Saint Paul Miki and Companions, Martyrs
February 6, 2014

Psalter: Week IV

Color: Red

Saints:

Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    1 Kings 2:1-4, 10-12
    1 When David's time to die drew near, he charged Solomon his son, saying,
    2 "I am about to go the way of all the earth. Be strong, and show yourself a man,
    3 and keep the charge of the LORD your God, walking in his ways and keeping his statutes, his commandments, his ordinances, and his testimonies, as it is written in the law of Moses, that you may prosper in all that you do and wherever you turn;
    4 that the LORD may establish his word which he spoke concerning me, saying, `If your sons take heed to their way, to walk before me in faithfulness with all their heart and with all their soul, there shall not fail you a man on the throne of Israel.'
    10 Then David slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David.
    11 And the time that David reigned over Israel was forty years; he reigned seven years in Hebron, and thirty-three years in Jerusalem.
    12 So Solomon sat upon the throne of David his father; and his kingdom was firmly established.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    1 Chronicles 29:10-12
    10 Therefore David blessed the LORD in the presence of all the assembly; and David said: "Blessed art thou, O LORD, the God of Israel our father, for ever and ever.
    11 Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty; for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all.
    12 Both riches and honor come from thee, and thou rulest over all. In thy hand are power and might; and in thy hand it is to make great and to give strength to all.

  • Gospel

    Mark 6:7-13
    7 And he called to him the twelve, and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits.
    8 He charged them to take nothing for their journey except a staff; no bread, no bag, no money in their belts;
    9 but to wear sandals and not put on two tunics.
    10 And he said to them, "Where you enter a house, stay there until you leave the place.
    11 And if any place will not receive you and they refuse to hear you, when you leave, shake off the dust that is on your feet for a testimony against them."
    12 So they went out and preached that men should repent.
    13 And they cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many that were sick and healed them.

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    Galatians 2:19-20
    19 For I through the law died to the law, that I might live to God.
    20 I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me; and the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

  • 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 28:16-20
    16 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them.
    17 And when they saw him they worshiped him; but some doubted.
    18 And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
    19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
    20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age."

  • Third Option

  • First Reading

    Romans 8:31-39
    31 What then shall we say to this? If God is for us, who is against us?
    32 He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, will he not also give us all things with him?
    33 Who shall bring any charge against God's elect? It is God who justifies;
    34 who is to condemn? Is it Christ Jesus, who died, yes, who was raised from the dead, who is at the right hand of God, who indeed intercedes for us?
    35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
    36 As it is written, "For thy sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered."
    37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
    38 For I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,
    39 nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 31:3-4, 6-8, 16-17
    2 Incline thy ear to me, rescue me speedily! Be thou a rock of refuge for me, a strong fortress to save me!
    3 Yea, thou art my rock and my fortress; for thy name's sake lead me and guide me,
    5 Into thy hand I commit my spirit; thou hast redeemed me, O LORD, faithful God.
    6 Thou hatest those who pay regard to vain idols; but I trust in the LORD.
    7 I will rejoice and be glad for thy steadfast love, because thou hast seen my affliction, thou hast taken heed of my adversities,
    15 My times are in thy hand; deliver me from the hand of my enemies and persecutors!
    16 Let thy face shine on thy servant; save me in thy steadfast love!

  • Gospel

    Matthew 16:24-27
    24 Then Jesus told his disciples, "If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.
    25 For whoever would save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.
    26 For what will it profit a man, if he gains the whole world and forfeits his life? Or what shall a man give in return for his life?
    27 For the Son of man is to come with his angels in the glory of his Father, and then he will repay every man for what he has done.

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