Print Friendly, PDF & Email
22/06/2022 Day 173

Wednesday, 22 June 2022
Wednesday in the twelfth week of Ordinary Time – Year II Readings on p. 976 and Antiphons on p. 963 of the Daily Missal.

Entrance Antiphon.
The Lord is the strength of his people, a saving refuge for the one he has anointed. Save your people, Lord, and bless your heritage, and govern them for ever.

First Reading: 2 Kings 22:8-13; 23:1-3
A reading from the Second Book of Kings.

In those days:
Hilkiah the high priest said to Shaphan the secretary,
“I have found the book of the law in the house of the Lord.” And Hilkiah gave the book to Shaphan, and he read it.

And Shaphan the secretary came to the king, and reported to the king,
“Your servants have emptied out the money that was found in the house,

and have delivered it into the hand of the workmen who have the oversight of the house of the Lord.” Then Shaphan the secretary told the king,
“Hilkiah the priest has given me a book.”

And Shaphan read it before the king.

And when the king heard the words of the book of the law, he tore his clothes.
And the king commanded Hilkiah the priest,
and Ahikam the son of Shaphan,

and Achbor the son of Micaiah,
and Shaphan the secretary,
and Asaiah the king’s servant, saying,
“Go, inquire of the Lord for me, and for the people,
and for all Judah,
concerning the words of this book that has been found;
for great is the wrath of the Lord
that is kindled against us,
because our ancestors have not obeyed the words of this book, to do according to all that is written concerning us.”


Then the king sent,
and all the elders of Judah and Jerusalem
were gathered to him.
And the king went up to the house of the Lord,
and with him all the people of Judah
and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem,
and the priests and the prophets,
all the people, both small and great;
and he read in their hearing
all the words of the book of the covenant
which had been found in the house of the Lord.
And the king stood by the pillar
and made a covenant before the Lord,
to walk after the Lord and to keep his commandments and his covenants and his statutes,
with all his heart and all his soul,
to perform the words of this covenant
that were written in this book;
and all the people joined in the covenant.

The Word of the Lord.


Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 119: (R. 33a) Let us now pray the Responsorial Psalm:
R/. Lord, teach me the way of your statutes.

Lord, teach me the way of your statutes,

and I will keep them to the end.

Grant me insight that I may keep your law, and observe it wholeheartedly.

Guide me in the path of your commands, for in them is my delight.

Bend my heart to your decrees, and not to wrongful gain.

Turn my eyes from gazing on vanities; in your way, give me life.

See, I long for your precepts; give me life by your justice.


R/. Lord, teach me the way of your statutes.


Please stand for the Gospel.

Alleluia, Alleluia.
Abide in me, and I in you, says the Lord; he who abides in me bears much fruit.



Gospel: Matthew 7:15-20
A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew.

At that time:
Jesus said to his disciples,
“Beware of false prophets,
who come to you in sheep’s clothing
but inwardly are ravenous wolves.
You will know them by their fruits.
Are grapes gathered from thorns or figs from thistles? So, every sound tree bears good fruit,
but the bad tree bears evil fruit.
A sound tree cannot bear evil fruit,
nor can a bad tree bear good fruit.
Every tree that does not bear good fruit
is cut down and thrown into the fire.
Thus you will know them by their fruits.

The Gospel of the Lord.

Communion Antiphon.
The eyes of all look to you, Lord, and you give them their food in due season.


No Comments

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.