Sts. Peter Baptist, OFM, Paul Miki and Companions, Martyrs (Memorial)
February 6, 2018

Saints:

Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    1 Kings 8:22-23, 27-30
    22 Then Solomon stood before the altar of the LORD in the presence of all the assembly of Israel, and spread forth his hands toward heaven;
    23 and said, "O LORD, God of Israel, there is no God like thee, in heaven above or on earth beneath, keeping covenant and showing steadfast love to thy servants who walk before thee with all their heart;
    27 "But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold, heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain thee; how much less this house which I have built!
    28 Yet have regard to the prayer of thy servant and to his supplication, O LORD my God, hearkening to the cry and to the prayer which thy servant prays before thee this day;
    29 that thy eyes may be open night and day toward this house, the place of which thou hast said, `My name shall be there,' that thou mayest hearken to the prayer which thy servant offers toward this place.
    30 And hearken thou to the supplication of thy servant and of thy people Israel, when they pray toward this place; yea, hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place; and when thou hearest, forgive.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 84:3-5, 10-11
    2 My soul longs, yea, faints for the courts of the LORD; my heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God.
    3 Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, at thy altars, O LORD of hosts, my King and my God.
    4 Blessed are those who dwell in thy house, ever singing thy praise! [Selah]
    9 Behold our shield, O God; look upon the face of thine anointed!
    10 For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness.

  • Gospel

    Mark 7:1-13
    1 Now when the Pharisees gathered together to him, with some of the scribes, who had come from Jerusalem,
    2 they saw that some of his disciples ate with hands defiled, that is, unwashed.
    3 (For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, do not eat unless they wash their hands, observing the tradition of the elders;
    4 and when they come from the market place, they do not eat unless they purify themselves; and there are many other traditions which they observe, the washing of cups and pots and vessels of bronze.)
    5 And the Pharisees and the scribes asked him, "Why do your disciples not live according to the tradition of the elders, but eat with hands defiled?"
    6 And he said to them, "Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written, `This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me;
    7 in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the precepts of men.'
    8 You leave the commandment of God, and hold fast the tradition of men."
    9 And he said to them, "You have a fine way of rejecting the commandment of God, in order to keep your tradition!
    10 For Moses said, `Honor your father and your mother'; and, `He who speaks evil of father or mother, let him surely die';
    11 but you say, `If a man tells his father or his mother, What you would have gained from me is Corban' (that is, given to God) --
    12 then you no longer permit him to do anything for his father or mother,
    13 thus making void the word of God through your tradition which you hand on. And many such things you do."

  • 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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