Catholic Daily Mass Readings – Friday 1st July 2022

Catholic Daily Mass Readings – Friday 1st July 2022



“I will send a famine on the land, not a famine of bread, but of hearing the words of the Lord.”
AMOS 8: 4 – 6, 9 – 12

Hear this, you who trample upon the needy, and bring the poor of the land to an end, saying, “When will the new moon be over, that we may sell grain? And the sabbath, that we may offer wheat for sale, that we may make the ephah small and the shekel great, and deal deceitfully with false balances, that we may buy the poor for silver and the needy for a pair of sandals, and sell the refuse of the wheat?” “On that day,” says the Lord God, “I will make the sun go down at noon, and darken the earth in broad daylight. I will turn your feasts into mourning, and all your songs into lamentation; I will bring sackcloth upon all loins, and baldness on every head; I will make it like the mourning for an only son, and the end of it like a bitter day. “Behold, the days are coming,” says the Lord GOD, “when I will send a famine on the land; not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord. They shall wander from sea to sea, and from north to east; they shall run back and forth, to seek the word of the Lord, but they shall not find it.”

The Word of the Lord

Psalm 119: 2, 10, 20, 30, 40, 131 (R.) Mt 4: 4

R/. Man shall not live on bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God

Blessed are those who keep his decrees!
With all their hearts they seek him. R/.

I have sought you with all my heart;
let me not stray from your commands. R/.

My soul is consumed with longing
at all times for your decrees. R/.

I have chosen the way of faithfulness;
your decrees I have upheld. R/.

See, I long for your precepts;
give me life by your justice. R/.

I have opened my mouth and I sigh,
for I yearn for your commands. R/.

Matthew 11: 28

Come to me, all who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest, says the Lord.

“Those who are well have no need of a physician,’ I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.”
MATTHEW 9: 9 – 13

At that time: As Jesus passed on, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax office; and he said to him, “Follow me.” And he rose and followed him. And as he sat at table in the house, behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and sat down with Jesus and his disciples. And when the Pharisees saw this, they said to his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?” But when he heard it, he said, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. Go and learn what this means, ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.’ For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.”

The Gospel of the Lord