Daily Mass Reading

Daily Mass Reading

Mass Readings
Mon 9 January

The Baptism of the Lord

First reading

Isaiah 42:1-4,6-7

Here is my servant, in whom my soul delights

Thus says the Lord:
Here is my servant whom I uphold,
my chosen one in whom my soul delights.
I have endowed him with my spirit
that he may bring true justice to the nations.

He does not cry out or shout aloud,
or make his voice heard in the streets.
He does not break the crushed reed,
nor quench the wavering flame.

Faithfully he brings true justice;
he will neither waver, nor be crushed
until true justice is established on earth,
for the islands are awaiting his law.

I, the Lord, have called you to serve the cause of right;
I have taken you by the hand and formed you;
I have appointed you as covenant of the people and light of the nations,

to open the eyes of the blind,
to free captives from prison,
and those who live in darkness from the dungeon.

Psalm or canticle

Psalm 28(29):1-4,9-10

O give the Lord, you sons of God,
 give the Lord glory and power;
give the Lord the glory of his name.
 Adore the Lord in his holy court.

The Lord’s voice resounding on the waters,
 the Lord on the immensity of waters;
the voice of the Lord, full of power,
 the voice of the Lord, full of splendour.

The God of glory thunders.
 In his temple they all cry: ‘Glory!’
The Lord sat enthroned over the flood;
 the Lord sits as king for ever.

Gospel

Matthew 3:13-17

'This is my Son, the Beloved'

Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptised by John. John tried to dissuade him. ‘It is I who need baptism from you’ he said ‘and yet you come to me!’ But Jesus replied, ‘Leave it like this for the time being; it is fitting that we should, in this way, do all that righteousness demands.’ At this, John gave in to him.
As soon as Jesus was baptised he came up from the water, and suddenly the heavens opened and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming down on him. And a voice spoke from heaven, ‘This is my Son, the Beloved; my favour rests on him.’


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