Thursday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time
February 7, 2013

Psalter: Week IV

Color: Green


Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Hebrews 12:18-19, 21-24
    18 For you have not come to what may be touched, a blazing fire, and darkness, and gloom, and a tempest,
    19 and the sound of a trumpet, and a voice whose words made the hearers entreat that no further messages be spoken to them.
    21 Indeed, so terrifying was the sight that Moses said, "I tremble with fear."
    22 But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering,
    23 and to the assembly of the first-born who are enrolled in heaven, and to a judge who is God of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,
    24 and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks more graciously than the blood of Abel.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 48:2-4, 9-11
    1 Great is the LORD and greatly to be praised in the city of our God! His holy mountain,
    2 beautiful in elevation, is the joy of all the earth, Mount Zion, in the far north, the city of the great King.
    3 Within her citadels God has shown himself a sure defense.
    8 As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the LORD of hosts, in the city of our God, which God establishes for ever. [Selah]
    9 We have thought on thy steadfast love, O God, in the midst of thy temple.
    10 As thy name, O God, so thy praise reaches to the ends of the earth. Thy right hand is filled with victory;

  • Gospel

    Mark 6:7-13
    7 And he called to him the twelve, and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits.
    8 He charged them to take nothing for their journey except a staff; no bread, no bag, no money in their belts;
    9 but to wear sandals and not put on two tunics.
    10 And he said to them, "Where you enter a house, stay there until you leave the place.
    11 And if any place will not receive you and they refuse to hear you, when you leave, shake off the dust that is on your feet for a testimony against them."
    12 So they went out and preached that men should repent.
    13 And they cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many that were sick and healed them.

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    Hosea 2:16, 17, 21-22
    16 "And in that day, says the LORD, you will call me, `My husband,' and no longer will you call me, `My Ba'al.'
    17 For I will remove the names of the Ba'als from her mouth, and they shall be mentioned by name no more.
    21 "And in that day, says the LORD, I will answer the heavens and they shall answer the earth;
    22 and the earth shall answer the grain, the wine, and the oil, and they shall answer Jezreel;

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 45:11-12, 14-17
    10 Hear, O daughter, consider, and incline your ear; forget your people and your father's house;
    11 and the king will desire your beauty. Since he is your lord, bow to him;
    13 with all kinds of wealth. The princess is decked in her chamber with gold-woven robes;
    14 in many-colored robes she is led to the king, with her virgin companions, her escort, in her train.
    15 With joy and gladness they are led along as they enter the palace of the king.
    16 Instead of your fathers shall be your sons; you will make them princes in all the earth.

  • Gospel

    Luke 10:38-42
    38 Now as they went on their way, he entered a village; and a woman named Martha received him into her house.
    39 And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet and listened to his teaching.
    40 But Martha was distracted with much serving; and she went to him and said, "Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me."
    41 But the Lord answered her, "Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things;
    42 one thing is needful. Mary has chosen the good portion, which shall not be taken away from her."


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