Children's Mass Readings
March 11, 2020
FIRST READING (Isaiah 58: 6-9)
The Lord says this:
I'll tell you what it really means to worship the Lord. Remove the chains of prisoners who are chained unjustly. Free those who are abused!
Share your food with everyone who is hungry; share your home with the poor and homeless. Give clothes to those in need; don't turn away your relatives.
Then your light will shine like the dawning sun, and you will quickly be healed. Your honesty will protect you as you advance, and the glory of the Lord will defend you from behind. Then you will call for help, and the Lord will answer, "Here I am!"
Don't oppress others or falsely accuse them or say cruel things.
Response: The Lord is my light and my salvation.
GOSPEL (Matthew 6: 1-4)
Jesus said to his disciples:
"When you do good deeds, don't try to show off. If you do, you won't get a reward from your Father in heaven.
"When you give to the poor, don't blow a loud horn. That's what showoffs do in the meeting places and on the street corners, because they are always looking for praise. I promise you that they already have their reward.
"When you give to the poor, don't let anyone know about it. Then your gift will be given in secret. Your Father knows what is done in secret, and he will reward you."