Loading
Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist
June 24, 2013
Psalter: Proper
Color: White

Saints:
Daily Readings:
  • First Reading: Isaiah 49:1-6

    1 Give ear, ye islands, and hearken, ye people from afar. The Lord hath called me from the womb, from the bowels of my mother he hath been mindful of my name.
    2 And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword: in the shadow of his hand he hath protected me, and hath made me as a chosen arrow: in his quiver he hath hidden me.
    3 And he said to me: Thou art my servant Israel, for in thee will I glory.
    4 And I said: I have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength without cause and in vain: therefore my judgment is with the Lord, and my work with my God.
    5 And now saith the Lord, that formed me from the womb to be his servant, that I may bring back Jacob unto him, and Israel will not be gathered together: and I am glorified in the eyes of the Lord, and my God is made my strength.
    6 And he said: It is a small thing that thou shouldst be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to convert the dregs of Israel. Behold, I have given thee to be the light of the Gentiles, that thou mayst be my salvation even to the farthest part of the earth.

  • Psalm: Psalms 139:1-3, 13-14ab, 14c-15

    1 Lord, thou hast proved me, and known me:
    2 Thou hast know my sitting down, and my rising up.
    3 Thou hast understood my thoughts afar off: my path and my line thou hast searched out.
    13 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast protected me from my mothers womb.
    14 I will praise thee, for thou art fearfully magnified: wonderful are thy works, and my soul knoweth right well.
    15 My bone is not hidden from thee, which thou hast made in secret: and my substance in the lower parts of the earth.

  • Second Reading: Acts of the Apostles 13:22-26

    22 And when he had removed him, he raised them up David to be king: to whom giving testimony, he said: I have found David, the son of Jesse, a man according to my own heart, who shall do all my wills.
    23 Of this man' s seed God according to his promise, hath raised up to Israel a Saviour, Jesus:
    24 John first preaching, before his coming, the baptism of penance to all the people of Israel.
    25 And when John was fulfilling his course, he said: I am not he, whom you think me to be: but behold, there cometh one after me, whose shoes of his feet I am not worthy to loose.
    26 Men, brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and whosoever among you fear God, to you the word of this salvation is sent.

  • Gospel: Luke 1:57-66, 80

    57 Now Elizabeth' s full time of being delivered was come, and she brought forth a son.
    58 And her neighbours and kinsfolks heard that the Lord had shewed his great mercy towards her, and they congratulated with her.
    59 And it came to pass, that on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child, and they called him by his father' s name Zachary.
    60 And his mother answering, said: Not so; but he shall be called John.
    61 And they said to her: There is none of thy kindred that is called by this name.
    62 And they made signs to his father, how he would have him called.
    63 And demanding a writing table, he wrote, saying: John is his name. And they all wondered.
    64 And immediately his mouth was opened, and his tongue loosed, and he spoke, blessing God.
    65 And fear came upon all their neighbours; and all these things were noised abroad over all the hill country of Judea.
    66 And all they that had heard them laid them up in their heart, saying: What an one, think ye, shall this child be? For the hand of the Lord was with him.
    80 And the child grew, and was strengthened in spirit; and was in the deserts until the day of his manifestation to Israel.

Ads by Google
(What's this?)

RESOURCES »

Ads by Google (What's this?)
Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

Pope Francis celebrates the closing Mass and announces site of next World Youth Day
Pope Francis celebrates the closing Mass and announces site of next World Youth Day
Pope Francis visits poor neighborhood and meets with young people from Argentina
Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida
Denver rally draws hundreds in support of religious freedom
Pope Francis prays over a sick man in St Peter's Square
Denver women's clinic will offer natural, Catholic care
Interview Clips: Barbara Nicolosi speaks to CNA
US Cardinals press conference at North American College
Pope Benedict to retire to monastery inside Vatican City
Pope cites waning strength as reason for resignation
Hundreds convene in Denver to urge respect for life
New Orange bishop encourages Catholic unity in diversity
Chinese pro-life activist calls for reform, international attention
At Lincoln installation, Bishop Conley says holiness is success
Mother Cabrini shrine reopens in Chicago after a decade
Ordination of 33 deacons fills St. Peter's with joy
Cardinal says "Charity is the mother of all the virtues"
Augustine Institute expands evangelization effort with new campus
Bishops recall 'Way of St. James' as chance to trust in God
Los Angeles cathedral's newest chapel houses Guadalupe relic
Apr
23

Liturgical Calendar

April 23, 2014

Wednesday within the Octa ve of Easter

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Mt 28:8-15

Gospel
Date
04/22/14
04/21/14
04/20/14

Daily Readings


First Reading:: Acts 3:1-10
Gospel:: Lk 24:13-35

Saint of the Day

St. Adalbert of Prague »

Saint
Date
04/21/14
04/20/14

Homily of the Day

Mt 28:8-15

Homily
Date
04/22/14
04/21/14
04/20/14

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
     HTML
Text only
Headlines
  

Follow us: