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Download Mass Readings – August 2023

1 August 2023 – Tuesday
Alphonsus Liguori, Bishop, Religious Founder, Doctor Obligatory Memorial
First Reading: Exodus 33: 7-11; 34: 5b-9, 28
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 103: 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13
Gospel: Matthew 13: 36-43
2 August 2023 – Wednesday
Ordinary Weekday/ Eusebius of Vercelli, Bishop/ Peter Julian Eymard, Priest
First Reading: Exodus 34: 29-35
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 99: 5, 6, 7, 9
Alleluia: John 15: 15b
Gospel: Matthew 13: 44-46
3 August 2023 – Thursday
Ordinary Weekday
First Reading: Exodus 40: 16-21, 34-38
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 84: 3, 4, 5-6a and 8a, 11
Alleluia: Acts 16: 14b
Gospel: Matthew 13: 47-53
4 August 2023 – Friday
John Mary Vianney, Priest Obligatory Memorial
First Reading: Leviticus 23: 1, 4-11, 15-16, 27, 34b-37
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 81: 3-4, 5-6, 10-11ab
Alleluia: First Peter 1: 25
Gospel: Matthew 13: 54-58
5 August 2023 – Saturday
Ordinary Weekday/ Optional Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary/ Dedication of the Basilica of Saint Mary Major in Rome
First Reading: Leviticus 25: 1, 8-17
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 67: 2-3, 5, 7-8
Alleluia: Matthew 5: 10
Gospel: Matthew 14: 1-12
6 August 2023 – Sunday
Transfiguration of the Lord Feast
First Reading: Daniel 7: 9-10, 13-14
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 97: 1-2, 5-6, 9
Second Reading: Second Peter 1: 16-19
Alleluia: Matthew 17: 5
Gospel: Matthew 17: 1-9
7 August 2023 – Monday
Ordinary Weekday/ Sixtus II, Pope, Martyr, & Companions, Martyrs/ Cajetan, Priest
First Reading: Numbers 11: 4b-15
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 81: 12-13, 14-15, 16-17
Alleluia: Matthew 4: 4
Gospel: Matthew 14: 13-21
8 August 2023 – Tuesday
Dominic, Priest, Religious Founder Obligatory Memorial
First Reading: Numbers 12: 1-13
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 51: 3-4, 5-6ab, 6cd-7, 12-13
Alleluia: John 1: 49b
Gospel: Matthew 14: 22-36 or Matthew 15: 1-2, 10-14
9 August 2023 – Wednesday
Ordinary Weekday/ Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, Virgin, Martyr
First Reading: Numbers 13: 1-2, 25 – 14: 1, 26a-29a, 34-35
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 106: 6-7ab, 13-14, 21-22, 23
Alleluia: Luke 7: 16
Gospel: Matthew 15: 21-28
10 August 2023 – Thursday
Lawrence, Deacon, Martyr Feast
First Reading: Second Corinthians 9: 6-10
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 112: 1-2, 5-6, 7-8, 9
Alleluia: John 8: 12bc
Gospel: John 12: 24-26
11 August 2023 – Friday
Clare, Virgin, Religious Founder Obligatory Memorial
First Reading: Deuteronomy 4: 32-40
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 77: 12-13, 14-15, 16 and 21
Alleluia: Matthew 5: 10
Gospel: Matthew 16: 24-28
12 August 2023 – Saturday
Ordinary Weekday/ Optional Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary/ Jane Frances De Chantal, Married Woman, Religious Founder
First Reading: Deuteronomy 6: 4-13
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 18: 2-3a, 3c-4, 47 and 51
Alleluia: Second Timothy 1: 10
Gospel: Matthew 17: 14-20
13 August 2023 – Sunday
Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
First Reading: First Kings 19: 9a, 11-13a
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 85: 9, 10, 11-12, 13-14
Second Reading: Romans 9: 1-5
Alleluia: Psalms 130: 5
Gospel: Matthew 14: 22-33
14 August 2023 – Monday
Maximilian Mary Kolbe, Priest, Martyr Obligatory Memorial
First Reading: Deuteronomy 10: 12-22
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 147: 12-13, 14-15, 19-20
Alleluia: Second Thessalonians 2: 14
Gospel: Matthew 17: 22-27
15 August 2023 – Tuesday – Vigil
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Solemnity/ Vigil
First Reading: First Chronicles 15: 3-4, 15-16; 16: 1-2
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 132: 6-7, 9-10, 13-14
Second Reading: First Corinthians 15: 54b-57
Alleluia: Luke 11: 28
Gospel: Luke 11: 27-28
15 August 2023 – Tuesday – Day
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Solemnity/ Day
First Reading: Revelation 11: 19a; 12: 1-6a, 10ab
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 45: 10, 11, 12, 16
Second Reading: First Corinthians 15: 20-27
Gospel: Luke 1: 39-56
16 August 2023 – Wednesday
Ordinary Weekday/ Stephen of Hungary, Married Man
First Reading: Deuteronomy 34: 1-12
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 66: 1-3a, 5 and 8, 16-17
Alleluia: Second Corinthians 5: 19
Gospel: Matthew 18: 15-20
17 August 2023 – Thursday
Ordinary Weekday
First Reading: Joshua 3: 7-10a, 11, 13-17
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 114: 1-2, 3-4, 5-6
Alleluia: Psalms 119: 135
Gospel: Matthew 18: 21 – 19: 1
18 August 2023 – Friday
Ordinary Weekday
First Reading: Joshua 24: 1-13
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 136: 1-3, 16-18, 21-22 and 24
Alleluia: First Thessalonians 2: 13
Gospel: Matthew 19: 3-12
19 August 2023 – Saturday
Ordinary Weekday/ Optional Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary /John Eudes, Priest, Religious Founder
First Reading: Joshua 24: 14-29
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 16: 1-2a and 5, 7-8, 11
Alleluia: Matthew 11: 25
Gospel: Matthew 19: 13-15
20 August 2023 – Sunday
Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
First Reading: Isaiah 56: 1, 6-7
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 67: 2-3, 5, 6, 8
Second Reading: Romans 11: 13-15, 29-32
Alleluia: Matthew 4: 23
Gospel: Matthew 15: 21-28
21 August 2023 – Monday
Pius X, Pope Obligatory Memorial
First Reading: Judges 2: 11-19
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 106: 34-35, 36-37, 39-40, 43ab and 44
Alleluia: Matthew 5: 3
Gospel: Matthew 19: 16-22
22 August 2023 – Tuesday
Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary Obligatory Memorial
First Reading: Judges 6: 11-24a
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 85: 9, 11-12, 13-14
Alleluia: Second Corinthians 8: 9
Gospel: Matthew 19: 23-30
23 August 2023 – Wednesday
Ordinary Weekday/ Rose of Lima, Virgin
First Reading: Judges 9: 6-15
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 21: 2-3, 4-5, 6-7
Alleluia: Hebrews 4: 12
Gospel: Matthew 20: 1-16
24 August 2023 – Thursday
Bartholomew, Apostle Feast
First Reading: Revelation 21: 9b-14
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 145: 10-11, 12-13, 17-18
Alleluia: John 1: 49b
Gospel: John 1: 45-51
25 August 2023 – Friday
Ordinary Weekday/ Louis of France, Married Man/ Joseph Calasanz, Priest, Religious Founder
First Reading: Ruth 1: 1, 3-6, 14b-16, 22
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 146: 5-6ab, 6c-7, 8-9a, 9bc-10
Alleluia: Psalms 25: 4b, 5a
Gospel: Matthew 22: 34-40
26 August 2023 – Saturday
Ordinary Weekday/ Optional Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary
First Reading: Ruth 2: 1-3, 8-11; 4: 13-17
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 128: 1b-2, 3, 4, 5
Alleluia: Matthew 23: 9b, 10b
Gospel: Matthew 23: 1-12
27 August 2023 – Sunday
Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time
First Reading: Isaiah 22: 19-23
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 138: 1-2a, 2bc-3, 6, 8
Second Reading: Romans 11: 33-36
Alleluia: Matthew 16: 18
Gospel: Matthew 16: 13-20
28 August 2023 – Monday
Augustine, Bishop, Doctor Obligatory Memorial
First Reading: First Thessalonians 1: 1-5, 8b-10
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 149: 1b-2, 3-4, 5-6a and 9b
Alleluia: John 10: 27
Gospel: Matthew 23: 13-22
29 August 2023 – Tuesday
Martyrdom of John the Baptist Obligatory Memorial
First Reading: First Thessalonians 2: 1-8
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 139: 1-3, 4-6
Alleluia: Matthew 5: 10
Gospel: Mark 6: 17-29
30 August 2023 – Wednesday
Ordinary Weekday
First Reading: First Thessalonians 2: 9-13
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 139: 7-8, 9-10, 11-12ab
Alleluia: First John 2: 5
Gospel: Matthew 23: 27-32
31 August 2023 – Thursday
Ordinary Weekday
First Reading: First Thessalonians 3: 7-13
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 90: 3-5a, 12-13, 14 and 17
Alleluia: Matthew 24: 42a, 44
Gospel: Matthew 24: 42-51
The readings on this page are taken from the Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible. You can also read the Mass Readings taken from the New Jerusalem Bible, which is used at Mass in most of the English-speaking world. (References, Copyrights).

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