St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus, Virgin, Doctor of the Church (Memorial) :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus, Virgin, Doctor of the Church (Memorial)
October 1, 2021

Saints:

Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Baruch 1:15-22
    15 "And you shall say: `Righteousness belongs to the Lord our God, but confusion of face, as at this day, to us, to the men of Judah, to the inhabitants of Jerusalem,
    16 and to our kings and our princes and our priests and our prophets and our fathers,
    17 because we have sinned before the Lord,
    18 and have disobeyed him, and have not heeded the voice of the Lord our God, to walk in the statutes of the Lord which he set before us.
    19 From the day when the Lord brought our fathers out of the land of Egypt until today, we have been disobedient to the Lord our God, and we have been negligent, in not heeding his voice.
    20 So to this day there have clung to us the calamities and the curse which the Lord declared through Moses his servant at the time when he brought our fathers out of the land of Egypt to give to us a land flowing with milk and honey.
    21 We did not heed the voice of the Lord our God in all the words of the prophets whom he sent to us, but we each followed the intent of his own wicked heart by serving other gods and doing what is evil in the sight of the Lord our God.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 79:1-5, 8-9
    1 O God, the heathen have come into thy inheritance; they have defiled thy holy temple; they have laid Jerusalem in ruins.
    2 They have given the bodies of thy servants to the birds of the air for food, the flesh of thy saints to the beasts of the earth.
    3 They have poured out their blood like water round about Jerusalem, and there was none to bury them.
    4 We have become a taunt to our neighbors, mocked and derided by those round about us.
    5 How long, O LORD? Wilt thou be angry for ever? Will thy jealous wrath burn like fire?
    8 Do not remember against us the iniquities of our forefathers; let thy compassion come speedily to meet us, for we are brought very low.
    9 Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of thy name; deliver us, and forgive our sins, for thy name's sake!

  • Gospel

    Luke 10:13-16
    13 "Woe to you, Chora'zin! woe to you, Beth-sa'ida! for if the mighty works done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.
    14 But it shall be more tolerable in the judgment for Tyre and Sidon than for you.
    15 And you, Caper'na-um, will you be exalted to heaven? You shall be brought down to Hades.
    16 "He who hears you hears me, and he who rejects you rejects me, and he who rejects me rejects him who sent me."

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    Isaiah 66:10-14
    10 "Rejoice with Jerusalem, and be glad for her, all you who love her; rejoice with her in joy, all you who mourn over her;
    11 that you may suck and be satisfied with her consoling breasts; that you may drink deeply with delight from the abundance of her glory."
    12 For thus says the LORD: "Behold, I will extend prosperity to her like a river, and the wealth of the nations like an overflowing stream; and you shall suck, you shall be carried upon her hip, and dandled upon her knees.
    13 As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you; you shall be comforted in Jerusalem.
    14 You shall see, and your heart shall rejoice; your bones shall flourish like the grass; and it shall be known that the hand of the LORD is with his servants, and his indignation is against his enemies.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 131:1-3
    1 O LORD, my heart is not lifted up, my eyes are not raised too high; I do not occupy myself with things too great and too marvelous for me.
    2 But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a child quieted at its mother's breast; like a child that is quieted is my soul.
    3 O Israel, hope in the LORD from this time forth and for evermore.

  • Gospel

    Matthew 18:1-4
    1 At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, "Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?"
    2 And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them,
    3 and said, "Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
    4 Whoever humbles himself like this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

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