First Reading: Hebrews 12:18-19, 21-24
18: For you have not come to what may be touched, a blazing fire, and darkness, and gloom, and a tempest,
19: and the sound of a trumpet, and a voice whose words made the hearers entreat that no further messages be spoken to them.
21: Indeed, so terrifying was the sight that Moses said, "I tremble with fear."
22: But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering,
23: and to the assembly of the first-born who are enrolled in heaven, and to a judge who is God of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,
24: and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks more graciously than the blood of Abel.
Psalm: Psalms 48:2-4, 9-11
2: beautiful in elevation, is the joy of all the earth, Mount Zion, in the far north, the city of the great King.
3: Within her citadels God has shown himself a sure defense.
4: For lo, the kings assembled, they came on together.
9: We have thought on thy steadfast love, O God, in the midst of thy temple.
10: As thy name, O God, so thy praise reaches to the ends of the earth. Thy right hand is filled with victory;
11: let Mount Zion be glad! Let the daughters of Judah rejoice because of thy judgments!
Gospel: Mark 6:7-13
7 And he called the twelve; and began to send them two and two, and gave them power over unclean spirits.
8 And he commanded them that they should take nothing for the way, but a staff only; no scrip, no bread, nor money in their purse,
9 But to be shod with sandals, and that they should not put on two coats.
10 And he said to them: Wheresoever you shall enter into an house, there abide till you depart from that place.
11 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you; going forth from thence, shake off the dust from your feet for a testimony to them.
12 And going forth they preached men should do penance:
13 And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them.