Wednesday of the Twenty-sixth Week in Ordinary Time September 28, 2022 - Reading 1 Jb 9:1-12, 14-16 Job answered his friends and said:I know well that it is so;but how can a man be justified before God?Should one wish to contend with him,he could not answer him once in a thousand times.God is wise in heart and mighty in strength;who has withstood him and remained unscathed?He removes the mountains before they know it;he overturns them in his anger.He shakes the earth out of its place,and the pillars beneath it tremble.He commands the sun, and it rises not;he seals up the stars.He alone stretches out the heavensand treads upon the crests of the sea.He made the Bear and Orion,the Pleiades and the constellations of the south;He does great things past finding out,marvelous things beyond reckoning.Should he come near me, I see him not;should he pass by, I am not aware of him;Should he seize me forcibly, who can say him nay?Who can say… ...
Memorial of Saint Vincent de Paul, Priest September 27, 2022 - Readings for the Memorial of Saint Vincent de Paul, priestReading 1 Jb 3:1-3, 11-17, 20-23 Job opened his mouth and cursed his day.Job spoke out and said:Perish the day on which I was born,the night when they said, “The child is a boy!”Why did I not perish at birth,come forth from the womb and expire?Or why was I not buried away like an untimely birth,like babes that have never seen the light?Wherefore did the knees receive me?or why did I suck at the breasts?For then I should have lain down and been tranquil;had I slept, I should then have been at restWith kings and counselors of the earthwho built where now there are ruinsOr with princes who had goldand filled their houses with silver.There the wicked cease from troubling,there the weary are at rest.Why is light given to the toilers,and life to the bitter in spirit?They wait for death and… ...
Monday of the Twenty-sixth Week in Ordinary Time September 26, 2022 - Reading 1 JB 1:6-22 One day, when the angels of God came to present themselves before the LORD, Satan also came among them. And the LORD said to Satan, “Whence do you come?” Then Satan answered the LORD and said, “From roaming the earth and patrolling it.”  And the LORD said to Satan, “Have you noticed my servant Job, and that there is no one on earth like him, blameless and upright, fearing God and avoiding evil?” But Satan answered the LORD and said, “Is it for nothing that Job is God-fearing? Have you not surrounded him and his family and all that he has with your protection? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his livestock are spread over the land. But now put forth your hand and touch anything that he has, and surely he will blaspheme you to your face.” And the LORD said to… ...
Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time September 25, 2022 - Reading 1 Am 6:1a, 4-7 Thus says the LORD the God of hosts: Woe to the complacent in Zion! Lying upon beds of ivory, stretched comfortably on their couches, they eat lambs taken from the flock, and calves from the stall! Improvising to the music of the harp, like David, they devise their own accompaniment. They drink wine from bowls and anoint themselves with the best oils; yet they are not made ill by the collapse of Joseph! Therefore, now they shall be the first to go into exile, and their wanton revelry shall be done away with. Responsorial Psalm Ps 146:7, 8-9, 9-10 R. (1b) Praise the Lord, my soul! or: R. Alleluia. Blessed is he who keeps faith forever,  secures justice for the oppressed,  gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets captives free. R. Praise the Lord, my soul! or: R. Alleluia. The LORD gives sight to the blind;  the LORD raises up those who were bowed down. The… ...
Saturday of the Twenty-Fifth Week in Ordinary Time September 24, 2022 - Reading 1 ECCL 11:9—12:8 Rejoice, O young man, while you are young  and let your heart be glad in the days of your youth. Follow the ways of your heart, the vision of your eyes; Yet understand that as regards all this God will bring you to judgment. Ward off grief from your heart and put away trouble from your presence, though the dawn of youth is fleeting. Remember your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come And the years approach of which you will say, I have no pleasure in them; Before the sun is darkened, and the light, and the moon, and the stars, while the clouds return after the rain; When the guardians of the house tremble, and the strong men are bent, And the grinders are idle because they are few, and they who look through the windows grow blind; When… ...
Memorial of Saint Pius of Pietrelcina, Priest September 23, 2022 - Readings for the Memorial of Saint Pius of Pietrelcina, priestReading 1 ECCL 3:1-11 There is an appointed time for everything, and a time for every thing under the heavens. A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to uproot the plant. A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to tear down, and a time to build. A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance. A time to scatter stones, and a time to gather them; a time to embrace, and a time to be far from embraces. A time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away. A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to be silent, and a time to speak. A time… ...
Thursday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time September 22, 2022 - Reading 1 ECCL 1:2-11 Vanity of vanities, says Qoheleth, vanity of vanities!  All things are vanity! What profit has man from all the labor which he toils at under the sun? One generation passes and another comes, but the world forever stays. The sun rises and the sun goes down; then it presses on to the place where it rises. Blowing now toward the south, then toward the north, the wind turns again and again, resuming its rounds. All rivers go to the sea, yet never does the sea become full. To the place where they go, the rivers keep on going. All speech is labored; there is nothing one can say. The eye is not satisfied with seeing nor is the ear satisfied with hearing. What has been, that will be; what has been done, that will be done. Nothing is new under the sun. Even the thing of… ...
Feast of Saint Matthew, Apostle and evangelist September 21, 2022 - Reading I Eph 4:1-7, 11-13 Brothers and sisters: I, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to live in a manner worthy of the call you have received, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another through love, striving to preserve the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace: one Body and one Spirit, as you were also called to the one hope of your call; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. But grace was given to each of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift.  And he gave some as Apostles, others as prophets, others as evangelists, others as pastors and teachers, to equip the holy ones for the work of ministry, for building up the Body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of… ...
Memorial of Saints Andrew Kim Tae-gŏn, Priest, and Paul Chŏng Ha-sang, and Companions, Martyrs September 20, 2022 - Readings for the Memorial of Saint Andrew Kim Taegon, priest and martyr, and Saint Paul Chong Hasang, catechist and martyr, and their companions, martyrsReading 1 PRV 21:1-6, 10-13 Like a stream is the king’s heart in the hand of the LORD; wherever it pleases him, he directs it. All the ways of a man may be right in his own eyes, but it is the LORD who proves hearts. To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice. Haughty eyes and a proud heart– the tillage of the wicked is sin. The plans of the diligent are sure of profit, but all rash haste leads certainly to poverty. Whoever makes a fortune by a lying tongue is chasing a bubble over deadly snares. The soul of the wicked man desires evil; his neighbor finds no pity in his eyes. When the arrogant man is… ...
Monday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time September 19, 2022 - Reading 1 Prv 3:27-34 Refuse no one the good on which he has a claimwhen it is in your power to do it for him.Say not to your neighbor, “Go, and come again,tomorrow I will give,” when you can give at once.Plot no evil against your neighbor,against one who lives at peace with you.Quarrel not with a man without cause,with one who has done you no harm.Envy not the lawless manand choose none of his ways:To the LORD the perverse one is an abomination,but with the upright is his friendship.The curse of the LORD is on the house of the wicked,but the dwelling of the just he blesses;When dealing with the arrogant, he is stern,but to the humble he shows kindness. Responsorial Psalm ps 15:2-3a, 3bc-4ab, 5 R. (1) The just one shall live on your holy mountain, O Lord.He who walks blamelessly and does justice;who thinks the truth in… ...

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