USCCB Daily Readings USCCB Daily Readings from the New American Bible Revised Edition

  • Saturday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time
    on August 18, 2018 at 9:30 am

    Reading 1 Ez 18:1-10, 13b, 30-32 The word of the LORD came to me:Son of man, what is the meaning of this proverbthat you recite in the land of Israel:"Fathers have eaten green grapes,thus their children's teeth are on edge"?As I live, says the Lord GOD:I swear that there shall no longer be anyone among youwho will repeat this proverb in Israel.For all lives are mine;the life of the father is like the life of the son, both are mine;only the one who sins shall die.If a man is virtuous—if he does what is right and just,if he does not eat on the mountains,nor raise his eyes to the idols of the house of Israel;if he does not defile his neighbor's wife,nor have relations with a woman in her menstrual period;if he oppresses no one, gives back the pledge received for a debt,commits no robbery;if he gives food to the hungry and clothes the naked;if he does not lend at interest nor exact usury;if he holds off from evildoing,judges fairly between a man and his opponent;if he lives by my statutes and is careful to observe my ordinances,that man is virtuous—he shall surely live, says the Lord GOD.But if he begets a son who is a thief, a murderer,or lends at interest and exacts usury–this son certainly shall not live.Because he practiced all these abominations, he shall surely die;his death shall be his own fault.Therefore I will judge you, house of Israel,each one according to his ways, says the Lord GOD.Turn and be converted from all your crimes,that they may be no cause of guilt for you.Cast away from you all the crimes you have committed,and make for yourselves a new heart and a new spirit.Why should you die, O house of Israel?For I have no pleasure in the death of anyone who dies,says the Lord GOD. Return and live! Responsorial Psalm Ps 51:12-13, 14-15, 18-19 R. (12a) 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.For you are not pleased with sacrifices;should I offer a burnt offering, you would not accept it.My sacrifice, O God, is a contrite spirit;a heart contrite and humbled, O God, you will not spurn.R. Create a clean heart in me, O God. 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 Mt 19:13-15 Children were brought to Jesusthat he might lay his hands on them and pray.The disciples rebuked them, but Jesus said,"Let the children come to me, and do not prevent them;for the Kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."After he placed his hands on them, he went away. - - - Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital, without permission in writing from the copyright owner. […]

  • Friday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time
    on August 17, 2018 at 9:30 am

    Reading 1 Ez 16:1-15, 60, 63 The word of the LORD came to me: Son of man, make known to Jerusalem her abominations.Thus says the Lord GOD to Jerusalem:By origin and birth you are of the land of Canaan;your father was an Amorite and your mother a Hittite.As for your birth, the day you were born your navel cord was not cut;you were neither washed with water nor anointed,nor were you rubbed with salt, nor swathed in swaddling clothes.No one looked on you with pity or compassionto do any of these things for you.Rather, you were thrown out on the ground as something loathsome,the day you were born.Then I passed by and saw you weltering in your blood.I said to you: Live in your blood and grow like a plant in the field.You grew and developed, you came to the age of puberty;your breasts were formed, your hair had grown,but you were still stark naked.Again I passed by you and saw that you were now old enough for love.So I spread the corner of my cloak over you to cover your nakedness;I swore an oath to you and entered into a covenant with you;you became mine, says the Lord GOD.Then I bathed you with water, washed away your blood,and anointed you with oil.I clothed you with an embroidered gown,put sandals of fine leather on your feet;I gave you a fine linen sash and silk robes to wear.I adorned you with jewelry: I put bracelets on your arms, a necklace about your neck, a ring in your nose,pendants in your ears, and a glorious diadem upon your head.Thus you were adorned with gold and silver;your garments were of fine linen, silk, and embroidered cloth.Fine flour, honey, and oil were your food.You were exceedingly beautiful, with the dignity of a queen.You were renowned among the nations for your beauty, perfect as it was,because of my splendor which I had bestowed on you,says the Lord GOD. But you were captivated by your own beauty,you used your renown to make yourself a harlot,and you lavished your harlotry on every passer-by,whose own you became.Yet I will remember the covenant I made with you when you were a girl,and I will set up an everlasting covenant with you,that you may remember and be covered with confusion,and that you may be utterly silenced for shamewhen I pardon you for all you have done, says the Lord GOD.Or:Ez 16:59-63Thus says the LORD:I will deal with you according to what you have done,you who despised your oath, breaking a covenant.Yet I will remember the covenant I made with you when you were a girl,and I will set up an everlasting covenant with you.Then you shall remember your conduct and be ashamedwhen I take your sisters, those older and younger than you,and give them to you as daughters,even though I am not bound by my covenant with you.For I will re-establish my covenant with you,that you may know that I am the LORD,that you may remember and be covered with confusion,and that you may be utterly silenced for shamewhen I pardon you for all you have done, says the Lord GOD. Responsorial Psalm Isaiah 12:2-3, 4bcd, 5-6 R. (1c) You have turned from your anger.God indeed is my savior;I am confident and unafraid.My strength and my courage is the LORD,and he has been my savior.With joy you will draw waterat the fountain of salvation.R. You have turned from your anger.Give thanks to the LORD, acclaim his name;among the nations make known his deeds,proclaim how exalted is his name.R. You have turned from your anger.Sing praise to the LORD for his glorious achievement;let this be known throughout all the earth.Shout with exultation, O city of Zion,for great in your midstis the Holy One of Israel!R. You have turned from your anger. Alleluia See 1 Thes 2:13 R. Alleluia, alleluia.Receive the word of God, not as the word of men,but, as it truly is, the word of God.R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel Mt 19:3-12 Some Pharisees approached Jesus, and tested him, saying,"Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any cause whatever?"He said in reply, "Have you not read that from the beginningthe Creator made them male and female and said,For this reason a man shall leave his father and motherand be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh?So they are no longer two, but one flesh.Therefore, what God has joined together, man must not separate." They said to him, "Then why did Moses commandthat the man give the woman a bill of divorce and dismiss her?"He said to them, "Because of the hardness of your heartsMoses allowed you to divorce your wives,but from the beginning it was not so.I say to you, whoever divorces his wife(unless the marriage is unlawful)and marries another commits adultery."His disciples said to him,"If that is the case of a man with his wife,it is better not to marry."He answered, "Not all can accept this word,but only those to whom that is granted.Some are incapable of marriage because they were born so;some, because they were made so by others;some, because they have renounced marriagefor the sake of the Kingdom of heaven.Whoever can accept this ought to accept it." - - - Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital, without permission in writing from the copyright owner. […]

  • Thursday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time
    on August 16, 2018 at 9:30 am

    Reading 1 Ez 12:1-12 The word of the LORD came to me: Son of man, you live in the midst of a rebellious house;they have eyes to see but do not see,and ears to hear but do not hear,for they are a rebellious house.Now, son of man, during the day while they are looking on,prepare your baggage as though for exile, and again while they are looking on,migrate from where you live to another place;perhaps they will see that they are a rebellious house.You shall bring out your baggage like an exile in the daytime while they are looking on;in the evening, again while they are looking on,you shall go out like one of those driven into exile;while they look on, dig a hole in the wall and pass through it;while they look on, shoulder the burden and set out in the darkness;cover your face that you may not see the land,for I have made you a sign for the house of Israel.I did as I was told.During the day I brought out my baggageas though it were that of an exile,and at evening I dug a hole through the wall with my handand, while they looked on, set out in the darkness,shouldering my burden.Then, in the morning, the word of the LORD came to me:Son of man, did not the house of Israel, that rebellious house,ask you what you were doing?Tell them: Thus says the Lord GOD:This oracle concerns Jerusalemand the whole house of Israel within it.I am a sign for you: as I have done, so shall it be done to them;as captives they shall go into exile.The prince who is among them shall shoulder his burdenand set out in darkness,going through a hole he has dug out in the wall,and covering his face lest he be seen by anyone. Responsorial Psalm Ps 78:56-57, 58-59, 61-62 R. (see 7b) Do not forget the works of the Lord!They tempted and rebelled against God the Most High,and kept not his decrees.They turned back and were faithless like their fathers;they recoiled like a treacherous bow.R. Do not forget the works of the Lord!They angered him with their high placesand with their idols roused his jealousy.God heard and was enragedand utterly rejected Israel.R. Do not forget the works of the Lord!And he surrendered his strength into captivity,his glory in the hands of the foe.He abandoned his people to the swordand was enraged against his inheritance.R. Do not forget the works of the Lord! Alleluia Ps 119:135 R. Alleluia, alleluia.Let your countenance shine upon your servantand teach me your statutes.R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel Mt 18:21–19:1 Peter approached Jesus and asked him,"Lord, if my brother sins against me,how often must I forgive him?As many as seven times?"Jesus answered, "I say to you, not seven times but seventy-seven times.That is why the Kingdom of heaven may be likened to a kingwho decided to settle accounts with his servants.When he began the accounting,a debtor was brought before him who owed him a huge amount.Since he had no way of paying it back,his master ordered him to be sold,along with his wife, his children, and all his property,in payment of the debt.At that, the servant fell down, did him homage, and said,'Be patient with me, and I will pay you back in full.'Moved with compassion the master of that servantlet him go and forgave him the loan.When that servant had left, he found one of his fellow servantswho owed him a much smaller amount.He seized him and started to choke him, demanding,'Pay back what you owe.'Falling to his knees, his fellow servant begged him,'Be patient with me, and I will pay you back.'But he refused.Instead, he had the fellow servant put in prisonuntil he paid back the debt.Now when his fellow servants saw what had happened,they were deeply disturbed,and went to their master and reported the whole affair.His master summoned him and said to him, 'You wicked servant!I forgave you your entire debt because you begged me to.Should you not have had pity on your fellow servant,as I had pity on you?'Then in anger his master handed him over to the torturersuntil he should pay back the whole debt.So will my heavenly Father do to you,unless each of you forgives his brother from his heart."When Jesus finished these words, he left Galileeand went to the district of Judea across the Jordan. - - - Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital, without permission in writing from the copyright owner. […]

  • Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Vigil
    on August 15, 2018 at 9:30 am

    Reading 1 1 CHR 15:3-4, 15-16; 16:1-2 David assembled all Israel in Jerusalem to bring the ark of the LORDto the place which he had prepared for it.David also called together the sons of Aaron and the Levites.The Levites bore the ark of God on their shoulders with poles,as Moses had ordained according to the word of the LORD.David commanded the chiefs of the Levitesto appoint their kinsmen as chanters,to play on musical instruments, harps, lyres, and cymbals,to make a loud sound of rejoicing.They brought in the ark of God and set it within the tentwhich David had pitched for it.Then they offered up burnt offerings and peace offerings to God.When David had finished offering up the burnt offerings and peace offerings,he blessed the people in the name of the LORD. Responsorial Psalm Ps 132:6-7, 9-10, 13-14 R. (8) Lord, go up to the place of your rest, you and the ark of your holiness.Behold, we heard of it in Ephrathah;we found it in the fields of Jaar.Let us enter his dwelling,let us worship at his footstool.R. Lord, go up to the place of your rest, you and the ark of your holiness.May your priests be clothed with justice;let your faithful ones shout merrily for joy.For the sake of David your servant,reject not the plea of your anointed.R. Lord, go up to the place of your rest, you and the ark of your holiness.For the LORD has chosen Zion;he prefers her for his dwelling."Zion is my resting place forever;in her will I dwell, for I prefer her."R. Lord, go up to the place of your rest, you and the ark of your holiness. Reading 2 1 Cor 15:54b-57 Brothers and sisters:When that which is mortal clothes itself with immortality,then the word that is written shall come about:Death is swallowed up in victory.Where, O death, is your victory?Where, O death, is your sting?The sting of death is sin,and the power of sin is the law.But thanks be to God who gives us the victorythrough our Lord Jesus Christ.Alleluia Lk 11:28R. Alleluia, alleluia.Blessed are they who hear the word of Godand observe it.R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel Lk 11:27-28 While Jesus was speaking,a woman from the crowd called out and said to him,"Blessed is the womb that carried youand the breasts at which you nursed."He replied,"Rather, blessed are thosewho hear the word of God and observe it." - - - Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital, without permission in writing from the copyright owner. […]

  • Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Mass during the Day
    on August 15, 2018 at 9:30 am

    Reading 1 Rv 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab God's temple in heaven was opened,and the ark of his covenant could be seen in the temple.A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun,with the moon under her feet,and on her head a crown of twelve stars.She was with child and wailed aloud in pain as she labored to give birth.Then another sign appeared in the sky;it was a huge red dragon, with seven heads and ten horns,and on its heads were seven diadems.Its tail swept away a third of the stars in the skyand hurled them down to the earth.Then the dragon stood before the woman about to give birth,to devour her child when she gave birth.She gave birth to a son, a male child,destined to rule all the nations with an iron rod.Her child was caught up to God and his throne.The woman herself fled into the desertwhere she had a place prepared by God.Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say:"Now have salvation and power come,and the Kingdom of our Godand the authority of his Anointed One." Responsorial Psalm Ps 45:10, 11, 12, 16 R. (10bc) The queen stands at your right hand, arrayed in gold.The queen takes her place at your right hand in gold of Ophir.R. The queen stands at your right hand, arrayed in gold.Hear, O daughter, and see; turn your ear,forget your people and your father's house.R. The queen stands at your right hand, arrayed in gold.So shall the king desire your beauty;for he is your lord.R. The queen stands at your right hand, arrayed in gold.They are borne in with gladness and joy;they enter the palace of the king.R. The queen stands at your right hand, arrayed in gold. Reading 2 1 Cor 15:20-27 Brothers and sisters:Christ has been raised from the dead,the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.For since death came through man,the resurrection of the dead came also through man.For just as in Adam all die,so too in Christ shall all be brought to life,but each one in proper order:Christ the firstfruits;then, at his coming, those who belong to Christ;then comes the end,when he hands over the Kingdom to his God and Father,when he has destroyed every sovereigntyand every authority and power.For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet.The last enemy to be destroyed is death,for "he subjected everything under his feet."AlleluiaR. Alleluia, alleluia.Mary is taken up to heaven;a chorus of angels exults.R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel Lk 1:39-56 Mary set outand traveled to the hill country in hasteto a town of Judah,where she entered the house of Zechariahand greeted Elizabeth.When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting,the infant leaped in her womb,and Elizabeth, filled with the Holy Spirit,cried out in a loud voice and said,"Blessed are you among women,and blessed is the fruit of your womb.And how does this happen to me,that the mother of my Lord should come to me?For at the moment the sound of your greeting reached my ears,the infant in my womb leaped for joy.Blessed are you who believedthat what was spoken to you by the Lordwould be fulfilled."And Mary said:"My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord;my spirit rejoices in God my Saviorfor he has looked with favor on his lowly servant.From this day all generations will call me blessed:the Almighty has done great things for meand holy is his Name.He has mercy on those who fear himin every generation.He has shown the strength of his arm,and has scattered the proud in their conceit.He has cast down the mighty from their thrones,and has lifted up the lowly.He has filled the hungry with good things,and the rich he has sent away empty.He has come to the help of his servant Israelfor he has remembered his promise of mercy,the promise he made to our fathers,to Abraham and his children forever."Mary remained with her about three monthsand then returned to her home. - - - Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital, without permission in writing from the copyright owner. […]

  • Memorial of Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Priest and Martyr
    on August 14, 2018 at 9:30 am

    Reading 1 Ez 2:8—3:4 The Lord GOD said to me:As for you, son of man, obey me when I speak to you:be not rebellious like this house of rebellion,but open your mouth and eat what I shall give you.It was then I saw a hand stretched out to me,in which was a written scroll which he unrolled before me.It was covered with writing front and back,and written on it was: Lamentation and wailing and woe!He said to me: Son of man, eat what is before you;eat this scroll, then go, speak to the house of Israel.So I opened my mouth and he gave me the scroll to eat.Son of man, he then said to me,feed your belly and fill your stomachwith this scroll I am giving you.I ate it, and it was as sweet as honey in my mouth.He said: Son of man, go now to the house of Israel,and speak my words to them. Responsorial Psalm PS 119:14, 24, 72, 103, 111, 131 R. (103a) How sweet to my taste is your promise!In the way of your decrees I rejoice,as much as in all riches.R. How sweet to my taste is your promise!Yes, your decrees are my delight;they are my counselors.R. How sweet to my taste is your promise!The law of your mouth is to me more preciousthan thousands of gold and silver pieces.R. How sweet to my taste is your promise!How sweet to my palate are your promises,sweeter than honey to my mouth!R. How sweet to my taste is your promise!Your decrees are my inheritance forever;the joy of my heart they are.R. How sweet to my taste is your promise!I gasp with open mouth,in my yearning for your commands.R. How sweet to my taste is your promise! Alleluia Mt 11:29ab R. Alleluia, alleluia.Take my yoke upon you and learn from me,for I am meek and humble of heart.R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel Mt 18:1-5, 10, 12-14 The disciples approached Jesus and said,“Who is the greatest in the Kingdom of heaven?”He called a child over, placed it in their midst, and said,“Amen, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children,you will not enter the Kingdom of heaven.Whoever becomes humble like this childis the greatest in the Kingdom of heaven.And whoever receives one child such as this in my name receives me.“See that you do not despise one of these little ones,for I say to you that their angels in heavenalways look upon the face of my heavenly Father.What is your opinion?If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them goes astray,will he not leave the ninety-nine in the hillsand go in search of the stray?And if he finds it, amen, I say to you, he rejoices more over itthan over the ninety-nine that did not stray. In just the same way, it is not the will of your heavenly Fatherthat one of these little ones be lost.” - - - Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital, without permission in writing from the copyright owner. […]

  • Monday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time
    on August 13, 2018 at 9:30 am

    Reading 1 Ez 1:2-5, 24-28c On the fifth day of the fourth month of the fifth year,that is, of King Jehoiachin's exile,The word of the LORD came to the priest Ezekiel,the son of Buzi,in the land of the Chaldeans by the river Chebar.—There the hand of the LORD came upon me.As I looked, a stormwind came from the North,a huge cloud with flashing fire enveloped in brightness,from the midst of which (the midst of the fire)something gleamed like electrum.Within it were figures resembling four living creaturesthat looked like this: their form was human.Then I heard the sound of their wings,like the roaring of mighty waters, like the voice of the Almighty.When they moved, the sound of the tumult was like the din of an army.And when they stood still, they lowered their wings.Above the firmament over their headssomething like a throne could be seen, looking like sapphire.Upon it was seated, up above, one who had the appearance of a man.Upward from what resembled his waist I saw what gleamed like electrum;downward from what resembled his waist I saw what looked like fire;he was surrounded with splendor.Like the bow which appears in the clouds on a rainy daywas the splendor that surrounded him.Such was the vision of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. Responsorial Psalm PS 148:1-2, 11-12, 13, 14 R. Heaven and earth are filled with your glory.or:R. Alleluia.Praise the LORD from the heavens;praise him in the heights;Praise him, all you his angels;praise him, all you his hosts.R. Heaven and earth are filled with your glory.or:R. Alleluia.Let the kings of the earth and all peoples,the princes and all the judges of the earth,Young men too, and maidens, old men and boys,R. Heaven and earth are filled with your glory.or:R. Alleluia.Praise the name of the LORD,for his name alone is exalted; His majesty is above earth and heaven.R. Heaven and earth are filled with your glory.or:R. Alleluia.And he has lifted up the horn of his people.Be this his praise from all his faithful ones,from the children of Israel, the people close to him. Alleluia.R. Heaven and earth are filled with your glory.or:R. Alleluia. Alleluia See 2 Thes 2:14 R. Alleluia, alleluia.God has called you through the GospelTo possess the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel Mt 17:22-27 As Jesus and his disciples were gathering in Galilee,Jesus said to them,"The Son of Man is to be handed over to men,and they will kill him, and he will be raised on the third day."And they were overwhelmed with grief.When they came to Capernaum,the collectors of the temple tax approached Peter and said,"Does not your teacher pay the temple tax?""Yes," he said. When he came into the house, before he had time to speak,Jesus asked him, "What is your opinion, Simon?From whom do the kings of the earth take tolls or census tax?From their subjects or from foreigners?"When he said, "From foreigners," Jesus said to him,"Then the subjects are exempt.But that we may not offend them, go to the sea, drop in a hook,and take the first fish that comes up. Open its mouth and you will find a coin worth twice the temple tax.Give that to them for me and for you." - - - Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital, without permission in writing from the copyright owner. […]