Catholic Daily Mass Readings – Saturday 20th August 2022

SATURDAY, AUGUST 20TH 2022

TWENTIETH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR C.

MEMORIAL OF SAINT BERNARD OF CLAIRVAUX, Abbot & Doctor of the Church

FIRST READING
“The glory of the Lord entered the temple.”
EZEKIEL 43: 1 – 7a

[The angel] brought me to the gate, the gate facing east. And behold, the glory of the God of Israel came from the east; and the sound of his coming was like the sound of many waters; and the earth shone with his glory. And the vision I saw was like the vision which I had seen when he came to destroy the city, and like the vision which I had seen by the river Chebar; and I fell upon my face. As the glory of the Lord entered the temple by the gate facing east, the Spirit lifted me up, and brought me into the inner court; and behold, the glory of the Lord filled the temple. While the man was standing beside me, I heard one speaking to me out of the temple; and he said to me, “Son of man, this is the place of my throne and the place of the soles of my feet, where I will dwell in the midst of the sons of Israel for ever.”

The Word of the Lord.

RESPONSORIAL PSALM
Psalm 85: 9ab, 10, 11 – 12, 13 – 14 (R.) 10b

R/. The glory of the Lord will dwell in our land

I will hear what the Lord God speaks;
he speaks of peace for his people and his faithful.
His salvation is near for those who fear him,
and his glory will dwell in our land. R/.

Merciful love and faithfulness have met;
justice and peace have kissed.
Faithfulness shall spring from the earth,
and justice look down from heaven. R/.

Also the Lord will bestow his bounty,
and our earth shall yield its increase.
Justice will march before him,
and guide his steps on the way. R/.

ALLELUIA
Matthew 23: 9b, 10b

Alleluia.
You have one Father, who is in heaven, and you have one master, the Christ.
Alleluia.

GOSPEL
“They preach, but do not practice.”
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 practice and observe whatever they tell you, but not what they do; for they preach, but do not practice. 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.”

The Gospel of the Lord.