Daily Mass Reading – 11 June 2015 – Thursday

Saint Barnabas, Apostle
First Reading: Acts 11:21-26; 13:1-3

21 The hand of the Lord was with them and a great number who believed turned to the Lord.

22 The news about them reached the ears of the church in Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas (to go) to Antioch.

23 When he arrived and saw the grace of God, he rejoiced and encouraged them all to remain faithful to the Lord in firmness of heart,

24 for he was a good man, filled with the holy Spirit and faith. And a large number of people was added to the Lord.

25 Then he went to Tarsus to look for Saul,

26 and when he had found him he brought him to Antioch. For a whole year they met with the church and taught a large number of people, and it was in Antioch that the disciples were first called Christians.

13:1 Now there were in the church at Antioch prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Symeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen who was a close friend of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.

2 While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.”

3 Then, completing their fasting and prayer, they laid hands on them and sent them off.

Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 98:1-6

1 A Psalm. Sing a new song to the LORD, who has done marvelous deeds, Whose right hand and holy arm have won the victory.

2 The LORD has made his victory known; has revealed his triumph for the nations to see,

3 Has remembered faithful love toward the house of Israel. All the ends of the earth have seen the victory of our God.

4 Shout with joy to the LORD, all the earth; break into song; sing praise.

5 Sing praise to the LORD with the harp, with the harp and melodious song.

6 With trumpets and the sound of the horn shout with joy to the King, the LORD.

Gospel: Matthew 5:20-26

20 I tell you, unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

21 “You have heard that it was said to your ancestors, ‘You shall not kill; and whoever kills will be liable to judgment.’

22 But I say to you, whoever is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment, and whoever says to his brother, ‘Raqa,’ will be answerable to the Sanhedrin, and whoever says, ‘You fool,’ will be liable to fiery Gehenna.

23 Therefore, if you bring your gift to the altar, and there recall that your brother has anything against you,

24 leave your gift there at the altar, go first and be reconciled with your brother, and then come and offer your gift.

25 Settle with your opponent quickly while on the way to court with him. Otherwise your opponent will hand you over to the judge, and the judge will hand you over to the guard, and you will be thrown into prison.

26 Amen, I say to you, you will not be released until you have paid the last penny.

June
SUN 7 14 21 28
MON 1 8 15 22 29
TUE 2 9 16 23 30
WED 3 10 17 24
THU 4 11 18 25
FRI 5 12 19 26
SAT 6 13 20 27
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