Today is Saturday, March 5, 2016
Saturday of the Third Week of Lent
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Hos 6:1-6 // 
Ps 51:3-4,18-19,20-21ab  
(RSV Ps 51:3-4,16-17,18-19ab) // 
Lk 18:9-14 // 

Response: It is mercy I desire, and not sacrifice.

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Today is Friday, March 4, 2016
Friday of the Third Week of Lent
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Hos 14:2-10 // 
Ps 81:6c-8a,8bc-9,10-11ab,14+17  
(RSV Ps 81:5c-7a,7b-8,9-10b,13+16) // 
Mk 12:28-34 // 

Response: I am the Lord your God: hear my voice.

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Today is Thursday, March 3, 2016
Thursday of the Third Week of Lent
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Jer 7:23-28 // 
Ps 95:1-2,6-7,8-9 // 
Lk 11:14-23 // 

Response: If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

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Today is Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Wednesday of the Third Week of Lent
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Dt 4:1,5-9 // 
Ps 147:12-13,15-16,19-20 // 
Mt 5:17-19 // 

Response: Praise the Lord, Jerusalem.

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Today is Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Tuesday of the Third Week of Lent
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Dn 3:25,34-43  
(RSV PrAzar 1:11-20) // 
Ps 25:4-5ab,6&7bc,8-9 // 
Mt 18:21-35 // 

Response: Remember your mercies, O Lord.

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Today is Monday, February 29, 2016
Monday of the Third Week of Lent
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2Kgs 5:1-15ab // 
Ps 42:2,3;43:3,4 // 
Lk 4:24-30 // 

Response: Athirst is my soul for the living God. When shall I go and behold the face of God?

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Today is Sunday, February 28, 2016
The Third Sunday of Lent
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Ex 3:1-8a,13-15 // 
Ps 103:1-2,3-4,6-7,8+11 // 
1Cor 10:1-6,10-12 // 
Lk 13:1-9 // 

Response: The Lord is kind and merciful.

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2016 Feb 27 Sat: Lenten Weekday

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A reading from the book of the prophet Micah
Mi 7: 14-15. 18-20
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[14] Shepherd thy people with thy staff,
the flock of thy inheritance,
who dwell alone in a forest
in the midst of a garden land;
let them feed in Bashan and Gilead
as in the days of old.
[15] As in the days when you came out of the land of Egypt
I will show them marvelous things.
[18] Who is a God like thee, pardoning iniquity
and passing over transgression
for the remnant of his inheritance?
He does not retain his anger for ever
because he delights in steadfast love.
[19] He will again have compassion upon us,
he will tread our iniquities under foot.
Thou wilt cast all our sins
into the depths of the sea.
[20] Thou wilt show faithfulness to Jacob
and steadfast love to Abraham,
as thou hast sworn to our fathers
from the days of old.

The Word of the Lord

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From Psalm 103
Ps 103: 1-2. 3-4. 9-10. 11-12
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The LORD is merciful and gracious

[1] Bless the LORD, O my soul;
and all that is within me, bless his holy name!
[2] Bless the LORD, O my soul,
and forget not all his benefits,

The LORD is merciful and gracious

[3] who forgives all your iniquity,
who heals all your diseases,
[4] who redeems your life from the Pit,
who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,

The LORD is merciful and gracious

[9] He will not always chide,
nor will he keep his anger for ever.
[10] He does not deal with us according to our sins,
nor requite us according to our iniquities.

The LORD is merciful and gracious

[11] For as the heavens are high above the earth,
so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;
[12] as far as the east is from the west,
so far does he remove our transgressions from us.

The LORD is merciful and gracious

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A reading from the holy gospel according to Luke
Lk 15: 1-3. 11-32
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[1] Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him.
[2] And the Pharisees and the scribes murmured, saying, "This man receives sinners and eats with them."
[3] So he told them this parable:
[11] And he said, "There was a man who had two sons;
[12] and the younger of them said to his father, `Father, give me the share of property that falls to me.' And he divided his living between them.
[13] Not many days later, the younger son gathered all he had and took his journey into a far country, and there he squandered his property in loose living.
[14] And when he had spent everything, a great famine arose in that country, and he began to be in want.
[15] So he went and joined himself to one of the citizens of that country, who sent him into his fields to feed swine.
[16] And he would gladly have fed on the pods that the swine ate; and no one gave him anything.
[17] But when he came to himself he said, `How many of my father's hired servants have bread enough and to spare, but I perish here with hunger!
[18] I will arise and go to my father, and I will say to him, "Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you;
[19] I am no longer worthy to be called your son; treat me as one of your hired servants."'
[20] And he arose and came to his father. But while he was yet at a distance, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him.
[21] And the son said to him, `Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you; I am no longer worthy to be called your son.'
[22] But the father said to his servants, `Bring quickly the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet;
[23] and bring the fatted calf and kill it, and let us eat and make merry;
[24] for this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.' And they began to make merry.
[25] "Now his elder son was in the field; and as he came and drew near to the house, he heard music and dancing.
[26] And he called one of the servants and asked what this meant.
[27] And he said to him, `Your brother has come, and your father has killed the fatted calf, because he has received him safe and sound.'
[28] But he was angry and refused to go in. His father came out and entreated him,
[29] but he answered his father, `Lo, these many years I have served you, and I never disobeyed your command; yet you never gave me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends.
[30] But when this son of yours came, who has devoured your living with harlots, you killed for him the fatted calf!'
[31] And he said to him, `Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours.
[32] It was fitting to make merry and be glad, for this your brother was dead, and is alive; he was lost, and is found.'"

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2016 Feb 26 Fri: Lenten Weekday

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A reading from the book of Genesis
Gn 37: 3-4. 12-13a. 17b-28a
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[3] Now Israel loved Joseph more than any other of his children, because he was the son of his old age; and he made him a long robe with sleeves.
[4] But when his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably to him.
[12] Now his brothers went to pasture their father's flock near Shechem.
[13] And Israel said to Joseph, "Are not your brothers pasturing the flock at Shechem? Come, I will send you to them." [17] So Joseph went after his brothers, and found them at Dothan.
[18] They saw him afar off, and before he came near to them they conspired against him to kill him.
[19] They said to one another, "Here comes this dreamer.
[20] Come now, let us kill him and throw him into one of the pits; then we shall say that a wild beast has devoured him, and we shall see what will become of his dreams."
[21] But when Reuben heard it, he delivered him out of their hands, saying, "Let us not take his life."
[22] And Reuben said to them, "Shed no blood; cast him into this pit here in the wilderness, but lay no hand upon him" -- that he might rescue him out of their hand, to restore him to his father.
[23] So when Joseph came to his brothers, they stripped him of his robe, the long robe with sleeves that he wore;
[24] and they took him and cast him into a pit. The pit was empty, there was no water in it.
[25] Then they sat down to eat; and looking up they saw a caravan of Ish'maelites coming from Gilead, with their camels bearing gum, balm, and myrrh, on their way to carry it down to Egypt.
[26] Then Judah said to his brothers, "What profit is it if we slay our brother and conceal his blood?
[27] Come, let us sell him to the Ish'maelites, and let not our hand be upon him, for he is our brother, our own flesh." And his brothers heeded him.
[28] Then Mid'ianite traders passed by; and they drew Joseph up and lifted him out of the pit, and sold him to the Ish'maelites for twenty shekels of silver.


The Word of the Lord

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From Psalm 105
Ps 105: 16-17. 18-19. 20-21
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Remember the wonderful works that the Lord has done

[16] When the Lord summoned a famine on the land,
and broke every staff of bread,
[17] he had sent a man ahead of them,
Joseph, who was sold as a slave.

Remember the wonderful works that the Lord has done
 
[18] His feet were hurt with fetters,
his neck was put in a collar of iron;
[19] until what he had said came to pass
the word of the LORD tested him.

Remember the wonderful works that the Lord has done
 
[20] The king sent and released him,
the ruler of the peoples set him free;
[21] he made him lord of his house,
and ruler of all his possessions.

Remember the wonderful works that the Lord has done

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A reading from the holy gospel according to Matthew  
Mt 21: 33-43. 45-46
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[33] Jesus said to the chief priests and the elders of the people: "Hear another parable. There was a householder who planted a vineyard, and set a hedge around it, and dug a wine press in it, and built a tower, and let it out to tenants, and went into another country.

[34] When the season of fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the tenants, to get his fruit;
[35] and the tenants took his servants and beat one, killed another, and stoned another.
[36] Again he sent other servants, more than the first; and they did the same to them.
[37] Afterward he sent his son to them, saying, `They will respect my son.'
[38] But when the tenants saw the son, they said to themselves, `This is the heir; come, let us kill him and have his inheritance.'
[39] And they took him and cast him out of the vineyard, and killed him.
[40] When therefore the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those tenants?"
[41] They said to him, "He will put those wretches to a miserable death, and let out the vineyard to other tenants who will give him the fruits in their seasons."
[42] Jesus said to them, "Have you never read in the scriptures:
`The very stone which the builders rejected
has become the head of the corner;
this was the Lord's doing,
and it is marvelous in our eyes'?
[43] Therefore I tell you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a nation producing the fruits of it."
[45] When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard his parables, they perceived that he was speaking about them.
[46] But when they tried to arrest him, they feared the multitudes, because they held him to be a prophet.

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2016 Feb 25 Thu: Lenten Weekday

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A reading from the book of the prophet Jeremiah
Jer 17: 5-10
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[5] Thus says the LORD:
"Cursed is the man who trusts in man
and makes flesh his arm,
whose heart turns away from the LORD.
[6] He is like a shrub in the desert,
and shall not see any good come.
He shall dwell in the parched places of the wilderness,
in an uninhabited salt land.
[7] "Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD,
whose trust is the LORD.
[8] He is like a tree planted by water,
that sends out its roots by the stream,
and does not fear when heat comes,
for its leaves remain green,
and is not anxious in the year of drought,
for it does not cease to bear fruit."
[9] The heart is deceitful above all things,
and desperately corrupt;
who can understand it?
[10] "I the LORD search the mind
and try the heart,
to give to every man according to his ways,
according to the fruit of his doings."

The Word of the Lord

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From Psalm 1
Ps 1: 1-2. 3. 4 and 6
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Blessed is the man who makes the LORD his trust

[1] Blessed is the man
who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,
nor stands in the way of sinners,
nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
[2] but his delight is in the law of the LORD,
and on his law he meditates day and night.

Blessed is the man who makes the LORD his trust
 
[3] He is like a tree
planted by streams of water,
that yields its fruit in its season,
and its leaf does not wither.
In all that he does, he prospers.

Blessed is the man who makes the LORD his trust
 
[4] The wicked are not so,
but are like chaff which the wind drives away.
[6] for the LORD knows the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked will perish.

Blessed is the man who makes the LORD his trust

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A reading from the holy gospel according to Luke
Lk 16: 19-31
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[19] "There was a rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day.
[20] And at his gate lay a poor man named Laz'arus, full of sores,
[21] who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man's table; moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.
[22] The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham's bosom. The rich man also died and was buried;
[23] and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes, and saw Abraham far off and Laz'arus in his bosom.
[24] And he called out, `Father Abraham, have mercy upon me, and send Laz'arus to dip the end of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am in anguish in this flame.'
[25] But Abraham said, `Son, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and Laz'arus in like manner evil things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in anguish.
[26] And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, in order that those who would pass from here to you may not be able, and none may cross from there to us.'
[27] And he said, `Then I beg you, father, to send him to my father's house,
[28] for I have five brothers, so that he may warn them, lest they also come into this place of torment.'
[29] But Abraham said, `They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.'
[30] And he said, `No, father Abraham; but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent.'
[31] He said to him, `If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be convinced if someone should rise from the dead.'"

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2016 Feb 24 Wed: Lenten Weekday

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A reading from the book of the prophet Jeremiah
Jer 18: 18-20
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[18] The people of Judah and the citizens of Jerusalem said, "Come, let us make plots against Jeremiah, for the law shall not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the wise, nor the word from the prophet. Come, let us smite him with the tongue, and let us not heed any of his words."
[19] Give heed to me, O LORD,
and hearken to my plea.
[20] Is evil a recompense for good?
Yet they have dug a pit for my life.
Remember how I stood before thee
to speak good for them,
to turn away thy wrath from them.


The Word of the Lord

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From Psalm 31
Ps 31: 5-6. 14. 15-16
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Save me in thy steadfast love

[5] take me out of the net which is hidden for me,
for thou art my refuge.
[6] Into thy hand I commit my spirit;
thou hast redeemed me, O LORD, faithful God.

Save me in thy steadfast love
 
[14] Yea, I hear the whispering of many --
terror on every side! --
as they scheme together against me,
as they plot to take my life.

Save me in thy steadfast love
 
[15] But I trust in thee, O LORD,
I say, "Thou art my God."
[16] My times are in thy hand;
deliver me from the hand of my enemies and persecutors!

Save me in thy steadfast love

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A reading from the holy gospel according to Matthew  
Mt 20: 17-28
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[17] As Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took the twelve disciples aside, and on the way he said to them,
[18] "Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man will be delivered to the chief priests and scribes, and they will condemn him to death,
[19] and deliver him to the Gentiles to be mocked and scourged and crucified, and he will be raised on the third day."
[20] Then the mother of the sons of Zeb'edee came up to him, with her sons, and kneeling before him she asked him for something.
[21] And he said to her, "What do you want?" She said to him, "Command that these two sons of mine may sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your kingdom."
[22] But Jesus answered, "You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I am to drink?" They said to him, "We are able."
[23] He said to them, "You will drink my cup, but to sit at my right hand and at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared by my Father."
[24] And when the ten heard it, they were indignant at the two brothers.
[25] But Jesus called them to him and said, "You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great men exercise authority over them.
[26] It shall not be so among you; but whoever would be great among you must be your servant,
[27] and whoever would be first among you must be your slave;
[28] even as the Son of man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."

The Gospel of the Lord

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2016 Feb 23 Tue: Lenten Weekday

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A reading from the book of the prophet Isaiah
Is 1: 10. 16-20
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[10] Hear the word of the LORD,
you rulers of Sodom!
Give ear to the teaching of our God,
you people of Gomor'rah!
[16] Wash yourselves; make yourselves clean;
remove the evil of your doings
from before my eyes;
cease to do evil,
[17] learn to do good;
seek justice,
correct oppression;
defend the fatherless,
plead for the widow.
[18] "Come now, let us reason together,
says the LORD:
though your sins are like scarlet,
they shall be as white as snow;
though they are red like crimson,
they shall become like wool.
[19] If you are willing and obedient,
you shall eat the good of the land;
[20] But if you refuse and rebel,
you shall be devoured by the sword;
for the mouth of the LORD has spoken."

The Word of the Lord

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From Psalm 50
Ps 50: 8-9. 16bc-17. 21 and 23
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To him who orders his way aright I will show the salvation of God

[8] I do not reprove you for your sacrifices;
your burnt offerings are continually before me.
[9] I will accept no bull from your house,
nor he-goat from your folds.

To him who orders his way aright I will show the salvation of God
 
[16] "What right have you to recite my statutes,
or take my covenant on your lips?
[17] For you hate discipline,
and you cast my words behind you.

To him who orders his way aright I will show the salvation of God
 
[21] These things you have done and I have been silent;
you thought that I was one like yourself.
But now I rebuke you, and lay the charge before you.
[23] He who brings thanksgiving as his sacrifice honors me;
to him who orders his way aright
I will show the salvation of God!"

To him who orders his way aright I will show the salvation of God

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A reading from the holy gospel according to Matthew  
Mt 23: 1-12
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[1] Then said Jesus to the crowds and to his disciples,
[2] "The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses' seat;
[3] so practice and observe whatever they tell you, but not what they do; for they preach, but do not practice.
[4] They bind heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with their finger.
[5] They do all their deeds to be seen by men; for they make their phylacteries broad and their fringes long,
[6] and they love the place of honor at feasts and the best seats in the synagogues,
[7] and salutations in the market places, and being called rabbi by men.
[8] But you are not to be called rabbi, for you have one teacher, and you are all brethren.
[9] And call no man your father on earth, for you have one Father, who is in heaven.
[10] Neither be called masters, for you have one master, the Christ.
[11] He who is greatest among you shall be your servant;
[12] whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.

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2016 Feb 22 Mon: Feast of the Chair of Peter, apostle

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A reading from the first letter of St. Peter
1 Pt 5: 1-4
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[1] So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ as well as a partaker in the glory that is to be revealed.
[2] Tend the flock of God that is your charge, not by constraint but willingly, not for shameful gain but eagerly,
[3] not as domineering over those in your charge but being examples to the flock.
[4] And when the chief Shepherd is manifested you will obtain the unfading crown of glory.

The Word of the Lord

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From Psalm 23
Ps 23: 1-3a. 4. 5. 6
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The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want

[1] The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want;
[2] he makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters;
[3] he restores my soul.

The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want

[4] Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I fear no evil;
for thou art with me;
thy rod and thy staff,
they comfort me.

The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want
 
[5] Thou preparest a table before me
in the presence of my enemies;
thou anointest my head with oil,
my cup overflows.

The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want
 
[6] Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
all the days of my life;
and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD
for ever.

The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want

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A reading from the holy gospel according to Matthew  
Mt 16: 13-19
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[13] When Jesus came into the district of Caesare'a Philip'pi, he asked his disciples, "Who do men say that the Son of man is?"
[14] And they said, "Some say John the Baptist, others say Eli'jah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets."
[15] He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?"
[16] Simon Peter replied, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."
[17] And Jesus answered him, "Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jona! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven.
[18] And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the powers of death shall not prevail against it.
[19] I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven."

The Gospel of the Lord

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2016 Feb 21 SUN: SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT

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A reading from the book of Genesis
Gn 15: 5-12. 17-18
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[5] And the LORD brought Abram outside and said, "Look toward heaven, and number the stars, if you are able to number them." Then he said to him, "So shall your descendants be."
[6] And he believed the LORD; and he reckoned it to him as righteousness.
[7] And he said to him, "I am the LORD who brought you from Ur of the Chalde'ans, to give you this land to possess."
[8] But he said, "O Lord GOD, how am I to know that I shall possess it?"
[9] He said to him, "Bring me a heifer three years old, a she-goat three years old, a ram three years old, a turtledove, and a young pigeon."
[10] And he brought him all these, cut them in two, and laid each half over against the other; but he did not cut the birds in two.
[11] And when birds of prey came down upon the carcasses, Abram drove them away.
[12] As the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell on Abram; and lo, a dread and great darkness fell upon him.
[17] When the sun had gone down and it was dark, behold, a smoking fire pot and a flaming torch passed between these pieces.
[18] On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, "To your descendants I give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the river Euphra'tes.”

The Word of the Lord

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From Psalm 27
Ps 27: 1. 7-8. 8-9. 13-14
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The LORD is my light and my salvation

[1] The LORD is my light and my salvation;
whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the stronghold of my life;
of whom shall I be afraid?

The LORD is my light and my salvation
 
[7] Hear, O LORD, when I cry aloud,
be gracious to me and answer me!
[8] Thou hast said, "Seek ye my face."
My heart says to thee,
"Thy face, LORD, do I seek."

The LORD is my light and my salvation
 
Thy face, LORD, do I seek.
[9] Hide not thy face from me.
Turn not thy servant away in anger,
thou who hast been my help.
Cast me not off, forsake me not,
O God of my salvation!

The LORD is my light and my salvation
 
[13] I believe that I shall see the goodness of the LORD
in the land of the living!
[14] Wait for the LORD;
be strong, and let your heart take courage;
yea, wait for the LORD!

The LORD is my light and my salvation

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A reading from the letter of St. Paul to the Philippians
Phil 3: 17 -- 4: 1 or 3: 20 -- 4: 1
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[17] Brethren, join in imitating me, and mark those who so live as you have an example in us.
[18] For many, of whom I have often told you and now tell you even with tears, live as enemies of the cross of Christ.
[19] Their end is destruction, their god is the belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things.
[20] But our commonwealth is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,
[21] who will change our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power which enables him even to subject all things to himself.
[1] Therefore, my brethren, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm thus in the Lord, my beloved.

The Word of the Lord

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A reading from the holy gospel according to Luke
Lk 9: 28b-36
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[28] Jesus took with him Peter and John and James, and went up on the mountain to pray.
[29] And as he was praying, the appearance of his countenance was altered, and his raiment became dazzling white.
[30] And behold, two men talked with him, Moses and Eli'jah,
[31] who appeared in glory and spoke of his departure, which he was to accomplish at Jerusalem.
[32] Now Peter and those who were with him were heavy with sleep, and when they wakened they saw his glory and the two men who stood with him.
[33] And as the men were parting from him, Peter said to Jesus, "Master, it is well that we are here; let us make three booths, one for you and one for Moses and one for Eli'jah" -- not knowing what he said.
[34] As he said this, a cloud came and overshadowed them; and they were afraid as they entered the cloud.
[35] And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, "This is my Son, my Chosen; listen to him!"
[36] And when the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone. And they kept silence and told no one in those days anything of what they had seen.

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Today is Saturday January 30, 2016
Saturday of the Third Week in Ordinary Time

A Reading from Second Samuel 2 Sm 12:1-7a, 10-17

And the LORD sent Nathan to David. He came to him, and said to him,
"There were two men in a certain city, the one rich and the other poor.

[2] The rich man had very many flocks and herds;
[3] but the poor man had nothing but one little ewe lamb, which he had bought.
And he brought it up, and it grew up with him and with his children; it used to eat of his morsel,

and drink from his cup, and lie in his bosom, and it was like a daughter to him.
[4] Now there came a traveler to the rich man, and he was unwilling to take one
of his own flock or herd to prepare for the wayfarer who had come to him, but he took
the poor man's lamb, and prepared it for the man who had come to him."

[5] Then David's anger was greatly kindled against the man; and he said to Nathan,
"As the LORD lives, the man who has done this deserves to die;
[6] and he shall restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing, and because he had no pity."
[7]
Nathan said to David, "You are the man.
Now therefore the sword shall never depart from your house, because you have despised me,
and have taken the wife of Uri'ah the Hittite to be your wife.'
[11] Thus says the LORD, `Behold, I will raise up evil against you out of your own house;
and I will take your wives before your eyes, and give them to your neighbor,
and he shall lie with your wives in the sight of this sun.

[12] For you did it secretly; but I will do this thing before all Israel, and before the sun.'"
[13] David said to Nathan, "I have sinned against the LORD." And Nathan said to David,
"The LORD also has put away your sin; you shall not die.
[14] Nevertheless, because by this deed you have utterly scorned the LORD, the child that is born to you shall die."
[15] Then Nathan went to his house.

And the LORD struck the child that Uri'ah's wife bore to David, and it became sick.
[16] David therefore besought God for the child; and David fasted, and went in
and lay all night upon the ground.
[17] And the elders of his house stood beside him, to raise him from the ground;
but he would not, nor did he eat food with them.

The Word of the Lord.

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From Psalm 51 PS 51:12-13, 14-15, 16-17

R. Create a clean heart in me, O God.

A clean heart create for me, O God,
and a steadfast spirit renew within me.
Cast me not out from your presence,
and your Holy Spirit take not from me.

R. Create a clean heart in me, O God.

Give me back the joy of your salvation,
and a willing spirit sustain in me.
I will teach transgressors your ways,
and sinners shall return to you.

R. Create a clean heart in me, O God.

Free me from blood guilt, O God, my saving God;
then my tongue shall revel in your justice.
O Lord, open my lips,
and my mouth shall proclaim your praise.

R. Create a clean heart in me, O God.

=================

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark Mk 4:35-41

On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, "Let us go across to the other side."

[36] And leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was.
And other boats were with him.
[37] And a great storm of wind arose, and the waves beat into the boat,
so that the boat was already filling.

[38] But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him and said to him,
"Teacher, do you not care if we perish?"

[39] And he awoke and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, "Peace! Be still!"
And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
[40] He said to them, "Why are you afraid? Have you no faith?"
[41] And they were filled with awe, and said to one another,
"Who then is this, that even wind and sea obey him?"

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Today is Friday January 29, 2016
Friday of the Third Week of Ordinary Time

A Reading from Second Samuel 2 Sm 11:1-4a, 5-10a, 13-17

In the spring of the year, the time when kings go forth to battle,
David sent Jo'ab, and his servants with him, and all Israel; and they ravaged the Ammonites,
and besieged Rabbah. But David remained at Jerusalem.

[2]
It happened, late one afternoon, when David arose from his couch and
was walking upon the roof of the king's house, that he saw from the roof a woman bathing;
and the woman was very beautiful.

[3] And David sent and inquired about the woman. And one said, "Is not this Bathshe'ba,
the daughter of Eli'am, the wife of Uri'ah the Hittite?"
[4] So David sent messengers, and took her; and she came to him, and he lay with her.

And the woman conceived; and she sent and told David, "I am with child."
[6]
So David sent word to Jo'ab, "Send me Uri'ah the Hittite." And Jo'ab sent Uri'ah to David.

[7] When Uri'ah came to him, David asked how Jo'ab was doing, and how the people fared, a
nd how the war prospered.
[8] Then David said to Uri'ah, "Go down to your house, and wash your feet."

And Uri'ah went out of the king's house, and there followed him a present from the king.
[9] But Uri'ah slept at the door of the king's house with all the servants of his lord,
and did not go down to his house.

[10] When they told David, "Uri'ah did not go down to his house," David said to Uri'ah,
"Have you not come from a journey? Why did you not go down to your house?"

And David invited him, and he ate in his presence and drank, so that he made him drunk;
and in the evening he went out to lie on his couch with the servants of his lord, but he did not go down to his house.
[14]
In the morning David wrote a letter to Jo'ab, and sent it by the hand of Uri'ah.

[15] In the letter he wrote, "Set Uri'ah in the forefront of the hardest fighting, and then
draw back from him, that he may be struck down, and die."
[16] And as Jo'ab was besieging the city, he assigned Uri'ah to the place
where he knew there were valiant men.

[17] And the men of the city came out and fought with Jo'ab;
and some of the servants of David among the people fell. Uri'ah the Hittite was slain also.

The Word of the Lord.

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From Psalm 51 PS 51:3-4, 5-6a, 6bcd-7, 10-11

R. Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned.

Have mercy on me, O God, in your goodness;
in the greatness of your compassion wipe out my offense.
Thoroughly wash me from my guilt
and of my sin cleanse me.

R. Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned.

For I acknowledge my offense,
and my sin is before me always:
“Against you only have I sinned,
and done what is evil in your sight.”

R. Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned.

I have done such evil in your sight
that you are just in your sentence,
blameless when you condemn.
True, I was born guilty,
a sinner, even as my mother conceived me.

R. Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned.

Let me hear the sounds of joy and gladness;
the bones you have crushed shall rejoice.
Turn away your face from my sins,
and blot out all my guilt.

R. Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned.

=================

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark Mk 4:26-34

And Jesus said, "The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed upon the ground,

[27] and should sleep and rise night and day, and the seed should sprout and grow, he knows not how.
[28] The earth produces of itself, first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear.
[29] But when the grain is ripe, at once he puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come."
[30]
And he said, "With what can we compare the kingdom of God,
or what parable shall we use for it?

[31] It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when sown upon the ground,
is the smallest of all the seeds on earth;
[32] yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes the greatest of all shrubs,
and puts forth large branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade."
[33]
With many such parables he spoke the word to them, as they were able to hear it;

[34] he did not speak to them without a parable,
but privately to his own disciples he explained everything.

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Today is Thursday January 28, 2016
Memorial of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Priest and Doctor of the Church

A Reading from Second Samuel 2 Sm 7:18-19, 24-29

Then King David went in and sat before the LORD, and said,
"Who am I, O Lord GOD, and what is my house, that thou hast brought me thus far?
[19] And yet this was a small thing in thy eyes, O Lord GOD;
thou hast spoken also of thy servant's house for a great while to come,
and hast shown me future generations, O Lord GOD!


And thou didst establish for thyself thy people Israel to be thy people for ever;
and thou, O LORD, didst become their God.
[25] And now, O LORD God, confirm for ever the word which thou hast spoken concerning
thy servant and concerning his house, and do as thou hast spoken;
[26] and thy name will be magnified for ever, saying, `The LORD of hosts is God over Israel,
' and the house of thy servant David will be established before thee.

[27] For thou, O LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, hast made this revelation to thy servant, saying,
`I will build you a house'; therefore thy servant has found courage to pray this prayer to thee.
[28] And now, O Lord GOD, thou art God, and thy words are true,
and thou hast promised this good thing to thy servant;

[29] now therefore may it please thee to bless the house of thy servant,
that it may continue for ever before thee; for thou, O Lord GOD, hast spoken, and with thy blessing shall the house of thy servant be blessed for ever."

The Word of the Lord.

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From Psalm 132 PS 132:1-2, 3-5, 11, 12, 13-14


R. The Lord God will give him the throne of David, his father.

LORD, remember David
and all his anxious care;
How he swore an oath to the LORD,
vowed to the Mighty One of Jacob.

R. The Lord God will give him the throne of David, his father.

“I will not enter the house where I live,
nor lie on the couch where I sleep;
I will give my eyes no sleep,
my eyelids no rest,
Till I find a home for the LORD,
a dwelling for the Mighty One of Jacob.”

R. The Lord God will give him the throne of David, his father.

The LORD swore an oath to David
a firm promise from which he will not withdraw:
“Your own offspring
I will set upon your throne.”

R. The Lord God will give him the throne of David, his father.

“If your sons keep my covenant,
and the decrees which I shall teach them,
Their sons, too, forever
shall sit upon your throne.”

R. The Lord God will give him the throne of David, his father.

For the LORD has chosen Zion,
he prefers her for his dwelling:
“Zion is my resting place forever;
in her I will dwell, for I prefer her.”

R. The Lord God will give him the throne of David, his father.

====================

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark Mk 4:21-25

And Jesus said to them, "Is a lamp brought in to be put under a bushel,
or under a bed, and not on a stand?

[22] For there is nothing hid, except to be made manifest; nor is anything secret,
except to come to light.
[23] If any man has ears to hear, let him hear."
[24] And he said to them, "Take heed what you hear;

the measure you give will be the measure you get, and still more will be given you.
[25] For to him who has will more be given; and from him who has not,
even what he has will be taken away."

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Today is Wednesday January 27, 2016
Wednesday of the Third Week in Ordinary Time

A Reading from Second Samuel 2 Sm 7:4-17

But that same night the word of the LORD came to Nathan,

[5] "Go and tell my servant David, `Thus says the LORD: Would you build me a house to dwell in?
[6] I have not dwelt in a house since the day I brought up the people of Israel
from Egypt to this day, but I have been moving about in a tent for my dwelling.
[7] In all places where I have moved with all the people of Israel,

did I speak a word with any of the judges of Israel, whom I commanded to shepherd my people Israel, saying,
"Why have you not built me a house of cedar?"'
[8] Now therefore thus you shall say to my servant David, `Thus says the LORD of hosts,
I took you from the pasture, from following the sheep, that you should be prince over my people Israel;

[9] and I have been with you wherever you went, and have cut off all your enemies from
before you; and I will make for you a great name, like the name of the great ones of the earth.
[10] And I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell
in their own place, and be disturbed no more; and violent men shall afflict them no more, as formerly,

[11] from the time that I appointed judges over my people Israel; and I will give you rest from
all your enemies. Moreover the LORD declares to you that the LORD will make you a house.
[12] When your days are fulfilled and you lie down with your fathers, I will raise up your offspring after you,
who shall come forth from your body, and I will establish his kingdom.

[13] He shall build a house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom for ever.
[14] I will be his father, and he shall be my son. When he commits iniquity, I will chasten him with
the rod of men, with the stripes of the sons of men;

[15] but I will not take my steadfast love from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away from before you.
[16] And your house and your kingdom shall be made sure for ever before me;
your throne shall be established for ever.'"
[17] In accordance with all these words, and in accordance with all this vision, Nathan spoke to David.

The Word of the Lord.

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From Psalm 89 PS 89:4-5, 27-28, 29-30

R. For ever I will maintain my love for my servant.

“I have made a covenant with my chosen one;
I have sworn to David my servant:
I will make your dynasty stand forever
and establish your throne through all ages.”

R. For ever I will maintain my love for my servant.

“He shall cry to me, ‘You are my father,
my God, the Rock that brings me victory!’
I myself make him firstborn,
Most High over the kings of the earth.”

R. For ever I will maintain my love for my servant.

“Forever I will maintain my love for him;
my covenant with him stands firm.
I will establish his dynasty forever,
his throne as the days of the heavens.”

R. For ever I will maintain my love for my servant.

===================

A Reading from the Holy Gosepl according to Mark Mk 4:1-20

Again Jesus began to teach beside the sea. And a very large crowd gathered about him,
so that he got into a boat and sat in it on the sea; and the whole crowd was beside the sea on the land.

[2] And he taught them many things in parables, and in his teaching he said to them:
[3] "Listen! A sower went out to sow.
[4] And as he sowed, some seed fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured it.
[5] Other seed fell on rocky ground, where it had not much soil, and immediately
it sprang up, since it had no depth of soil;

[6] and when the sun rose it was scorched, and since it had no root it withered away.
[7] Other seed fell among thorns and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it yielded no grain.
[8] And other seeds fell into good soil and brought forth grain, growing up and
increasing and yielding thirtyfold and sixtyfold and a hundredfold."
[9] And he said, "He who has ears to hear, let him hear."
[10]
And when he was alone, those who were about him with the twelve asked him concerning the parables.

[11] And he said to them, "To you has been given the secret of the kingdom of God,
but for those outside everything is in parables;
[12] so that they may indeed see but not perceive, and may indeed hear but not understand;
lest they should turn again, and be forgiven."
[13] And he said to them, "Do you not understand this parable? How then will you understand all the parables?
[14] The sower sows the word.

[15] And these are the ones along the path, where the word is sown; when they hear,
Satan immediately comes and takes away the word which is sown in them.
[16] And these in like manner are the ones sown upon rocky ground, who, when they
hear the word, immediately receive it with joy;

[17] and they have no root in themselves, but endure for a while; then, when tribulation or
persecution arises on account of the word, immediately they fall away.
[18] And others are the ones sown among thorns; they are those who hear the word,
[19] but the cares of the world, and the delight in riches, and the desire for other things,

enter in and choke the word, and it proves unfruitful.
[20] But those that were sown upon the good soil are the ones who hear the word and accept it
and bear fruit, thirtyfold and sixtyfold and a hundredfold."

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Today is Tuesday January 26, 2016
Memorial of Saints Timothy and Titus, Bishops

A Reading from Second Timothy 2 Tm 1:1-8

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God according to the promise
of the life which is in Christ Jesus,
[2]
To Timothy, my beloved child:

Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

[3]
I thank God whom I serve with a clear conscience, as did my fathers,
when I remember you constantly in my prayers.

[4] As I remember your tears, I long night and day to see you, that I may be filled with joy.
[5] I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother
Lo'is and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you.
[6] Hence I remind you to rekindle the gift of God that is within you
through the laying on of my hands;
[7] for God did not give us a spirit of timidity but a spirit of power and love and self-control.
[8]
Do not be ashamed then of testifying to our Lord, nor of me his prisoner,
but share in suffering for the gospel in the power of God,

The Word of the Lord.

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From Psalm 96 PS 96:1-2a, 2b-3, 7-8a, 10

R. Proclaim God’s marvelous deeds to all the nations.

Sing to the LORD a new song;
sing to the LORD, all you lands.
Sing to the LORD; bless his name.

R. Proclaim God’s marvelous deeds to all the nations.

Announce his salvation, day after day.
Tell his glory among the nations;
among all peoples, his wondrous deeds.

R. Proclaim God’s marvelous deeds to all the nations.

Give to the LORD, you families of nations,
give to the LORD glory and praise;
give to the LORD the glory due his name!

R. Proclaim God’s marvelous deeds to all the nations.

Say among the nations: The LORD is king.
He has made the world firm, not to be moved;
he governs the peoples with equity.

R. Proclaim God’s marvelous deeds to all the nations.

===================

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark Mk 3:31-35

The mother of Jesus and his brothers arrived at the house;
and standing outside they sent to him and called him.

[32] And a crowd was sitting about him; and they said to him,
"Your mother and your brothers are outside, asking for you."
[33] And he replied, "Who are my mother and my brothers?"

[34] And looking around on those who sat about him, he said,
"Here are my mother and my brothers!
[35] Whoever does the will of God is my brother, and sister, and mother."

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Today is Monday January 25, 2016
Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul, Apostle

A Reading From The Acts of the Apostles Acts 22:3-16

Paul addressed the people in these words:

"I am a Jew, born at Tarsus in Cili'cia, but brought up in this city at the feet of Gama'li-el,
educated according to the strict manner of the law of our fathers, being zealous for God
as you all are this day.

[4] I persecuted this Way to the death, binding and delivering to prison both men and women,
[5] as the high priest and the whole council of elders bear me witness.
From them I received letters to the brethren, and I journeyed to Damascus to take
those also who were there and bring them in bonds to Jerusalem to be punished.
[6]
"As I made my journey and drew near to Damascus, about noon a great light from
heaven suddenly shone about me.

[7] And I fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to me, `Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?'
[8] And I answered, `Who are you, Lord?' And he said to me,
`I am Jesus of Nazareth whom you are persecuting.'
[9] Now those who were with me saw the light but did not hear the voice of the one who was speaking to me.
[10] And I said, `What shall I do, Lord?' And the Lord said to me,

`Rise, and go into Damascus, and there you will be told all that is appointed for you to do.'
[11] And when I could not see because of the brightness of that light,
I was led by the hand by those who were with me, and came into Damascus.
[12]
"And one Anani'as, a devout man according to the law, well spoken of by all the Jews who lived there,

[13] came to me, and standing by me said to me, `Brother Saul, receive your sight.'
And in that very hour I received my sight and saw him.
[14] And he said, `The God of our fathers appointed you to know his will, to see the
Just One and to hear a voice from his mouth;
[15] for you will be a witness for him to all men of what you have seen and heard.
[16] And now why do you wait? Rise and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on his name.'

The Word of the Lord.

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From Psalm 117 PS 117:1bc, 2

R. Go out to all the world and tell the Good News.

Praise the LORD, all you nations;
glorify him, all you peoples!

R. Go out to all the world, and tell the Good News.

For steadfast is his kindness toward us,
and the fidelity of the LORD endures forever.

R. Go out to all the world, and tell the Good News.

================

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark Mk 16:15-18

And he said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to the whole creation.
[16] He who believes and is baptized will be saved;
but he who does not believe will be condemned.
[17] And these signs will accompany those who believe:
in my name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues;

[18] they will pick up serpents, and if they drink any deadly thing,
it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover."

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Today is Sunday January 24, 2016
Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

A Reading from the Prophet Nehemaih Neh 8:2-4a, 5-6, 8-10

And Ezra the priest brought the law before the assembly, both men and women and all
who could hear with understanding, on the first day of the seventh month.
[3] And he read from it facing the square before the Water Gate from early morning until midday,
in the presence of the men and the women and those who could understand;
and the ears of all the people were attentive to the book of the law.
[4] And Ezra the scribe stood on a wooden pulpit which they had made for the purpose

And Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people, for he was above all the people;
and when he opened it all the people stood.
[6] And Ezra blessed the LORD, the great God; and all the people answered,
"Amen, Amen," lifting up their hands; and they bowed their heads and
worshiped the LORD with their faces to the ground.

And they read from the book, from the law of God, clearly; and they gave the sense,
so that the people understood the reading.
[9]
And Nehemi'ah, who was the governor, and Ezra the priest and scribe,
and the Levites who taught the people said to all the people,
"This day is holy to the LORD your God;
do not mourn or weep." For all the people wept when they heard the words of the law.

The Word of the Lord.

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From Psalm 19 Ps 19:8, 9, 10, 15

R. Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.

The law of the LORD is perfect,
refreshing the soul;
The decree of the LORD is trustworthy,
giving wisdom to the simple.

R. Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.

The precepts of the LORD are right,
rejoicing the heart;
The command of the LORD is clear,
enlightening the eye.

R. Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.

The fear of the LORD is pure,
enduring forever;
The ordinances of the LORD are true,
all of them just.

R. Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.

Let the words of my mouth and the thought of my heart
find favor before you,
O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.

R. Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.

=================

A Reading First Corinthians 1 Cor 12:12-30

For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body,
though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.

[13] For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body -- Jews or Greeks,
slaves or free -- and all were made to drink of one Spirit.
[14]
For the body does not consist of one member but of many.

[15] If the foot should say, "Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,
" that would not make it any less a part of the body.
[16] And if the ear should say, "Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,
" that would not make it any less a part of the body.
[17] If the whole body were an eye, where would be the hearing? If the whole body
were an ear, where would be the sense of smell?

[18] But as it is, God arranged the organs in the body, each one of them, as he chose.
[19] If all were a single organ, where would the body be?
[20] As it is, there are many parts, yet one body.
[21] The eye cannot say to the hand, "I have no need of you," nor again the head to the feet,
"I have no need of you."

[22] On the contrary, the parts of the body which seem to be weaker are indispensable,
[23] and those parts of the body which we think less honorable we invest
with the greater honor, and our unpresentable parts are treated with greater modesty,

[24] which our more presentable parts do not require. But God has so composed the body,
giving the greater honor to the inferior part,
[25] that there may be no discord in the body, but that the members may have the same
care for one another.
[26] If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together.
[27]
Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.

[28] And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets,
third teachers, then workers of miracles, then healers, helpers, administrators,
speakers in various kinds of tongues.
[29] Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles?
[30] Do all possess gifts of healing? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret?

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A Reading From The Holy Gospel According To Luke Lk 1:1-4; 4:14-21

[1] Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile a narrative of the things
which have been accomplished among us,
[2] just as they were delivered to us by those who from the beginning were
eyewitnesses and ministers of the word,
[3] it seemed good to me also, having followed all things closely for some time past,
to write an orderly account for you, most excellent The-oph'ilus,
[4] that you may know the truth concerning the things of which you have been informed.

And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee, and a report
concerning him went out through all the surrounding country.

[15] And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified by all.
[16]
And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up; and he went to the synagogue,
as his custom was, on the sabbath day. And he stood up to read;

[17] and there was given to him the book of the prophet Isaiah. He opened the book
and found the place where it was written,
[18] "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor.

He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives
and recovering of sight to the blind,
to set at liberty those who are oppressed,
[19] to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord."
[20] And he closed the book, and gave it back to the attendant, and sat down;
and the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him.
[21] And he began to say to them, "Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing."

The Gospel of the Lord.

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Saturday, January 23, 2016
Saturday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time
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2Sm 1:1-4,11-12,19,23-27
Ps 80:2-3,5-7
Mk 3:20-21

Response: Let us see your face, Lord, and we shall be saved.

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Friday, January 22, 2016
Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children
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1Sm 24:3-21
Ps 57:2,3-4,6+11
Mk 3:13-19

Response: Have mercy on me, God, have mercy.

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Thursday, January 21, 2016
Memorial of Saint Agnes, Virgin and Martyr
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1Sm 18:6-9;19:1-7
Ps 56:2-3,9-10a,10b-11,12-13
Mk 3:7-12

Response: In God I trust; I shall not fear.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Wednesday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time
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1Sm 17:32-33,37,40-51
Ps 144:1b,2,9-10
Mk 3:1-6

Response: Blessed be the Lord, my Rock!

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Tuesday of the Second Week of Ordinary Time
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1Sm 16:1-13
Ps 89:20,21-22,27-28
Mk 2:23-28

Response: I have found David, my servant.

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Monday, January 18, 2016
Monday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time
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1Sm 15:16-23
Ps 50:8-9,16bc-17,21+23
Mk 2:18-22

Response: To the upright I will show the saving power of God.

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Sunday, January 17, 2016
Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
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Is 62:1-5
Ps 96:1-2,2-3,7-8,9-10
1Cor 12:4-11
Jn 2:1-11

Response: Proclaim his marvelous deeds to all the nations.

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Saturday, January 16, 2016
Saturday of the First Week in Ordinary Time
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1Sm 9:1-4,17-19;10:1
Ps 21:2-3,4-5,6-7
Mk 2:13-17

Response: Lord, in your strength the king is glad.

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