Memorial of Saint Leo the Great, pope and doctor of the Church
November 10, 2012

Psalter: Proper

Color: White


Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Philippians 4:10-19
    10 I rejoice in the Lord greatly that now at length you have revived your concern for me; you were indeed concerned for me, but you had no opportunity.
    11 Not that I complain of want; for I have learned, in whatever state I am, to be content.
    12 I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound; in any and all circumstances I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and want.
    13 I can do all things in him who strengthens me.
    14 Yet it was kind of you to share my trouble.
    15 And you Philippians yourselves know that in the beginning of the gospel, when I left Macedo'nia, no church entered into partnership with me in giving and receiving except you only;
    16 for even in Thessaloni'ca you sent me help once and again.
    17 Not that I seek the gift; but I seek the fruit which increases to your credit.
    18 I have received full payment, and more; I am filled, having received from Epaphrodi'tus the gifts you sent, a fragrant offering, a sacrifice acceptable and pleasing to God.
    19 And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 112:1-2, 5-6, 8-9
    1 Praise the LORD. Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, who greatly delights in his commandments!
    2 His descendants will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed.
    5 It is well with the man who deals generously and lends, who conducts his affairs with justice.
    6 For the righteous will never be moved; he will be remembered for ever.
    8 His heart is steady, he will not be afraid, until he sees his desire on his adversaries.
    9 He has distributed freely, he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures for ever; his horn is exalted in honor.

  • Gospel

    Luke 16:9-15
    9 And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by means of unrighteous mammon, so that when it fails they may receive you into the eternal habitations.
    10 "He who is faithful in a very little is faithful also in much; and he who is dishonest in a very little is dishonest also in much.
    11 If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will entrust to you the true riches?
    12 And if you have not been faithful in that which is another's, who will give you that which is your own?
    13 No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon."
    14 The Pharisees, who were lovers of money, heard all this, and they scoffed at him.
    15 But he said to them, "You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts; for what is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God.

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    Sirach 39:6-10
    6 If the great Lord is willing, he will be filled with the spirit of understanding; he will pour forth words of wisdom and give thanks to the Lord in prayer.
    7 He will direct his counsel and knowledge aright, and meditate on his secrets.
    8 He will reveal instruction in his teaching, and will glory in the law of the Lord's covenant.
    9 Many will praise his understanding, and it will never be blotted out; his memory will not disappear, and his name will live through all generations.
    10 Nations will declare his wisdom, and the congregation will proclaim his praise;

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 37:3-6, 30-31
    3 Trust in the LORD, and do good; so you will dwell in the land, and enjoy security.
    4 Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
    5 Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him, and he will act.
    6 He will bring forth your vindication as the light, and your right as the noonday.
    30 The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks justice.
    31 The law of his God is in his heart; his steps do not slip.

  • Gospel

    Matthew 16:13-19
    13 Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesare'a Philip'pi, he asked his disciples, "Who do men say that the Son of man is?"
    14 And they said, "Some say John the Baptist, others say Eli'jah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets."
    15 He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?"
    16 Simon Peter replied, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."
    17 And Jesus answered him, "Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jona! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven.
    18 And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the powers of death shall not prevail against it.
    19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven."


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