judgment, O God, to the king, and your justice to the king’s son, to judge your people with justice and your poor with judgment.

Justice will rise like the sun, with abundance of peace, until the moon is taken away.

7 In his days, justice will rise like the sun, with abundance of peace, until the moon is taken away. 8 And he will rule from sea to sea and from the river to the limits of the whole world.

Justice will rise like the sun, with abundance of peace, until the moon is taken away.

12 For he will free the poor from the powerful, and the poor one who has no helper. 13 He will spare the poor and the indigent, and he will bring salvation to the souls of the poor.

Justice will rise like the sun, with abundance of peace, until the moon is taken away.

17 May his name be blessed forever; may his name remain before the sun. And all the tribes of the earth will be blessed in him. All nations will magnify him.

Justice will rise like the sun, with abundance of peace, until the moon is taken away.

 

Gospel Lk 10:21-24

21 In the same hour, (Jesus) exulted in the Holy Spirit, and he said: “I confess to you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and the prudent, and have revealed them to little ones. It is so, Father, because this way was pleasing before you. 22 All things have been delivered to me by my Father. And no one knows who the Son is, except the Father, and who the Father is, except the Son, and those to whom the Son has chosen to reveal him.”

23 And turning to his disciples, he said: “Blessed are the eyes that see what you see. 24 For I say to you, that many prophets and kings wanted to see the things that you see, and they did not see them, and to hear the things that you hear, and they did not hear them.”  The Gospel of the Lord.

 

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Thanks for taking some of your precious time today to read the daily Mass readings. The readings are taken and adapted from the Catholic Public Domain Version of the Holy Bible.

I appreciate your help and encouragement. Please let me know how I can help you. This is something I’ve been called to do for some time. I’m finally embracing it. Father, forgive me for procrastinating.


Monday of the First Week of Advent, November 28, 2016

11/28/2016

A reading from the book of the prophet Isaiah 4:2-6

2 In that day, the seedling of the Lord will have magnificence and glory, and the fruit of the earth will be greatly-esteemed and a source of joy to those who will have been saved out of Israel. 3 And this shall be: all who are left behind in Zion, and who remain in Jerusalem, shall be called holy, all who have been written in life in Jerusalem.
4 Then the Lord will have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and will have washed away the blood of Jerusalem from its midst, by means of a spirit of judgment and a spirit of intense devotion.

5 And the Lord will create, over every place of Mount Zion and wherever he is called upon, a cloud by day and a smoke with the splendor of burning fire by night. For protection will be over every glory. 6 And there will be a tabernacle for shade from the heat in daytime, and for security, and for protection from the whirlwind and from rain.  The word of the Lord.

 

Responsorial Psalm 122(121):1-2, 3-4, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9

Let us go rejoicing into the house of the Lord. 

I rejoiced in the things that were said to me: “We shall go into the house of the Lord.” 2 Our feet were standing in your courts, O Jerusalem.

Let us go rejoicing into the house of the Lord. 

3 Jerusalem has been built as a city, whose participation is unto itself. 4 For to that place, the tribes ascended, the tribes of the Lord.

Let us go rejoicing into the house of the Lord. 

According to the testimony of Israel, to confess to the name of the Lord. 5 For in that place, seats have sat down in judgment, seats above the house of David.

Let us go rejoicing into the house of the Lord. 

6 Petition for the things that are for the peace of Jerusalem, and for abundance for those who love you. 7 Let peace be in your virtue, and abundance in your towers.

Let us go rejoicing into the house of the Lord. 

8 For the sake of my brothers and my neighbors, I spoke peace about you. 9 For the sake of the house of the Lord our God, I sought good things for you.

Let us go rejoicing into the house of the Lord.

 

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew 8:5-11

5 (When Jesus) entered into Capernaum, a centurion approached, petitioning him, 6 and saying, “Lord, my servant lies at home paralyzed and badly tormented.” 7 And Jesus said to him, “I will come and heal him.”

8 And responding, the centurion said: “Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof, but only say the word, and my servant shall be healed. 9 For I, too, am a man placed under authority, having soldiers under me. And I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes, and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes, and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and
he does it.”

10 And, hearing this, Jesus wondered. And he said to those following him: “Amen I say to you, I have not found so great a faith in Israel. 11 For I say to you, that many shall come from the east and the west, and they shall sit at table with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven.  The Gospel of the Lord.

 

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Thanks for taking some of your precious time today to read the daily Mass readings. The readings are taken and adapted from the Catholic Public Domain Version of the Holy Bible.

I appreciate your help and encouragement. Please let me know how I can help you. This is something I’ve been called to do for some time. I’m finally embracing it. Father, forgive me for procrastinating.


First Sunday of Advent, November 27, 2016

11/27/2016

A reading from the book of the prophet Isaiah 2:1-5 

The word that Isaiah, the son of Amoz, saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. 2 And in the last days, the mountain of the house of the Lord will be prepared at the summit of the mountains, and it will be exalted above the hills, and all the nations shall flow to it. 3 And many peoples will go, and they will say: “Let us approach and ascend to the mountain of the Lord, and to the house of the God of Jacob. And he will teach us his ways, and we will walk in his paths.” For the law will go forth from Zion, and the Word of the Lord from Jerusalem. 4 And he will judge the nations, and he will rebuke many peoples. And they shall forge their swords into plowshares, and their spears into sickles. Nation will not lift up sword against nation, neither will they continue to train for battle. 5 O house of Jacob, let us approach and walk in the light of the Lord.  The word of the Lord.

 

Responsorial Psalm 122(121):1-2, 3-4, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9

Let us go rejoicing into the house of the Lord. 

I rejoiced in the things that were said to me: “We shall go into the house of the Lord.” 2 Our feet were standing in your courts, O Jerusalem.

Let us go rejoicing into the house of the Lord. 

3 Jerusalem has been built as a city, whose participation is unto itself. 4 For to that place, the tribes ascended, the tribes of the Lord.

Let us go rejoicing into the house of the Lord. 

According to the testimony of Israel, to confess to the name of the Lord. 5 For in that place, seats have sat down in judgment, seats above the house of David.

Let us go rejoicing into the house of the Lord. 

6 Petition for the things that are for the peace of Jerusalem, and for abundance for those who love you. 7 Let peace be in your virtue, and abundance in your towers.

Let us go rejoicing into the house of the Lord. 

8 For the sake of my brothers and my neighbors, I spoke peace about you. 9 For the sake of the house of the Lord our God, I sought good things for you.

Let us go rejoicing into the house of the Lord.

 

A reading from the letter of St. Paul to the Romans 13:11-14 

11 (W)e know the present time, that now is the hour for us to rise up from sleep. For already our salvation is closer than when we first believed. 12 The night has passed, and the day draws near. Therefore, let us cast aside the works of darkness, and be clothed with the armor of light. 13 Let us walk honestly, as in the daylight, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in promiscuity and sexual immorality, not in contention and envy. 14 Instead, be clothed with the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh in its desires.  The word of the Lord.

 

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew 24:37-44 

(Jesus said to His disciples) 37 “And just as in the days of Noah, so also will be the advent of the Son of man. 38 For it will be just as it was in the days before the flood: eating and drinking, marrying and being given in marriage, even until that day when Noah entered into the ark. 39 And they did not realize it, until the flood came and took them all away. So also will the advent of the Son of man be. 40 Then two men will be in a field: one will be taken up, and one will be left behind. 41 Two women will be grinding at a millstone: one will be taken up, and one will be left behind. 42 Therefore, be vigilant. For you do not know at what hour your Lord will return. 43 But know this: if only the father of the family knew at what hour the thief would arrive, he would certainly keep vigil and not permit his house to be broken into. 44 For this reason, you also must be prepared, for you do not know at what hour the Son of man will return.”  The Gospel of the Lord.

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Thanks for taking some of your precious time today to read the daily Mass readings. The readings are taken and adapted from the Catholic Public Domain Version of the Holy Bible.

I appreciate your help and encouragement. Please let me know how I can help you. This is something I’ve been called to do for some time. I’m finally embracing it. Father, forgive me for procrastinating.


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