Becoming Like John the Baptist

Jeff Cavins speaks of how St. John the Baptist was a “polished arrow in the quiver of the Lord” and explains how we can be one as well, as he reflects on the readings for the Solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist in this week’s Encountering the Word video.


First Reading: Jeremiah 1:4-10
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 71:1-2, 3-4A, 5-6AB, 15AB and 17
Second Reading: 1 Peter 1:8-12
Alleluia: See John 1:7; Luke 1:17
Gospel: Luke 1:5-17

Mass During the Day

First Reading: Isaiah 49:1-6
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 139:1B-3, 13-14AB, 14C-15
Second Reading: Acts 13:22-26
Alleluia: See Luke 1:76
Gospel: Luke 1:57-66, 80