Saint Boniface, Bishop and Martyr
June 5, 2014

Psalter: Week III

Color: Red


Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Acts 22:30; 23:6-11
    30 But on the morrow, desiring to know the real reason why the Jews accused him, he unbound him, and commanded the chief priests and all the council to meet, and he brought Paul down and set him before them.
    6 But when Paul perceived that one part were Sad'ducees and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, "Brethren, I am a Pharisee, a son of Pharisees; with respect to the hope and the resurrection of the dead I am on trial."
    7 And when he had said this, a dissension arose between the Pharisees and the Sad'ducees; and the assembly was divided.
    8 For the Sad'ducees say that there is no resurrection, nor angel, nor spirit; but the Pharisees acknowledge them all.
    9 Then a great clamor arose; and some of the scribes of the Pharisees' party stood up and contended, "We find nothing wrong in this man. What if a spirit or an angel spoke to him?"
    10 And when the dissension became violent, the tribune, afraid that Paul would be torn in pieces by them, commanded the soldiers to go down and take him by force from among them and bring him into the barracks.
    11 The following night the Lord stood by him and said, "Take courage, for as you have testified about me at Jerusalem, so you must bear witness also at Rome."

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 16:1-2, 5, 7-11
    1 Preserve me, O God, for in thee I take refuge.
    2 I say to the LORD, "Thou art my Lord; I have no good apart from thee."
    5 The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup; thou holdest my lot.
    7 I bless the LORD who gives me counsel; in the night also my heart instructs me.
    8 I keep the LORD always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
    9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my soul rejoices; my body also dwells secure.
    10 For thou dost not give me up to Sheol, or let thy godly one see the Pit.
    11 Thou dost show me the path of life; in thy presence there is fulness of joy, in thy right hand are pleasures for evermore.

  • Gospel

    John 17:20-26
    20 "I do not pray for these only, but also for those who believe in me through their word,
    21 that they may all be one; even as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.
    22 The glory which thou hast given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one,
    23 I in them and thou in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that thou hast sent me and hast loved them even as thou hast loved me.
    24 Father, I desire that they also, whom thou hast given me, may be with me where I am, to behold my glory which thou hast given me in thy love for me before the foundation of the world.
    25 O righteous Father, the world has not known thee, but I have known thee; and these know that thou hast sent me.
    26 I made known to them thy name, and I will make it known, that the love with which thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them."

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    Acts 26:19-23
    19 "Wherefore, O King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision,
    20 but declared first to those at Damascus, then at Jerusalem and throughout all the country of Judea, and also to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God and perform deeds worthy of their repentance.
    21 For this reason the Jews seized me in the temple and tried to kill me.
    22 To this day I have had the help that comes from God, and so I stand here testifying both to small and great, saying nothing but what the prophets and Moses said would come to pass:
    23 that the Christ must suffer, and that, by being the first to rise from the dead, he would proclaim light both to the people and to the Gentiles."

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 117:1-2
    1 Praise the LORD, all nations! Extol him, all peoples!
    2 For great is his steadfast love toward us; and the faithfulness of the LORD endures for ever. Praise the LORD!

  • Gospel

    John 10:11-16
    11 I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
    12 He who is a hireling and not a shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf snatches them and scatters them.
    13 He flees because he is a hireling and cares nothing for the sheep.
    14 I am the good shepherd; I know my own and my own know me,
    15 as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep.
    16 And I have other sheep, that are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they will heed my voice. So there shall be one flock, one shepherd.


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