Daily Gospel

The Gospel of the day: 24th June

Birth of Saint John the Baptist – Solemnity
Readings of the day

First Reading: Is 49, 1-6
Psalm: 138, 1-3.13-15
Second Reading: Acts 13, 22-26

Gospel: Lk 1, 57-66.80

Now the time came for Elizabeth to give birth, and she bore a son. Her neighbours and relatives heard that the Lord had shown his great mercy to her, and they rejoiced with her. On the eighth day they came to circumcise the child, and they were going to name him Zechariah after his father. But his mother said, “No; he is to be called John.” They said to her, “None of your relatives has this name.” 

Then they began motioning to his father to find out what name he wanted to give him. He asked for a writing tablet and wrote, “His name is John.” And all of them were amazed. Immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue freed, and he began to speak, praising God. 

Fear came over all their neighbours, and all these things were talked about throughout the entire hill country of Judea. All who heard them pondered them and said, “What then will this child become?” For, indeed, the hand of the Lord was with him. The child grew and became strong in spirit, and he was in the wilderness until the day he appeared publicly to Israel… Read more »

The Gospel of the day: 23rd June

Readings of the day

First Reading: Gen 15, 1-12.17-18
Psalm: 104 (105), 1-2.3-4.6-7.8-9

Gospel: Mt 7, 15-20

In those days, Jesus told his disciples: “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thorns, or figs from thistles? 

In the same way, every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus you will know them by their fruits”.  Read more »

The Gospel of the day: 22nd June

Readings of the day

First Reading: Gen 13, 2.5-18
Psalm: 14 (15), 2-3ab. 3cd-4ab. 5

Gospel: Mt 7, 6.12-14

Jesus said to his disciples: “Do not give what is holy to dogs, or throw your pearls before swine, lest they trample them underfoot, and turn and tear you to pieces.

Do to others whatever you would have them do to you… Read more »

The Gospel of the day: 21st June

Readings of the day

First Reading: Gen 12, 1-9
Psalm: 32 (33), 12-13.18-19.20 & 22

Gospel: Mt 7, 1-5

In those days, Jesus told his disciples, “Do not judge, so that you may not be judged. For with the judgement you make you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get. 

Why do you see the speck in your neighbour’s eye, but do not notice the log in your own eye? Or how can you say to your neighbour, “Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ while the log is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your neighbour’s eye… Read more »

The Sunday Gospel: 20th June

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Readings of the day

First Reading: Job 38, 1,8-11
Psalm: 106(107), 23-24,25-26,28-29,30-31
Second Reading: 2 Cor 5, 14-17

Gospel: Mk 4, 35-41

On that day, when evening had come, Jesus said to his disciples, “Let us go across to the other side.” And leaving the crowd behind, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was… Read more »

The Gospel of the day: 19th June

Readings of the day

First Reading: 2 Cor 12, 1-10
Psalm: 33 (34), 8-9.10-11.12-13

Gospel: Mt 6, 24-34

In those days, Jesus told his disciples: “No one can serve two masters; for a slave will either hate the one and love the other, or be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth. 

Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear… Read more »

The Gospel of the day: 18th June

Readings of the day

First Reading: 2 Cor 11, 18.21b-30
Psalm: 33 (34), 2-3.4-5.6-7

Gospel: Mt 6, 19-23

In those days, Jesus told his disciples: “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal; but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. 

The eye is the lamp of the body… Read more »

The Gospel of the day: 17th June

Readings of the day

First Reading: 2 Cor 11, 1-11
Psalm: 110 (111), 1-2.3-4.7-8

Gospel: Mt 6, 7-15

In those days, Jesus told his diciples: “When you are praying, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. 

Pray then in this way: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come… Read more »

The Gospel of the day: 16th June

Readings of the day

First Reading: 2 Cor 9, 6-11
Psalm: 111 (112), 1-2. 3-4. 9

Gospel: Mt 6, 1-6.16-18

In those days, Jesus told his diciples: “Beware of practicing your piety before others in order to be seen by them; for then you have no reward from your Father in heaven. 

So whenever you give alms, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may be praised by others… Read more »

The Gospel of the day: 15th June

Readings of the day

First Reading: 2 Cor 8, 1-9
Psalm: 145 (146), 1b-2. 5-6.7.8-9a

Gospel: Mt 5, 43-48

In those days, Jesus told his disciples: “You have heard that it was said, “You shall love your neighbour and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be children of your Father in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the righteous and on the unrighteous. 

For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? … Read more »