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24/01/2023 Day 24

Memorial of St Francis de Sales – Bishop and Doctor
Antiphons on p. 1918 and Readings on p.758 and of the Daily Missal.


First Reading: Hebrews 10:1-10

A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Hebrews.

Brothers and sisters:

Since the law has but a shadow of the good things to come
instead of the true form of these realities,
it can never,
by the same sacrifices which are continually offered
year after year,
make perfect those who draw near.
Otherwise, would they not have ceased to be offered?
If the worshipers had once been cleansed,
they would no longer have any consciousness of sin.
But in these sacrifices there is a reminder of sin year after year.
For it is impossible that the blood of bulls and goats
should take away sins.

Consequently, when Christ came into the world, he said,

“Sacrifices and offerings you have not desired,
but a body you have prepared for me;
in burnt offerings and sin offerings
you have taken no pleasure.
Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come to do your will, O God,’
as it is written of me in the roll of the book.”

When he said above,
“You have neither desired nor taken pleasure
in sacrifices and offerings and burnt offerings and sin offerings”
(these are offered according to the law),
then he added, “Behold, I have come to do your will.”
He abolishes the first in order to establish the second.
And by that will we have been sanctified
through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

The Word of the Lord.


Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 40:2 & 4ab.7-8a.10.11 (R. see 8a.9a)

Let us now pray the Responsorial Psalm:

R/. See, I have come, Lord, to do your will.

I waited, I waited for the Lord,
and he stooped down to me;
he heard my cry.
He put a new song into my mouth,
praise of our God.

You delight not in sacrifice and offerings,
but in an open ear.
You do not ask for holocaust and victim.
Then I said, “See, I have come.”

Your justice I have proclaimed
in the great assembly.
My lips I have not sealed;
you know it, O Lord.

Your saving help I have not hidden in my heart;
of your faithfulness and salvation, I have spoken.
I made no secret of your merciful love
and your faithfulness to the great assembly.

R/. See, I have come, Lord, to do your will.


Alleluia, Alleluia.
Blessed are you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have revealed to little ones the mysteries of the kingdom.


Gospel: Mark 3:31-35

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark.

At that time:
The mother of Jesus and his brothers and sisters came;
and standing outside, they sent to him and called him.
A crowd was sitting around him; and they said to him,
“Your mother and your brothers and sisters are outside, asking for you.”

And he replied, “Who are my mother and my brothers and sisters?” And looking around on those who sat about him, he said,
“Here are my mother and my brothers and sisters!
Whoever does the will of God
is my brother and sister and mother.”

The Gospel of the Lord.

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