Memorial of Saint Paul Miki and Companions, Martyrs
February 6, 2012

Psalter: Week I

Color: Red


Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    1 Kings 8:1-7, 9-13
    1 Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel and all the heads of the tribes, the leaders of the fathers' houses of the people of Israel, before King Solomon in Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of the city of David, which is Zion.
    2 And all the men of Israel assembled to King Solomon at the feast in the month Eth'anim, which is the seventh month.
    3 And all the elders of Israel came, and the priests took up the ark.
    4 And they brought up the ark of the LORD, the tent of meeting, and all the holy vessels that were in the tent; the priests and the Levites brought them up.
    5 And King Solomon and all the congregation of Israel, who had assembled before him, were with him before the ark, sacrificing so many sheep and oxen that they could not be counted or numbered.
    6 Then the priests brought the ark of the covenant of the LORD to its place, in the inner sanctuary of the house, in the most holy place, underneath the wings of the cherubim.
    7 For the cherubim spread out their wings over the place of the ark, so that the cherubim made a covering above the ark and its poles.
    9 There was nothing in the ark except the two tables of stone which Moses put there at Horeb, where the LORD made a covenant with the people of Israel, when they came out of the land of Egypt.
    10 And when the priests came out of the holy place, a cloud filled the house of the LORD,
    11 so that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud; for the glory of the LORD filled the house of the LORD.
    12 Then Solomon said, "The LORD has set the sun in the heavens, but has said that he would dwell in thick darkness.
    13 I have built thee an exalted house, a place for thee to dwell in for ever."

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 132:6-10
    6 Lo, we heard of it in Eph'rathah, we found it in the fields of Ja'ar.
    7 "Let us go to his dwelling place; let us worship at his footstool!"
    8 Arise, O LORD, and go to thy resting place, thou and the ark of thy might.
    9 Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness, and let thy saints shout for joy.
    10 For thy servant David's sake do not turn away the face of thy anointed one.

  • Gospel

    Mark 6:53-56
    53 And when they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennes'aret, and moored to the shore.
    54 And when they got out of the boat, immediately the people recognized him,
    55 and ran about the whole neighborhood and began to bring sick people on their pallets to any place where they heard he was.
    56 And wherever he came, in villages, cities, or country, they laid the sick in the market places, and besought him that they might touch even the fringe of his garment; and as many as touched it were made well.

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    Galatians 2:19
    19 For I through the law died to the law, that I might live to God.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 126:1-6
    1 When the LORD restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream.
    2 Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nations, "The LORD has done great things for them."
    3 The LORD has done great things for us; we are glad.
    4 Restore our fortunes, O LORD, like the watercourses in the Negeb!
    5 May those who sow in tears reap with shouts of joy!
    6 He that goes forth weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, bringing his sheaves with him.

  • Gospel

    Matthew 28:16-20
    16 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them.
    17 And when they saw him they worshiped him; but some doubted.
    18 And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
    19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
    20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age."

  • Third Option

  • First Reading

    Romans 8:31-39
    31 What then shall we say to this? If God is for us, who is against us?
    32 He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, will he not also give us all things with him?
    33 Who shall bring any charge against God's elect? It is God who justifies;
    34 who is to condemn? Is it Christ Jesus, who died, yes, who was raised from the dead, who is at the right hand of God, who indeed intercedes for us?
    35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
    36 As it is written, "For thy sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered."
    37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
    38 For I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,
    39 nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 31:3-4, 6-8, 16-17
    2 Incline thy ear to me, rescue me speedily! Be thou a rock of refuge for me, a strong fortress to save me!
    3 Yea, thou art my rock and my fortress; for thy name's sake lead me and guide me,
    5 Into thy hand I commit my spirit; thou hast redeemed me, O LORD, faithful God.
    6 Thou hatest those who pay regard to vain idols; but I trust in the LORD.
    7 I will rejoice and be glad for thy steadfast love, because thou hast seen my affliction, thou hast taken heed of my adversities,
    15 My times are in thy hand; deliver me from the hand of my enemies and persecutors!
    16 Let thy face shine on thy servant; save me in thy steadfast love!

  • Gospel

    Matthew 16:24-27
    24 Then Jesus told his disciples, "If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.
    25 For whoever would save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.
    26 For what will it profit a man, if he gains the whole world and forfeits his life? Or what shall a man give in return for his life?
    27 For the Son of man is to come with his angels in the glory of his Father, and then he will repay every man for what he has done.


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