Daily Gospel

The Sunday Gospel: 24th September

Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Readings of the day

First Reading: Isaiah 55:6-9
Psalm: 144 (145):2-3.8-9.17-18
Second Reading: Philippians 1:20c-24.27a

Gospel: Matthew 20:1-16

Jesus told his disciples this parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out at dawn to hire labourers for his vineyard. After agreeing with them for the usual daily wage, he sent them into his vineyard… Read more »

The Gospel of the day: 23rd September

Readings of the day

First Reading: 1 Timothy 6:13-16
Psalm: 99 (100):2,3,4,5

Gospel: Luke 8:4-15

In those days, a great crowd gathered and people from town after town came to Jesus, and he said in a parable: “A sower went out to sow his seed; and as he sowed, some fell on the path and was trampled on, and the birds of the air ate it up. Some fell on the rock; and as it grew up, it withered for lack of moisture. Some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew with it and choked it. Some fell into good soil, and when it grew, it produced a hundredfold.” As he said this, he called out, “Let anyone with ears to hear listen!” 

Then his disciples asked him what this parable meant. He said, “To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of God; but to others I speak in parables, so that “looking they may not perceive, and listening they may not understand.’ 

“Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. The ones on the path are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, so that they may not believe and be saved. The ones on the rock are those who, when they hear the word, receive it with joy… Read more »

The Gospel of the day: 22nd September

Readings of the day

First Reading: 1 Timothy 6:2c-12
Psalm: 48 (49):6-7,8-10,17-18,19-20

Gospel: Luke 8:1-3

In those days, Jesus went on through cities and villages, proclaiming and bringing the good news of the kingdom of God. The twelve were with him, as well as some women who had been cured of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary, called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, and Joanna, the wife of Herod’s steward Chuza, and Susanna, and many others, who provided for them out of their resources… Read more »

The Gospel of the day: 21st September

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

First Reading: Ephesians 4:1-7,11-13
Psalm: 18:2-5

Gospel: Matthew 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: 1 Timothy 3:14-16
Psalm: 110 (111):1-2,3-4,5-6

Gospel: Luke 7:31-35

Jesus said to the crowds: “To what shall I compare the people of this generation? What are they like? They are like children who sit in the marketplace and call to one another, ‘We played the flute for you, but you did not dance… Read more »

The Gospel of the day: 19th September

Readings of the day

First Reading: 1 Timothy 3:1-13
Psalm: 100 (101):1-2ab,2cd-3ab,5,6

Gospel: Luke 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… Read more »

The Gospel of the day: 18th September

Readings of the day

First Reading: 1 Timothy 2:1-8
Psalm: 27 (28):2,7,8-9

Gospel: Luke 7:1-10

After Jesus had finished all his words to the people, he entered Capernaum. A centurion there had a slave whom he valued highly, and who was ill and close to death. When he heard about Jesus, he sent some Jewish elders to him, asking him to come and heal his slave. When they came to Jesus, they appealed to him earnestly, saying, “He is worthy of having you do this for him, for he loves our people, and it is he who built our synagogue for us.” 

And Jesus went with them, but when he was not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to say to him, “Lord, do not trouble yourself, for I am not worthy to have you come under my roof; therefore I did not presume to come to you… Read more »

The Sunday Gospel: 17th September

The Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Readings of the day

First Reading: Sirach 27:30 – 28:7
Psalm: 102 (103):1-2,3-4,9-10,11-12
Second Reading: Romans 14:7-9

Gospel: Matthew 18:21-35

Peter approached Jesus and asked him, “Lord, if my brother sins against me, how often must I forgive him? As many as seven times?” Jesus answered, “I say to you, not seven times but seventy-seven times… Read more »

The Gospel of the day: 16th September

Readings of the day

First Reading: 1 Timothy 1:15-17
Psalm: 112 (113):1-2,3-4,5a & 6-7

Gospel: Luke 6:43-49

In those days, Jesus told his disciples: “No good tree bears bad fruit, nor again does a bad tree bear good fruit; for each tree is known by its own fruit. Figs are not gathered from thorns, nor are grapes picked from a bramble bush. The good person out of the good treasure of the heart produces good, and the evil person out of evil treasure produces evil; for it is out of the abundance of the heart that the mouth speaks. “Why do you call me “Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I tell you? I will show you what someone is like who comes to me, hears my words, and acts on them. That one is like a man building a house, who dug deeply and laid the foundation on rock; when a flood arose, the river burst against that house but could not shake it, because it had been well built. 

But the one who hears and does not act is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation… Read more »

The Gospel of the day: 15th September

Our Lady of Sorrows – Memorial
Readings of the day

First Reading: Hebrews 5:7-9
Psalm: 30:2-6,15-16,20

Gospel: John 19:25-27

Meanwhile, standing near the cross of Jesus were his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing beside her, he said to his mother, “Woman, here is your son.” Then he said to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” And from that hour the disciple took her into his own home.  Read more »