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  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-04-14, OM, St. Casimir

    03/03/2014 11:04:09 PM PST · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-04-14 | Revised New American Bible
    March 4, 2014Tuesday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 1 Pt 1:10-16 Beloved:Concerning the salvation of your soulsthe prophets who prophesied about the grace that was to be yourssearched and investigated itinvestigating the time and circumstancesthat the Spirit of Christ within them indicatedwhen it testified in advanceto the sufferings destined for Christand the glories to follow them.It was revealed to them that they were serving not themselves but youwith regard to the things that have now been announced to youby those who preached the Good News to youthrough the Holy Spirit sent from heaven,things into...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-03-14, OM, St. Katherine Drexel, Virgin

    03/02/2014 10:49:18 PM PST · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-03-14 | Revised New American Bible
    March 3, 2014Monday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 1 Pt 1:3-9 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,who in his great mercy gave us a new birth to a living hopethrough the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading,kept in heaven for youwho by the power of God are safeguarded through faith,to a salvation that is ready to be revealed in the final time.In this you rejoice, although now for a little whileyou may have to suffer through various trials,so that the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 03-02-14, Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    03/01/2014 10:03:56 PM PST · by Salvation · 45 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-02-14 | Revised New American Bible
    March 2, 2014Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time    Reading 1Is 49:14-15 Zion said, “The LORD has forsaken me;my LORD has forgotten me.”Can a mother forget her infant,be without tenderness for the child of her womb?Even should she forget,I will never forget you. Responsorial Psalm Ps 62:2-3, 6-7, 8-9 R/ (6a) Rest in God alone, my soul.Only in God is my soul at rest;from him comes my salvation.He only is my rock and my salvation,my stronghold; I shall not be disturbed at all.R/ Rest in God alone, my soul.Only in God be at rest, my soul,for from him comes my...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-01-14

    03/01/2014 9:25:47 AM PST · by Salvation · 31 replies
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    March 1, 2014Saturday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time  Reading 1 Jas 5:13-20 Beloved:Is anyone among you suffering?He should pray.Is anyone in good spirits?He should sing a song of praise. Is anyone among you sick?He should summon the presbyters of the Church,and they should pray over himand anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord.The prayer of faith will save the sick person,and the Lord will raise him up.If he has committed any sins, he will be forgiven. Therefore, confess your sins to one anotherand pray for one another, that you may be healed.The fervent prayer...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-28-14

    02/27/2014 8:58:26 PM PST · by Salvation · 30 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-28-14 | Revised New American Bible
    February 28, 2014Friday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Jas 5:9-12 Do not complain, brothers and sisters, about one another,that you may not be judged.Behold, the Judge is standing before the gates.Take as an example of hardship and patience, brothers and sisters,the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.Indeed we call blessed those who have persevered.You have heard of the perseverance of Job,and you have seen the purpose of the Lord,because the Lord is compassionate and merciful. But above all, my brothers and sisters, do not swear,either by heaven or by earth or...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-27-14

    02/26/2014 8:56:51 PM PST · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-27-14 | Revised New American Bible
    February 27, 2014Thursday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Jas 5:1-6 Come now, you rich, weep and wail over your impending miseries.Your wealth has rotted away, your clothes have become moth-eaten,your gold and silver have corroded,and that corrosion will be a testimony against you;it will devour your flesh like a fire.You have stored up treasure for the last days.Behold, the wages you withheld from the workerswho harvested your fields are crying aloud;and the cries of the harvestershave reached the ears of the Lord of hosts.You have lived on earth in luxury and pleasure;you have fattened...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-26-14

    02/25/2014 10:28:04 PM PST · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-26-14 | Revised New American Bible
    February 26, 2014Wednesday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Jas 4:13-17 Beloved:Come now, you who say,“Today or tomorrow we shall go into such and such a town,spend a year there doing business, and make a profit”–you have no idea what your life will be like tomorrow.You are a puff of smoke that appears briefly and then disappears.Instead you should say,“If the Lord wills it, we shall live to do this or that.”But now you are boasting in your arrogance.All such boasting is evil.So for one who knows the right thing to doand does not do...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-25-14

    02/24/2014 8:52:15 PM PST · by Salvation · 32 replies
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    February 25, 2014Tuesday of the Seventh week in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 Jas 4:1-10 Beloved:Where do the wars and where do the conflicts among you come from?Is it not from your passions that make war within your members?You covet but do not possess.You kill and envy but you cannot obtain;you fight and wage war.You do not possess because you do not ask.You ask but do not receive, because you ask wrongly,to spend it on your passions.Adulterers!Do you not know that to be a lover of the world means enmity with God?Therefore, whoever wants to be a lover of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-24-14

    02/23/2014 11:42:19 PM PST · by Salvation · 33 replies
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    February 24, 2014Monday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Jas 3:13-18 Beloved:Who among you is wise and understanding?Let him show his works by a good life in the humility that comes from wisdom.But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts,do not boast and be false to the truth.Wisdom of this kind does not come down from abovebut is earthly, unspiritual, demonic.For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist,there is disorder and every foul practice.But the wisdom from above is first of all pure,then peaceable, gentle, compliant,full of mercy and good fruits,without inconstancy...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 02-23-14, Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

    02/22/2014 9:12:32 PM PST · by Salvation · 50 replies
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    February 23, 2014Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Lv 19:1-2, 17-18 The LORD said to Moses,“Speak to the whole Israelite community and tell them:Be holy, for I, the LORD, your God, am holy. “You shall not bear hatred for your brother or sister in your heart.Though you may have to reprove your fellow citizen,do not incur sin because of him.Take no revenge and cherish no grudge against any of your people.You shall love your neighbor as yourself.I am the LORD.” Responsorial Psalm Ps 103:1-2, 3-4, 8, 10, 12-13 R/ (8a) The Lord is kind and merciful.Bless the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-22-14, Feast, Chair of Peter, Apostle

    02/21/2014 9:39:00 PM PST · by Salvation · 31 replies
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    February 22, 2014Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter, Apostle    Reading 1 1 Pt 5:1-4 Beloved:I exhort the presbyters among you,as a fellow presbyter and witness to the sufferings of Christand one who has a share in the glory to be revealed.Tend the flock of God in your midst,overseeing not by constraint but willingly,as God would have it, not for shameful profit but eagerly.Do not lord it over those assigned to you,but be examples to the flock.And when the chief Shepherd is revealed,you will receive the unfading crown of glory. Responsorial Psalm Ps 23:1-3a, 4, 5, 6 R....
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-21-14, OM, St. Peter Damian, Bishop and Doctor/Church

    02/20/2014 8:05:02 PM PST · by Salvation · 38 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-21-14 | Revised New American Bible
    February 21, 2014Friday of the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Jas 2:14-24, 26 What good is it, my brothers and sisters,if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him?If a brother or sister has nothing to wearand has no food for the day,and one of you says to them,“Go in peace, keep warm, and eat well,”but you do not give them the necessities of the body,what good is it?So also faith of itself,if it does not have works, is dead. Indeed someone might say, “You have faith and I...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-20-14

    02/19/2014 8:39:44 PM PST · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-20-14 | Revised New American Bible
    February 20, 2014Thursday of the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Jas 2:1-9 My brothers and sisters, show no partialityas you adhere to the faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ.For if a man with gold rings and fine clothes comes into your assembly,and a poor person with shabby clothes also comes in, and you pay attention to the one wearing the fine clothesand say, “Sit here, please,”while you say to the poor one, “Stand there,” or “Sit at my feet,” have you not made distinctions among yourselvesand become judges with evil designs? Listen, my beloved brothers...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-19-14

    02/18/2014 9:22:41 PM PST · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-19-14 | Revised New American Bible
    February 19, 2014Wednesday of the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Jas 1:19-27 Know this, my dear brothers and sisters:everyone should be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to angerfor anger does not accomplishthe righteousness of God.Therefore, put away all filth and evil excessand humbly welcome the word that has been planted in youand is able to save your souls. Be doers of the word and not hearers only, deluding yourselves.For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his own face in a mirror.He...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-18-14

    02/17/2014 11:44:33 PM PST · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-18-14 | Revised New American Bible
    February 18, 2014Tuesday of the sixth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Jas 1:12-18 Blessed is he who perseveres in temptation,for when he has been proven he will receive the crown of life that he promised to those who love him.No one experiencing temptation should say,“I am being tempted by God”;for God is not subject to temptation to evil,and he himself tempts no one.Rather, each person is tempted when lured and enticed by his desire.Then desire conceives and brings forth sin,and when sin reaches maturity it gives birth to death. Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers and...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-17-14, OM, Seven Holy Founders of the Servite Order

    02/16/2014 11:42:15 PM PST · by Salvation · 38 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-17-14 | Revised New American Bible
    February 17, 2014Monday of the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Jas 1:1-11 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ,to the twelve tribes in the dispersion, greetings. Consider it all joy, my brothers and sisters,when you encounter various trials,for you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.And let perseverance be perfect,so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.But if any of you lacks wisdom,he should ask God who gives to all generously and ungrudgingly,and he will be given it.But he should ask in faith, not doubting,for the one...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 02-16-14, Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    02/15/2014 10:10:51 PM PST · by Salvation · 46 replies
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    February 16, 2014Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Sir 15:15-20 If you choose you can keep the commandments, they will save you;if you trust in God, you too shall live;he has set before you fire and waterto whichever you choose, stretch forth your hand.Before man are life and death, good and evil,whichever he chooses shall be given him.Immense is the wisdom of the Lord;he is mighty in power, and all-seeing.The eyes of God are on those who fear him;he understands man’s every deed.No one does he command to act unjustly,to none does he give license to sin....
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-15-14

    02/14/2014 7:58:04 PM PST · by Salvation · 34 replies
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     February 15, 2014Saturday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 1 Kgs 12:26-32; 13:33-34 Jeroboam thought to himself:“The kingdom will return to David’s house.If now this people go up to offer sacrificesin the temple of the LORD in Jerusalem,the hearts of this people will return to their master,Rehoboam, king of Judah,and they will kill me.”After taking counsel, the king made two calves of goldand said to the people:“You have been going up to Jerusalem long enough.Here is your God, O Israel, who brought you up from the land of Egypt.”And he put one in Bethel, the other...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-14-14, M, Sts. Cyril, Monk, and Methodius, Bishop

    02/13/2014 9:48:43 PM PST · by Salvation · 38 replies
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    February 14, 2014Memorial of Saints Cyril, Monk, and Methodius, Bishop    Reading 1 1 Kgs 11:29-32; 12:19 Jeroboam left Jerusalem,and the prophet Ahijah the Shilonite met him on the road.The two were alone in the area,and the prophet was wearing a new cloak.Ahijah took off his new cloak,tore it into twelve pieces, and said to Jeroboam: “Take ten pieces for yourself;the LORD, the God of Israel, says:‘I will tear away the kingdom from Solomon’s graspand will give you ten of the tribes.One tribe shall remain to him for the sake of David my servant,and of Jerusalem,the city I have...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-13-14

    02/12/2014 8:55:59 PM PST · by Salvation · 29 replies
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    February 13, 2014Thursday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 1 Kgs 11:4-13 When Solomon was old his wives had turned his heart to strange gods,and his heart was not entirely with the LORD, his God,as the heart of his father David had been.By adoring Astarte, the goddess of the Sidonians,and Milcom, the idol of the Ammonites,Solomon did evil in the sight of the LORD;he did not follow him unreservedly as his father David had done.Solomon then built a high place to Chemosh, the idol of Moab,and to Molech, the idol of the Ammonites,on the hill...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-12-14

    02/11/2014 9:22:40 PM PST · by Salvation · 32 replies
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    February 12, 2014Wednesday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 1 Kgs 10:1-10 The queen of Sheba, having heard of Solomon’s fame,came to test him with subtle questions.She arrived in Jerusalem with a very numerous retinue,and with camels bearing spices,a large amount of gold, and precious stones.She came to Solomon and questioned him on every subjectin which she was interested.King Solomon explained everything she asked about,and there remained nothing hidden from himthat he could not explain to her. When the queen of Sheba witnessed Solomon’s great wisdom,the palace he had built, the food at his table,the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-11-14, OM, Our Lady of Lourdes

    02/10/2014 7:04:42 PM PST · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-11-14 | Revised New American Bible
    February 11, 2014Tuesday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 1 Kgs 8:22-23, 27-30 Solomon stood before the altar of the LORDin the presence of the whole community of Israel,and stretching forth his hands toward heaven,he said, “LORD, God of Israel,there is no God like you in heaven above or on earth below;you keep your covenant of mercy with your servantswho are faithful to you with their whole heart. “Can it indeed be that God dwells on earth?If the heavens and the highest heavens cannot contain you,how much less this temple which I have built! Look...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-10-14, M, St. Scholastica, Virgin

    02/09/2014 9:06:29 PM PST · by Salvation · 34 replies
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    February 10, 2014Memorial of Saint Scholastica, Virgin    Reading 1 1 Kgs 8:1-7, 9-13 The elders of Israel and all the leaders of the tribes,the princes in the ancestral houses of the children of Israel,came to King Solomon in Jerusalem,to bring up the ark of the LORD’s covenantfrom the City of David, which is Zion.All the people of Israel assembled before King Solomonduring the festival in the month of Ethanim (the seventh month).When all the elders of Israel had arrived,the priests took up the ark;they carried the ark of the LORDand the meeting tent with all the sacred vesselsthat...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 02-09-14, Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    02/08/2014 8:21:12 PM PST · by Salvation · 46 replies
    USCCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-09-14 | Revised New American Bible
    February 9, 2014Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 is 58:7-10 Thus says the LORD:Share your bread with the hungry,shelter the oppressed and the homeless;clothe the naked when you see them,and do not turn your back on your own.Then your light shall break forth like the dawn,and your wound shall quickly be healed;your vindication shall go before you,and the glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard.Then you shall call, and the LORD will answer,you shall cry for help, and he will say: Here I am!If you remove from your midstoppression, false accusation and malicious speech;if you...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-08-14, OM, St. Jerome Emiliani, St. Josephine Bakhita

    02/07/2014 8:11:48 PM PST · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-08-14 | Revised New American Bible
    February 8, 2014Saturday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 1 Kgs 3:4-13 Solomon went to Gibeon to sacrifice there,because that was the most renowned high place.Upon its altar Solomon offered a thousand burnt offerings.In Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream at night.God said, “Ask something of me and I will give it to you.”Solomon answered:“You have shown great favor to your servant, my father David,because he behaved faithfully toward you,with justice and an upright heart;and you have continued this great favor toward him, even today,seating a son of his on his throne.O...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-07-14

    02/06/2014 7:29:18 PM PST · by Salvation · 39 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-07-14 | Revised New American Bible
    February 7, 2014Friday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Sir 47:2-11 Like the choice fat of the sacred offerings,so was David in Israel.He made sport of lions as though they were kids,and of bears, like lambs of the flock.As a youth he slew the giantand wiped out the people’s disgrace,When his hand let fly the slingstonethat crushed the pride of Goliath.Since he called upon the Most High God, who gave strength to his right armTo defeat the skilled warriorand raise up the might of his people,Therefore the women sang his praises,and ascribed to him tens...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-06-14, M, St. Paul Miki and Companions, Martyrs

    02/05/2014 7:59:15 PM PST · by Salvation · 36 replies
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    February 6, 2014Memorial of Saint Paul Miki and Companions, Martyrs    Reading 1 1 kgs 2:1-4, 10-12 When the time of David’s death drew near,he gave these instructions to his son Solomon:“I am going the way of all flesh.Take courage and be a man.Keep the mandate of the LORD, your God, following his waysand observing his statutes, commands, ordinances, and decreesas they are written in the law of Moses,that you may succeed in whatever you do,wherever you turn, and the LORD may fulfillthe promise he made on my behalf when he said,‘If your sons so conduct themselvesthat they remain...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-05-14, M, St. Agatha, Virgin and Martyr

    02/04/2014 10:19:03 PM PST · by Salvation · 35 replies
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    February 5, 2014Memorial of Saint Agatha, Virgin and Martyr    Reading 1 2 Sm 24:2, 9-17 King David said to Joab and the leaders of the army who were with him,“Tour all the tribes in Israel from Dan to Beer-shebaand register the people, that I may know their number.”Joab then reported to the king the number of people registered:in Israel, eight hundred thousand men fit for military service; in Judah, five hundred thousand. Afterward, however, David regretted having numbered the people,and said to the LORD:“I have sinned grievously in what I have done.But now, LORD, forgive the guilt of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-04-14

    02/03/2014 10:51:47 PM PST · by Salvation · 34 replies
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    February 4, 2014Tuesday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 2 Sm 18:9-10, 14b, 24-25a, 30-19:3 Absalom unexpectedly came up against David’s servants.He was mounted on a mule,and, as the mule passed under the branches of a large terebinth,his hair caught fast in the tree.He hung between heaven and earthwhile the mule he had been riding ran off.Someone saw this and reported to Joabthat he had seen Absalom hanging from a terebinth.And taking three pikes in hand,he thrust for the heart of Absalom,still hanging from the tree alive. Now David was sitting between the two gates,and...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-03-14, OM, St. Blaise, Bishop & Martyr, St. Ansgar, Bishop

    02/02/2014 8:59:26 PM PST · by Salvation · 33 replies
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    February 3, 2014Monday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 2 Sm 15:13-14, 30; 16:5-13 An informant came to David with the report,“The children of Israel have transferred their loyalty to Absalom.”At this, David said to all his servantswho were with him in Jerusalem:“Up! Let us take flight, or none of us will escape from Absalom.Leave quickly, lest he hurry and overtake us,then visit disaster upon us and put the city to the sword.” As David went up the Mount of Olives, he wept without ceasing.His head was covered, and he was walking barefoot.All those who...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 02-02-14, Feast, Presentation of the Lord (Candlemas)

    02/01/2014 7:50:32 PM PST · by Salvation · 49 replies
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    February 2, 2014Feast of the Presentation of the Lord    Reading 1 Mal 3:1-4 Thus says the Lord God:Lo, I am sending my messengerto prepare the way before me;And suddenly there will come to the templethe LORD whom you seek,And the messenger of the covenant whom you desire.Yes, he is coming, says the LORD of hosts.But who will endure the day of his coming?And who can stand when he appears?For he is like the refiner’s fire,or like the fuller’s lye.He will sit refining and purifying silver,and he will purify the sons of Levi,Refining them like gold or like silverthat...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-01-14

    01/31/2014 7:50:26 PM PST · by Salvation · 40 replies
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    February 1, 2014Saturday of the Third Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 2 Sm 12:1-7a, 10-17 The LORD sent Nathan to David, and when he came to him,Nathan said: “Judge this case for me!In a certain town there were two men, one rich, the other poor.The rich man had flocks and herds in great numbers.But the poor man had nothing at all except one little ewe lamb that he had bought.He nourished her, and she grew up with him and his children.She shared the little food he had and drank from his cup and slept in his bosom.She...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-31-14. M, St. John Bosco, Priest

    01/30/2014 8:38:20 PM PST · by Salvation · 32 replies
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    January 31, 2014Memorial of Saint John Bosco, Priest    Reading 1 2 Sm 11:1-4a, 5-10a, 13-17 At the turn of the year, when kings go out on campaign,David sent out Joab along with his officersand the army of Israel, and they ravaged the Ammonites and besieged Rabbah.David, however, remained in Jerusalem.One evening David rose from his siesta and strolled about on the roof of the palace.From the roof he saw a woman bathing, who was very beautiful.David had inquiries made about the woman and was told, “She is Bathsheba, daughter of Eliam, and wife of Joab’s armor bearer Uriah...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-30-14

    01/29/2014 8:15:12 PM PST · by Salvation · 31 replies
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    January 30, 2014Thursday of the Third Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 2 Sm 7:18-19, 24-29 After Nathan had spoken to King David, the king went in and sat before the LORD and said, “Who am I, Lord GOD, and who are the members of my house, that you have brought me to this point?Yet even this you see as too little, Lord GOD; you have also spoken of the house of your servant for a long time to come: this too you have shown to man, Lord GOD! “You have established for yourself your people Israel as...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-29-14

    01/28/2014 9:51:21 PM PST · by Salvation · 31 replies
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    January 29, 2014Wednesday of the Third Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 2 Sm 7:4-17 That night the LORD spoke to Nathan and said:“Go, tell my servant David, ‘Thus says the LORD:Should you build me a house to dwell in?I have not dwelt in a house from the day on which I led the children of Israel out of Egypt to the present, but I have been going about in a tent under cloth.In all my wanderings everywhere among the children of Israel, did I ever utter a word to any one of the judges whom I charged...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings,01-28-14, M, St. Thomas Aquinas, Priest and Doctor/Church

    01/27/2014 8:28:41 PM PST · by Salvation · 35 replies
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    January 28, 2014Memorial of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Priest and Doctor of the Church    Reading 1 2 Sm 6:12b-15, 17-19 David went to bring up the ark of God from the house of Obed-edom into the City of David amid festivities.As soon as the bearers of the ark of the LORD had advanced six steps, he sacrificed an ox and a fatling.Then David, girt with a linen apron, came dancing before the LORD with abandon, as he and all the house of Israel were bringing up the ark of the LORDwith shouts of joy and to the sound of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-27-14, OM, St. Angela Merici, Virgin

    01/26/2014 6:59:23 PM PST · by Salvation · 32 replies
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    January 27, 2014Monday of the Third Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 2 Sm 5:1-7, 10 All the tribes of Israel came to David in Hebron and said:“Here we are, your bone and your flesh.In days past, when Saul was our king, it was you who led the children of Israel out and brought them back.And the LORD said to you, ‘You shall shepherd my people Israel and shall be commander of Israel.’”When all the elders of Israel came to David in Hebron, King David made an agreement with them there before the LORD, and they anointed him...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 01-26-14, Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

    01/25/2014 8:47:25 PM PST · by Salvation · 46 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-26-14 | Revised New American Bible
    January 26, 2014Third Sunday in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Is 8:23-9:3 First the Lord degraded the land of Zebulunand the land of Naphtali;but in the end he has glorified the seaward road,the land west of the Jordan,the District of the Gentiles. Anguish has taken wing, dispelled is darkness:for there is no gloom where but now there was distress.The people who walked in darknesshave seen a great light;upon those who dwelt in the land of gloom a light has shone.You have brought them abundant joyand great rejoicing,as they rejoice before you as at the harvest,as people make merry when...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-25-14, Feast, Conversion of Saint Paul, Apostle

    01/24/2014 9:34:06 PM PST · by Salvation · 30 replies
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    January 25, 2014Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul, Apostle    Reading 1 Acts 22:3-16 Paul addressed the people in these words:“I am a Jew, born in Tarsus in Cilicia,but brought up in this city.At the feet of Gamaliel I was educated strictly in our ancestral lawand was zealous for God, just as all of you are today.I persecuted this Way to death,binding both men and women and delivering them to prison.Even the high priest and the whole council of elderscan testify on my behalf.For from them I even received letters to the brothersand set out for Damascus to...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-24-14, M, St. Francis de Sales, Bishop & Doctor/Church

    01/23/2014 8:15:32 PM PST · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-24-14 | Revised New American Bible
    January 24, 2014Memorial of Saint Francis de Sales, Bishop and Doctor of the Church    Reading 1 1 Sm 24:3-21 Saul took three thousand picked men from all Israel and went in search of David and his men in the direction of the wild goat crags.When he came to the sheepfolds along the way, he found a cave, which he entered to relieve himself.David and his men were occupying the inmost recesses of the cave. David’s servants said to him, “This is the day of which the LORD said to you, ‘I will deliver your enemy into your grasp;...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-23-14. OM, St. Vincent, Deacon, St. Marianne Cope, Virgin

    01/22/2014 7:36:07 PM PST · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-23-14 | Revised New American Bible
     January 23, 2014Thursday of the Second week in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 1 Sm 18:6-9;19:1-7 When David and Saul approached(on David’s return after slaying the Philistine), women came out from each of the cities of Israel to meet King Saul,singing and dancing, with tambourines, joyful songs, and sistrums.The women played and sang: “Saul has slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands.” Saul was very angry and resentful of the song, for he thought:“They give David ten thousands, but only thousands to me.All that remains for him is the kingship.”And from that day on, Saul was jealous of David....
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings,01-22-14, Day of Prayer for Legal Protection of Unborn Children

    01/22/2014 7:32:58 AM PST · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-22-14 | Revised New American Bible
    January 22, 2014Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children    Reading 1 1 Sm 17:32-33, 37, 40-51 David spoke to Saul:“Let your majesty not lose courage.I am at your service to go and fight this Philistine.”But Saul answered David,“You cannot go up against this Philistine and fight with him,for you are only a youth, while he has been a warrior from his youth.” David continued:“The LORD, who delivered me from the claws of the lion and the bear,will also keep me safe from the clutches of this Philistine.”Saul answered David, “Go! the LORD will be with...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-21-14, M, St. Agnes, Virgin and Martyr

    01/20/2014 9:22:38 PM PST · by Salvation · 31 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-21-14 | Revised New American Bible
    January 21, 2014Memorial of Saint Agnes, Virgin and Martyr    Reading 1 1 Sm 16:1-13 The LORD said to Samuel:“How long will you grieve for Saul,whom I have rejected as king of Israel?Fill your horn with oil, and be on your way.I am sending you to Jesse of Bethlehem,for I have chosen my king from among his sons.”But Samuel replied:“How can I go?Saul will hear of it and kill me.”To this the LORD answered:“Take a heifer along and say,‘I have come to sacrifice to the LORD.’Invite Jesse to the sacrifice, and I myself will tell you what to do;you...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-20-14, OM, St. Fabian, Pope & Martyr, St. Sebastian, Martyr

    01/19/2014 7:01:59 PM PST · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-20-14 | Revised New American Bible
    January 20, 2014Monday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 1 Sm 15:16-23 Samuel said to Saul:“Stop! Let me tell you what the LORD said to me last night.”Saul replied, “Speak!” Samuel then said: “Though little in your own esteem,are you not leader of the tribes of Israel?The LORD anointed you king of Israel and sent you on a mission, saying,‘Go and put the sinful Amalekites under a ban of destruction.Fight against them until you have exterminated them.’Why then have you disobeyed the LORD?You have pounced on the spoil, thus displeasing the LORD.”Saul answered Samuel: “I...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 01-19-14, Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

    01/18/2014 8:10:14 PM PST · by Salvation · 43 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-19-14 | Revised New American Bible
    January 19, 2014Second Sunday in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 Is 49:3, 5-6 The LORD said to me: You are my servant,Israel, through whom I show my glory.Now the LORD has spokenwho formed me as his servant from the womb,that Jacob may be brought back to himand Israel gathered to him;and I am made glorious in the sight of the LORD,and my God is now my strength!It is too little, the LORD says, for you to be my servant,to raise up the tribes of Jacob,and restore the survivors of Israel;I will make you a light to the nations,that my...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-18-14

    01/18/2014 7:01:07 AM PST · by Salvation · 29 replies
    USCCB,org/RNAB ^ | 01-18-14 | Revised New American Bible
    January 18, 2014Saturday of the First Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 1 Sm 9:1-4, 17-19; 10:1 There was a stalwart man from Benjamin named Kish,who was the son of Abiel, son of Zeror,son of Becorath, son of Aphiah, a Benjaminite.He had a son named Saul, who was a handsome young man.There was no other child of Israel more handsome than Saul;he stood head and shoulders above the people. Now the asses of Saul’s father, Kish, had wandered off.Kish said to his son Saul, “Take one of the servants with youand go out and hunt for the asses.”Accordingly...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-17-14, M, St. Anthony, Abbot

    01/16/2014 10:04:59 PM PST · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-17-14 | Revised New American Bible
    January 17, 2014Memorial of Saint Anthony, Abbot   Reading 1 1 Sm 8:4-7, 10-22a All the elders of Israel came in a body to Samuel at Ramahand said to him, “Now that you are old,and your sons do not follow your example,appoint a king over us, as other nations have, to judge us.” Samuel was displeased when they asked for a king to judge them.He prayed to the LORD, however, who said in answer:“Grant the people’s every request.It is not you they reject, they are rejecting me as their king.” Samuel delivered the message of the LORD in fullto those...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-16-14

    01/15/2014 9:14:32 PM PST · by Salvation · 31 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-06-14 | Revised New American Bible
    January 16, 2014Thursday of the First Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 1 Sm 4:1-11 The Philistines gathered for an attack on Israel.Israel went out to engage them in battle and camped at Ebenezer,while the Philistines camped at Aphek.The Philistines then drew up in battle formation against Israel.After a fierce struggle Israel was defeated by the Philistines,who slew about four thousand men on the battlefield.When the troops retired to the camp, the elders of Israel said,“Why has the LORD permitted us to be defeated todayby the Philistines?Let us fetch the ark of the LORD from Shilohthat it may...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-15-14

    01/14/2014 10:56:29 PM PST · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-15-14 | Revised New American Bible
    January 15, 2014Wednesday of the First Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 1 Sm 3:1-10, 19-20 During the time young Samuel was minister to the LORD under Eli,a revelation of the LORD was uncommon and vision infrequent.One day Eli was asleep in his usual place.His eyes had lately grown so weak that he could not see.The lamp of God was not yet extinguished,and Samuel was sleeping in the temple of the LORDwhere the ark of God was.The LORD called to Samuel, who answered, “Here I am.” Samuel ran to Eli and said, “Here I am. You called me.”“I...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-14-14

    01/13/2014 8:50:32 PM PST · by Salvation · 27 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-14-13 | Revised New American Bible
    January 14, 2014Tuesday of the First week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 1 sm 1:9-20 Hannah rose after a meal at Shiloh,and presented herself before the LORD;at the time, Eli the priest was sitting on a chairnear the doorpost of the LORD’s temple.In her bitterness she prayed to the LORD, weeping copiously,and she made a vow, promising: “O LORD of hosts,if you look with pity on the misery of your handmaid,if you remember me and do not forget me,if you give your handmaid a male child,I will give him to the LORD for as long as he lives;neither...