Daily Catholic Readings – February 08, 2024


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First Reading 1 Kings 11:4-13
ResponseO Lord, remember us with the favour you show to your people
Gospel Mark 7:14-23

R/. O Lord, remember us with the favour you show to your people

Blessed are they who observe what is just,
who at all times do what is right.
O Lord, remember me
with the favour you show to your people.
Visit me with your saving power. R/.

Instead they mingled with the nations,
and learned to act as they did.
They also served their idols,
and these became a snare to entrap them. R/.

They even offered their sons
and their daughters in sacrifice to demons.
Then God’s anger blazed against his people;
he was filled with horror at his heritage. R/.

V/. Alleluia R/. Alleluia

V/. Receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.

R/. Alleluia

At that time: Jesus arose and went away to the region of Tyre and Sidon. And he entered a house and did not want anyone to know, yet he could not be hidden. But immediately a woman, whose little daughter had an unclean spirit heard of him and came and fell down at his feet. Now the woman was a Gentile, a Syrophoenician by birth. And she begged him to cast the demon out of her daughter. And he said to her, “Let the children be fed first, for it is not right to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.” But she answered him, “Yes, Lord; yet even the dogs under the table eat the children’s crumbs.” And he said to her, “For this statement you may go your way; the demon has left your daughter.” And she went home and found the child lying in bed and the demon gone.

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