Daily Catholic Readings – February 04, 2024


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First Reading Job 7:1-4, 6-7
ResponsePraise the Lord who heals the brokenhearted.
Second Reading 1 Corinthians 9:16-19, 22-23
GospelMark 1:29-39

R/. Praise the Lord who heals the brokenhearted.

How good to sing psalms to our God;
How pleasant to chant fitting praise!
The Lord builds up Jerusalem
and brings back Israel’s exiles. R/.

He heals the brokenhearted;
he binds up all their wounds.
He counts out the number of the stars;
he calls each one by its name. R/.

Our Lord is great and almighty;
his wisdom can never be measured.
The Lord lifts up the lowly;
he casts down the wicked to the ground. R/.

V/. Alleluia R/. Alleluia

V/. Christ took our illnesses and bore our diseases.

R/. Alleluia

At that time: Jesus left the synagogue and entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. Now Simon’s mother-in-law lay ill with a fever, and immediately they told him about her. And he came and took her by the hand and lifted her up, and the fever left her, and she began to serve them. That evening at sunset they brought to him all who were sick or oppressed by demons. And the whole city was gathered together at the door. And he healed many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons. And he would not permit the demons to speak, because they knew him. And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed. And Simon and those who were with him searched for him, and they found him and said to him, “Everyone is looking for you.” And he said to them, “Let us go on to the next towns, that I may preach there also, for that is what I came for.” And he went throughout all Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and casting out demons.

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