Scripture Readings

  • Reading I Ez 34:11-16 Thus says the Lord GOD: I myself will look after and tend my sheep. As a shepherd tends his flock when he finds himself among his scattered sheep, so will I tend my sheep. I will rescue them from every place where they were scattered when it was cloudy and dark. I will lead them out from among the peoples and gather them from the foreign lands; I will bring them back to their own country and pasture them upon the mountains of Israel in the land's ravines and all its inhabited places. In good pastures […]
  • Readings for the VigilReadings for the Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist Reading I Is 49:1-6 Hear me, O coastlands,             listen, O distant peoples. The LORD called me from birth,             from my mother’s womb he gave me my name. He made of me a sharp-edged sword             and concealed me in the shadow of his arm. He made me a polished arrow,             in his quiver he hid me. You are my servant, he said to me,             Israel, through whom I show my glory. Though I thought I had toiled in vain,             and […]
  • Readings for the Mass during the DayReadings for the Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist Reading I Jer 1:4-10 In the days of King Josiah, the word of the LORD came to me, saying:             Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,                         before you were born I dedicated you,                         a prophet to the nations I appointed you.             “Ah, Lord GOD!” I said,                         “I know not how to speak; I am too young.”             But the LORD answered me,             Say not, “I am too young.”                         To whomever I send […]
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  • Reading I 2 Kgs 22:8-13; 23:1-3 The high priest Hilkiah informed the scribe Shaphan, “I have found the book of the law in the temple of the LORD.” Hilkiah gave the book to Shaphan, who read it. Then the scribe Shaphan went to the king and reported, “Your servants have smelted down the metals available in the temple and have consigned them to the master workmen in the temple of the LORD.” The scribe Shaphan also informed the king that the priest Hilkiah had given him a book, and then read it aloud to the king. When the king heard […]
  • Readings for the Memorial of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, religious Reading I 2 Kgs 19:9b-11, 14-21, 31-35a, 36 Sennacherib, king of Assyria, sent envoys to Hezekiah with this message: “Thus shall you say to Hezekiah, king of Judah: ‘Do not let your God on whom you rely deceive you by saying that Jerusalem will not be handed over to the king of Assyria. You have heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all other countries: they doomed them! Will you, then, be saved?’” Hezekiah took the letter from the hand of the messengers and read it; then he went […]
  • Reading I 2 Kgs 17:5-8, 13-15a, 18 Shalmaneser, king of Assyria, occupied the whole land and attacked Samaria, which he besieged for three years. In the ninth year of Hoshea, king of Israel the king of Assyria took Samaria, and deported the children of Israel to Assyria, setting them in Halah, at the Habor, a river of Gozan, and the cities of the Medes. This came about because the children of Israel sinned against the LORD, their God, who had brought them up from the land of Egypt, from under the domination of Pharaoh, king of Egypt, and because they […]
  • Reading I Gn 14:18-20 In those days, Melchizedek, king of Salem, brought out bread and wine, and being a priest of God Most High, he blessed Abram with these words:             "Blessed be Abram by God Most High,                         the creator of heaven and earth;             and blessed be God Most High,                         who delivered your foes into your hand." Then Abram gave him a tenth of everything. Responsorial Psalm Ps 110:1, 2, 3, 4 R (4b)  You are a priest for ever, in the line of Melchizedek. The LORD said to my Lord: "Sit at my right hand             […]