Memorial of Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church
October 1, 2013

Psalter: Proper

Color: White


Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Zechariah 8:20-23
    20 "Thus says the LORD of hosts: Peoples shall yet come, even the inhabitants of many cities;
    21 the inhabitants of one city shall go to another, saying, `Let us go at once to entreat the favor of the LORD, and to seek the LORD of hosts; I am going.'
    22 Many peoples and strong nations shall come to seek the LORD of hosts in Jerusalem, and to entreat the favor of the LORD.
    23 Thus says the LORD of hosts: In those days ten men from the nations of every tongue shall take hold of the robe of a Jew, saying, `Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.'"

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 87:1-7
    1 On the holy mount stands the city he founded;
    2 the LORD loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwelling places of Jacob.
    3 Glorious things are spoken of you, O city of God. [Selah]
    4 Among those who know me I mention Rahab and Babylon; behold, Philistia and Tyre, with Ethiopia -- "This one was born there," they say.
    5 And of Zion it shall be said, "This one and that one were born in her"; for the Most High himself will establish her.
    6 The LORD records as he registers the peoples, "This one was born there." [Selah]
    7 Singers and dancers alike say, "All my springs are in you."

  • Gospel

    Luke 9:51-56
    51 When the days drew near for him to be received up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem.
    52 And he sent messengers ahead of him, who went and entered a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him;
    53 but the people would not receive him, because his face was set toward Jerusalem.
    54 And when his disciples James and John saw it, they said, "Lord, do you want us to bid fire come down from heaven and consume them?"
    55 But he turned and rebuked them.
    56 And they went on to another village.

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    Isaiah 66:10-14
    10 "Rejoice with Jerusalem, and be glad for her, all you who love her; rejoice with her in joy, all you who mourn over her;
    11 that you may suck and be satisfied with her consoling breasts; that you may drink deeply with delight from the abundance of her glory."
    12 For thus says the LORD: "Behold, I will extend prosperity to her like a river, and the wealth of the nations like an overflowing stream; and you shall suck, you shall be carried upon her hip, and dandled upon her knees.
    13 As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you; you shall be comforted in Jerusalem.
    14 You shall see, and your heart shall rejoice; your bones shall flourish like the grass; and it shall be known that the hand of the LORD is with his servants, and his indignation is against his enemies.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 131:1-3
    1 O LORD, my heart is not lifted up, my eyes are not raised too high; I do not occupy myself with things too great and too marvelous for me.
    2 But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a child quieted at its mother's breast; like a child that is quieted is my soul.
    3 O Israel, hope in the LORD from this time forth and for evermore.

  • Gospel

    Matthew 18:1-4
    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.


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