St. Berard, OFM, Priest and Companions, Protomartyrs (Memorial) :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
St. Berard, OFM, Priest and Companions, Protomartyrs (Memorial)
January 16, 2021

Saints:

Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Hebrews 4:12-16
    12 For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and spirit, of joints and marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
    13 And before him no creature is hidden, but all are open and laid bare to the eyes of him with whom we have to do.
    14 Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.
    15 For we have not a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.
    16 Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 19:8-10, 15
    7 The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple;
    8 the precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes;
    9 the fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever; the ordinances of the LORD are true, and righteous altogether.
    14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.

  • Gospel

    Mark 2:13-17
    13 He went out again beside the sea; and all the crowd gathered about him, and he taught them.
    14 And as he passed on, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax office, and he said to him, "Follow me." And he rose and followed him.
    15 And as he sat at table in his house, many tax collectors and sinners were sitting with Jesus and his disciples; for there were many who followed him.
    16 And the scribes of the Pharisees, when they saw that he was eating with sinners and tax collectors, said to his disciples, "Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?"
    17 And when Jesus heard it, he said to them, "Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick; I came not to call the righteous, but sinners."

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    1 Corinthians 4:9-13
    9 For I think that God has exhibited us apostles as last of all, like men sentenced to death; because we have become a spectacle to the world, to angels and to men.
    10 We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are wise in Christ. We are weak, but you are strong. You are held in honor, but we in disrepute.
    11 To the present hour we hunger and thirst, we are ill-clad and buffeted and homeless,
    12 and we labor, working with our own hands. When reviled, we bless; when persecuted, we endure;
    13 when slandered, we try to conciliate; we have become, and are now, as the refuse of the world, the offscouring of all things.

  • 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 10:16-22
    16 "Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.
    17 Beware of men; for they will deliver you up to councils, and flog you in their synagogues,
    18 and you will be dragged before governors and kings for my sake, to bear testimony before them and the Gentiles.
    19 When they deliver you up, do not be anxious how you are to speak or what you are to say; for what you are to say will be given to you in that hour;
    20 for it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.
    21 Brother will deliver up brother to death, and the father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death;
    22 and you will be hated by all for my name's sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved.

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