Daily Gospel

The Gospel of the day: 22nd February

Chair of Saint Peter, apostle – Feast
Readings of the day

First Reading: 1 Pt 5,1-4
Psalm: 22,1-6

Gospel: Mt 16,13-19

Jesus went into the region of Caesarea Philippi and he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist, others Elijah, still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter said in reply, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”

Jesus said to him in reply, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah… Read more »

The Gospel of the day: 21st February

Readings of the day

First Reading: James 2, 14-24.26
Psalm: 111 (112), 1-2.3-4.5-6

Gospel: Mk 8, 34 – 9,1

Jesus summoned the crowd with his disciples and said to them, «Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and that of the gospel will save it.”

What profit is there for one to gain the whole world and forfeit his life? … Read more »

The Gospel of the day: 20th February

Readings of the day

First Reading: James 2, 1-9
Psalm: 33 (34), 2-3.4-5.6-7

Gospel: Mk 8, 27-33

Jesus and his disciples set out for the villages of Caesarea Philippi. Along the way he asked his disciples, «Who do people say that I am?» They said in reply, “John the Baptist, others Elijah, still others one of the prophets.” And he asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter said to him in reply, “You are the Messiah.”

Then he warned them not to tell anyone about him… Read more »

The Gospel of the day: 19th February

Readings of the day

First Reading: James 1, 19-27
Psalm: 14 (15), 2-3ab.3cd-4ab.5

Gospel: Mk 8, 22-26

When Jesus and his disciples arrived at Bethsaida, people brought to him a blind man and begged Jesus to touch him. He took the blind man by the hand and led him outside the village. Putting spittle on his eyes he laid his hands on him and asked, “Do you see anything?” Looking up he replied, “I see people looking like trees and walking.”

Then he laid hands on his eyes a second time and he saw clearly; his sight was restored and he could see everything distinctly… Read more »

The Gospel of the day: 18th February

Readings of the day

First Reading: James 1, 12-18
Psalm: 93 (94), 12-13a.14-15.18-19

Gospel: Mk 8, 14-21

The disciples had forgotten to bring bread, and they had only one loaf with them in the boat.
He cautioned them saying, “Watch out, guard against the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod.” They concluded among themselves that it was because they had no bread… Read more »

The Gospel of the day: 17th February

Readings of the day

First Reading: James 1, 1-11
Psalm: 118 (119), 67.68.71.72.75.76

Gospel: Mk 8, 11-13

The Pharisees came forward and began to argue with Jesus, seeking from him a sign from heaven to test him. He sighed from the depth of his spirit and said, “Why does this generation seek a sign? Amen, I say to you, no sign will be given to this generation.”

Then he left them, got into the boat again, and went off to the other shore… Read more »

The Sunday Gospel: 16th February

The Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Readings of the day

First Reading: Sir 15, 15-20
Psalm: 118 (119), 1-2.4-5.17-18.33-34
Second Reading: 1 Cor 2, 6-10

Gospel: Mt 5, 17-37

Jesus said to his disciples: “Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have come not to abolish but to fulfill. Amen, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or the smallest part of a letter will pass from the law, until all things have taken place… Read more »

The Gospel of the day: 15th February

Readings of the day

First Reading: 1 Kings 12, 26-32; 13, 33-34
Psalm: 105 (106), 6-7a.19-20.21-22

Gospel: Mk 8, 1-10

In those days when there again was a great crowd without anything to eat, Jesus summoned the disciples and said, My heart is moved with pity for the crowd, because they have been with me now for three days and have nothing to eat… Read more »

The Gospel of the day: 14th February

Readings of the day

First Reading: Acts 13, 46-69
Psalm: 116, 1.2

Gospel: Lk 10, 1-9

In those days the Lord appointed seventy others, and sent them on ahead of him, two by two, into every town and place where he himself was about to come. 

And he said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few; pray therefore the Lord of the harvest to send out labourers into his harvest. Go your way; behold, I send you out as lambs in the midst of wolves. Carry no purse, no bag, no sandals; and salute no one on the road. 

Whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace be to this house!’ And if a son of peace is there, your peace shall rest upon him; but if not, it shall return to you. And remain in the same house, eating and drinking what they provide, for the labourer deserves his wages; do not go from house to house. 

Whenever you enter a town and they receive you, eat what is set before you; heal the sick in it and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’ 

Saints of the day: Saint Cyril & Saint Methodius, Patrons of Europe Read more »

The Gospel of the day: 13th February

Readings of the day

First Reading: 1 Kings 11, 4-13
Psalm: 105 (106), 3-4.35-36.37 & 40

Gospel: Mk 7, 24-30

Jesus went to the district of Tyre. He entered a house and wanted no one to know about it, but he could not escape notice.

Soon a woman whose daughter had an unclean spirit heard about him. She came and fell at his feet… Read more »