Daily Reading

USCCB Daily Readings from the New American Bible Revised Edition
  1. Reading I Rom 8:12-17

    Brothers and sisters,
    we are not debtors to the flesh,
    to live according to the flesh.
    For if you live according to the flesh, you will die,
    but if by the spirit you put to death the deeds of the body,
    you will live.

    For those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.
    For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear,
    but you received a spirit of adoption,
    through which we cry, “Abba, Father!”
    The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit
    that we are children of God,
    and if children, then heirs,
    heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ,
    if only we suffer with him
    so that we may also be glorified with him.

    Responsorial Psalm 68:2 and 4, 6-7ab, 20-21

    R.    (21a) Our God is the God of salvation.
    God arises; his enemies are scattered,
        and those who hate him flee before him.
    But the just rejoice and exult before God;
        they are glad and rejoice.
    R.    Our God is the God of salvation.
    The father of orphans and the defender of widows
        is God in his holy dwelling.
    God gives a home to the forsaken;
        he leads forth prisoners to prosperity.
    R.    Our God is the God of salvation.
    Blessed day by day be the Lord,
        who bears our burdens; God, who is our salvation.
    God is a saving God for us;
        the LORD, my Lord, controls the passageways of death.
    R.    Our God is the God of salvation.

    Alleluia Jn 17:17b, 17a

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    Your word, O Lord, is truth;
    consecrate us in the truth.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel Lk 13:10-17

    Jesus was teaching in a synagogue on the sabbath.
    And a woman was there who for eighteen years
    had been crippled by a spirit;
    she was bent over, completely incapable of standing erect.
    When Jesus saw her, he called to her and said,
    “Woman, you are set free of your infirmity.”
    He laid his hands on her,
    and she at once stood up straight and glorified God.
    But the leader of the synagogue,
    indignant that Jesus had cured on the sabbath,
    said to the crowd in reply,
    “There are six days when work should be done.
    Come on those days to be cured, not on the sabbath day.”
    The Lord said to him in reply, “Hypocrites!
    Does not each one of you on the sabbath
    untie his ox or his ass from the manger
    and lead it out for watering?
    This daughter of Abraham,
    whom Satan has bound for eighteen years now,
    ought she not to have been set free on the sabbath day
    from this bondage?”
    When he said this, all his adversaries were humiliated;
    and the whole crowd rejoiced at all the splendid deeds done by him.

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  2. Reading I Jer 31:7-9

            Thus says the LORD:
        Shout with joy for Jacob,
            exult at the head of the nations;
            proclaim your praise and say:
        The LORD has delivered his people,
            the remnant of Israel.
        Behold, I will bring them back
            from the land of the north;
        I will gather them from the ends of the world,
            with the blind and the lame in their midst,
        the mothers and those with child;
            they shall return as an immense throng.
        They departed in tears,
            but I will console them and guide them;
        I will lead them to brooks of water,
            on a level road, so that none shall stumble.
        For I am a father to Israel,
            Ephraim is my first-born.

    Responsorial Psalm Ps 126:1-2, 2-3, 4-5, 6

    R. (3)    The Lord has done great things for us; we are filled with joy.
    When the LORD brought back the captives of Zion,
        we were like men dreaming.
    Then our mouth was filled with laughter,
        and our tongue with rejoicing.
    R. The Lord has done great things for us; we are filled with joy.
    Then they said among the nations,
        "The LORD has done great things for them."
    The LORD has done great things for us;
        we are glad indeed.
    R. The Lord has done great things for us; we are filled with joy.
    Restore our fortunes, O LORD,
        like the torrents in the southern desert.
    Those that sow in tears
        shall reap rejoicing.
    R. The Lord has done great things for us; we are filled with joy.
    Although they go forth weeping,
        carrying the seed to be sown,
    They shall come back rejoicing,
        carrying their sheaves.
    R. The Lord has done great things for us; we are filled with joy.

    Reading II Heb 5:1-6

    Brothers and sisters:
    Every high priest is taken from among men
    and made their representative before God,
    to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins.
    He is able to deal patiently with the ignorant and erring,
    for he himself is beset by weakness
    and so, for this reason, must make sin offerings for himself
    as well as for the people.
    No one takes this honor upon himself
    but only when called by God,
    just as Aaron was.
    In the same way,
    it was not Christ who glorified himself in becoming high priest,
    but rather the one who said to him:
        You are my son:
            this day I have begotten you;

    just as he says in another place:
        You are a priest forever
            according to the order of Melchizedek.

    Alleluia Cf. 2 Tm 1:10

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    Our Savior Jesus Christ destroyed death
    and brought life to light through the Gospel.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel Mk 10:46-52

    As Jesus was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a sizable crowd,
    Bartimaeus, a blind man, the son of Timaeus,
    sat by the roadside begging.
    On hearing that it was Jesus of Nazareth,
    he began to cry out and say,
    "Jesus, son of David, have pity on me."
    And many rebuked him, telling him to be silent. 
    But he kept calling out all the more,
    "Son of David, have pity on me."
    Jesus stopped and said, "Call him."
    So they called the blind man, saying to him,
    "Take courage; get up, Jesus is calling you."
    He threw aside his cloak, sprang up, and came to Jesus. 
    Jesus said to him in reply, "What do you want me to do for you?" 
    The blind man replied to him, "Master, I want to see." 
    Jesus told him, "Go your way; your faith has saved you." 
    Immediately he received his sight
    and followed him on the way.

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  3. Reading I Rom 8:1-11

    Brothers and sisters:
    Now there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
    For the law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus
    has freed you from the law of sin and death. 
    For what the law, weakened by the flesh, was powerless to do,
    this God has done:
    by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh
    and for the sake of sin, he condemned sin in the flesh,
    so that the righteous decree of the law might be fulfilled in us,
    who live not according to the flesh but according to the spirit.
    For those who live according to the flesh
    are concerned with the things of the flesh,
    but those who live according to the spirit
    with the things of the spirit. 
    The concern of the flesh is death,
    but the concern of the spirit is life and peace.
    For the concern of the flesh is hostility toward God;
    it does not submit to the law of God, nor can it;
    and those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
    But you are not in the flesh;
    on the contrary, you are in the spirit,
    if only the Spirit of God dwells in you.
    Whoever does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him.
    But if Christ is in you,
    although the body is dead because of sin,
    the spirit is alive because of righteousness.
    If the Spirit of the one who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you,
    the one who raised Christ from the dead
    will give life to your mortal bodies also,
    through his Spirit that dwells in you.

    Responsorial Psalm 24:1b-2, 3-4ab, 5-6

    R.    (see 6) Lord, this is the people that longs to see your face.
    The LORD’s are the earth and its fullness;
        the world and those who dwell in it.
    For he founded it upon the seas
        and established it upon the rivers.
    R.    Lord, this is the people that longs to see your face.
    Who can ascend the mountain of the LORD?
        or who may stand in his holy place?
    He whose hands are sinless, whose heart is clean,
        who desires not what is vain.
    R.    Lord, this is the people that longs to see your face.
    He shall receive a blessing from the LORD,
        a reward from God his savior.
    Such is the race that seeks for him,
        that seeks the face of the God of Jacob.
    R.    Lord, this is the people that longs to see your face.

    Alleluia Ez 33:11

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked man, says the Lord,
    but rather in his conversion that he may live.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel Lk 13:1-9

    Some people told Jesus about the Galileans
    whose blood Pilate had mingled with the blood of their sacrifices.
    He said to them in reply, 
    “Do you think that because these Galileans suffered in this way 
    they were greater sinners than all other Galileans?
    By no means!
    But I tell you, if you do not repent,
    you will all perish as they did!
    Or those eighteen people who were killed 
    when the tower at Siloam fell on them—
    do you think they were more guilty 
    than everyone else who lived in Jerusalem?
    By no means!
    But I tell you, if you do not repent,
    you will all perish as they did!”

    And he told them this parable: 
    “There once was a person who had a fig tree planted in his orchard, 
    and when he came in search of fruit on it but found none,
    he said to the gardener,
    ‘For three years now I have come in search of fruit on this fig tree     
    but have found none.
    So cut it down.
    Why should it exhaust the soil?’
    He said to him in reply,
    ‘Sir, leave it for this year also, 
    and I shall cultivate the ground around it and fertilize it; 
    it may bear fruit in the future.
    If not you can cut it down.’”

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    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.

  4. Reading I Rom 7:18-25a

    Brothers and sisters:
    I know that good does not dwell in me, that is, in my flesh.
    The willing is ready at hand, but doing the good is not.
    For I do not do the good I want,
    but I do the evil I do not want.
    Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I who do it,
    but sin that dwells in me.
    So, then, I discover the principle
    that when I want to do right, evil is at hand.
    For I take delight in the law of God, in my inner self,
    but I see in my members another principle
    at war with the law of my mind,
    taking me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members.
    Miserable one that I am!
    Who will deliver me from this mortal body?
    Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

    Responsorial Psalm 119:66, 68, 76, 77, 93, 94

    R.    (68b) Lord, teach me your statutes.
    Teach me wisdom and knowledge,
        for in your commands I trust.
    R.    Lord, teach me your statutes.
    You are good and bountiful;
        teach me your statutes.
    R.    Lord, teach me your statutes.
    Let your kindness comfort me
        according to your promise to your servants.
    R.    Lord, teach me your statutes.
    Let your compassion come to me that I may live,
        for your law is my delight.
    R.    Lord, teach me your statutes.
    Never will I forget your precepts,
        for through them you give me life.
    R.    Lord, teach me your statutes.
    I am yours; save me,
        for I have sought your precepts.
    R.    Lord, teach me your statutes.

    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 12:54-59

    Jesus said to the crowds,
    “When you see a cloud rising in the west
    you say immediately that it is going to rain–and so it does;
    and when you notice that the wind is blowing from the south
    you say that it is going to be hot–and so it is.
    You hypocrites!
    You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky;
    why do you not know how to interpret the present time?

    “Why do you not judge for yourselves what is right?
    If you are to go with your opponent before a magistrate,
    make an effort to settle the matter on the way;
    otherwise your opponent will turn you over to the judge,
    and the judge hand you over to the constable,
    and the constable throw you into prison.
    I say to you, you will not be released
    until you have paid the last penny.”

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    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.

  5. Reading I Rom 6:19-23

    Brothers and sisters:
    I am speaking in human terms because of the weakness of your nature.
    For just as you presented the parts of your bodies as slaves to impurity
    and to lawlessness for lawlessness,
    so now present them as slaves to righteousness for sanctification.
    For when you were slaves of sin, you were free from righteousness.
    But what profit did you get then
    from the things of which you are now ashamed? 
    For the end of those things is death.
    But now that you have been freed from sin and have become slaves of God,
    the benefit that you have leads to sanctification,
    and its end is eternal life.
    For the wages of sin is death,
    but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

    Responsorial Psalm 1:1-2, 3, 4 and 6

    R.    (Ps 40:5) Blessed are they who hope in the Lord.
    Blessed the man who follows not
        the counsel of the wicked
    Nor walks in the way of sinners,
        nor sits in the company of the insolent,
    But delights in the law of the LORD
        and meditates on his law day and night.
    R.    Blessed are they who hope in the Lord.
    He is like a tree
        planted near running water,
    That yields its fruit in due season,
        and whose leaves never fade.
        Whatever he does, prospers.
    R.    Blessed are they who hope in the Lord.
    Not so the wicked, not so;
        they are like chaff which the wind drives away.
    For the LORD watches over the way of the just,
        but the way of the wicked vanishes.
    R.    Blessed are they who hope in the Lord.

    Alleluia Phil 3:8-9

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    I consider all things so much rubbish
    that I may gain Christ and be found in him.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel Lk 12:49-53

    Jesus said to his disciples:
    “I have come to set the earth on fire,
    and how I wish it were already blazing!
    There is a baptism with which I must be baptized,
    and how great is my anguish until it is accomplished!
    Do you think that I have come to establish peace on the earth?
    No, I tell you, but rather division.
    From now on a household of five will be divided,
    three against two and two against three;
    a father will be divided against his son
    and a son against his father, 
    a mother against her daughter
    and a daughter against her mother,
    a mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law
    and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.”

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    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.

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