Memorial of Saint Francis Xavier, Priest
December 3, 2012

Psalter: Proper

Color: Purple


Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Isaiah 2:1-5
    1 The word which Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.
    2 It shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and shall be raised above the hills; and all the nations shall flow to it,
    3 and many peoples shall come, and say: "Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths." For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
    4 He shall judge between the nations, and shall decide for many peoples; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
    5 O house of Jacob, come, let us walk in the light of the LORD.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 122:1-9
    1 I was glad when they said to me, "Let us go to the house of the LORD!"
    2 Our feet have been standing within your gates, O Jerusalem!
    3 Jerusalem, built as a city which is bound firmly together,
    4 to which the tribes go up, the tribes of the LORD, as was decreed for Israel, to give thanks to the name of the LORD.
    5 There thrones for judgment were set, the thrones of the house of David.
    6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem! "May they prosper who love you!
    7 Peace be within your walls, and security within your towers!"
    8 For my brethren and companions' sake I will say, "Peace be within you!"
    9 For the sake of the house of the LORD our God, I will seek your good.

  • Gospel

    Matthew 8:5-11
    5 As he entered Caper'na-um, a centurion came forward to him, beseeching him
    6 and saying, "Lord, my servant is lying paralyzed at home, in terrible distress."
    7 And he said to him, "I will come and heal him."
    8 But the centurion answered him, "Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof; but only say the word, and my servant will be healed.
    9 For I am a man under authority, with soldiers under me; and I say to one, `Go,' and he goes, and to another, `Come,' and he comes, and to my slave, `Do this,' and he does it."
    10 When Jesus heard him, he marveled, and said to those who followed him, "Truly, I say to you, not even in Israel have I found such faith.
    11 I tell you, many will come from east and west and sit at table with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven,

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    1 Corinthians 9:16-19, 22-23
    16 For if I preach the gospel, that gives me no ground for boasting. For necessity is laid upon me. Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel!
    17 For if I do this of my own will, I have a reward; but if not of my own will, I am entrusted with a commission.
    18 What then is my reward? Just this: that in my preaching I may make the gospel free of charge, not making full use of my right in the gospel.
    19 For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a slave to all, that I might win the more.
    22 To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.
    23 I do it all for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 117:1-2
    1 Praise the LORD, all nations! Extol him, all peoples!
    2 For great is his steadfast love toward us; and the faithfulness of the LORD endures for ever. Praise the LORD!

  • Gospel

    Mark 16:15-20
    15 And he said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to the whole creation.
    16 He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.
    17 And these signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues;
    18 they will pick up serpents, and if they drink any deadly thing, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover."
    19 So then the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God.
    20 And they went forth and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them and confirmed the message by the signs that attended it. Amen.


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