Daily Mass Readings for Sunday, June 2nd, 2024

Daily Mass Readings for Sunday, June 2nd, 2024:

  1. Reading 1, Deuteronomy 5:12-15
  2. Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 81:3-4,5-6,6-8,10-11
  3. Reading 2, Second Corinthians 4:6-11
  4. Gospel, Mark 2:23-3:6

Reading 1, Deuteronomy 5:12-15

12 ‘ “Observe the Sabbath day and keep it holy, as Yahweh your God has commanded you.

13 Labour for six days, doing all your work,

14 but the seventh day is a Sabbath for Yahweh your God. You must not do any work that day, neither you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your servants — male or female — nor your ox, nor your donkey, nor any of your animals, nor the foreigner who has made his home with you;

15 so that your servants, male and female, may rest, as you do. Remember that you were once a slave in Egypt, and that Yahweh your God brought you out of there with mighty hand and outstretched arm; this is why Yahweh your God has commanded you to keep the Sabbath day.

Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 81:3-4,5-6,6-8,10-11

3 blow the trumpet for the new month, for the full moon, for our feast day!

4 For Israel has this statute, a decision of the God of Jacob,

5 a decree he imposed on Joseph, when he went to war against Egypt. I heard a voice unknown to me,

6 ‘I freed his shoulder from the burden, his hands were able to lay aside the labourer’s basket.

7 You cried out in your distress, so I rescued you. ‘Hidden in the storm, I answered you, I tested you at the waters of Meribah.

8 Listen, my people, while I give you warning; Israel, if only you would listen to me!

10 I, Yahweh, am your God, who brought you here from Egypt, you have only to open your mouth for me to fill it.

11 ‘My people would not listen to me, Israel would have none of me.

Reading 2, Second Corinthians 4:6-11

6 It is God who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ that has shone into our hearts to enlighten them with the knowledge of God’s glory, the glory on the face of Christ.

7 But we hold this treasure in pots of earthenware, so that the immensity of the power is God’s and not our own.

8 We are subjected to every kind of hardship, but never distressed; we see no way out but we never despair;

9 we are pursued but never cut off; knocked down, but still have some life in us;

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