Saint Jerome, Priest and Doctor of the Church
September 30, 2014

Psalter: Week II

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Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Job 3:1-3, 11-17, 20-23
    1 After this Job opened his mouth and cursed the day of his birth.
    2 And Job said:
    3 "Let the day perish wherein I was born, and the night which said, `A man-child is conceived.'
    11 "Why did I not die at birth, come forth from the womb and expire?
    12 Why did the knees receive me? Or why the breasts, that I should suck?
    13 For then I should have lain down and been quiet; I should have slept; then I should have been at rest,
    14 with kings and counselors of the earth who rebuilt ruins for themselves,
    15 or with princes who had gold, who filled their houses with silver.
    16 Or why was I not as a hidden untimely birth, as infants that never see the light?
    17 There the wicked cease from troubling, and there the weary are at rest.
    20 "Why is light given to him that is in misery, and life to the bitter in soul,
    21 who long for death, but it comes not, and dig for it more than for hid treasures;
    22 who rejoice exceedingly, and are glad, when they find the grave?
    23 Why is light given to a man whose way is hid, whom God has hedged in?

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 88:2-8
    1 O LORD, my God, I call for help by day; I cry out in the night before thee.
    2 Let my prayer come before thee, incline thy ear to my cry!
    3 For my soul is full of troubles, and my life draws near to Sheol.
    4 I am reckoned among those who go down to the Pit; I am a man who has no strength,
    5 like one forsaken among the dead, like the slain that lie in the grave, like those whom thou dost remember no more, for they are cut off from thy hand.
    6 Thou hast put me in the depths of the Pit, in the regions dark and deep.
    7 Thy wrath lies heavy upon me, and thou dost overwhelm me with all thy waves. [Selah]

  • Gospel

    Luke 9:51-56
    51 When the days drew near for him to be received up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem.
    52 And he sent messengers ahead of him, who went and entered a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him;
    53 but the people would not receive him, because his face was set toward Jerusalem.
    54 And when his disciples James and John saw it, they said, "Lord, do you want us to bid fire come down from heaven and consume them?"
    55 But he turned and rebuked them.
    56 And they went on to another village.

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    2 Timothy 3:14-17
    14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it
    15 and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings which are able to instruct you for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.
    16 All scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,
    17 that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 119:9-14
    9 How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to thy word.
    10 With my whole heart I seek thee; let me not wander from thy commandments!
    11 I have laid up thy word in my heart, that I might not sin against thee.
    12 Blessed be thou, O LORD; teach me thy statutes!
    13 With my lips I declare all the ordinances of thy mouth.
    14 In the way of thy testimonies I delight as much as in all riches.

  • Gospel

    Matthew 13:47-52
    47 "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net which was thrown into the sea and gathered fish of every kind;
    48 when it was full, men drew it ashore and sat down and sorted the good into vessels but threw away the bad.
    49 So it will be at the close of the age. The angels will come out and separate the evil from the righteous,
    50 and throw them into the furnace of fire; there men will weep and gnash their teeth.
    51 "Have you understood all this?" They said to him, "Yes."
    52 And he said to them, "Therefore every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old."

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