Wednesday of the First Week in Ordinary Time
January 16, 2013

Psalter: Week I

Color: Green


Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Hebrews 2:14-18
    14 Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same nature, that through death he might destroy him who has the power of death, that is, the devil,
    15 and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong bondage.
    16 For surely it is not with angels that he is concerned but with the descendants of Abraham.
    17 Therefore he had to be made like his brethren in every respect, so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make expiation for the sins of the people.
    18 For because he himself has suffered and been tempted, he is able to help those who are tempted.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 105:1-4, 6-9
    1 O give thanks to the LORD, call on his name, make known his deeds among the peoples!
    2 Sing to him, sing praises to him, tell of all his wonderful works!
    3 Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice!
    4 Seek the LORD and his strength, seek his presence continually!
    6 O offspring of Abraham his servant, sons of Jacob, his chosen ones!
    7 He is the LORD our God; his judgments are in all the earth.
    8 He is mindful of his covenant for ever, of the word that he commanded, for a thousand generations,
    9 the covenant which he made with Abraham, his sworn promise to Isaac,

  • Gospel

    Mark 1:29-39
    29 And immediately he left the synagogue, and entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.
    30 Now Simon's mother-in-law lay sick with a fever, and immediately they told him of her.
    31 And he came and took her by the hand and lifted her up, and the fever left her; and she served them.
    32 That evening, at sundown, they brought to him all who were sick or possessed with demons.
    33 And the whole city was gathered together about the door.
    34 And he healed many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons; and he would not permit the demons to speak, because they knew him.
    35 And in the morning, a great while before day, he rose and went out to a lonely place, and there he prayed.
    36 And Simon and those who were with him pursued him,
    37 and they found him and said to him, "Every one is searching for you."
    38 And he said to them, "Let us go on to the next towns, that I may preach there also; for that is why I came out."
    39 And he went throughout all Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and casting out demons.

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    1 Corinthians 4:9-13
    9 For I think that God has exhibited us apostles as last of all, like men sentenced to death; because we have become a spectacle to the world, to angels and to men.
    10 We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are wise in Christ. We are weak, but you are strong. You are held in honor, but we in disrepute.
    11 To the present hour we hunger and thirst, we are ill-clad and buffeted and homeless,
    12 and we labor, working with our own hands. When reviled, we bless; when persecuted, we endure;
    13 when slandered, we try to conciliate; we have become, and are now, as the refuse of the world, the offscouring of all things.

  • 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 10:16-22
    16 "Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.
    17 Beware of men; for they will deliver you up to councils, and flog you in their synagogues,
    18 and you will be dragged before governors and kings for my sake, to bear testimony before them and the Gentiles.
    19 When they deliver you up, do not be anxious how you are to speak or what you are to say; for what you are to say will be given to you in that hour;
    20 for it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.
    21 Brother will deliver up brother to death, and the father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death;
    22 and you will be hated by all for my name's sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved.


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