Catholic Daily Mass Readings for December 14 2023, Thursday of the Second Week of Advent, Memorial of Saint John of the Cross, Priest and Doctor of the Church – Daily Homily

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Catholic Daily Readings for December 14 2023: Thursday of the Second Week of Advent – Lectionary: 184

Catholic Daily Readings for December 14 2023, Thursday of the Second Week of Advent
1st Reading Isaiah 41:13-20
Responsorial Psalm Psalms 145:1 AND 9, 10-11, 12-13AB
Alleluia Isaiah 45:8
Gospel Matthew 11:11-15

Daily Mass Readings for December 14 2023, Thursday of the Second Week of Advent

1st Reading – Isaiah 41:13-20

13 For I am the Lord your God. I take you by your hand, and I say to you: Do not be afraid. I have helped you.

14 Fear not, O worm of Jacob, you who are dead within Israel. I have helped you, says the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.

15 I have established you like a new threshing cart, having serrated blades. You will thresh the mountains and crush them. And you will turn the hills into chaff.

16 You will winnow them, and the wind will blow them away, and the whirlwind will scatter them. And you shall exult in the Lord; you shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.

17 The indigent and the poor are seeking water, but there is none. Their tongue has been dried up by thirst. I, the Lord, will heed them. I, the God of Israel, will not abandon them.

18 I will open rivers in the high hills, and fountains in the midst of the plains. I will turn the desert into pools of water, and the impassable land into streams of water.

19 I will plant the cedar in a deserted place, with the thorn, and the myrtle, and the olive tree. In the desert, I will plant the pine, and the elm, and the box tree together,

20 so that they may see and know, acknowledge and understand, together, that the hand of the Lord has accomplished this, and that the Holy One of Israel has created it.

Responsorial Psalm – Psalms 145:1 AND 9, 10-11, 12-13AB

R. (8) The Lord is gracious and merciful; slow to anger, and of great kindness.

1 I will extol you, O my God and King,
and I will bless your name forever and ever.
9 The LORD is good to all
and compassionate toward all his works.
R. The Lord is gracious and merciful; slow to anger, and of great kindness.

10 Let all your works give you thanks, O LORD,
and let your faithful ones bless you.
11 Let them discourse of the glory of your Kingdom
and speak of your might.
R. The Lord is gracious and merciful; slow to anger, and of great kindness.

12 Let them make known to men your might
and the glorious splendor of your Kingdom.
13AB Your Kingdom is a Kingdom for all ages,
and your dominion endures through all generations.
R. The Lord is gracious and merciful; slow to anger, and of great kindness.

Alleluia – SEE Isaiah 45:8

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
8 Let the clouds rain down the Just One,
and the earth bring forth a Savior.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel – Matthew 11:11-15

Jesus said to the crowds:
11 Amen, I say to you, among those born of women there has been none greater than John the Baptist; yet the least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.

12 From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent are taking it by force.

13 All the prophets and the law prophesied up to the time of John.

14 And if you are willing to accept it, he is Elijah, the one who is to come.

15 He who has ears, let him hear.

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