Reading 1 Heb 3:7-14
The Holy Spirit says:Oh, that today you would hear his voice,"Harden not your hearts as at the rebellionin the day of testing in the desert,where your ancestors tested and tried meand saw my works for forty years.Because of this I was provoked with that generationand I said, 'They have always been of erring heart,and they do not know my ways.'As I swore in my wrath,'They shall not enter into my rest.'"Take care, brothers and sisters,that none of you may have an evil and unfaithful heart,so as to forsake the living God.Encourage yourselves daily while it is still "today,"so that none of you may grow hardened by the deceit of sin.We have become partners of Christif only we hold the beginning of the reality firm until the end.
Responsorial Psalm Ps 95:6-7c, 8-9, 10-11
R. (8) If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.Come, let us bow down in worship;let us kneel before the LORD who made us.For he is our God,and we are the people he shepherds, the flock he guides.R. If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.Oh, that today you would hear his voice:"Harden not your hearts as at Meribah,as in the day of Massah in the desert,Where your fathers tempted me;they tested me though they had seen my works." R. If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.Forty years I was wearied of that generation;I said: "This people's heart goes astray,they do not know my ways."Therefore I swore in my anger:"They shall never enter my rest." R. If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.
Alleluia See Mt 4:23
R. Alleluia, alleluia.Jesus preached the Gospel of the Kingdomand cured every disease among the people.R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Gospel Mk 1:40-45
A leper came to him and kneeling down begged him and said,"If you wish, you can make me clean."Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand,touched the leper, and said to him, "I do will it. Be made clean."The leprosy left him immediately, and he was made clean.Then, warning him sternly, he dismissed him at once.Then he said to him, "See that you tell no one anything,but go, show yourself to the priestand offer for your cleansing what Moses prescribed;that will be proof for them."The man went away and began to publicize the whole matter.He spread the report abroadso that it was impossible for Jesus to enter a town openly.He remained outside in deserted places,and people kept coming to him from everywhere.
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Posted: January 17, 2019, 9:30 am
Reading 1 Heb 2:14-18
Since the children share in blood and Flesh,Jesus likewise shared in them,that through death he might destroy the onewho has the power of death, that is, the Devil,and free those who through fear of deathhad been subject to slavery all their life.Surely he did not help angelsbut rather the descendants of Abraham;therefore, he had to become like his brothers and sisters in every way, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest before Godto expiate the sins of the people.Because he himself was tested through what he suffered,he is able to help those who are being tested.
Responsorial Psalm Ps 105:1-2, 3-4, 6-7, 8-9
R. (8a) The Lord remembers his covenant for ever.or:R. Alleluia.Give thanks to the LORD, invoke his name;make known among the nations his deeds.Sing to him, sing his praise,proclaim all his wondrous deeds.R. The Lord remembers his covenant for ever.or:R. Alleluia.Glory in his holy name;rejoice, O hearts that seek the LORD!Look to the LORD in his strength;seek to serve him constantly.R. The Lord remembers his covenant for ever.or:R. Alleluia.You descendants of Abraham, his servants,sons of Jacob, his chosen ones!He, the LORD, is our God;throughout the earth his judgments prevail.R. The Lord remembers his covenant for ever.or:R. Alleluia.He remembers forever his covenantwhich he made binding for a thousand generationsB Which he entered into with Abrahamand by his oath to Isaac. R. The Lord remembers his covenant for ever.or:R. Alleluia.
Alleluia Jn 10:27
R. Alleluia, alleluia.My sheep hear my voice, says the Lord.I know them, and they follow me.R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Gospel Mk 1:29-39
On leaving the synagogueJesus entered the house of Simon and Andrew with James and John.Simon's mother-in-law lay sick with a fever.They immediately told him about her.He approached, grasped her hand, and helped her up.Then the fever left her and she waited on them.When it was evening, after sunset,they brought to him all who were ill or possessed by demons.The whole town was gathered at the door.He cured many who were sick with various diseases,and he drove out many demons,not permitting them to speak because they knew him.Rising very early before dawn, he left and went off to a deserted place, where he prayed.Simon and those who were with him pursued himand on finding him said, "Everyone is looking for you."He told them, "Let us go on to the nearby villagesthat I may preach there also.For this purpose have I come."So he went into their synagogues, preaching and driving out demons throughout the whole of Galilee.
Posted: January 16, 2019, 9:30 am
Reading 1 Heb 2:5-12
It was not to angels that God subjected the world to come,of which we are speaking.Instead, someone has testified somewhere:What is man that you are mindful of him,or the son of man that you care for him?You made him for a little while lower than the angels;you crowned him with glory and honor,subjecting all things under his feet.In "subjecting" all things to him,he left nothing not "subject to him."Yet at present we do not see "all things subject to him," but we do see Jesus "crowned with glory and honor"because he suffered death,he who "for a little while" was made "lower than the angels,"that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.For it was fitting that he,for whom and through whom all things exist,in bringing many children to glory,should make the leader to their salvation perfect through suffering.He who consecratesand those who are being consecrated all have one origin.Therefore, he is not ashamed to call them "brothers" saying: I will proclaim your name to my brethren,in the midst of the assembly I will praise you.
Responsorial Psalm Ps 8:2ab and 5, 6-7, 8-9
R. (see 7) You have given your Son rule over the works of your hands.O LORD, our Lord,how glorious is your name over all the earth!What is man that you should be mindful of him,or the son of man that you should care for him?R. You have given your Son rule over the works of your hands.You have made him little less than the angels,and crowned him with glory and honor.You have given him rule over the works of your hands,putting all things under his feet.R. You have given your Son rule over the works of your hands.All sheep and oxen,yes, and the beasts of the field,The birds of the air, the fishes of the sea,and whatever swims the paths of the seas.R. You have given your Son rule over the works of your hands.
Alleluia See 1 Thes 2:13
R. Alleluia, alleluia.Receive the word of God, not as the word of men,but as it truly is, the word of God.R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Gospel Mk 1:21-28
Jesus came to Capernaum with his followers, and on the sabbath he entered the synagogue and taught.The people were astonished at his teaching,for he taught them as one having authority and not as the scribes.In their synagogue was a man with an unclean spirit;he cried out, "What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth?Have you come to destroy us?I know who you are–the Holy One of God!" Jesus rebuked him and said, "Quiet! Come out of him!"The unclean spirit convulsed him and with a loud cry came out of him.All were amazed and asked one another,"What is this?A new teaching with authority.He commands even the unclean spirits and they obey him."His fame spread everywhere throughout the whole region of Galilee.
Posted: January 15, 2019, 9:30 am
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