Memorial of Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus, virgin and doctor of the Church
October 1, 2012

Psalter: Proper

Color: White


Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Job 1:6-22
    6 Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came among them.
    7 The LORD said to Satan, "Whence have you come?" Satan answered the LORD, "From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking up and down on it."
    8 And the LORD said to Satan, "Have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, who fears God and turns away from evil?"
    9 Then Satan answered the LORD, "Does Job fear God for nought?
    10 Hast thou not put a hedge about him and his house and all that he has, on every side? Thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land.
    11 But put forth thy hand now, and touch all that he has, and he will curse thee to thy face."
    12 And the LORD said to Satan, "Behold, all that he has is in your power; only upon himself do not put forth your hand." So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD.
    13 Now there was a day when his sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother's house;
    14 and there came a messenger to Job, and said, "The oxen were plowing and the asses feeding beside them;
    15 and the Sabe'ans fell upon them and took them, and slew the servants with the edge of the sword; and I alone have escaped to tell you."
    16 While he was yet speaking, there came another, and said, "The fire of God fell from heaven and burned up the sheep and the servants, and consumed them; and I alone have escaped to tell you."
    17 While he was yet speaking, there came another, and said, "The Chalde'ans formed three companies, and made a raid upon the camels and took them, and slew the servants with the edge of the sword; and I alone have escaped to tell you."
    18 While he was yet speaking, there came another, and said, "Your sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother's house;
    19 and behold, a great wind came across the wilderness, and struck the four corners of the house, and it fell upon the young people, and they are dead; and I alone have escaped to tell you."
    20 Then Job arose, and rent his robe, and shaved his head, and fell upon the ground, and worshiped.
    21 And he said, "Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked shall I return; the LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD."
    22 In all this Job did not sin or charge God with wrong.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 17:1-3, 6-7
    1 Hear a just cause, O LORD; attend to my cry! Give ear to my prayer from lips free of deceit!
    2 From thee let my vindication come! Let thy eyes see the right!
    3 If thou triest my heart, if thou visitest me by night, if thou testest me, thou wilt find no wickedness in me; my mouth does not transgress.
    6 I call upon thee, for thou wilt answer me, O God; incline thy ear to me, hear my words.
    7 Wondrously show thy steadfast love, O savior of those who seek refuge from their adversaries at thy right hand.

  • Gospel

    Luke 9:46-50
    46 And an argument arose among them as to which of them was the greatest.
    47 But when Jesus perceived the thought of their hearts, he took a child and put him by his side,
    48 and said to them, "Whoever receives this child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me receives him who sent me; for he who is least among you all is the one who is great."
    49 John answered, "Master, we saw a man casting out demons in your name, and we forbade him, because he does not follow with us."
    50 But Jesus said to him, "Do not forbid him; for he that is not against you is for you."

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    Isaiah 66:10-14
    10 "Rejoice with Jerusalem, and be glad for her, all you who love her; rejoice with her in joy, all you who mourn over her;
    11 that you may suck and be satisfied with her consoling breasts; that you may drink deeply with delight from the abundance of her glory."
    12 For thus says the LORD: "Behold, I will extend prosperity to her like a river, and the wealth of the nations like an overflowing stream; and you shall suck, you shall be carried upon her hip, and dandled upon her knees.
    13 As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you; you shall be comforted in Jerusalem.
    14 You shall see, and your heart shall rejoice; your bones shall flourish like the grass; and it shall be known that the hand of the LORD is with his servants, and his indignation is against his enemies.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 131:1-3
    1 O LORD, my heart is not lifted up, my eyes are not raised too high; I do not occupy myself with things too great and too marvelous for me.
    2 But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a child quieted at its mother's breast; like a child that is quieted is my soul.
    3 O Israel, hope in the LORD from this time forth and for evermore.

  • Gospel

    Matthew 18:1-4
    1 At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, "Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?"
    2 And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them,
    3 and said, "Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
    4 Whoever humbles himself like this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.


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