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USCCB Daily Readings from the New American Bible Revised Edition
  1. Feast of Saint Matthew, Apostle and evangelist

    Reading 1 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 faith
    and knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood,
    to the extent of the full stature of Christ.

    Responsorial Psalm Ps 19:2-3, 4-5

    R. (5) Their message goes out through all the earth.
    The heavens declare the glory of God;
    and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.
    Day pours out the word to day,
    and night to night imparts knowledge.
    R. Their message goes out through all the earth.
    Not a word nor a discourse
    whose voice is not heard;
    Through all the earth their voice resounds,
    and to the ends of the world, their message.
    R. Their message goes out through all the earth.

    Alleluia See Te Deum

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    We praise you, O God,
    we acclaim you as Lord;
    the glorious company of Apostles praise you.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel Mt 9:9-13

    As Jesus passed by,
    he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the customs post.
    He said to him, "Follow me."
    And he got up and followed him.
    While he was at table in his house,
    many tax collectors and sinners came
    and sat with Jesus and his disciples.
    The Pharisees saw this and said to his disciples,
    "Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?"
    He heard this and said,
    "Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do.
    Go and learn the meaning of the words,
    I desire mercy, not sacrifice.
    I did not come to call the righteous but sinners."
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  2. Memorial of Saints Andrew Kim Tae-gon, Priest, and Paul Chong Ha-sang, and Companions, Martyrs

    Reading 1 1 Cor 15:1-11

    I am reminding you, brothers and sisters,
    of the Gospel I preached to you,
    which you indeed received and in which you also stand.
    Through it you are also being saved,
    if you hold fast to the word I preached to you,
    unless you believed in vain.
    For I handed on to you as of first importance what I also received:
    that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures;
    that he was buried;
    that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures;
    that he appeared to Cephas, then to the Twelve.
    After that, he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at once,
    most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep.
    After that he appeared to James,
    then to all the Apostles.
    Last of all, as to one born abnormally,
    he appeared to me.
    For I am the least of the Apostles,
    not fit to be called an Apostle,
    because I persecuted the Church of God.
    But by the grace of God I am what I am,
    and his grace to me has not been ineffective.
    Indeed, I have toiled harder than all of them;
    not I, however, but the grace of God that is with me.
    Therefore, whether it be I or they,
    so we preach and so you believed.

    Responsorial Psalm Ps 118:1b-2, 16ab-17, 28

    R. (1) Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.
    Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good,
    for his mercy endures forever.
    Let the house of Israel say,
    "His mercy endures forever."
    R. Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.
    "The right hand of the LORD is exalted;
    the right hand of the LORD has struck with power."
    I shall not die, but live,
    and declare the works of the LORD.
    R. Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.
    You are my God, and I give thanks to you;
    O my God, I extol you.
    R. Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.

    Alleluia Mt 11:28

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened,
    and I will give you rest, says the Lord.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel Lk 7:36-50

    A certain Pharisee invited Jesus to dine with him,
    and he entered the Pharisee's house and reclined at table.
    Now there was a sinful woman in the city
    who learned that he was at table in the house of the Pharisee.
    Bringing an alabaster flask of ointment,
    she stood behind him at his feet weeping
    and began to bathe his feet with her tears.
    Then she wiped them with her hair,
    kissed them, and anointed them with the ointment.
    When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this he said to himself,
    "If this man were a prophet,
    he would know who and what sort of woman this is who is touching him,
    that she is a sinner."
    Jesus said to him in reply,
    "Simon, I have something to say to you."
    "Tell me, teacher," he said.
    "Two people were in debt to a certain creditor;
    one owed five hundred days' wages and the other owed fifty.
    Since they were unable to repay the debt, he forgave it for both.
    Which of them will love him more?"
    Simon said in reply,
    "The one, I suppose, whose larger debt was forgiven."
    He said to him, "You have judged rightly."
    Then he turned to the woman and said to Simon,
    "Do you see this woman?
    When I entered your house, you did not give me water for my feet,
    but she has bathed them with her tears
    and wiped them with her hair.
    You did not give me a kiss,
    but she has not ceased kissing my feet since the time I entered.
    You did not anoint my head with oil,
    but she anointed my feet with ointment.
    So I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven;
    hence, she has shown great love.
    But the one to whom little is forgiven, loves little."
    He said to her, "Your sins are forgiven."
    The others at table said to themselves,
    "Who is this who even forgives sins?"
    But he said to the woman,
    "Your faith has saved you; go in peace."
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    Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital, without permission in writing from the copyright owner.