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06/06/2023 Day 157

Ninth week in ordinary time

Antiphons on page 891 and Readings on page 900 of the Daily Missal


First Reading: Tobit 2:9-14

A reading from the book of Tobit

On [Pentecost] night I, Tobit,
returned from burying the dead,
I went into my courtyard
and slept by the wall of the courtyard,
and my face was uncovered because of the heat.
I did not know that there were sparrows on the wall
and their fresh droppings fell into my open eyes
and white films formed on my eyes.
I went to physicians to be healed,
but the more they treated me with ointments,
the more my vision was obscured by the white films,
until I became completely blind.
For four years I remained unable to see.
All my kindred were sorry for me
and Ahikar took care of me for two years
until he went to Elymais.
Then my wife Anna earned money at women’s work.

She used to send the product to the owners
and they paid her wages.
One day, the 7th of Dystrus,
when she cut off a piece she had woven and sent it to the owners,
they paid her full wages and they also gave her a kid.
When she returned to me it began to bleat.
So I called her and said to her,
“Where did you get the kid?
It is not stolen, is it?
Return it to the owners for it is not right to eat what is stolen.”
And she said,
“It was given to me as a gift in addition to my wages.”
But I did not believe her, and told her to return it to the owners;
and I blushed for her.
Then she replied to me,
“Where are your charities and your righteous deeds?
You seem to know everything!”

The Word of the Lord


Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 112:1b-2.7-8.9 (R. see7b)

Let us pray the Responsorial Psalm:

R/. With a firm heart, the just man trusts in 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.

He has no fear of evil news;
with a firm heart, he trusts in the Lord.
With a steadfast heart he will not fear;
he will see the downfall of his foes.

Open handed, he gives to the poor;
his justice stands firm for ever.
His might shall be exalted in glory.

R/. With a firm heart, the just man trusts in the Lord.

Alleluia, Alleluia
May the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ enlighten the eyes of our hearts that we might know what is the hope to which he has called us. Alleluia.


Gospel: Mark 12:13-17

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark

At that time:
They sent to Jesus some of the Pharisees and some of the Herodians,
to entrap him in his talk.
And they came and said to him,
“Teacher, we know that you are true,
and care for no man;
for you do not regard the position of people,
but truly teach the way of God.
Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?
Should we pay them, or should we not?”
But knowing their hypocrisy, he said to them,
“Why put me to the test?
Bring me a coin, and let me look at it.”
And they brought one.
And he said to them,
“Whose likeness and inscription is this?”
They said to him, “Caesar’s.”
Jesus said to them,
“Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s,
and to God the things that are God’s.”
And they were amazed at him.

The Gospel of the Lord

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