Readings of the day

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

Gospel: Lk 19, 45-48

Jesus entered the temple area and proceeded to drive out those who were selling things, saying to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be a house of prayer, but you have made it a den of thieves.'” And every day he was teaching in the temple area.

The chief priests, the scribes, and the leaders of the people, meanwhile, were seeking to put him to death, but they could find no way to accomplish their purpose because all the people were hanging on his words.

Saint of the day: Saint Cecilia, Virgin and Martyr