St. Bernard of Corleone, Religious (Memorial)
January 12, 2017

Saints:

Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Hebrews 3:7-14
    7 Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says, "Today, when you hear his voice,
    8 do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion, on the day of testing in the wilderness,
    9 where your fathers put me to the test and saw my works for forty years.
    10 Therefore I was provoked with that generation, and said, `They always go astray in their hearts; they have not known my ways.'
    11 As I swore in my wrath, `They shall never enter my rest.'"
    12 Take care, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God.
    13 But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called "today, " that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.
    14 For we share in Christ, if only we hold our first confidence firm to the end,

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 95:6-11
    6 O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker!
    7 For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. O that today you would hearken to his voice!
    8 Harden not your hearts, as at Mer'ibah, as on the day at Massah in the wilderness,
    9 when your fathers tested me, and put me to the proof, though they had seen my work.
    10 For forty years I loathed that generation and said, "They are a people who err in heart, and they do not regard my ways."
    11 Therefore I swore in my anger that they should not enter my rest.

  • Gospel

    Mark 1:40-45
    40 And a leper came to him beseeching him, and kneeling said to him, "If you will, you can make me clean."
    41 Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand and touched him, and said to him, "I will; be clean."
    42 And immediately the leprosy left him, and he was made clean.
    43 And he sternly charged him, and sent him away at once,
    44 and said to him, "See that you say nothing to any one; but go, show yourself to the priest, and offer for your cleansing what Moses commanded, for a proof to the people."
    45 But he went out and began to talk freely about it, and to spread the news, so that Jesus could no longer openly enter a town, but was out in the country; and people came to him from every quarter.

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    Ezekiel 33:12-16
    12 And you, son of man, say to your people, The righteousness of the righteous shall not deliver him when he transgresses; and as for the wickedness of the wicked, he shall not fall by it when he turns from his wickedness; and the righteous shall not be able to live by his righteousness when he sins.
    13 Though I say to the righteous that he shall surely live, yet if he trusts in his righteousness and commits iniquity, none of his righteous deeds shall be remembered; but in the iniquity that he has committed he shall die.
    14 Again, though I say to the wicked, `You shall surely die,' yet if he turns from his sin and does what is lawful and right,
    15 if the wicked restores the pledge, gives back what he has taken by robbery, and walks in the statutes of life, committing no iniquity; he shall surely live, he shall not die.
    16 None of the sins that he has committed shall be remembered against him; he has done what is lawful and right, he shall surely live.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 51:8-12, 17, 19
    6 Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward being; therefore teach me wisdom in my secret heart.
    7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
    8 Fill me with joy and gladness; let the bones which thou hast broken rejoice.
    9 Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities.
    10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me.
    15 O Lord, open thou my lips, and my mouth shall show forth thy praise.
    17 The sacrifice acceptable to God is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

  • Gospel

    Luke 15:3-7
    3 So he told them this parable:
    4 "What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one which is lost, until he finds it?
    5 And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing.
    6 And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, `Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost.'
    7 Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.

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