Daily Readings 11/11/2016

Memorial of Saint Martin of Tours, Bishop
Lectionary: 495

Reading 12 JN 4-9

[Chosen Lady:]
I rejoiced greatly to find some of your children walking in the truth
just as we were commanded by the Father.
But now, Lady, I ask you,
not as though I were writing a new commandment
but the one we have had from the beginning:
let us love one another.
For this is love, that we walk according to his commandments;
this is the commandment, as you heard from the beginning,
in which you should walk.

Many deceivers have gone out into the world,
those who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh;
such is the deceitful one and the antichrist.
Look to yourselves that you do not lose what we worked for
but may receive a full recompense.
Anyone who is so “progressive”
as not to remain in the teaching of the Christ does not have God;
whoever remains in the teaching has the Father and the Son.

Responsorial PsalmPS 119:1, 2, 10, 11, 17, 18

R. (1b) Blessed are they who follow the law of the Lord!
Blessed are they whose way is blameless,
who walk in the law of the LORD.
R. Blessed are they who follow the law of the Lord!
Blessed are they who observe his decrees,
who seek him with all their heart.
R. Blessed are they who follow the law of the Lord!
With all my heart I seek you;
let me not stray from your commands.
R. Blessed are they who follow the law of the Lord!
Within my heart I treasure your promise,
that I may not sin against you.
R. Blessed are they who follow the law of the Lord!
Be good to your servant, that I may live
and keep your words.
R. Blessed are they who follow the law of the Lord!
Open my eyes, that I may consider
the wonders of your law.
R. Blessed are they who follow the law of the Lord!

AlleluiaLK 21:28

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Stand erect and raise your heads
because your redemption is at hand.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

GospelLK 17:26-37

Jesus said to his disciples:
“As it was in the days of Noah,
so it will be in the days of the Son of Man;
they were eating and drinking,
marrying and giving in marriage up to the day
that Noah entered the ark,
and the flood came and destroyed them all.
Similarly, as it was in the days of Lot:
they were eating, drinking, buying,
selling, planting, building;
on the day when Lot left Sodom,
fire and brimstone rained from the sky to destroy them all.
So it will be on the day the Son of Man is revealed.
On that day, someone who is on the housetop
and whose belongings are in the house
must not go down to get them,
and likewise one in the field
must not return to what was left behind.
Remember the wife of Lot.
Whoever seeks to preserve his life will lose it,
but whoever loses it will save it.
I tell you, on that night there will be two people in one bed;
one will be taken, the other left.
And there will be two women grinding meal together;
one will be taken, the other left.”
They said to him in reply, “Where, Lord?”
He said to them, “Where the body is,
there also the vultures will gather.”

Lecturas del Día 10/27/2016

Jueves de la XXX semana del Tiempo ordinario
Leccionario: 482

Primera lectura

Ef 6, 10-20
Hermanos: Busquen su fortaleza en el Señor y en su invencible poder. Utilicen las armas que Dios les ha dado, para poder resistir a las asechanzas del diablo. Porque no estamos luchando contra fuerzas humanas, sino contra las fuerzas espirituales y sobrehumanas del mal, que dominan y gobiernan este mundo de tinieblas.

Por eso, para que puedan resistir en los momentos difíciles y quedar definitivamente victoriosos, revístanse con la armadura de Dios: que su cinturón sea siempre la verdad; su coraza, la justicia; su calzado, la prontitud para anunciar el Evangelio de la paz; que la fe les sirva siempre de escudo para protegerlos y apagar las flechas incendiarias del enemigo malo; pónganse el casco de la salvación y empuñen la espada del espíritu, que es la palabra de Dios.

Y, con la ayuda del Espíritu Santo, oren y supliquen continuamente. Velen en oración constantemente por todo el pueblo cristiano y también por mí, a fin de que Dios me conceda hablar con toda libertad para anunciar el misterio de Cristo, contenido en el Evangelio, del cual soy embajador, aunque estoy encadenado. Pidan, pues, que tenga valor para predicarlo como debo.

Salmo Responsorial

Salmo 143, 1. 2. 9-10
R. (1a) Bendito sea el Señor, mi fortaleza.
Bendito sea el Señor,
mi roca firme;
él adiestró mis manos y mis dedos
para luchar en lides.
R. Bendito sea el Señor, mi fortaleza.
El es mi amigo fiel, mi fortaleza,
mi seguro escondite,
escudo en que me amparo,
el que los pueblos a mis plantas rinde.
R. Bendito sea el Señor, mi fortaleza.
Al compás de mi citara,
nuevos cantos, Señor, he de decirte,
pues tú das a los reyes la victoria
y salvas a David, tu siervo humilde.
R. Bendito sea el Señor, mi fortaleza.

Aclamación antes del Evangelio

Lc 19, 38; 2, 14
R. Aleluya, aleluya.
¡Bendito el rey que viene en el nombre del Señor!
¡Paz en el cielo y gloria en las alturas!
R. Aleluya.

Evangelio

Lc 13, 31-35
En aquel tiempo, se acercaron a Jesús unos fariseos y le dijeron: “Vete de aquí, porque Herodes quiere matarte”.

Él les contestó: “Vayan a decirle a ese zorro que seguiré expulsando demonios y haciendo curaciones hoy y mañana, y que al tercer día terminaré mi obra. Sin embargo, hoy, mañana y pasado mañana tengo que seguir mi camino, porque no conviene que un profeta muera fuera de Jerusalén.

¡Jerusalén, Jerusalén, que matas y apedreas a los profetas que Dios te envía! ¡Cuántas veces he querido reunir a tus hijos, como la gallina reúne a sus pollitos bajo las alas, pero tú no has querido!

Así pues, la casa de ustedes quedará abandonada. Yo les digo que no me volverán a ver hasta el día en que digan: ‘¡Bendito el que viene en el nombre del Señor!’ “

Daily Readings 10/27/2016

Thursday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time
Lectionary: 482

Reading 1EPH 6:10-20

Brothers and sisters:
Draw your strength from the Lord and from his mighty power.
Put on the armor of God so that you may be able to stand firm
against the tactics of the Devil.
For our struggle is not with flesh and blood
but with the principalities, with the powers,
with the world rulers of this present darkness,
with the evil spirits in the heavens.
Therefore, put on the armor of God,
that you may be able to resist on the evil day
and, having done everything, to hold your ground.
So stand fast with your loins girded in truth,
clothed with righteousness as a breastplate,
and your feet shod in readiness for the Gospel of peace.
In all circumstances, hold faith as a shield,
to quench all the flaming arrows of the Evil One.
And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit,
which is the word of God.

With all prayer and supplication,
pray at every opportunity in the Spirit.
To that end, be watchful with all perseverance and supplication
for all the holy ones and also for me,
that speech may be given me to open my mouth,
to make known with boldness the mystery of the Gospel
for which I am an ambassador in chains,
so that I may have the courage to speak as I must.

Responsorial PsalmPS 144:1B, 2, 9-10

R. (1b) Blessed be the Lord, my Rock!
Blessed be the LORD, my rock,
who trains my hands for battle, my fingers for war.
R. Blessed be the Lord, my Rock!
My mercy and my fortress,
my stronghold, my deliverer,
My shield, in whom I trust,
who subdues my people under me.
R. Blessed be the Lord, my Rock!
O God, I will sing a new song to you;
with a ten stringed lyre I will chant your praise,
You who give victory to kings,
and deliver David, your servant from the evil sword.
R. Blessed be the Lord, my Rock!

AlleluiaSEE LK 19:38; 2:14

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord.
Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

GospelLK 13:31-35

Some Pharisees came to Jesus and said,
“Go away, leave this area because Herod wants to kill you.”
He replied, “Go and tell that fox,
‘Behold, I cast out demons and I perform healings today and tomorrow,
and on the third day I accomplish my purpose.
Yet I must continue on my way today, tomorrow, and the following day,
for it is impossible that a prophet should die
outside of Jerusalem.’

“Jerusalem, Jerusalem,
you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you,
how many times I yearned to gather your children together
as a hen gathers her brood under her wings,
but you were unwilling!
Behold, your house will be abandoned.
But I tell you, you will not see me until the time comes when you say,
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

Lecturas del Día 10/26/2016

Miércoles de la XXX semana del Tiempo ordinario
Leccionario: 481

Primera lectura

Ef 6, 1-9
Hijos, obedezcan a sus padres por amor al Señor, porque eso es justo. Honrarás a tu padre y a tu madre es un mandamiento muy importante, que lleva consigo esta promesa: Te irá bien y vivirás largo tiempo en la tierra.

Padres, no exasperen a sus hijos; más bien fórmenlos y corríjanlos, para educarlos bien, como el Señor quiere.

Esclavos, obedezcan a sus amos de este mundo con docilidad, respeto y sencillez de corazón, como a Cristo; no sólo cuando los están mirando, ni sólo para quedar bien con ellos, sino como esclavos de Cristo, que cumplen de corazón la voluntad de Dios. Sírvanles, pues, de buena gana, como quien sirve al Señor y no a los hombres, recordando que cada uno, sea esclavo o libre, será recompensado por el Señor, según el bien que haya hecho.

Y ustedes, amos, correspondan a sus esclavos en una forma semejante. Absténganse, pues, de toda clase de amenazas, recordando que tanto ellos como ustedes tienen el mismo amo, que está en los cielos y en el cual no hay favoritismos por una persona o por otra.

Salmo Responsorial

Salmo 144, 10-11. 12-13ab. 13cd-14
R. (13c) El Señor es fiel en todas sus palabras.
Que te alaben, Señor, todas tus obras
y que todos tus fieles te bendigan.
Que proclamen la gloria de tu reino
Y den a conocer tus maravillas.
R. El Señor es fiel en todas sus palabras.
Que muestren a los hombres tus proezas,
el esplendor y la gloria de tu reino.
Tu reino, Señor, es para siempre,
y tu imperio, por todos las generaciones..
R. El Señor es fiel en todas sus palabras.
El Señor es siempre fiel a sus palabras
y bondadoso en todas sus acciones.
Da su apoyo el Señor al que tropieza
y al agobiado alivia.
R. El Señor es fiel en todas sus palabras.

Aclamación antes del Evangelio

Cfr 2 Tes 2, 14
R. Aleluya, aleluya.
Dios nos ha llamado, por medio del Evangelio,
a participar de la gloria de nuestro Señor Jesucristo.
R. Aleluya.

Evangelio

Lc 13, 22-30
En aquel tiempo, Jesús iba enseñando por ciudades y pueblos, mientras se encaminaba a Jerusalén. Alguien le preguntó: “Señor, ¿es verdad que son pocos los que se salvan?”

Jesús le respondió: “Esfuércense en entrar por la puerta, que es angosta, pues yo les aseguro que muchos tratarán de entrar y no podrán. Cuando el dueño de la casa se levante de la mesa y cierre la puerta, ustedes se quedarán afuera y se pondrán a tocar la puerta, diciendo: ‘Señor, ábrenos’. Pero él les responderá: ‘No sé quiénes son ustedes’. Entonces le dirán con insistencia: ‘Hemos comido y bebido contigo y tú has enseñado en nuestras plazas’. Pero él replicará: ‘Yo les aseguro que no sé quiénes son ustedes. Apártense de mí, todos ustedes los que hacen el mal’. Entonces llorarán ustedes y se desesperarán, cuando vean a Abraham, a Isaac, a Jacob y a todos los profetas en el Reino de Dios, y ustedes se vean echados fuera. Vendrán muchos del oriente y del poniente, del norte y del sur, y participarán en el banquete del Reino de Dios.

Pues los que ahora son los últimos, serán los primeros; y los que ahora son los primeros, serán los últimos”.

Daily Readings 10/26/2016

Wednesday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time
Lectionary: 481

Reading 1EPH 6:1-9

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.
Honor your father and mother.
This is the first commandment with a promise,
that it may go well with you
and that you may have a long life on earth.

Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger,
but bring them up with the training and instruction of the Lord.

Slaves, be obedient to your human masters with fear and trembling,
in sincerity of heart, as to Christ,
not only when being watched, as currying favor,
but as slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart,
willingly serving the Lord and not men,
knowing that each will be requited from the Lord
for whatever good he does, whether he is slave or free.
Masters, act in the same way towards them, and stop bullying,
knowing that both they and you have a Master in heaven
and that with him there is no partiality.

Responsorial PsalmPS 145:10-11, 12-13AB, 13CD-14

R. (13c) The Lord is faithful in all his words.
Let all your works give you thanks, O LORD,
and let your faithful ones bless you.
Let them discourse of the glory of your Kingdom
and speak of your might.
R. The Lord is faithful in all his words.
Making known to men your might
and the glorious splendor of your Kingdom.
Your Kingdom is a Kingdom for all ages,
and your dominion endures through all generations.
R. The Lord is faithful in all his words.
The LORD is faithful in all his words
and holy in all his works.
The LORD lifts up all who are falling
and raises up all who are bowed down.
R. The Lord is faithful in all his words.

AlleluiaSEE 2 THESS 2:14

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
God has called us through the Gospel
to possess the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

GospelLK 13:22-30

Jesus passed through towns and villages,
teaching as he went and making his way to Jerusalem.
Someone asked him,
“Lord, will only a few people be saved?”
He answered them,
“Strive to enter through the narrow gate,
for many, I tell you, will attempt to enter
but will not be strong enough.
After the master of the house has arisen and locked the door,
then will you stand outside knocking and saying,
‘Lord, open the door for us.’
He will say to you in reply,
‘I do not know where you are from.’
And you will say,
‘We ate and drank in your company and you taught in our streets.’
Then he will say to you,
‘I do not know where you are from.
Depart from me, all you evildoers!’
And there will be wailing and grinding of teeth
when you see Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob
and all the prophets in the Kingdom of God
and you yourselves cast out.
And people will come from the east and the west
and from the north and the south
and will recline at table in the Kingdom of God.
For behold, some are last who will be first,
and some are first who will be last.”