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February 6, 2016 – Mk 6:30-34

Memorial of Saint Paul Miki and Companions, Martyrs Lectionary: 328 Reading 1 1 Kgs 3:4-13 Solomon went to Gibeon to sacrifice there, because that was the most renowned high place. Upon its altar Solomon offered a thousand burnt offerings. In Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream at night. God said, “Ask something [...]

Memorial of Saint Agatha, Virgin and Martyr Lectionary: 327 Reading 1 Sir 47:2-11 Like the choice fat of the sacred offerings, so was David in Israel. He made sport of lions as though they were kids, and of bears, like lambs of the flock. As a youth he slew the giant and wiped out the [...]

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Thursday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 326 Reading 1 1 Kgs 2:1-4, 10-12 When the time of David’s death drew near, he gave these instructions to his son Solomon: “I am going the way of all flesh. Take courage and be a man. Keep the mandate of the LORD, your God, following [...]

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Wednesday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 325 Reading 1 2 Sm 24:2, 9-17 King David said to Joab and the leaders of the army who were with him, “Tour all the tribes in Israel from Dan to Beer-sheba and register the people, that I may know their number.” Joab then reported to [...]

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Memorial of Saints Timothy and Titus, Bishops Lectionary: 520/318 Reading 1 2 Tm 1:1-8 Paul, an Apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God for the promise of life in Christ Jesus, to Timothy, my dear child: grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. I am grateful to [...]

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Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul, Apostle Lectionary: 519 Reading 1 Acts 22:3-16 Paul addressed the people in these words: “I am a Jew, born in Tarsus in Cilicia, but brought up in this city. At the feet of Gamaliel I was educated strictly in our ancestral law and was zealous for God, just [...]

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Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 69 Reading 1 Neh 8:2-4a, 5-6, 8-10 Ezra the priest brought the law before the assembly, which consisted of men, women, and those children old enough to understand. Standing at one end of the open place that was before the Water Gate, he read out of the book from [...]

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Saturday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 316 Reading 1 2 Sm 1:1-4, 11-12, 19, 23-27 David returned from his defeat of the Amalekites and spent two days in Ziklag. On the third day a man came from Saul’s camp, with his clothes torn and dirt on his head. Going to David, he [...]

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Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children Lectionary: 315 Reading 1 1 Sm 24:3-21 Saul took three thousand picked men from all Israel and went in search of David and his men in the direction of the wild goat crags. When he came to the sheepfolds along the way, he found a [...]

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Memorial of Saint Agnes, Virgin and Martyr Lectionary: 314 Reading 1 1 Sm 18:6-9; 19:1-7 When David and Saul approached (on David’s return after slaying the Philistine), women came out from each of the cities of Israel to meet King Saul, singing and dancing, with tambourines, joyful songs, and sistrums. The women played and sang: [...]

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Wednesday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 313 Reading 1 1 Sm 17:32-33, 37, 40-51 David spoke to Saul: “Let your majesty not lose courage. I am at your service to go and fight this Philistine.” But Saul answered David, “You cannot go up against this Philistine and fight with him, for you [...]

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Tuesday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 312 Reading 1 1 Sm 16:1-13 The LORD said to Samuel: “How long will you grieve for Saul, whom I have rejected as king of Israel? Fill your horn with oil, and be on your way. I am sending you to Jesse of Bethlehem, for I [...]

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Monday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 311 Reading 1 1 Sm 15:16-23 Samuel said to Saul: “Stop! Let me tell you what the LORD said to me last night.” Saul replied, “Speak!” Samuel then said: “Though little in your own esteem, are you not leader of the tribes of Israel? The LORD [...]

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Second Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 66 Reading 1 Is 62:1-5 For Zion’s sake I will not be silent, for Jerusalem’s sake I will not be quiet, until her vindication shines forth like the dawn and her victory like a burning torch. Nations shall behold your vindication, and all the kings your glory; you shall [...]

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Saturday of the First Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 310 Reading 1 1 Sm 9:1-4, 17-19; 10:1 There was a stalwart man from Benjamin named Kish, who was the son of Abiel, son of Zeror, son of Becorath, son of Aphiah, a Benjaminite. He had a son named Saul, who was a handsome young man. [...]

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Friday of the First Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 309 Reading 1 1 Sm 8:4-7, 10-22a All the elders of Israel came in a body to Samuel at Ramah and said to him, “Now that you are old, and your sons do not follow your example, appoint a king over us, as other nations have, [...]

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