Saint Catherine of Siena, Virgin and Doctor of the Church
April 29, 2014

Psalter: Week II

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Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Acts 4:32-37
    32 Now the company of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things which he possessed was his own, but they had everything in common.
    33 And with great power the apostles gave their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all.
    34 There was not a needy person among them, for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the proceeds of what was sold
    35 and laid it at the apostles' feet; and distribution was made to each as any had need.
    36 Thus Joseph who was surnamed by the apostles Barnabas (which means, Son of encouragement), a Levite, a native of Cyprus,
    37 sold a field which belonged to him, and brought the money and laid it at the apostles' feet.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 93:1-2, 5
    1 The LORD reigns; he is robed in majesty; the LORD is robed, he is girded with strength. Yea, the world is established; it shall never be moved;
    2 thy throne is established from of old; thou art from everlasting.
    5 Thy decrees are very sure; holiness befits thy house, O LORD, for evermore.

  • Gospel

    John 3:7-15
    7 Do not marvel that I said to you, `You must be born anew.'
    8 The wind blows where it wills, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know whence it comes or whither it goes; so it is with every one who is born of the Spirit."
    9 Nicode'mus said to him, "How can this be?"
    10 Jesus answered him, "Are you a teacher of Israel, and yet you do not understand this?
    11 Truly, truly, I say to you, we speak of what we know, and bear witness to what we have seen; but you do not receive our testimony.
    12 If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you heavenly things?
    13 No one has ascended into heaven but he who descended from heaven, the Son of man.
    14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of man be lifted up,
    15 that whoever believes in him may have eternal life."

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    1 John 1:5--2:2
    5 This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light and in him is no darkness at all.
    6 If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not live according to the truth;
    7 but if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.
    8 If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
    9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just, and will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
    10 If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
    1 My little children, I am writing this to you so that you may not sin; but if any one does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous;
    2 and he is the expiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.

  • 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 11:25-30
    25 At that time Jesus declared, "I thank thee, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to babes;
    26 yea, Father, for such was thy gracious will.
    27 All things have been delivered to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and any one to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.
    28 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
    29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
    30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."


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