Daily Mass and Readings

Can’t make it to Holy Mass? EWTN offers the daily readings to enable viewers to accompany the Mass of the day as it is televised. They are also the perfect way to find time in your day for spiritual reflection. Listen, watch, or read from the comfort of your home. Our Catholic Daily Reading includes the readings of the day, along with online videos, and is a resource for all who desire to live a life of faith that is pleasing to our Lord.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

* Select a date from the calendar to view readings | Calendar access for the visually impaired
The video for this date is not available; if it's a recent date, please check back soon. View most recent video

Follow Along with the Daily Mass

Get the free eBook, Global Televised Mass Guide: Uniting the World in Prayer Using the Church’s Universal Language

This eBook guides you, both in English and Latin, through the daily Mass offered at EWTN.

Fr. Joseph Mary Wolfe says, “This little booklet has been put together for you, to help you join the Universal Church throughout the world in singing the praises of the Lord as we pray and sing together, united in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass via EWTN.”



 

Weekday

First Reading

Hebrews 7:1-3, 15-17

1For this Melchiz'edek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God, met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him; 2and to him Abraham apportioned a tenth part of everything. He is first, by translation of his name, king of righteousness, and then he is also king of Salem, that is, king of peace. 3He is without father or mother or genealogy, and has neither beginning of days nor end of life, but resembling the Son of God he continues a priest for ever. 15This becomes even more evident when another priest arises in the likeness of Melchiz'edek, 16who has become a priest, not according to a legal requirement concerning bodily descent but by the power of an indestructible life. 17For it is witnessed of him, "Thou art a priest for ever, after the order of Melchiz'edek."

Responsorial Psalm

Psalms 110:1-4

1The LORD says to my lord: "Sit at my right hand, till I make your enemies your footstool." 2The LORD sends forth from Zion your mighty scepter. Rule in the midst of your foes! 3Your people will offer themselves freely on the day you lead your host upon the holy mountains. From the womb of the morning like dew your youth will come to you. 4The LORD has sworn and will not change his mind, "You are a priest for ever after the order of Melchiz'edek."

Gospel

Mark 3:1-6

1Again he entered the synagogue, and a man was there who had a withered hand. 2And they watched him, to see whether he would heal him on the sabbath, so that they might accuse him. 3And he said to the man who had the withered hand, "Come here." 4And he said to them, "Is it lawful on the sabbath to do good or to do harm, to save life or to kill?" But they were silent. 5And he looked around at them with anger, grieved at their hardness of heart, and said to the man, "Stretch out your hand." He stretched it out, and his hand was restored. 6The Pharisees went out, and immediately held counsel with the Hero'di-ans against him, how to destroy him.