Daily Gospel

The Gospel of the day: 23rd June

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

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

Gospel: Luke 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: 22nd June

Readings of the day

First Reading: 2 Kings 22:8-13; 23:1-3
Psalm: 118 (119):33,34,35,36,37,40

Gospel: Matthew 7:15-20

Jesus said to his disciples: “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but underneath are ravenous wolves. By their fruits you will know them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? Just so, every good tree bears good fruit, and a rotten tree bears bad fruit… Read more »

The Gospel of the day: 21st June

Readings of the day

First Reading: 2 Kings 19:9b-11,14-21,31-35a,36
Psalm: 47 (48):2-3a,3b-4,10-11

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. This is the law and the prophets.”

“Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the road broad that leads to destruction, and those who enter through it are many… Read more »

The Gospel of the day: 20th June

Readings of the day

First Reading: 2 Kings 17:5-8,13-15a,18
Psalm: 59 (60):3,4-5,12-13

Gospel: Matthew 7:1-5

Jesus said to his disciples: “Stop judging, that you may not be judged. For as you judge, so will you be judged, and the measure with which you measure will be measured out to you.

Why do you notice the splinter in your brother’s eye, but do not perceive the wooden beam in your own eye? … Read more »

The Sunday Gospel: 19th June

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ – Solemnity
Readings of the day

First Reading: Gen 14:18-20
Psalm: 109 (110):1,2,3,4
Second Reading: 1 Cor 11:23-26

Gospel: Lukk 9:11b-17

Jesus spoke to the crowds about the kingdom of God, and he healed those who needed to be cured. As the day was drawing to a close, the Twelve approached him and said, “Dismiss the crowd so that they can go to the surrounding villages and farms and find lodging and provisions; for we are in a deserted place here.”

He said to them, “Give them some food yourselves.” They replied, “Five loaves and two fish are all we have, unless we ourselves go and buy food for all these people.” Now the men there numbered about five thousand… Read more »

The Gospel of the day: 18th June

Readings of the day

First Reading: 2 Chronicles 24:17-25
Psalm: 88 (89):4-5,29-30,31-32,33-34

Gospel: Matthew 6:24-34

Jesus said to his disciples: “No one can serve two masters. He will either hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.

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

The Gospel of the day: 17th June

Readings of the day

First Reading: 2 Kings 11:1-4,9-18,20
Psalm: 131 (132):11,12,13-14,17-18

Gospel: Matthew 6:19-23

Jesus said to his disciples: “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and decay destroy, and thieves break in and steal. But store up treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor decay destroys, nor thieves break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be… Read more »

The Gospel of the day: 16th June

Readings of the day

First Reading: Sirach 48:1-14
Salm: 96 (97):1-2,3-4,5-6,7

Gospel: Matthew 6:7-15

Jesus said to his disciples: “In praying, do not babble like the pagans, who think that they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them. Your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

This is how you are to pray: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven… Read more »

The Gospel of the day: 15th June

Readings of the day

First Reading: 2 Kings 2:1,6-14
Psalm: 30 (31):20,21,24

Gospel: Matthew 6:1-6,16-18

Jesus said to his disciples: “Take care not to perform righteous deeds in order that people may see them; otherwise, you will have no recompense from your heavenly Father.

When you give alms, do not blow a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets to win the praise of others… Read more »

The Gospel of the day: 14th June

Readings of the day

First Reading: 1 Kings 21:17-29
Psalm: 50 (51):3-4,5-6a,11 & 16

Gospel: Matthew 5:43-48

Jesus said to 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,
that you may be children of your heavenly Father, for he makes his sun rise on the bad and the good, and causes rain to fall on the just and the unjust… Read more »