Daily Scripture Readings

 

 

SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

January 16, 2022

 

First Reading: Isaiah 62:1-5

Isaiah prophesizes that Jerusalem will again be held in high esteem by God. He states that all nations will witness its glory. He compares a groom's joy toward his bride to the joy that God will feel toward Jerusalem.

Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 12:4-11

Paul discusses the different gifts and talents bestowed upon different individuals. He explains that each individual receives various talents so that everyone can contribute something to society.

Gospel: John 2:1-11

Jesus and Mary attended a wedding where Mary informed Jesus that there was no more wine. At first he said it did not concern him, but then he turned several jugs of water into wine. His disciples were also present, and believed in him more strongly after they witnessed the first sign of glory he revealed to them

 

Monday(1/17)

1 Sm 15:16-23; Mk 2:18-22

Tuesday1/18)

1 Sm 16:1-13; Mk 2:23-28

Wednesday(1/19)

1 Sm 17:32-33, 37, 40-51; Mk 3:1-6

Thursday(1/20)

1 Sm 18:6-9, 19:1-7; Mk 3:7-12

Friday(1/21)

1 Sm 24:3-21; Mk 3:13-19

Saturday(1/22)

2 Sm 1:1-4, 11-12, 19, 23-27; Mk 3:20-21 or,

for the Day of Prayer, any readings from the

Mass “For Giving Thanks to God for the Gift

of Human Life” (Lectionary for Mass Supplement,

947A-947E), or the Mass “For Justice and Peace”

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The Baptism of the Lord

January 9, 2022

 

First Reading: Isaiah 42:1-4, 6-7

Isaiah tells of the Lord’s Servant, who will be inconspicuous, but will not rest until justice is established.  The Lord then tells his servant that he was formed to be “a light for the nations.”

Second Reading: Acts 10:34-38

Peter speaks to a group of pagans for the first time. He explains to them that any person who follows God’s will is acceptable to God, regardless of nationality.

Gospel: Luke 3:15-16, 21-22

John the Baptist had claimed one would come far more powerful than himself, one who would baptize with the Holy Spirit rather than water. When Jesus came to John and was baptized, the Spirit descended on him and a voice said, “You are my beloved Son. On you my favor rests.”

 

Monday(1/10)

1 Sm 1:1-8; Mk 1:14-20

Tuesday(1/11)

1 Sm 1:9-20; Mk 1:21-28

Wednesday(1/12)

1 Sm 3:1-10, 19-20; Mk 1:29-39

Thursday(1/13)

1 Sm 4:1-11; Mk 1:40-45

Friday(1/14)

1 Sm 8:4-7, 10-22a; Mk 2:1-12

Saturday1/15)

1 Sm 9:1-4, 17-19, 10:1; Mk 2:13-17

 

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THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD

January 2, 2022

 

First Reading: Isaiah 60:1-6

Isaiah rejoices over the light and glory that will shine upon Jerusalem. He describes how the wealth of nations will be brought to Jerusalem, and travelers will arrive bearing gifts and praising God.

 

Second Reading: Ephesians 3:2-3a, 5-6

Paul explains to the Ephesians that the Gentiles are now co-heirs with the Jews. Through Jesus, they became members of the same body. Therefore, they would receive everything God had promised the Jewish converts if they followed Christ's teachings.

 

Gospel: Matthew 2:1-12

Astrologers from the east came looking for the newborn king of the Jews, which greatly disturbed King Herod. Herod wanted to kill Jesus, and asked the astrologers to return and tell him where Jesus was.  The astrologers found Jesus and brought him gifts, but received a message in a dream telling them not to return to Herod.

 

 Monday(1/3/22)

1 Jn 3:22─4:6; Mt 4:12-17, 23-25

Tuesday(1/4/22)

1 Jn 4:7-10; Mk 6:34-44

Wednesday1/5/22)

1 Jn 4:11-18; Mk 6:45-52

Thursday(1/6/22)

1 Jn 4:19—5:4; Lk 4:14-22

Friday(1/7/22)

1 Jn 5:5-13; Lk 5:12-16

Saturday(1/8/22)

1 Jn 5:14-21; Jn 3:22-30

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THE HOLY FAMILY OF JESUS, MARY AND JOSEPH

December 26, 2021

 

First Reading: Sirach 3:2-6, 12-14

Sirach emphasizes the importance of honoring one’s parents. He explains that spiritual riches will come to those who are kind to their mother and father.

 

Second Reading: Colossians 3:12-21

Paul advises us to treat each other with kindness and mercy and to forgive as God forgives us. His words remind families to always love and respect one another and let Christ’s peace reign in their hearts and in their homes.

 

Gospel: Luke 2:41-52

When Jesus was twelve years old, the Holy Family traveled to Jerusalem to celebrate the feast. Jesus did not return with the company. Instead, he stayed in Jerusalem, sitting among the teachers while amazing them with his understanding and questions. When found by his concerned parents, Jesus reminded them that he must be in the house of his Father. Returning together, Mary kept these things in her heart.

  

Monday(12/27)

1 Jn 1:1-4; Jn 20:1a, 2-8

Tuesday(12/28)

1 Jn 1:5—2:2; Mt 2:13-18

Wednesday(12/29)

1 Jn 2:3-11; Lk 2:22-35

Thursday(12/30)

1 Jn 2:12-17; Lk 2:36-40

Friday(12/31)

1 Jn 2:18-21; Jn 1:1-18

First Saturday(1/1/2022)

Nm 6:22-27; Gal 4:4-7; Lk 2:16-21

 

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Fourth Sunday of Advent

December 19, 2021

 

First Reading: Micah 5:1-4a

Micah speaks of the ruler who will come from Bethlehem. He discusses how the people of Israel will be saved from corruption and live in peace.

 

Second Reading: Hebrews 10:5-10

Paul describes to the Hebrews how Jesus came into the world and offered to do God's will. We were saved through his sacrifice, the only offering sufficient for the sins of the world.

 

Gospel: Luke 1:39-45

Mary paid a visit to Elizabeth, whose baby stirred in her womb upon hearing Mary's greeting. Elizabeth filled with the Holy Spirit, cried out, "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb." Elizabeth was deeply overjoyed that the words God had spoken to Mary had now been fulfilled.

 

Monday(12/20)

Is 7:10-14; Lk 1:26-38

Tuesday(12/21)

Sg 2:8-14 or Zep 3:14-18a; Lk 1:39-45

Wednesday(12/22)

1 Sm 1:24-28; Lk 1:46-56

Thursday(12/23)

Mal 3:1-4, 23-24; Lk 1:57-66

Friday(12/24)

Morning: 2 Sm 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16; Lk 1:67-79

Saturday(12/25) Christmas Day

Vigil: Is 62:1-5; Acts 13:16-17, 22-25;

Mt 1:1-25 or 1:18-25

Night: Is 9:1-6; Ti 2:11-14; Lk 2:1-14

Dawn: Is 62:11-12; Ti 3:4-7; Lk 2:15-20

Day: Is 52:7-10; Heb 1:1-6; Jn 1:1-18 or

1:1-5, 9-14

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THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT

December 12, 2021

 

First Reading: Zephaniah 3:14-18a

Zephaniah urges the people of Jerusalem to rejoice because the Lord is in their midst. He conveys the message that God will love and protect those who have remained faithful to him.

 

Second Reading: Philippians 4:4-7

Paul encourages the Philippians to be ready for Christ. He tells them not to worry about their concerns, but to instead ask God's help and allow his peace to fill their hearts and minds.

 

Gospel: Luke 3:10-18

John the Baptist answers people who ask him what they should do, leading some to believe he was the Messiah. John clearly states that he will be followed by one so powerful that "I am not fit to loosen his sandal strap."

 

Monday(12/13)

Nm 24:2-7, 15-17a; Mt 21:23-27

Tuesday(12/14)

Zep 3:1-2, 9-13; Mt 21:28-32

Wednesday(12/15)

Is 45:6b-8, 18, 21c-25; Lk 7:18b-23

Thursday(12/16)

Is 54:1-10; Lk 7:24-30

Friday(12/17)

Gn 49:2, 8-10; Mt 1:1-17

Saturday(12/18)

Jer 23:5-8; Mt 1:18-25

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Second Sunday of Advent

December 5, 2021

 First Reading: Baruch 5:1-9

Baruch tells Jerusalem to rejoice because of God's plan to bring his exiled people back to Jerusalem.  He emphasizes God's power and describes his plan to lower mountains and fill gorges to make their journey easier.

 

Second Reading: Philippians 1:4-6, 8-11

Paul encourages the Philippians to love each other completely. He hopes that their love and understanding will continue to grow so that they are prepared for the return of Christ.

 

Gospel: Luke 3:1-6

Luke describes the work John the Baptist carried out to help people prepare for the birth of Jesus. Luke also discusses who was in power at the time, which helped historians to figure out the exact dates of certain events, including Jesus' birth.

 

Monday(12/6)

Is 35:1-10; Lk 5:17-26

Tuesday(12/7)

Is 40:1-11; Mt 18:12-14

Wednesday(12/8)

Gn 3:9-15, 20; Eph 1:3-6, 11-12; Lk 1:26-38

Thursday(12/9)

Is 41:13-20; Mt 11:11-15

Friday(12/10)

Is 48:17-19; Mt 11:16-19

Saturday12/11)

Sir 48:1-4, 9-11; Mt 17:9a, 10-13