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05/06/2023 Day 156

Ninth week in ordinary time

St Boniface, Bishop and Martyr

Antiphons on page 1893 and Readings on page 878 of the Daily Missal


First Reading: Tobit 1:3, 2:1-8

A reading from the Book of Tobit

I, Tobit, walked in the ways of truth
and righteousness all the days of my life,
and I performed many acts of charity to my brothers and sisters
and country people who went with me into the land of the Assyrians,
to Nineveh.

When I arrived home and my wife Anna
and my son Tobias were restored to me,
at the feast of Pentecost,
which is the sacred festival of the seven weeks,
a good dinner was prepared for me and I sat down to eat.
Upon seeing the abundance of food I said to my son,
“Go and bring whatever poor man of our brethren you may find
who is mindful of the Lord, and I will wait for you.”
But he came back and said,
“Father, one of our people has been strangled
and thrown into the market place.”
So before I tasted anything I sprang up
and removed the body to a place of shelter until sunset.
And when I returned I washed myself
and ate my food in sorrow.
Then I remembered the prophecy of Amos, how he said,

“Your feasts shall be turned into mourning,
and all your festivities into lamentation.”

And I wept.

When the sun had set I went and dug a grave and buried the body.
And my neighbors laughed at me and said,
“He is no longer afraid that he will be put to death for doing this;
he once ran away, and here he is burying the dead again!”

The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial psalm: Ps 112: 1b-2, 3-4, 5-6 (R. See 1b)

R./  Blessed the man who fears the Lord.

Blessed the man who fears the Lord,
who takes great delight in his commandments.
His descendants shall be powerful on earth;
the generation of the upright will be blest.

Riches and wealth are in his house;
his justice stands firm forever.
A light rises in the darkness for the upright;
he is generous, merciful and just.

It goes well for the man who deals generously and lends,
who conducts his affairs with justice.
He will never be moved;
forever shall the just be remembered.

R./  Blessed the man who fears the Lord.

Alleluia, Alleluia
Jesus Christ, you are the faithful witness, the first-born of the dead; you have loved us and washed away our sins in your blood.


Gospel: Mark 12:1-12

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark.

At that time:
Jesus began to speak to the chief priests
and the scribes and the elders  in parables.
“A man planted a vineyard, and set a hedge around it,
and dug a pit for the wine press, and built a tower,
and let it out to tenants, and went into another country.
When the time came, he sent a servant to the tenants,
to get from them some of the fruit of the vineyard.
And they took him and beat him,
and sent him away empty-handed.
Again he sent to them another servant,
and they wounded him in the head, and treated him shamefully.
And he sent another, and him they killed;
and so with many others, some they beat and some they killed.
He had still one other, a beloved son;
finally, he sent him to them, saying,
‘They will respect my son.’
But those tenants said to one another,
‘This is the heir;
come, let us kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.’
And they took him and killed him, and cast him out of the vineyard. What will the owner of the vineyard do?
He will come and destroy the tenants,
and give the vineyard to others.
Have you not read this scripture:

‘The very stone which the builders rejected has become the head of the corner; this was the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes’?”

And they tried to arrest him, but feared the multitude,
for they perceived that he had told the parable against them;
so they left him and went away.

The Gospel of the Lord.

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