Memorial of Saint Jerome, Priest and Doctor of the Church
September 30, 2013

Psalter: Proper

Color: White


Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Zechariah 8:1-8
    1 And the word of the LORD of hosts came to me, saying,
    2 "Thus says the LORD of hosts: I am jealous for Zion with great jealousy, and I am jealous for her with great wrath.
    3 Thus says the LORD: I will return to Zion, and will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem, and Jerusalem shall be called the faithful city, and the mountain of the LORD of hosts, the holy mountain.
    4 Thus says the LORD of hosts: Old men and old women shall again sit in the streets of Jerusalem, each with staff in hand for very age.
    5 And the streets of the city shall be full of boys and girls playing in its streets.
    6 Thus says the LORD of hosts: If it is marvelous in the sight of the remnant of this people in these days, should it also be marvelous in my sight, says the LORD of hosts?
    7 Thus says the LORD of hosts: Behold, I will save my people from the east country and from the west country;
    8 and I will bring them to dwell in the midst of Jerusalem; and they shall be my people and I will be their God, in faithfulness and in righteousness."

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 102:16-21, 29, 22-23
    15 The nations will fear the name of the LORD, and all the kings of the earth thy glory.
    16 For the LORD will build up Zion, he will appear in his glory;
    17 he will regard the prayer of the destitute, and will not despise their supplication.
    18 Let this be recorded for a generation to come, so that a people yet unborn may praise the LORD:
    19 that he looked down from his holy height, from heaven the LORD looked at the earth,
    20 to hear the groans of the prisoners, to set free those who were doomed to die;
    21 that men may declare in Zion the name of the LORD, and in Jerusalem his praise,
    22 when peoples gather together, and kingdoms, to worship the LORD.
    28 The children of thy servants shall dwell secure; their posterity shall be established before thee.

  • Gospel

    Luke 9:46-50
    46 And an argument arose among them as to which of them was the greatest.
    47 But when Jesus perceived the thought of their hearts, he took a child and put him by his side,
    48 and said to them, "Whoever receives this child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me receives him who sent me; for he who is least among you all is the one who is great."
    49 John answered, "Master, we saw a man casting out demons in your name, and we forbade him, because he does not follow with us."
    50 But Jesus said to him, "Do not forbid him; for he that is not against you is for you."

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    2 Timothy 3:14-17
    14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it
    15 and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings which are able to instruct you for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.
    16 All scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,
    17 that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 119:9-14
    9 How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to thy word.
    10 With my whole heart I seek thee; let me not wander from thy commandments!
    11 I have laid up thy word in my heart, that I might not sin against thee.
    12 Blessed be thou, O LORD; teach me thy statutes!
    13 With my lips I declare all the ordinances of thy mouth.
    14 In the way of thy testimonies I delight as much as in all riches.

  • Gospel

    Matthew 13:47-52
    47 "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net which was thrown into the sea and gathered fish of every kind;
    48 when it was full, men drew it ashore and sat down and sorted the good into vessels but threw away the bad.
    49 So it will be at the close of the age. The angels will come out and separate the evil from the righteous,
    50 and throw them into the furnace of fire; there men will weep and gnash their teeth.
    51 "Have you understood all this?" They said to him, "Yes."
    52 And he said to them, "Therefore every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old."


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