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USCCB Daily Readings from the New American Bible Revised Edition
  1. Memorial of Saint Philip Neri, Priest

    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 him
    and 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 another
    and pray for one another, that you may be healed.
    The fervent prayer of a righteous person is very powerful.
    Elijah was a man like us;
    yet he prayed earnestly that it might not rain,
    and for three years and six months it did not rain upon the land.
    Then Elijah prayed again, and the sky gave rain
    and the earth produced its fruit.

    My brothers and sisters,
    if anyone among you should stray from the truth
    and someone bring him back,
    he should know that whoever brings back a sinner
    from the error of his way will save his soul from death
    and will cover a multitude of sins.

    Responsorial Psalm Ps 141:1-2, 3 and 8

    R. (2a) Let my prayer come like incense before you.
    O LORD, to you I call; hasten to me;
    hearken to my voice when I call upon you.
    Let my prayer come like incense before you;
    the lifting up of my hands, like the evening sacrifice.
    R. Let my prayer come like incense before you.
    O LORD, set a watch before my mouth,
    a guard at the door of my lips.
    For toward you, O God, my LORD, my eyes are turned;
    in you I take refuge; strip me not of life.
    R. Let my prayer come like incense before you.

    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 Mk 10:13-16

    People were bringing children to Jesus that he might touch them,
    but the disciples rebuked them.
    When Jesus saw this he became indignant and said to them,
    "Let the children come to me; do not prevent them,
    for the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these.
    Amen, I say to you,
    whoever does not accept the Kingdom of God like a child
    will not enter it."
    Then he embraced the children and blessed them,
    placing his hands on them.
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  2. Friday 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 with any other oath,
    but let your "Yes" mean "Yes" and your "No" mean "No,"
    that you may not incur condemnation.

    Responsorial Psalm Ps 103:1-2, 3-4, 8-9, 11-12

    R. (8a) The Lord is kind and merciful.
    Bless the LORD, O my soul;
    and all my being, bless his holy name.
    Bless the LORD, O my soul,
    and forget not all his benefits.
    R. The Lord is kind and merciful.
    He pardons all your iniquities,
    he heals all your ills.
    He redeems your life from destruction,
    he crowns you with kindness and compassion.
    R. The Lord is kind and merciful.
    Merciful and gracious is the LORD,
    slow to anger and abounding in kindness.
    He will not always chide,
    nor does he keep his wrath forever.
    R. The Lord is kind and merciful.
    For as the heavens are high above the earth,
    so surpassing is his kindness toward those who fear him.
    As far as the east is from the west,
    so far has he put our transgressions from us.
    R. The Lord is kind and merciful.

    Alleluia See Jn 17:17b, 17a

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

    Gospel Mk 10:1-12

    Jesus came into the district of Judea and across the Jordan.
    Again crowds gathered around him and, as was his custom,
    he again taught them.
    The Pharisees approached him and asked,
    "Is it lawful for a husband to divorce his wife?"
    They were testing him.
    He said to them in reply, "What did Moses command you?"
    They replied,
    "Moses permitted a husband to write a bill of divorce
    and dismiss her."
    But Jesus told them,
    "Because of the hardness of your hearts
    he wrote you this commandment.
    But from the beginning of creation, God made them male and female.
    For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother
    and 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,
    no human being must separate."
    In the house the disciples again questioned Jesus about this.
    He said to them,
    "Whoever divorces his wife and marries another
    commits adultery against her;
    and if she divorces her husband and marries another,
    she commits adultery."
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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.