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Catholic Daily Readings for Saturday, March 30 2019 – Daily Reflections

Catholic Readings for Today, 30th March 2019 – Saturday of the Third Week of Lent – Year C

March 30 2019: Catholic Mass Readings and Gospel, Audio – Lectionary: 242

1st Reading – HOS 6:1-6

1“Come, let us return to the LORD, it is he who has rent, but he will heal us;
he has struck us, but he will bind our wounds.

2He will revive us after two days; on the third day, he will raise us up, to live in his presence.

3Let us know, let us strive to know the LORD; as certain as the dawn is his coming, and his judgment shines forth like the light of day! He will come to us like the rain, like spring rain that waters the earth.”

4What can I do with you, Ephraim? What can I do with you, Judah? Your piety is like a morning cloud, like the dew that early passes away.

5For this reason, I smote them through the prophets, I slew them by the words of my mouth;

6For it is love that I desire, not sacrifice, and knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings.

Responsorial Psalm – PS 51:3-4, 18-19, 20-21AB

R. (see Hosea 6:6) It is mercy I desire, and not sacrifice.

Have mercy on me, O God, in your goodness;
in the greatness of your compassion wipe out my offence.
Thoroughly wash me from my guilt
and of my sin cleanse me.
R. It is mercy I desire, and not sacrifice.

For you are not pleased with sacrifices;
should I offer a burnt offering, you would not accept it.
My sacrifice, O God, is a contrite spirit;
a heart contrite and humbled, O God, you will not spurn.
R. It is mercy I desire, and not sacrifice.

Be bountiful, O LORD, to Zion in your kindness
by rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem;
Then shall you be pleased with due sacrifices,
burnt offerings and holocausts.
R. It is mercy I desire, and not sacrifice.

Verse Before The Gospel – PS 95:8

If today you hear his voice,
harden not your hearts.

Gospel – LK 18:9-14

9Jesus addressed this parable to those who were convinced of their own righteousness and despised everyone else.

10“Two people went up to the temple area to pray; one was a Pharisee and the other was a tax collector.

11The Pharisee took up his position and spoke this prayer to himself, ‘O God, I thank you that I am not like the rest of humanity – greedy, dishonest, adulterous – or even like this tax collector.

12I fast twice a week, and I pay tithes on my whole income.’

13But the tax collector stood off at a distance and would not even raise his eyes to heaven but beat his breast and prayed, ‘O God, be merciful to me a sinner.’

14I tell you, the latter went home justified, not the former; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”

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