Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Wednesday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time

Saint Marianne Cope (1838-1918); Saint Vincent, deacon, martyr (-304)

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 5:14-19
Mass: Heb 7:1-3, 15-17; Resp Ps 110; Mk 3:1-6

Yours is princely power in the day of your birth, in holy splendor; before the daystar, like the dew, I have begotten you.

The last two days the Pharisees have been keeping a close eye on Jesus, questioning him: 'Why do the disciples of John and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?'; 'Look, why are they doing what is unlawful on the sabbath?' Today, Jesus silences them with a question: 'Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath rather than to do evil, to save life rather than to destroy it?' Jesus looked at them; he was angry and grieved at their hardness of heart. Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God, heal us of our hardness of heart; help us to save life rather than to destroy it.

Stretch out your hand.
He stretched it out and his hand was restored.


I am leaving for the World Youth Day in Panama. I ask you to pray for this very beautiful and important event on the path of the Church.
(Pope Francis, Twitter, January 23, 2019)

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