Memorial – St Anthony of Padua – Year II
Readings on p. 946 and Antiphons on p. 1652 and 1920 of the Daily Missal.
Your priests, O Lord, shall be clothed with justice, you holy ones shall ring out their joy
First Reading: 1 Kings 21:1-16
A reading from the First Book of Kings.
At that time,
Naboth the Jezreelite had a vineyard in Jezreel,
beside the palace of Ahab king of Samaria.
And after this Ahab said to Naboth,
“Give me your vineyard,
that I may have it for a vegetable garden
because it is near my house;
and I will give you a better vineyard for it;
or, if it seems good to you,
I will give you its value in money.”
But Naboth said to Ahab,
“The Lord forbid
that I should give you the inheritance of my fathers.”
And Ahab went into his house vexed and sullen
because of what Naboth the Jezreelite had said to him;
for he had said,
“I will not give you the inheritance of my fathers.”
And he lay down on his bed, and turned away his face,
and would eat no food.
But Jezebel his wife came to him, and said to him,
“Why is your spirit so vexed that you eat no food?”
And he said to her,
“Because I spoke to Naboth the Jezreelite, and said to him,
‘Give me your vineyard for money;
or else, if it please you, I will give you another vineyard for it;
and he answered, ‘I will not give you my vineyard.’”
And Jezebel his wife said to him,
“Do you now govern Israel?
Arise, and eat bread, and let your heart be cheerful;
I will give you the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite.”
So she wrote letters in Ahab’s name
and sealed them with his seal,
and she sent the letters to the elders and the nobles
who dwelt with Naboth in his city.
And she wrote in the letters, “Proclaim a fast,
and set Naboth on high among the people;
and set two base fellows opposite him,
and let them bring a charge against him, saying,
‘You have cursed God and the king.’
Then take him out, and stone him to death.”
And the men of his city,
the elders and the nobles who dwelt in his city,
did as Jezebel had sent word to them.
As it was written in the letters which she had sent to them,
they proclaimed a fast
and set Naboth on high among the people.
And the two base fellows came in and sat opposite him;
and the base fellows brought a charge against Naboth,
in the presence of the people, saying,
“Naboth cursed God and the king.”
So they took him outside the city
and stoned him to death with stones.
Then they sent to Jezebel, saying,
“Naboth has been stoned; he is dead.”
As soon as Jezebel heard
that Naboth had been stoned and was dead,
Jezebel said to Ahab, “Arise,
take possession of the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite,
which he refused to give you for money;
for Naboth is not alive, but dead.”
And as soon as Ahab heard that Naboth was dead,
Ahab arose to go down to the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite,
to take possession of it.
The Word of the Lord.
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 5:2-3.5-6.7 (R. 2b)
Let us now pray the Responsorial Psalm:
R/. O Lord, give heed to my sighs.
To my words give ear, O Lord;
give heed to my sighs.
Attend to the sound of my cry,
my King and my God.
You are no God who delights in evil;
no sinner is your guest.
The boastful shall not stand their ground
before your eyes.
All who do evil you despise;
all who lie you destroy.
The deceitful and those who shed blood,
the Lord detests.
R/. O Lord, give heed to my sighs.
Please stand for the Gospel.
Your word is a lamp for my feet, and a light for my path.
Gospel: Matthew 5:38-42
A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew.
At that time:
Jesus said to his disciples,
“You have heard that it was said,
‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’
But I say to you, Do not resist one who is evil.
But if anyone strikes you on the right cheek,
turn to him the other also;
and if anyone would sue you and take your coat,
let him have your cloak as well;
and if anyone forces you to go one mile,
go with him two miles.
Give to him who begs from you
and do not refuse him who would borrow from you.
The Gospel of the Lord.
Blessed is the servant whom the Lord finds watching when he comes. Amen I say to you, he will put that servant in charge of all is property.