St. Peter Claver, Priest (Memorial)

September 9, 2023


Daily Readings:

  • First Reading

    Colossians 1:21-23

    21And you, who once were estranged and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, 22he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and irreproachable before him, 23provided that you continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the gospel which you heard, which has been preached to every creature under heaven, and of which I, Paul, became a minister.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 54:3-4, 6, 8

    1Save me, O God, by thy name, and vindicate me by thy might. 2Hear my prayer, O God; give ear to the words of my mouth. 4Behold, God is my helper; the Lord is the upholder of my life. 6With a freewill offering I will sacrifice to thee; I will give thanks to thy name, O LORD, for it is good.

  • Gospel

    Luke 6:1-5

    1On a sabbath, while he was going through the grainfields, his disciples plucked and ate some heads of grain, rubbing them in their hands. 2But some of the Pharisees said, "Why are you doing what is not lawful to do on the sabbath?" 3And Jesus answered, "Have you not read what David did when he was hungry, he and those who were with him: 4how he entered the house of God, and took and ate the bread of the Presence, which it is not lawful for any but the priests to eat, and also gave it to those with him?" 5And he said to them, "The Son of man is lord of the sabbath."