Mass Readings for the Day

1 March – Monday in the Second Week of Lent: Livestreamed Mass at 11am

Introit – Redime me (Ps 26:11b, 12, 1)
Deliver me, O Lord, and be merciful unto me: my foot standeth right, I will praise the Lord in the congregation.
(Ps) Be thou my judge, O Lord, for I have walked innocently: my trust hath been also in the Lord, therefore I shall not fall.  Glory be… As it was… Deliver me…

Grant, we beseech thee, Almighty God: that, like as we thy family do abstain from food to the mortifying of the flesh; so we may likewise fast from sin to the following after righteousness; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, ever one God, world without end.  Amen.

The First Reading – Daniel 9:4b-10
O Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps covenant and merciful love with those who love him and keep his commandments, we have sinned and done wrong and acted wickedly and rebelled, turning aside from your commandments and ordinances; we have not listened to your servants the prophets, who spoke in your name to our kings, our princes, and our fathers, and to all the people of the land.  To you, O Lord, belongs righteousness, but to us confusion of face, as at this day, to the men of Judah, to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to all Israel, those that are near and those that are far away, in all the lands to which you have driven them, because of the treachery which they have committed against you.  To us, O Lord, belongs confusion of face, to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because we have sinned against you.  To the Lord our God belong mercy and forgiveness; because we have rebelled against him, and have not obeyed the voice of the Lord our God by following his laws, which he set before us by his servants the prophets.

GradualAdiutor meus (Ps 70:6, 2)
Thou art my helper and redeemer: O Lord, make no long tarrying.
V. Let mine enemies be ashamed and confounded: that seek after my soul.

TractDomine, non secundum (Ps 103:10; 79:8, 9)
O Lord, deal not with us after our sins: nor reward us according to our wickednesses.
V. Lord, remember not our old sins, but have mercy upon us, and that soon: for we are come to great misery. [Here genuflect]
V. Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of thy Name, O Lord: O deliver us and be merciful unto our sins, for thy Name’s sake.

Holy Gospel – Luke 6:36-38
At that time: Jesus said to his disciples, “Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.
“Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven; give, and it will be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap.  For the measure you give will be the measure you get back.”


2 March – Tuesday in the Second Week of Lent: Livestreamed Mass at 11am

IntroitTibi dixit (Ps 27:9, 10, 1)
My heart hath talked of thee, Seek ye my face; thy face, Lord, will I seek: O hide not thy face from me.
(Ps) The Lord is my light and my salvation: whom then shall I fear?  Glory be… As it was… My heart…

O Most merciful God, we beseech thee so to perfect in us the work of this holy observance: that we, who by thine inspiration know those things that we ought to do, may likewise by thee be enabled to perform the same; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, ever one God, world without end.  Amen.

The First Reading – Isaiah 1:10, 16-20
Hear the word of the Lord, you rulers of Sodom!  Give ear to the teaching of our God, you people of Gomorrah!
Wash yourselves; make yourselves clean; remove the evil of your doings from before my eyes; cease to do evil, learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; defend the fatherless, plead for the widow. 
“Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.  If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land; but if you refuse and rebel, you shall be devoured by the sword; for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”

GradualIacta cogitatum tuum (Ps 55:23, 17, 19)
O cast thy burden upon the Lord: and he shall nourish thee.
V. When I cried unto the Lord, he heard my voice: from the battle that was against me.

Holy Gospel – Matthew 23:1-12
At that time: Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples, “The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses’ seat; so practise and observe whatever they tell you, but not what they do; for they preach, but do not practise.  They bind heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with their finger.  They do all their deeds to be seen by men; for they make their phylacteries broad and their fringes long, and they love the place of honour at feasts and the best seats in the synagogues, and salutations in the market places, and being called rabbi by men.  But you are not to be called rabbi, for you have one teacher, and you are all brethren.  And call no man your father on earth, for you have one Father, who is in heaven.  Neither be called masters, for you have one master, the Christ.  He who is greatest among you shall be your servant; whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.”