Daily Readings

USCCB Daily Readings from the New American Bible Revised Edition
  1. Reading 1 1 Tm 6:13-16

    Beloved:
    I charge you before God, who gives life to all things,
    and before Christ Jesus,
    who gave testimony under Pontius Pilate
    for the noble confession,
    to keep the commandment without stain or reproach
    until the appearance of our Lord Jesus Christ
    that the blessed and only ruler
    will make manifest at the proper time,
    the King of kings and Lord of lords,
    who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light,
    and whom no human being has seen or can see.
    To him be honor and eternal power. Amen.

    Responsorial Psalm Ps 100:1b-2, 3, 4, 5

    R. (2) Come with joy into the presence of the Lord.
    Sing joyfully to the LORD all you lands;
    serve the LORD with gladness;
    come before him with joyful song.
    R. Come with joy into the presence of the Lord.
    Know that the LORD is God;
    he made us, his we are;
    his people, the flock he tends.
    R. Come with joy into the presence of the Lord.
    Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
    his courts with praise;
    Give thanks to him; bless his name.
    R. Come with joy into the presence of the Lord.
    For he is good:
    the LORD, whose kindness endures forever,
    and his faithfulness, to all generations.
    R. Come with joy into the presence of the Lord.

    Alleluia See Lk 8:15

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    Blessed are they who have kept the word with a generious heart
    and yield a harvest through perseverance.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel Lk 8:4-15

    When a large crowd gathered, with people from one town after another
    journeying to Jesus, he spoke in a parable.
    "A sower went out to sow his seed.
    And as he sowed, some seed fell on the path and was trampled,
    and the birds of the sky ate it up.
    Some seed fell on rocky ground, and when it grew,
    it withered for lack of moisture.
    Some seed fell among thorns,
    and the thorns grew with it and choked it.
    And some seed fell on good soil, and when it grew,
    it produced fruit a hundredfold."
    After saying this, he called out,
    "Whoever has ears to hear ought to hear."

    Then his disciples asked him
    what the meaning of this parable might be.
    He answered,
    "Knowledge of the mysteries of the Kingdom of God
    has been granted to you;
    but to the rest, they are made known through parables
    so that they may look but not see, and hear but not understand.

    "This is the meaning of the parable.
    The seed is the word of God.
    Those on the path are the ones who have heard,
    but the Devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts
    that they may not believe and be saved.
    Those on rocky ground are the ones who, when they hear,
    receive the word with joy, but they have no root;
    they believe only for a time and fall away in time of temptation.
    As for the seed that fell among thorns,
    they are the ones who have heard, but as they go along,
    they are choked by the anxieties and riches and pleasures of life,
    and they fail to produce mature fruit.
    But as for the seed that fell on rich soil,
    they are the ones who, when they have heard the word,
    embrace it with a generous and good heart,
    and bear fruit through perseverance."


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  2. Reading 1 1 Tm 6:2c-12

    Beloved:
    Teach and urge these things.
    Whoever teaches something different
    and does not agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ
    and the religious teaching
    is conceited, understanding nothing,
    and has a morbid disposition for arguments and verbal disputes.
    From these come envy, rivalry, insults, evil suspicions,
    and mutual friction among people with corrupted minds,
    who are deprived of the truth,
    supposing religion to be a means of gain.
    Indeed, religion with contentment is a great gain.
    For we brought nothing into the world,
    just as we shall not be able to take anything out of it.
    If we have food and clothing, we shall be content with that.
    Those who want to be rich are falling into temptation and into a trap
    and into many foolish and harmful desires,
    which plunge them into ruin and destruction.
    For the love of money is the root of all evils,
    and some people in their desire for it have strayed from the faith
    and have pierced themselves with many pains.

    But you, man of God, avoid all this.
    Instead, pursue righteousness, devotion,
    faith, love, patience, and gentleness.
    Compete well for the faith.
    Lay hold of eternal life,
    to which you were called when you made the noble confession
    in the presence of many witnesses.

    Responsorial Psalm Ps 49:6-7, 8-10, 17-18, 19-20

    R. Blessed the poor in spirit; the Kingdom of heaven is theirs!
    Why should I fear in evil days
    when my wicked ensnarers ring me round?
    They trust in their wealth;
    the abundance of their riches is their boast.
    R. Blessed the poor in spirit; the Kingdom of heaven is theirs!
    Yet in no way can a man redeem himself,
    or pay his own ransom to God;
    Too high is the price to redeem one's life; he would never have enough
    to remain alive always and not see destruction.
    R. Blessed the poor in spirit; the Kingdom of heaven is theirs!
    Fear not when a man grows rich,
    when the wealth of his house becomes great,
    For when he dies, he shall take none of it;
    his wealth shall not follow him down.
    R. Blessed the poor in spirit; the Kingdom of heaven is theirs!
    Though in his lifetime he counted himself blessed,
    "They will praise you for doing well for yourself,"
    He shall join the circle of his forebears
    who shall never more see light.
    R. Blessed the poor in spirit; the Kingdom of heaven is theirs!

    Alleluia See Mt 11:25

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    Blessed are you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth;
    you have revealed to little ones the mysteries of the Kingdom.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel Lk 8:1-3

    Jesus journeyed from one town and village to another,
    preaching and proclaiming the good news of the Kingdom of God.
    Accompanying him were the Twelve
    and some women who had been cured of evil spirits and infirmities,
    Mary, called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out,
    Joanna, the wife of Herod's steward Chuza,
    Susanna, and many others
    who provided for them out of their resources.


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  3. Reading 1 Eph 4:1-7, 11-13

    Brothers and sisters:
    I, a prisoner for the Lord,
    urge you to live in a manner worthy of the call you have received,
    with all humility and gentleness, with patience,
    bearing with one another through love,
    striving to preserve the unity of the Spirit
    through the bond of peace:
    one Body and one Spirit,
    as you were also called to the one hope of your call;
    one Lord, one faith, one baptism;
    one God and Father of all,
    who is over all and through all and in all.

    But grace was given to each of us
    according to the measure of Christ's gift.

    And he gave some as Apostles, others as prophets,
    others as evangelists, others as pastors and teachers,
    to equip the holy ones for the work of ministry,
    for building up the Body of Christ,
    until we all attain to the unity of faith
    and knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood,
    to the extent of the full stature of Christ.

    Responsorial Psalm Ps 19:2-3, 4-5

    R. (5) Their message goes out through all the earth.
    The heavens declare the glory of God;
    and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.
    Day pours out the word to day,
    and night to night imparts knowledge.
    R. Their message goes out through all the earth.
    Not a word nor a discourse
    whose voice is not heard;
    Through all the earth their voice resounds,
    and to the ends of the world, their message.
    R. Their message goes out through all the earth.

    Alleluia — See Te Deum

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    We praise you, O God,
    we acclaim you as Lord;
    the glorious company of Apostles praise you.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel Mt 9:9-13

    As Jesus passed by,
    he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the customs post.
    He said to him, "Follow me."
    And he got up and followed him.
    While he was at table in his house,
    many tax collectors and sinners came
    and sat with Jesus and his disciples.
    The Pharisees saw this and said to his disciples,
    "Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?"
    He heard this and said,
    "Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do.
    Go and learn the meaning of the words,
    I desire mercy, not sacrifice.
    I did not come to call the righteous but sinners."


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  4. Reading 1 1 Tm 3:14-16

    Beloved:
    I am writing you,
    although I hope to visit you soon.
    But if I should be delayed,
    you should know how to behave in the household of God,
    which is the Church of the living God,
    the pillar and foundation of truth.
    Undeniably great is the mystery of devotion,

    Who was manifested in the flesh,
    vindicated in the spirit,
    seen by angels,
    proclaimed to the Gentiles,
    believed in throughout the world,
    taken up in glory.

    Responsorial Psalm Ps 111:1-2, 3-4, 5-6

    R. (2) How great are the works of the Lord!
    I will give thanks to the LORD with all my heart
    in the company and assembly of the just.
    Great are the works of the LORD,
    exquisite in all their delights.
    R. How great are the works of the Lord!
    Majesty and glory are his work,
    and his justice endures forever.
    He has won renown for his wondrous deeds;
    gracious and merciful is the LORD.
    R. How great are the works of the Lord!
    He has given food to those who fear him;
    he will forever be mindful of his covenant.
    He has made known to his people the power of his works,
    giving them the inheritance of the nations.
    R. How great are the works of the Lord!

    Alleluia See Jn 6:63c, 68c

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life,
    you have the words of everlasting life.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel Lk 7:31-35

    Jesus said to the crowds:
    "To what shall I compare the people of this generation?
    What are they like?
    They are like children who sit in the marketplace and call to one another,

    'We played the flute for you, but you did not dance.
    We sang a dirge, but you did not weep.'

    For John the Baptist came neither eating food nor drinking wine,
    and you said, 'He is possessed by a demon.'
    The Son of Man came eating and drinking and you said,
    'Look, he is a glutton and a drunkard,
    a friend of tax collectors and sinners.'
    But wisdom is vindicated by all her children."


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  5. Reading 1 1 Tm 3:1-13

    Beloved, this saying is trustworthy:
    whoever aspires to the office of bishop desires a noble task.
    Therefore, a bishop must be irreproachable,
    married only once, temperate, self-controlled,
    decent, hospitable, able to teach,
    not a drunkard, not aggressive, but gentle,
    not contentious, not a lover of money.
    He must manage his own household well,
    keeping his children under control with perfect dignity;
    for if a man does not know how to manage his own household,
    how can he take care of the Church of God?
    He should not be a recent convert,
    so that he may not become conceited
    and thus incur the Devil's punishment.
    He must also have a good reputation among outsiders,
    so that he may not fall into disgrace, the Devil's trap.

    Similarly, deacons must be dignified, not deceitful,
    not addicted to drink, not greedy for sordid gain,
    holding fast to the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience.
    Moreover, they should be tested first;
    then, if there is nothing against them,
    let them serve as deacons.
    Women, similarly, should be dignified, not slanderers,
    but temperate and faithful in everything.
    Deacons may be married only once
    and must manage their children and their households well.
    Thus those who serve well as deacons gain good standing
    and much confidence in their faith in Christ Jesus.

    Responsorial Psalm Ps 101:1b-2ab, 2cd-3ab, 5, 6

    R. (2) I will walk with blameless heart.
    Of mercy and judgment I will sing;
    to you, O LORD, I will sing praise.
    I will persevere in the way of integrity;
    when will you come to me?
    R. I will walk with blameless heart.
    I will walk with blameless heart,
    within my house;
    I will not set before my eyes
    any base thing.
    R. I will walk with blameless heart.
    Whoever slanders his neighbor in secret,
    him will I destroy.
    The man of haughty eyes and puffed up heart
    I will not endure.
    R. I will walk with blameless heart.
    My eyes are upon the faithful of the land,
    that they may dwell with me.
    He who walks in the way of integrity
    shall be in my service.
    R. I will walk with blameless heart.

    Alleluia Lk 7:16

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    A great prophet has arisen in our midst
    and God has visited his people.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel Lk 7:11-17

    Jesus journeyed to a city called Nain,
    and his disciples and a large crowd accompanied him.
    As he drew near to the gate of the city,
    a man who had died was being carried out,
    the only son of his mother, and she was a widow.
    A large crowd from the city was with her.
    When the Lord saw her,
    he was moved with pity for her and said to her,
    "Do not weep."
    He stepped forward and touched the coffin;
    at this the bearers halted,
    and he said, "Young man, I tell you, arise!"
    The dead man sat up and began to speak,
    and Jesus gave him to his mother.
    Fear seized them all, and they glorified God, exclaiming,
    "A great prophet has arisen in our midst,"
    and "God has visited his people."
    This report about him spread through the whole of Judea
    and in all the surrounding region.


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