Daily Gospel

The Gospel of the day: 19th November

Readings of the day

First Reading: 1 Mac 4, 36-37.52-59
Psalm: 1 Chron 29, 10.11abc.11d-12a.12bcd

Gospel: Lk 19, 45-48

Then he entered the temple and began to drive out those who were selling things there; and he said, “It is written, “My house shall be a house of prayer’; but you have made it a den of robbers.” Every day he was teaching in the temple… Read more »

The Gospel of the day: 18th November

Readings of the day

First Reading: 1 Mac 2, 15-29
Psalm: 49 (50), 1-2.5-6.14-15

Gospel: Lk 19, 41-44

In those days, Jesus came near the city of Jerusalem and, he wept over it, saying, “If you, even you, had only recognized on this day the things that make for peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes. Indeed, the days will come upon you, when your enemies will set up ramparts around you and surround you, and hem you in on every side. They will crush you to the ground, you and your children within you, and they will not leave within you one stone upon another; because you did not recognize the time of your visitation from God.”  Read more »

The Gospel of the day: 17th November

Readings of the day

First Reading: 2 Mac 7, 1.20-31
Psalm: 16 (17), 1.5-6.8b & 15

Gospel: Lk 19, 11-28

In those days, Jesus went on to tell a parable, because he was near Jerusalem, and because they supposed that the kingdom of God was to appear immediately. So he said, “A nobleman went to a distant country to get royal power for himself and then return. He summoned ten of his slaves, and gave them ten pounds, and said to them, “Do business with these until I come back.’ 

But the citizens of his country hated him and sent a delegation after him, saying, “We do not want this man to rule over us.’ When he returned, having received royal power, he ordered these slaves, to whom he had given the money, to be summoned so that he might find out what they had gained by trading. The first came forward and said, “Lord, your pound has made ten more pounds.’ He said to him, “Well done, good slave! … Read more »

The Gospel of the day: 16th November

Readings of the day

First Reading: 2 Mac 6, 18-31
Psalm: 3, 2-3.4-5.6-7

Gospel: Lk 19, 1-10

In those days, Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through it. A man was there named Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was rich. He was trying to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was short in stature. So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore tree to see him, because he was going to pass that way. 

When Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, hurry and come down; for I must stay at your house today.” So he hurried down and was happy to welcome him. All who saw it began to grumble and said, “He has gone to be the guest of one who is a sinner.” 

Zacchaeus stood there and said to the Lord, “Look, half of my possessions, Lord, I will give to the poor; and if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I will pay back four times as much.” Then Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because he too is a son of Abraham. For the Son of Man came to seek out and to save the lost.” 

Saint of the day: Saint Margaret of Scotland Read more »

The Gospel of the day: 15th November

Reading of the day

First Reading: 1 Mac 1, 10-15.41-43.54-57.62-64
Psalm: 118 (119), 53.61.134.150.155.158

Gospel: Lk 18, 35-43

As Jesus approached Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging. When he heard a crowd going by, he asked what was happening. They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.” 

Then he shouted, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” Those who were in front sternly ordered him to be quiet; but he shouted even more loudly, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” 

Jesus stood still and ordered the man to be brought to him; and when he came near, he asked him, “What do you want me to do for you?” He said, “Lord, let me see again.” Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith has saved you.” 

Saint of the day: Saint Albert the Great, bishop and doctor of the Church Read more »

The Sunday Gospel: 14th November

Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time
Readings of the day

First Reading: Dan 12:1-3
Psalm: 15(16):5,8,9-10,11
Second Reading: Hebrews 10:11-14,18

Gospel: Mk 13:24-32

In those days, Jesus told his disciples: “But in those days, after that suffering, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. Then they will see “the Son of Man coming in clouds’ with great power and glory. Then he will send out the angels, and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven. 

“From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near. So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that he is near, at the very gates. Truly I tell you, this generation will not pass away until all these things have taken place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. “But about that day or hour no one knows, neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father”.  Read more »

The Gospel of the day: 13th November

Readings of the day

First Reading: Wisdom 18, 14-16; 19, 6-9
Psalm: 104 (105), 2-3.36-37.42-43

Gospel: Lk 18, 1-8

In those days, Jesus told his disciples a parable about their need to pray always and not to lose heart. He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor had respect for people. In that city there was a widow who kept coming to him and saying, “Grant me justice against my opponent.’ 

For a while he refused; but later he said to himself, “Though I have no fear of God and no respect for anyone, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will grant her justice, so that she may not wear me out by continually coming.’ ” And the Lord said, “Listen to what the unjust judge says. And will not God grant justice to his chosen ones who cry to him day and night? … Read more »

The Gospel of the day: 12th November

Readings of the day

First Reading: Wisdom 13, 1-9
Psalm: 18, 2-3.4-5

Gospel: Lk 17, 26-37

In those days, Jesus told his disciples: “Just as it was in the days of Noah, so too it will be in the days of the Son of Man. They were eating and drinking, and marrying and being given in marriage, until the day Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed all of them. 

Likewise, just as it was in the days of Lot: they were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building, but on the day that Lot left Sodom, it rained fire and sulfur from heaven and destroyed all of them —it will be like that on the day that the Son of Man is revealed. 

On that day, anyone on the housetop who has belongings in the house must not come down to take them away; and likewise anyone in the field must not turn back. Remember Lot’s wife. 

Those who try to make their life secure will lose it, but those who lose their life will keep it. I tell you, on that night there will be two in one bed; one will be taken and the other left. There will be two women grinding meal together; one will be taken and the other left.” 

Then they asked him, “Where, Lord?” He said to them, “Where the corpse is, there the vultures will gather.”

Saint of the day: Saint Josaphat, bishop & martyr Read more »

The Gospel of the day: 11th November

Readings of the day

First Reading: Wis 7, 22 – 8,1
Psalm: 118 (119), 89.90.91.130.135.175

Gospel: Lk 17, 20-25

In those days, Jesus was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God was coming, and he answered, “The kingdom of God is not coming with things that can be observed; nor will they say, “Look, here it is!’ or “There it is!’ For, in fact, the kingdom of God is among you.” 

Then he said to the disciples, “The days are coming when you will long to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see it. They will say to you, “Look there!’ or “Look here!’ Do not go, do not set off in pursuit. For as the lightning flashes and lights up the sky from one side to the other, so will the Son of Man be in his day. But first he must endure much suffering and be rejected by this generation. 

Saint of the day: Saint Martin of Tours, bishop Read more »

The Gospel of the day: 10th November

Readings of the day

First Reading: Wis 6, 1-11
Psalm: 81 (82), 3-4.6-7

Gospel: Lk 17, 11-19

As Jesus continued his journey to Jerusalem, he travelled through Samaria and Galilee.
As he was entering a village, ten lepers met him. They stood at a distance from him
and raised their voice, saying, “Jesus, Master! Have pity on us!” And when he saw them, he said, “Go show yourselves to the priests.” As they were going they were cleansed… Read more »