Saturday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time
June 28, 2014

Psalter: Week IV

Color: Green

Saints:

Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Lamentations 2:2, 10-14, 18-19
    2 The Lord has destroyed without mercy all the habitations of Jacob; in his wrath he has broken down the strongholds of the daughter of Judah; he has brought down to the ground in dishonor the kingdom and its rulers.
    10 The elders of the daughter of Zion sit on the ground in silence; they have cast dust on their heads and put on sackcloth; the maidens of Jerusalem have bowed their heads to the ground.
    11 My eyes are spent with weeping; my soul is in tumult; my heart is poured out in grief because of the destruction of the daughter of my people, because infants and babes faint in the streets of the city.
    12 They cry to their mothers, "Where is bread and wine?" as they faint like wounded men in the streets of the city, as their life is poured out on their mothers' bosom.
    13 What can I say for you, to what compare you, O daughter of Jerusalem? What can I liken to you, that I may comfort you, O virgin daughter of Zion? For vast as the sea is your ruin; who can restore you?
    14 Your prophets have seen for you false and deceptive visions; they have not exposed your iniquity to restore your fortunes, but have seen for you oracles false and misleading.
    18 Cry aloud to the Lord! O daughter of Zion! Let tears stream down like a torrent day and night! Give yourself no rest, your eyes no respite!
    19 Arise, cry out in the night, at the beginning of the watches! Pour out your heart like water before the presence of the Lord! Lift your hands to him for the lives of your children, who faint for hunger at the head of every street.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 74:1-7, 20-21
    1 O God, why dost thou cast us off for ever? Why does thy anger smoke against the sheep of thy pasture?
    2 Remember thy congregation, which thou hast gotten of old, which thou hast redeemed to be the tribe of thy heritage! Remember Mount Zion, where thou hast dwelt.
    3 Direct thy steps to the perpetual ruins; the enemy has destroyed everything in the sanctuary!
    4 Thy foes have roared in the midst of thy holy place; they set up their own signs for signs.
    5 At the upper entrance they hacked the wooden trellis with axes.
    6 And then all its carved wood they broke down with hatchets and hammers.
    7 They set thy sanctuary on fire; to the ground they desecrated the dwelling place of thy name.
    20 Have regard for thy covenant; for the dark places of the land are full of the habitations of violence.
    21 Let not the downtrodden be put to shame; let the poor and needy praise thy name.

  • Gospel

    Luke 2:41-51
    41 Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the Passover.
    42 And when he was twelve years old, they went up according to custom;
    43 and when the feast was ended, as they were returning, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. His parents did not know it,
    44 but supposing him to be in the company they went a day's journey, and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintances;
    45 and when they did not find him, they returned to Jerusalem, seeking him.
    46 After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions;
    47 and all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers.
    48 And when they saw him they were astonished; and his mother said to him, "Son, why have you treated us so? Behold, your father and I have been looking for you anxiously."
    49 And he said to them, "How is it that you sought me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father's house?"
    50 And they did not understand the saying which he spoke to them.
    51 And he went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them; and his mother kept all these things in her heart.

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    Isaiah 61:9-11
    9 Their descendants shall be known among the nations, and their offspring in the midst of the peoples; all who see them shall acknowledge them, that they are a people whom the LORD has blessed.
    10 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall exult in my God; for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation, he has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with a garland, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
    11 For as the earth brings forth its shoots, and as a garden causes what is sown in it to spring up, so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    1 Samuel 2:1, 4-8
    1 Hannah also prayed and said, "My heart exults in the LORD; my strength is exalted in the LORD. My mouth derides my enemies, because I rejoice in thy salvation.
    4 The bows of the mighty are broken, but the feeble gird on strength.
    5 Those who were full have hired themselves out for bread, but those who were hungry have ceased to hunger. The barren has borne seven, but she who has many children is forlorn.
    6 The LORD kills and brings to life; he brings down to Sheol and raises up.
    7 The LORD makes poor and makes rich; he brings low, he also exalts.
    8 He raises up the poor from the dust; he lifts the needy from the ash heap, to make them sit with princes and inherit a seat of honor. For the pillars of the earth are the LORD'S, and on them he has set the world.

  • Gospel

    Luke 2:41-51
    41 Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the Passover.
    42 And when he was twelve years old, they went up according to custom;
    43 and when the feast was ended, as they were returning, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. His parents did not know it,
    44 but supposing him to be in the company they went a day's journey, and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintances;
    45 and when they did not find him, they returned to Jerusalem, seeking him.
    46 After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions;
    47 and all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers.
    48 And when they saw him they were astonished; and his mother said to him, "Son, why have you treated us so? Behold, your father and I have been looking for you anxiously."
    49 And he said to them, "How is it that you sought me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father's house?"
    50 And they did not understand the saying which he spoke to them.
    51 And he went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them; and his mother kept all these things in her heart.

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