St. Anthony the Abbot: Saint of the Day for Thursday, January 17, 2019

Daily Readings

Daily Readings

    • Second Option – Gospel: Matthew 19:16-26
      January 17, 2019

      16 And behold, one came up to him, saying, “Teacher, what good deed must I do, to have eternal life?”
      17 And he said to him, “Why do you ask me about what is good? One there is who is good. If you would enter life, keep the commandments.”
      18 He said to him, “Which?” And Jesus said, “You shall not kill, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness,
      19 Honor your father and mother, and, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
      20 The young man said to him, “All these I have observed; what do I still lack?”
      21 Jesus said to him, “If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.”
      22 When the young man heard this he went away sorrowful; for he had great possessions.
      23 And Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly, I say to you, it will be hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven.
      24 Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”
      25 When the disciples heard this they were greatly astonished, saying, “Who then can be saved?”
      26 But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

    • Second Option – Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 16:1-2, 5, 7-8, 11
      January 17, 2019

      1 Preserve me, O God, for in thee I take refuge.
      2 I say to the LORD, “Thou art my Lord; I have no good apart from thee.”
      5 The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup; thou holdest my lot.
      7 I bless the LORD who gives me counsel; in the night also my heart instructs me.
      8 I keep the LORD always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
      11 Thou dost show me the path of life; in thy presence there is fulness of joy, in thy right hand are pleasures for evermore.

    • Second Option – First Reading: Ephesians 6:10-13, 18
      January 17, 2019

      10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might.
      11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
      12 For we are not contending against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
      13 Therefore take the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
      18 Pray at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,

    • First Option – Gospel: Mark 1:40-45
      January 17, 2019

      40 And a leper came to him beseeching him, and kneeling said to him, “If you will, you can make me clean.”
      41 Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand and touched him, and said to him, “I will; be clean.”
      42 And immediately the leprosy left him, and he was made clean.
      43 And he sternly charged him, and sent him away at once,
      44 and said to him, “See that you say nothing to any one; but go, show yourself to the priest, and offer for your cleansing what Moses commanded, for a proof to the people.”
      45 But he went out and began to talk freely about it, and to spread the news, so that Jesus could no longer openly enter a town, but was out in the country; and people came to him from every quarter.

    • First Option – Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 95:6-11
      January 17, 2019

      6 O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker!
      7 For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. O that today you would hearken to his voice!
      8 Harden not your hearts, as at Mer’ibah, as on the day at Massah in the wilderness,
      9 when your fathers tested me, and put me to the proof, though they had seen my work.
      10 For forty years I loathed that generation and said, “They are a people who err in heart, and they do not regard my ways.”
      11 Therefore I swore in my anger that they should not enter my rest.