Feast of St. Andrew, Apostle, November 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.


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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