Daily Gospel (1373)
Gospel: Matthew 17:14-20
When they came to the crowd, a man approached Jesus, knelt before him and said, “Sir, have pity on my son,
who is an epileptic and suffers terribly. He has often fallen into the fire, and at other times into the water.
I brought him to your disciples but they could not heal him.” Jesus replied, “O you people, faithless and misled!
How long must I be with you? How long must I put up with you? Bring him here to me.”
Gospel: Matthew 16:24-28
Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If you want to follow me, deny yourself. Take up your cross and follow me.
For whoever chooses to save his life will lose it, but the one who loses his life, for my sake, will find it.
What will one gain by winning the whole world, if he destroys his soul?
Gospel: Matthew 17:1-9
Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James, and his brother John, and led them up a high mountain,
where they were alone. Jesus’ appearance was changed before them: his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became white as snow.
Then suddenly, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Jesus.
Peter spoke up and said to Jesus, “Master, it is good for us to be here. If you wish,
Gospel: Matthew 15:21-28
Leaving that place, Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon. A Canaanite woman from the area, came and cried out,
“Lord, Son of David, have pity on me! My daughter is tormented by a demon.”
But Jesus did not answer her, not even a word. So his disciples approached him and said,
Gospel: Matthew 15:1-2, 10-14
Then, some Pharisees, and teachers of the law, who had come from Jerusalem, gathered around Jesus.
And they said to him, “Why don’t your disciples follow the tradition of the elders?
For they, they don’t wash their hands before eating.” Jesus then called the people to him, and said to them,
Gospel: Matthew 14:22-36
Immediately, Jesus obliged his disciples to get into the boat and go ahead of him to the other side, while he sent the crowd away.
And having sent the people away, he went up the mountain by himself, to pray. At nightfall, he was there alone.
Meanwhile, the boat was very far from land, dangerously rocked by the waves, for the wind was against it.
At daybreak, Jesus came to them, walking on the sea. When they saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified,
Gospel: Matthew 14:13-21
When Jesus heard of it, he set out by boat for a secluded place, to be alone. But the people heard of it,
and they followed him on foot from their towns. When Jesus went ashore, he saw the crowd gathered there,
and he had compassion on them. And he healed their sick.
Gospel: Matthew 14:1-12
At that time, the reports about Jesus reached king Herod. And he said to his servants, “This man is John the Baptist.
John has risen from the dead, and that is why miraculous powers are at work in John.” Herod had, in fact,
ordered that John be arrested, bound in chains and put in prison, because of Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip.
For John had said to Herod, “It is not right for you to have her as your wife.” Herod wanted to kill him but he did not dare,
Gospel: Matthew 13:54-58
He went to his hometown and taught the people in their synagogue.
They were amazed and said, “Where did he get this wisdom and these special powers?
Isn’t he the carpenter’s son? Isn’t Mary his mother and aren’t James, Joseph, Simon and Judas his brothers?
Aren’t all his sisters living here? Where did he get all these things?”
Gospel: Matthew 13:47-53
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a big fishing net, let down into the sea, in which every kind of fish has been caught.
When the net is full, it is dragged ashore. Then they sit down and gather the good fish into buckets, but throw the bad away.
That is how it will be at the end of time; the angels will go out to separate the wicked from the just,
and to throw the wicked into the blazing furnace, where they will weep and gnash their teeth.”
Gospel: John 11:19-27 (or Luke 10:38-42)
Many Jews had come to Martha and Mary, after the death of their brother, to comfort them.
When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went to meet him, while Mary remained sitting in the house.
Martha said to Jesus, “If you had been here, my brother would not have died.
But I know that whatever you ask from God, God will give you.”
Gospel: Matthew 13:36-43
Then he sent the crowds away and went into the house. And his disciples came to him, saying,
“Explain to us the parable of the weeds in the field.”
Jesus answered them, “The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man. The field is the world;
the good seed are the people of the kingdom; the weeds are those who follow the evil one.
Gospel: Matthew 13:31-35
Jesus offered them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his field.
It is smaller than all other seeds, but once it is fully grown, it is bigger than any garden plant; like a tree,
the birds come and rest in its branches.”
Gospel: Matthew 13:44-52
The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure, hidden in a field. The one who finds it, buries it again;
and so happy is he, that he goes and sells everything he has, in order to buy that field.
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a trader, who is looking for fine pearls.
Once he has found a pearl of exceptional quality, he goes away, sells everything he has and buys it.