Memorial of Saint John Bosco, Priest
January 31, 2013

Psalter: Week III

Color: Green


Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Hebrews 10:19-25
    19 Therefore, brethren, since we have confidence to enter the sanctuary by the blood of Jesus,
    20 by the new and living way which he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh,
    21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God,
    22 let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.
    23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful;
    24 and let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works,
    25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 24:1-6
    1 The earth is the LORD's and the fulness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein;
    2 for he has founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the rivers.
    3 Who shall ascend the hill of the LORD? And who shall stand in his holy place?
    4 He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false, and does not swear deceitfully.
    5 He will receive blessing from the LORD, and vindication from the God of his salvation.
    6 Such is the generation of those who seek him, who seek the face of the God of Jacob. [Selah]

  • Gospel

    Mark 4:21-25
    21 And he said to them, "Is a lamp brought in to be put under a bushel, or under a bed, and not on a stand?
    22 For there is nothing hid, except to be made manifest; nor is anything secret, except to come to light.
    23 If any man has ears to hear, let him hear."
    24 And he said to them, "Take heed what you hear; the measure you give will be the measure you get, and still more will be given you.
    25 For to him who has will more be given; and from him who has not, even what he has will be taken away."

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    Philippians 4:4-9
    4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.
    5 Let all men know your forbearance. The Lord is at hand.
    6 Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
    7 And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will keep your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
    8 Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
    9 What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, do; and the God of peace will be with you.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 103:1-4, 8-9, 13-14, 17-18
    1 Bless the LORD, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless his holy name!
    2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits,
    3 who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases,
    4 who redeems your life from the Pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
    8 The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
    9 He will not always chide, nor will he keep his anger for ever.
    13 As a father pities his children, so the LORD pities those who fear him.
    14 For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust.
    17 But the steadfast love of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon those who fear him, and his righteousness to children's children,
    18 to those who keep his covenant and remember to do his commandments.

  • Gospel

    Matthew 18:1-5
    1 At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, "Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?"
    2 And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them,
    3 and said, "Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
    4 Whoever humbles himself like this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
    5 "Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me;


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