Sts. Peter Baptist, OFM, Paul Miki and Companions, Martyrs (Memorial)
February 6, 2017

Saints:

Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Genesis 1:1-19
    1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
    2 The earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the Spirit of God was moving over the face of the waters.
    3 And God said, "Let there be light"; and there was light.
    4 And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness.
    5 God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day.
    6 And God said, "Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters."
    7 And God made the firmament and separated the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament. And it was so.
    8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, a second day.
    9 And God said, "Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear." And it was so.
    10 God called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were gathered together he called Seas. And God saw that it was good.
    11 And God said, "Let the earth put forth vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind, upon the earth." And it was so.
    12 The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed according to their own kinds, and trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
    13 And there was evening and there was morning, a third day.
    14 And God said, "Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to separate the day from the night; and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years,
    15 and let them be lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light upon the earth." And it was so.
    16 And God made the two great lights, the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night; he made the stars also.
    17 And God set them in the firmament of the heavens to give light upon the earth,
    18 to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good.
    19 And there was evening and there was morning, a fourth day.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 104:1-2, 5-6, 10, 12, 24, 35
    1 Bless the LORD, O my soul! O LORD my God, thou art very great! Thou art clothed with honor and majesty,
    2 who coverest thyself with light as with a garment, who hast stretched out the heavens like a tent,
    5 Thou didst set the earth on its foundations, so that it should never be shaken.
    6 Thou didst cover it with the deep as with a garment; the waters stood above the mountains.
    10 Thou makest springs gush forth in the valleys; they flow between the hills,
    12 By them the birds of the air have their habitation; they sing among the branches.
    24 O LORD, how manifold are thy works! In wisdom hast thou made them all; the earth is full of thy creatures.
    35 Let sinners be consumed from the earth, and let the wicked be no more! Bless the LORD, O my soul! Praise the LORD!

  • Gospel

    Mark 6:53-56
    53 And when they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennes'aret, and moored to the shore.
    54 And when they got out of the boat, immediately the people recognized him,
    55 and ran about the whole neighborhood and began to bring sick people on their pallets to any place where they heard he was.
    56 And wherever he came, in villages, cities, or country, they laid the sick in the market places, and besought him that they might touch even the fringe of his garment; and as many as touched it were made well.

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    Galatians 2:19-20
    19 For I through the law died to the law, that I might live to God.
    20 I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me; and the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 126:1-6
    1 When the LORD restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream.
    2 Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nations, "The LORD has done great things for them."
    3 The LORD has done great things for us; we are glad.
    4 Restore our fortunes, O LORD, like the watercourses in the Negeb!
    5 May those who sow in tears reap with shouts of joy!
    6 He that goes forth weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, bringing his sheaves with him.

  • Gospel

    Matthew 28:16-20
    16 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them.
    17 And when they saw him they worshiped him; but some doubted.
    18 And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
    19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
    20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age."

  • Third Option

  • First Reading

    Romans 8:31-39
    31 What then shall we say to this? If God is for us, who is against us?
    32 He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, will he not also give us all things with him?
    33 Who shall bring any charge against God's elect? It is God who justifies;
    34 who is to condemn? Is it Christ Jesus, who died, yes, who was raised from the dead, who is at the right hand of God, who indeed intercedes for us?
    35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
    36 As it is written, "For thy sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered."
    37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
    38 For I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,
    39 nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 31:3-4, 6-8, 16-17
    2 Incline thy ear to me, rescue me speedily! Be thou a rock of refuge for me, a strong fortress to save me!
    3 Yea, thou art my rock and my fortress; for thy name's sake lead me and guide me,
    5 Into thy hand I commit my spirit; thou hast redeemed me, O LORD, faithful God.
    6 Thou hatest those who pay regard to vain idols; but I trust in the LORD.
    7 I will rejoice and be glad for thy steadfast love, because thou hast seen my affliction, thou hast taken heed of my adversities,
    15 My times are in thy hand; deliver me from the hand of my enemies and persecutors!
    16 Let thy face shine on thy servant; save me in thy steadfast love!

  • Gospel

    Matthew 16:24-27
    24 Then Jesus told his disciples, "If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.
    25 For whoever would save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.
    26 For what will it profit a man, if he gains the whole world and forfeits his life? Or what shall a man give in return for his life?
    27 For the Son of man is to come with his angels in the glory of his Father, and then he will repay every man for what he has done.

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