Daily Gospel

The Gospel of the day: 28th September

Readings of he day

First Reading: Zech 8, 20-23
Psalm: 86 (87), 1-3.4-5.6-7

Gospel: Lk 9, 51-56

When the days drew near for him to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem. And he sent messengers ahead of him. On their way they entered a village of the Samaritans to make ready for him; but they did not receive him, because his face was set toward Jerusalem. When his disciples James and John saw it, they said, “Lord, do you want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them?” But he turned and rebuked them. Then they went on to another village. As they were going along the road, someone said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.”

Saints of the day: Saint Wenceslaus, King of Bohemia, martyr, Saint Laurence Ruiz and companions, martyrs Read more »

The Gospel of the day: 27th September

Readings of the day

First Reading: Zech 8, 1-8
Psalm: 101 (102), 16-18.19-21.29 u 22-23

Gospel: Lk 9, 46-50

In those days an argument arose among them as to which one of them was the greatest. But Jesus, aware of their inner thoughts, took a little child and put it by his side, and said to them, “Whoever welcomes this child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me; for the least among all of you is the greatest.” 

John answered, “Master, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he does not follow with us.” But Jesus said to him, “Do not stop him; for whoever is not against you is for you.” 

Saint of the day: Saint Vincent de Paul Read more »

The Sunday Gospel: 26th September

Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Readings of the day

First Reading: Num 11:25-29
Psalm: 18(19):8,10,12-13,14
Second Reading: James 5:1-6

Gospel: Mk 9:38-43,45,47-48

In those days, John said to Jesus, “Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he was not following us.” But Jesus said, “Do not stop him; for no one who does a deed of power in my name will be able soon afterward to speak evil of me. Whoever is not against us is for us. 

For truly I tell you, whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because you bear the name of Christ will by no means lose the reward… Read more »

The Gospel of the day: 25th September

Readings of the day

First Readings: Zech 2, 5-9.14-15a
Psalm: Jer 31, 10.11-12ab.13

Gospel: Lk 9, 43b-45

In those days, while everyone was amazed at all that he was doing, he said to his disciples, “Let these words sink into your ears: The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into human hands.” 

But they did not understand this saying; its meaning was concealed from them, so that they could not perceive it… Read more »

The Gospel of the day: 24th September

Readings of the day

First Reading: Hag 1, 15b – 2,9
Psalm: 42 (43), 1.2.3.4

Gospel: Lk 9, 18-22

Once when Jesus was praying alone, with only the disciples near him, he asked them, “Who do the crowds say that I am?” They answered, “John the Baptist; but others, Elijah; and still others, that one of the ancient prophets has arisen.” 

He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered, “The Messiah of God.” He sternly ordered and commanded them not to tell anyone, saying, “The Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised.”  Read more »

The Gospel of the day: 23rd September

Readings of the day

First Reading: Hag 1, 1-8
Psalm: 149 (150), 1-2.3-4.5-6a & 9b

Gospel: Lk 9, 7-9

In those days, Herod the ruler heard about all that had taken place, and he was perplexed, because it was said by some that John had been raised from the dead, by some that Elijah had appeared, and by others that one of the ancient prophets had arisen. Herod said, “John I beheaded; but who is this about whom I hear such things?” And he tried to see him. 

Saint of the day: Saint Pio of Pietrelicina, Priest Read more »

The Gospel of the day: 22nd September

Readings of the day

First Reading: Ezra 9, 5-9
Psalm: Tob 13, 2.3-4a.4bcd.5.8

Gospel: Lk 9, 1-6

In those days, Jesus called the twelve together and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases, and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal. He said to them, “Take nothing for your journey, no staff, nor bag, nor bread, nor money—not even an extra tunic. Whatever house you enter, stay there, and leave from there. Wherever they do not welcome you, as you are leaving that town shake the dust off your feet as a testimony against them.” 

They departed and went through the villages, bringing the good news and curing diseases everywhere… Read more »

The Gospel of the day: 21st September

Saint Matthew, apostle & evangelist – Feast
Readings of the day

First Reading: Eph 4: 1-7.11-13
Psalm: 18: 2-5

Gospel: Mt 9: 9-13

In those days, as Jesus was walking along, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth; and he said to him, “Follow me.” And he got up and followed him. And as he sat at dinner in the house, many tax collectors and sinners came and were sitting with him and his disciples. When the Pharisees saw this, they said to his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?” But when he heard this, he said, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. Go and learn what this means, “I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ For I have come to call not the righteous but sinners.”  Read more »

The Gospel of the day: 20th September

Readings of the day

First Reading: Esd 1, 1-6
Psalm: 125 (126), 1-2ab.2cd-3.4-5.6

Gospel: Lk 8, 16-18

“No one after lighting a lamp hides it under a jar, or puts it under a bed, but puts it on a lampstand, so that those who enter may see the light. For nothing is hidden that will not be disclosed, nor is anything secret that will not become known and come to light.  … Read more »

The Sunday Gospel: 19th September

Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Readings of the day

First Reading: Wisdom 2, 12.17-20
Psalm: 53 (54), 3-4.5.6.8
Second Reading: James 3, 16 – 4, 3

Gospel: Mk 9, 30-37

In those days, Jesus and his disciples went on from there and passed through Galilee. He did not want anyone to know it; for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, “The Son of Man is to be betrayed into human hands, and they will kill him, and three days after being killed, he will rise again.” But they did not understand what he was saying and were afraid to ask him. 

Then they came to Capernaum; and when he was in the house he asked them, “What were you arguing about on the way?” But they were silent, for on the way they had argued with one another who was the greatest. 

He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, “Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all.” Then he took a little child and put it among them; and taking it in his arms, he said to them, “Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes not me but the one who sent me.” Read more »