Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church
October 1, 2014

Psalter: Week II

Color: White


Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Job 9:1-12, 14-16
    1 Then Job answered:
    2 "Truly I know that it is so: But how can a man be just before God?
    3 If one wished to contend with him, one could not answer him once in a thousand times.
    4 He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength -- who has hardened himself against him, and succeeded? --
    5 he who removes mountains, and they know it not, when he overturns them in his anger;
    6 who shakes the earth out of its place, and its pillars tremble;
    7 who commands the sun, and it does not rise; who seals up the stars;
    8 who alone stretched out the heavens, and trampled the waves of the sea;
    9 who made the Bear and Orion, the Plei'ades and the chambers of the south;
    10 who does great things beyond understanding, and marvelous things without number.
    11 Lo, he passes by me, and I see him not; he moves on, but I do not perceive him.
    12 Behold, he snatches away; who can hinder him? Who will say to him, `What doest thou'?
    14 How then can I answer him, choosing my words with him?
    15 Though I am innocent, I cannot answer him; I must appeal for mercy to my accuser.
    16 If I summoned him and he answered me, I would not believe that he was listening to my voice.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 88:10-15
    9 my eye grows dim through sorrow. Every day I call upon thee, O LORD; I spread out my hands to thee.
    10 Dost thou work wonders for the dead? Do the shades rise up to praise thee? [Selah]
    11 Is thy steadfast love declared in the grave, or thy faithfulness in Abaddon?
    12 Are thy wonders known in the darkness, or thy saving help in the land of forgetfulness?
    13 But I, O LORD, cry to thee; in the morning my prayer comes before thee.
    14 O LORD, why dost thou cast me off? Why dost thou hide thy face from me?

  • Gospel

    Luke 9:57-62
    57 As they were going along the road, a man said to him, "I will follow you wherever you go."
    58 And Jesus said to him, "Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man has nowhere to lay his head."
    59 To another he said, "Follow me." But he said, "Lord, let me first go and bury my father."
    60 But he said to him, "Leave the dead to bury their own dead; but as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God."
    61 Another said, "I will follow you, Lord; but let me first say farewell to those at my home."
    62 Jesus said to him, "No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God."

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    Isaiah 66:10-14
    10 "Rejoice with Jerusalem, and be glad for her, all you who love her; rejoice with her in joy, all you who mourn over her;
    11 that you may suck and be satisfied with her consoling breasts; that you may drink deeply with delight from the abundance of her glory."
    12 For thus says the LORD: "Behold, I will extend prosperity to her like a river, and the wealth of the nations like an overflowing stream; and you shall suck, you shall be carried upon her hip, and dandled upon her knees.
    13 As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you; you shall be comforted in Jerusalem.
    14 You shall see, and your heart shall rejoice; your bones shall flourish like the grass; and it shall be known that the hand of the LORD is with his servants, and his indignation is against his enemies.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 131:1-3
    1 O LORD, my heart is not lifted up, my eyes are not raised too high; I do not occupy myself with things too great and too marvelous for me.
    2 But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a child quieted at its mother's breast; like a child that is quieted is my soul.
    3 O Israel, hope in the LORD from this time forth and for evermore.

  • Gospel

    Matthew 18:1-4
    1 At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, "Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?"
    2 And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them,
    3 and said, "Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
    4 Whoever humbles himself like this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

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