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Toronto, Canada

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Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 11st week in Ordinary Time - Solemnity of The Nativity of St. John the Baptist

Daily Readings

for today, Saturday, June 24, 2017


1 Listen to me, O coastlands,
   pay attention, you peoples from far away!
The LORD called me before I was born,
   while I was in my mother's womb he named me.
2He made my mouth like a sharp sword,
   in the shadow of his hand he hid me;
he made me a polished arrow,
   in his quiver he hid me away.
3And he said to me, 'You are my servant,
   Israel, in whom I will be glorified.'
4But I said, 'I have laboured in vain,
   I have spent my strength for nothing and vanity;
yet surely my cause is with the LORD,
   and my reward with my God.'

5And now the LORD says,
   who formed me in the womb to be his servant,
to bring Jacob back to him,
   and that Israel might be gathered to him,
for I am honoured in the sight of the LORD,
   and my God has become my strength-
6he says,
'It is too light a thing that you should be my servant
   to raise up the tribes of Jacob
   and to restore the survivors of Israel;
I will give you as a light to the nations,
   that my salvation may reach to the end of the earth.'

 
 

22When he had removed him, he made David their king. In his testimony about him he said, "I have found David, son of Jesse, to be a man after my heart, who will carry out all my wishes." 23Of this man's posterity God has brought to Israel a Saviour, Jesus, as he promised; 24before his coming John had already proclaimed a baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel. 25And as John was finishing his work, he said, "What do you suppose that I am? I am not he. No, but one is coming after me; I am not worthy to untie the thong of the sandals on his feet."

26 'My brothers, you descendants of Abraham's family, and others who fear God, to us the message of this salvation has been sent.

 
 

57 Now the time came for Elizabeth to give birth, and she bore a son. 58Her neighbours and relatives heard that the Lord had shown his great mercy to her, and they rejoiced with her.

59 On the eighth day they came to circumcise the child, and they were going to name him Zechariah after his father. 60But his mother said, 'No; he is to be called John.' 61They said to her, 'None of your relatives has this name.' 62Then they began motioning to his father to find out what name he wanted to give him. 63He asked for a writing-tablet and wrote, 'His name is John.' And all of them were amazed. 64Immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue freed, and he began to speak, praising God. 65Fear came over all their neighbours, and all these things were talked about throughout the entire hill country of Judea. 66All who heard them pondered them and said, 'What then will this child become?' For, indeed, the hand of the Lord was with him.

80 The child grew and became strong in spirit, and he was in the wilderness until the day he appeared publicly to Israel.

 
 

Scripture quotations are from New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright © 1989, 1993 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
  Readings are also available
for the following days:

Wednesday, Jun. 21, 2017
Thursday, Jun. 22, 2017
Friday, Jun. 23, 2017
Saturday, Jun. 24, 2017
Sunday, Jun. 25, 2017
Monday, Jun. 26, 2017
Tuesday, Jun. 27, 2017
Wednesday, Jun. 28, 2017
Thursday, Jun. 29, 2017
Friday, Jun. 30, 2017

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