LITURGICAL READING for the week of March 8-14, 2020


Gn 12:1-4a/2 Tm 1:8b-10/Mt 17:1-9 

Genesis 12:1-4 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

The Lord said to Abram: Go forth[a] from your land, your relatives, and from your father’s house to a land that I will show you. [b]I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you. All the families of the earth will find blessing in you.[c]

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Monday, March 9: LENT

Dn 9:4b-10/Lk 6:36-38 

Daniel 9:4-10 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

I prayed to the Lord, my God, and confessed, “Ah, Lord, great and awesome God, you who keep your covenant and show mercy toward those who love you and keep your commandments and your precepts! We have sinned, been wicked and done evil; we have rebelled and turned from your commandments and your laws. We have not obeyed your servants the prophets, who spoke in your name to our kings, our princes, our ancestors, and all the people of the land. Justice, O Lord, is on your side; we are shamefaced even to this day: the men of Judah, the residents of Jerusalem, and all Israel, near and far, in all the lands to which you have scattered them because of their treachery toward you. O Lord, we are ashamed, like our kings, our princes, and our ancestors, for having sinned against you. But to the Lord, our God, belong compassion and forgiveness, though we rebelled against him 10 and did not hear the voice of the Lord, our God, by walking in his laws given through his servants the prophets.

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Tuesday, March 10: LENT

Is 1:10, 16-20/Mt 23:1-12 

Isaiah 1:10 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

10 Hear the word of the Lord,
    you rulers of Sodom!
Listen to the teaching of our God,
    you people of Gomorrah!

16 Wash yourselves; make yourselves clean;
    remove the evil of your doings
    from before my eyes;
cease to do evil,
17     learn to do good;
seek justice,
    rescue the oppressed,
defend the orphan,
    plead for the widow.

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Wednesday, March 11: LENT

Jer 18:18-20/Mt 20:17-28 

Jeremiah 18:18-20 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

18 Then they said, “Come, let us make plots against Jeremiah—for instruction shall not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the wise, nor the word from the prophet. Come, let us bring charges against him,[a] and let us not heed any of his words.”

19 Give heed to me, O Lord,
    and listen to what my adversaries say!
20 Is evil a recompense for good?
    Yet they have dug a pit for my life.
Remember how I stood before you
    to speak good for them,
    to turn away your wrath from them.

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Thursday, March 12: LENT

Jer 17:5-10/Lk 16:19-31 

Jeremiah 17:5-10 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

Thus says the Lord:
Cursed are those who trust in mere mortals
    and make mere flesh their strength,
    whose hearts turn away from the Lord.
They shall be like a shrub in the desert,
    and shall not see when relief comes.
They shall live in the parched places of the wilderness,
    in an uninhabited salt land.

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Friday, March 13: LENT

Gn 37:3-4, 12-13a, 17b-28a/Mt 21:33-43, 45-46 

Genesis 37:3-4, 12-13a New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

 3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than any other of his children, because he was the son of his old age; and he had made him a long robe with sleeves.[a] But when his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably to him. 12 Now his brothers went to pasture their father’s flock near Shechem. 13 And Israel said to Joseph, “Are not your brothers pasturing the flock at Shechem? Come, I will send you to them.” He answered, “Here I am.”

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Saturday, March 14: LENT

Mi 7:14-15, 18-20/Lk 15:1-3, 11-32 

Micah 7:14-15, 18 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

 14 [a]Shepherd your people with your staff,
    the flock of your heritage,
That lives apart in a woodland,
    in the midst of an orchard.
Let them feed in Bashan and Gilead,
    as in the days of old;
15 As in the days when you came from the land of Egypt,
    show us wonderful signs.

18 [a]Who is a God like you, who removes guilt
    and pardons sin for the remnant of his inheritance;
Who does not persist in anger forever,
    but instead delights in mercy,

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