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St. Joseph of Leonessa, Capuchin, Priest (Memorial)
February 4, 2021

Saints:

Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Hebrews 12:18-19, 21-24
    18 For you have not come to what may be touched, a blazing fire, and darkness, and gloom, and a tempest,
    19 and the sound of a trumpet, and a voice whose words made the hearers entreat that no further messages be spoken to them.
    21 Indeed, so terrifying was the sight that Moses said, "I tremble with fear."
    22 But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering,
    23 and to the assembly of the first-born who are enrolled in heaven, and to a judge who is God of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,
    24 and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks more graciously than the blood of Abel.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 48:2-4, 9-11
    1 Great is the LORD and greatly to be praised in the city of our God! His holy mountain,
    2 beautiful in elevation, is the joy of all the earth, Mount Zion, in the far north, the city of the great King.
    3 Within her citadels God has shown himself a sure defense.
    8 As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the LORD of hosts, in the city of our God, which God establishes for ever. [Selah]
    9 We have thought on thy steadfast love, O God, in the midst of thy temple.
    10 As thy name, O God, so thy praise reaches to the ends of the earth. Thy right hand is filled with victory;

  • Gospel

    Mark 6:7-13
    7 And he called to him the twelve, and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits.
    8 He charged them to take nothing for their journey except a staff; no bread, no bag, no money in their belts;
    9 but to wear sandals and not put on two tunics.
    10 And he said to them, "Where you enter a house, stay there until you leave the place.
    11 And if any place will not receive you and they refuse to hear you, when you leave, shake off the dust that is on your feet for a testimony against them."
    12 So they went out and preached that men should repent.
    13 And they cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many that were sick and healed them.

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    Isaiah 52:7-10
    7 How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good tidings, who publishes peace, who brings good tidings of good, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, "Your God reigns."
    8 Hark, your watchmen lift up their voice, together they sing for joy; for eye to eye they see the return of the LORD to Zion.
    9 Break forth together into singing, you waste places of Jerusalem; for the LORD has comforted his people, he has redeemed Jerusalem.
    10 The LORD has bared his holy arm before the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 126:1-5
    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!

  • Gospel

    Matthew 10:16-25
    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.
    23 When they persecute you in one town, flee to the next; for truly, I say to you, you will not have gone through all the towns of Israel, before the Son of man comes.
    24 "A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master;
    25 it is enough for the disciple to be like his teacher, and the servant like his master. If they have called the master of the house Be-el'zebul, how much more will they malign those of his household.

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