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St. Gregory the Great, Pope, Doctor of the Church (Memorial)
September 3, 2020

Saints:

Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    1 Corinthians 3:18-23
    18 Let no one deceive himself. If any one among you thinks that he is wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise.
    19 For the wisdom of this world is folly with God. For it is written, "He catches the wise in their craftiness,"
    20 and again, "The Lord knows that the thoughts of the wise are futile."
    21 So let no one boast of men. For all things are yours,
    22 whether Paul or Apol'los or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future, all are yours;
    23 and you are Christ's; and Christ is God's.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 24:1-6
    1 The earth is the LORD's and the fulness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein;
    2 for he has founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the rivers.
    3 Who shall ascend the hill of the LORD? And who shall stand in his holy place?
    4 He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false, and does not swear deceitfully.
    5 He will receive blessing from the LORD, and vindication from the God of his salvation.
    6 Such is the generation of those who seek him, who seek the face of the God of Jacob. [Selah]

  • Gospel

    Luke 5:1-11
    1 While the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he was standing by the lake of Gennes'aret.
    2 And he saw two boats by the lake; but the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets.
    3 Getting into one of the boats, which was Simon's, he asked him to put out a little from the land. And he sat down and taught the people from the boat.
    4 And when he had ceased speaking, he said to Simon, "Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch."
    5 And Simon answered, "Master, we toiled all night and took nothing! But at your word I will let down the nets."
    6 And when they had done this, they enclosed a great shoal of fish; and as their nets were breaking,
    7 they beckoned to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink.
    8 But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, "Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord."
    9 For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the catch of fish which they had taken;
    10 and so also were James and John, sons of Zeb'edee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, "Do not be afraid; henceforth you will be catching men."
    11 And when they had brought their boats to land, they left everything and followed him.

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    2 Corinthians 4:1-2, 5-7
    1 Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart.
    2 We have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways; we refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God's word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.
    5 For what we preach is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake.
    6 For it is the God who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.
    7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, to show that the transcendent power belongs to God and not to us.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 96:1-3, 7-8, 10
    1 O sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth!
    2 Sing to the LORD, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day.
    3 Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples!
    7 Ascribe to the LORD, O families of the peoples, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength!
    8 Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; bring an offering, and come into his courts!
    10 Say among the nations, "The LORD reigns! Yea, the world is established, it shall never be moved; he will judge the peoples with equity."

  • Gospel

    Luke 22:24-30
    24 A dispute also arose among them, which of them was to be regarded as the greatest.
    25 And he said to them, "The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and those in authority over them are called benefactors.
    26 But not so with you; rather let the greatest among you become as the youngest, and the leader as one who serves.
    27 For which is the greater, one who sits at table, or one who serves? Is it not the one who sits at table? But I am among you as one who serves.
    28 "You are those who have continued with me in my trials;
    29 and I assign to you, as my Father assigned to me, a kingdom,
    30 that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.