Daily Readings

Wednesday of the Second Week of Lent

Reading 1 Jer 18:18-20 The people of Judah and the citizens of Jerusalem said,“Come, let us contrive a plot against Jeremiah.It will not mean the loss of instruction from the priests,nor of counsel from the wise, nor of messages from the prophets.And so, let us destroy him by his own tongue;let us carefully note his every word.”Heed me, O LORD,and listen to what my adversaries say.Must good be repaid with evilthat they should dig a pit to take my life?Remember that I stood before youto speak in their behalf,to turn away your wrath from them. Responsorial Psalm Ps 31:5-6, 14, 15-16 R. (17b) Save me, O Lord, in your kindness.You will free me from the snare they set for me,for you are my refuge.Into your hands I commend my spirit;you will redeem me, O LORD, O faithful God.R. Save me, O Lord, in your kindness.I hear the whispers of the crowd, that frighten me from every side,as they consult together against me, plotting to take my life.R. Save me, O Lord, in your kindness.But my trust is in you, O LORD;I say, “You are my God.”In your hands is my destiny; rescue mefrom the clutches of my enemies and my persecutors.R. Save me, O Lord, in your kindness. Verse Before the Gospel Jn 8:12 I am the light of the world, says the Lord;whoever follows me will have the light of life. Gospel Mt 20:17-28 As Jesus was going up to Jerusalem,he took the Twelve disciples aside by themselves,and said to them on the way,“Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem,and the Son of Man will be handed over to the chief priestsand the scribes,and they will condemn him to death,and hand him over to the Gentilesto be mocked and scourged and crucified,and he will be raised on the third…

Tuesday of the Second Week of Lent

Reading 1 Is 1:10, 16-20 Hear the word of the LORD,princes of Sodom!Listen to the instruction of our God,people of Gomorrah! Wash yourselves clean!Put away your misdeeds from before my eyes;cease doing evil; learn to do good.Make justice your aim:…

Saturday of the First Week of Lent

Reading 1 Dt 26:16-19 Moses spoke to the people, saying:“This day the LORD, your God,commands you to observe these statutes and decrees.Be careful, then,to observe them with all your heart and with all your soul.Today you are making this agreement…