Labor Day
September 4, 2017

Saints:

Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Genesis 2:4-9, 15
    4 These are the generations of the heavens and the earth when they were created. In the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens,
    5 when no plant of the field was yet in the earth and no herb of the field had yet sprung up -- for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was no man to till the ground;
    6 but a mist went up from the earth and watered the whole face of the ground --
    7 then the LORD God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.
    8 And the LORD God planted a garden in Eden, in the east; and there he put the man whom he had formed.
    9 And out of the ground the LORD God made to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food, the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
    15 The LORD God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to till it and keep it.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 90:2-5, 12-14, 16
    2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting thou art God.
    3 Thou turnest man back to the dust, and sayest, "Turn back, O children of men!"
    4 For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, or as a watch in the night.
    5 Thou dost sweep men away; they are like a dream, like grass which is renewed in the morning:
    12 So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.
    13 Return, O LORD! How long? Have pity on thy servants!
    14 Satisfy us in the morning with thy steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.
    16 Let thy work be manifest to thy servants, and thy glorious power to their children.

  • Gospel

    Matthew 6:31-34
    31 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, `What shall we eat?' or `What shall we drink?' or `What shall we wear?'
    32 For the Gentiles seek all these things; and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.
    33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things shall be yours as well.
    34 "Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Let the day's own trouble be sufficient for the day.

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
    13 But we would not have you ignorant, brethren, concerning those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope.
    14 For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep.
    15 For this we declare to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, shall not precede those who have fallen asleep.
    16 For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the archangel's call, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first;
    17 then we who are alive, who are left, shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air; and so we shall always be with the Lord.
    18 Therefore comfort one another with these words.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 96:1, 3-5, 11-13
    1 O sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth!
    3 Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples!
    4 For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; he is to be feared above all gods.
    5 For all the gods of the peoples are idols; but the LORD made the heavens.
    11 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; let the sea roar, and all that fills it;
    12 let the field exult, and everything in it! Then shall all the trees of the wood sing for joy
    13 before the LORD, for he comes, for he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with his truth.

  • Gospel

    Luke 4:16-30
    16 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up; and he went to the synagogue, as his custom was, on the sabbath day. And he stood up to read;
    17 and there was given to him the book of the prophet Isaiah. He opened the book and found the place where it was written,
    18 "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed,
    19 to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord."
    20 And he closed the book, and gave it back to the attendant, and sat down; and the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him.
    21 And he began to say to them, "Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing."
    22 And all spoke well of him, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth; and they said, "Is not this Joseph's son?"
    23 And he said to them, "Doubtless you will quote to me this proverb, `Physician, heal yourself; what we have heard you did at Caper'na-um, do here also in your own country.'"
    24 And he said, "Truly, I say to you, no prophet is acceptable in his own country.
    25 But in truth, I tell you, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Eli'jah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when there came a great famine over all the land;
    26 and Eli'jah was sent to none of them but only to Zar'ephath, in the land of Sidon, to a woman who was a widow.
    27 And there were many lepers in Israel in the time of the prophet Eli'sha; and none of them was cleansed, but only Na'aman the Syrian."
    28 When they heard this, all in the synagogue were filled with wrath.
    29 And they rose up and put him out of the city, and led him to the brow of the hill on which their city was built, that they might throw him down headlong.
    30 But passing through the midst of them he went away.

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