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USCCB Daily Readings from the New American Bible Revised Edition
  1. Tuesday of the Twenty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time

    Reading 1 1 Tm 3:1-13

    Beloved, this saying is trustworthy:
    whoever aspires to the office of bishop desires a noble task.
    Therefore, a bishop must be irreproachable,
    married only once, temperate, self-controlled,
    decent, hospitable, able to teach,
    not a drunkard, not aggressive, but gentle,
    not contentious, not a lover of money.
    He must manage his own household well,
    keeping his children under control with perfect dignity;
    for if a man does not know how to manage his own household,
    how can he take care of the Church of God?
    He should not be a recent convert,
    so that he may not become conceited
    and thus incur the Devil's punishment.
    He must also have a good reputation among outsiders,
    so that he may not fall into disgrace, the Devil's trap.

    Similarly, deacons must be dignified, not deceitful,
    not addicted to drink, not greedy for sordid gain,
    holding fast to the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience.
    Moreover, they should be tested first;
    then, if there is nothing against them,
    let them serve as deacons.
    Women, similarly, should be dignified, not slanderers,
    but temperate and faithful in everything.
    Deacons may be married only once
    and must manage their children and their households well.
    Thus those who serve well as deacons gain good standing
    and much confidence in their faith in Christ Jesus.

    Responsorial Psalm Ps 101:1b-2ab, 2cd-3ab, 5, 6

    R.(2) I will walk with blameless heart.
    Of mercy and judgment I will sing;
    to you, O LORD, I will sing praise.
    I will persevere in the way of integrity;
    when will you come to me?
    R. I will walk with blameless heart.
    I will walk with blameless heart,
    within my house;
    I will not set before my eyes
    any base thing.
    R. I will walk with blameless heart.
    Whoever slanders his neighbor in secret,
    him will I destroy.
    The man of haughty eyes and puffed up heart
    I will not endure.
    R. I will walk with blameless heart.
    My eyes are upon the faithful of the land,
    that they may dwell with me.
    He who walks in the way of integrity
    shall be in my service.
    R. I will walk with blameless heart.

    Alleluia Lk 7:16

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    A great prophet has arisen in our midst
    and God has visited his people.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel Lk 7:11-17

    Jesus journeyed to a city called Nain,
    and his disciples and a large crowd accompanied him.
    As he drew near to the gate of the city,
    a man who had died was being carried out,
    the only son of his mother, and she was a widow.
    A large crowd from the city was with her.
    When the Lord saw her,
    he was moved with pity for her and said to her,
    “Do not weep.”
    He stepped forward and touched the coffin;
    at this the bearers halted,
    and he said, “Young man, I tell you, arise!”
    The dead man sat up and began to speak,
    and Jesus gave him to his mother.
    Fear seized them all, and they glorified God, exclaiming,
    “A great prophet has arisen in our midst,”
    and “God has visited his people.”
    This report about him spread through the whole of Judea
    and in all the surrounding region.

    For the readings of the Optional Memorial of Saint Robert Bellarmine, please go here.

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  2. Memorial of Saints Cornelius, Pope, and Cyprian, Bishop, Martyrs

    Reading 1 1 Tm 2:1-8

    Beloved:
    First of all, I ask that supplications, prayers,
    petitions, and thanksgivings be offered for everyone,
    for kings and for all in authority,
    that we may lead a quiet and tranquil life
    in all devotion and dignity.
    This is good and pleasing to God our savior,
    who wills everyone to be saved
    and to come to knowledge of the truth.

    For there is one God.
    There is also one mediator between God and men,
    the man Christ Jesus,
    who gave himself as ransom for all.

    This was the testimony at the proper time.
    For this I was appointed preacher and Apostle
    (I am speaking the truth, I am not lying),
    teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.

    It is my wish, then, that in every place the men should pray,
    lifting up holy hands, without anger or argument.

    Responsorial Psalm Ps 28:2, 7, 8-9

    R.(6) Blessed be the Lord, for he has heard my prayer.
    Hear the sound of my pleading, when I cry to you,
    lifting up my hands toward your holy shrine.
    R.Blessed be the Lord, for he has heard my prayer.
    The LORD is my strength and my shield.
    In him my heart trusts, and I find help;
    then my heart exults, and with my song I give him thanks.
    R.Blessed be the Lord, for he has heard my prayer.
    The LORD is the strength of his people,
    the saving refuge of his anointed.
    Save your people, and bless your inheritance;
    feed them, and carry them forever!
    R.Blessed be the Lord, for he has heard my prayer.

    Alleluia Jn 3:16

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    God so loved the world that he gave his only-begotten Son,
    so that everyone who believes in him might have eternal life.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel Lk 7:1-10

    When Jesus had finished all his words to the people,
    he entered Capernaum.
    A centurion there had a slave who was ill and about to die,
    and he was valuable to him.
    When he heard about Jesus, he sent elders of the Jews to him,
    asking him to come and save the life of his slave.
    They approached Jesus and strongly urged him to come, saying,
    "He deserves to have you do this for him,
    for he loves our nation and he built the synagogue for us."
    And Jesus went with them,
    but when he was only a short distance from the house,
    the centurion sent friends to tell him,
    "Lord, do not trouble yourself,
    for I am not worthy to have you enter under my roof.
    Therefore, I did not consider myself worthy to come to you;
    but say the word and let my servant be healed.
    For I too am a person subject to authority,
    with soldiers subject to me.
    And I say to one, Go, and he goes;
    and to another, Come here, and he comes;
    and to my slave, Do this, and he does it."
    When Jesus heard this he was amazed at him
    and, turning, said to the crowd following him,
    "I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith."
    When the messengers returned to the house,
    they found the slave in good health.

    For the readings of the Memorial of Saints Cornelius and Cyprian, please go here.

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