Saturday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time
February 11, 2012

Psalter: Week I

Color: Green


Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    1 Kings 12:26-32; 13:33-34
    26 And Jerobo'am said in his heart, "Now the kingdom will turn back to the house of David;
    27 if this people go up to offer sacrifices in the house of the LORD at Jerusalem, then the heart of this people will turn again to their lord, to Rehobo'am king of Judah, and they will kill me and return to Rehobo'am king of Judah."
    28 So the king took counsel, and made two calves of gold. And he said to the people, "You have gone up to Jerusalem long enough. Behold your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt."
    29 And he set one in Bethel, and the other he put in Dan.
    30 And this thing became a sin, for the people went to the one at Bethel and to the other as far as Dan.
    31 He also made houses on high places, and appointed priests from among all the people, who were not of the Levites.
    32 And Jerobo'am appointed a feast on the fifteenth day of the eighth month like the feast that was in Judah, and he offered sacrifices upon the altar; so he did in Bethel, sacrificing to the calves that he had made. And he placed in Bethel the priests of the high places that he had made.
    33 After this thing Jerobo'am did not turn from his evil way, but made priests for the high places again from among all the people; any who would, he consecrated to be priests of the high places.
    34 And this thing became sin to the house of Jerobo'am, so as to cut it off and to destroy it from the face of the earth.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 106:6-7, 19-22
    6 Both we and our fathers have sinned; we have committed iniquity, we have done wickedly.
    7 Our fathers, when they were in Egypt, did not consider thy wonderful works; they did not remember the abundance of thy steadfast love, but rebelled against the Most High at the Red Sea.
    19 They made a calf in Horeb and worshiped a molten image.
    20 They exchanged the glory of God for the image of an ox that eats grass.
    21 They forgot God, their Savior, who had done great things in Egypt,
    22 wondrous works in the land of Ham, and terrible things by the Red Sea.

  • Gospel

    Mark 8:1-10
    1 In those days, when again a great crowd had gathered, and they had nothing to eat, he called his disciples to him, and said to them,
    2 "I have compassion on the crowd, because they have been with me now three days, and have nothing to eat;
    3 and if I send them away hungry to their homes, they will faint on the way; and some of them have come a long way."
    4 And his disciples answered him, "How can one feed these men with bread here in the desert?"
    5 And he asked them, "How many loaves have you?" They said, "Seven."
    6 And he commanded the crowd to sit down on the ground; and he took the seven loaves, and having given thanks he broke them and gave them to his disciples to set before the people; and they set them before the crowd.
    7 And they had a few small fish; and having blessed them, he commanded that these also should be set before them.
    8 And they ate, and were satisfied; and they took up the broken pieces left over, seven baskets full.
    9 And there were about four thousand people.
    10 And he sent them away; and immediately he got into the boat with his disciples, and went to the district of Dalmanu'tha.

  • 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

    Judith 13:18-19
    18 And Uzziah said to her, "O daughter, you are blessed by the Most High God above all women on earth; and blessed be the Lord God, who created the heavens and the earth, who has guided you to strike the head of the leader of our enemies.
    19 Your hope will never depart from the hearts of men, as they remember the power of God.

  • Gospel

    John 2:1-11
    1 On the third day there was a marriage at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there;
    2 Jesus also was invited to the marriage, with his disciples.
    3 When the wine failed, the mother of Jesus said to him, "They have no wine."
    4 And Jesus said to her, "O woman, what have you to do with me? My hour has not yet come."
    5 His mother said to the servants, "Do whatever he tells you."
    6 Now six stone jars were standing there, for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons.
    7 Jesus said to them, "Fill the jars with water." And they filled them up to the brim.
    8 He said to them, "Now draw some out, and take it to the steward of the feast." So they took it.
    9 When the steward of the feast tasted the water now become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the steward of the feast called the bridegroom
    10 and said to him, "Every man serves the good wine first; and when men have drunk freely, then the poor wine; but you have kept the good wine until now."
    11 This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested his glory; and his disciples believed in him.


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