Daily Mass Readings – 15 November 2015 – Sunday

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33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
First Reading: Daniel 12: 1-13

1 “At that time there shall arise Michael, the great prince, guardian of your people; It shall be a time unsurpassed in distress since nations began until that time. At that time your people shall escape, everyone who is found written in the book.

2 Many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake; some shall live forever, others shall be an everlasting horror and disgrace.

3 But the wise shall shine brightly like the splendor of the firmament, And those who lead the many to justice shall be like the stars forever.

4 “As for you, Daniel, keep secret the message and seal the book until the end time; many shall fall away and evil shall increase.”

5 I, Daniel, looked and saw two others, one standing on either bank of the river.

6 One of them said to the man clothed in linen, who was upstream, “How long shall it be to the end of these appalling things?”

7 The man clothed in linen, who was upstream, lifted his right and left hands to heaven; and I heard him swear by him who lives forever that it should be for a year, two years, a half-year; and that, when the power of the destroyer of the holy people was brought to an end, all these things should end.

8 I heard, but I did not understand; so I asked, “My lord, what follows this?”

9 “Go, Daniel,” he said, “because the words are to be kept secret and sealed until the end time.

10 Many shall be refined, purified, and tested, but the wicked shall prove wicked; none of them shall have understanding, but the wise shall have it.

11 From the time that the daily sacrifice is abolished and the horrible abomination is set up, there shall be one thousand two hundred and ninety days.

12 Blessed is the man who has patience and perseveres until the one thousand three hundred and thirty-five days.

13 Go, take your rest, you shall rise for your reward at the end of days.”

Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 16: 5, 8, 9-10, 11

5 LORD, my allotted portion and my cup, you have made my destiny secure.

8 I keep the LORD always before me; with the Lord at my right, I shall never be shaken.

9 Therefore my heart is glad, my soul rejoices; my body also dwells secure,

10 For you will not abandon me to Sheol, nor let your faithful servant see the pit.

11 You will show me the path to life, abounding joy in your presence, the delights at your right hand forever.

Second Reading: Hebrews 10: 11-14, 18

11 Every priest stands daily at his ministry, offering frequently those same sacrifices that can never take away sins.

12 But this one offered one sacrifice for sins, and took his seat forever at the right hand of God;

13 now he waits until his enemies are made his footstool.

14 For by one offering he has made perfect forever those who are being consecrated.

18 Where there is forgiveness of these, there is no longer offering for sin.

Gospel: Mark 13: 24-32

24 “But in those days after that tribulation the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light,

25 and the stars will be falling from the sky, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken.

26 And then they will see ‘the Son of Man coming in the clouds’ with great power and glory,

27 and then he will send out the angels and gather (his) elect from the four winds, from the end of the earth to the end of the sky.

28 “Learn a lesson from the fig tree. When its branch becomes tender and sprouts leaves, you know that summer is near.

29 In the same way, when you see these things happening, know that he is near, at the gates.

30 Amen, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things have taken place.

31 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.

32 “But of that day or hour, no one knows, neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.

November
Sun 1 8 15 22 29
Mon 2 9 16 23 30
Tue 3 10 17 24
Wed 4 11 18 25
Thu 5 12 19 26
Fri 6 13 20 27
Sat 7 14 21 28
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