31Jan 31 January. Wednesday of Week 4

1st Reading: 2 Samuel 24:2, 9-17

Having sinned by counting the people, David prays that the punishment may fall on himself

So the king said to Joab and the commanders of the army, who were with him, “Go through all …

30Jan 30 January. Tuesday of Week 4

1st Reading: 2 Samuel 18:9-10, 14, 24-25, 30-19:3

Instead of celebrating the victory, David mourns the death of his son Absalom

Absalom happened to meet the servants of David. Absalom was riding on his mule, and the mule went under …

29Jan 29 January. Monday of Week 4

1st Reading: 2 Samuel 15:13-14, 30; 16:5-13

During Absalom’s revolt, David is cursed and accepts it as the will of God

A messenger came to David, saying, “The hearts of the Israelites have gone after Absalom.” Then David said to …

27Jan 27 January. Saturday of Week 3

Saint Angela Merici, virgin. (Opt.Mem.)

1st Reading: 2 Samuel 12:1-7, 10-17

David’s sin with Bathsheba will be punished within his own family

The Lord sent Nathan to David. He went to him, and said to him, “There were two men …

26Jan 26 January. Friday of Week 3

Ss Timothy and Titus (Memorial)

1st Reading: 2 Timothy 1:1-9

Reminder to use the gifts God has given us, for the service of the church

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by God’s will, for the sake of the promise …

25Jan 25 January. The conversion of Saint Paul

1st Reading: Acts 22:3-16

Paul’s account of his conversion, to his fellow-Jews, on the steps of the Temple

When they heard Paul addressing them in Hebrew, the people became quiet. Then he said: :

“I am a Jew, born in …

24Jan 24 January. Wednesday of Week 3

St Francis de Sales, bishop and doctor of the church (Memorial)

1st Reading: 2 Samuel 7:4-17

Samuel hears God’s promise to build up the house of David

That very night the word of the Lord came to Nathan: Go and …

23Jan 23 January. Tuesday of Week 3

1st Reading: 2 Samuel 6:12-15, 17-19

David dances before the ark. The celebration ends with a sacred banquet

It was told King David, “The Lord has blessed the household of Obed-edom and all that belongs to him, because of the …

22Jan 22 January. Monday of Week 3

Saint Vincent, deacon and martyr (opt.mem.)

1st Reading: 2 Samuel 5:1-7, 10

David is anointed king and makes Jerusalem his capital

All the tribes of Israel came to David at Hebron, and said, “Look, we are your bone and flesh. …

20Jan 20 January. Saturday of Week 2

Saints Fabian and Sebastian, martyrs (optional memorial)

1st Reading: 2 Samuel 1:1-4 etc

David’s grief at the death of Saul and Jonathan

After the death of Saul, when David had returned from defeating the Amalekites, David remained two days in …

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