Tuesday, February 22, 2022
This feast day is not really just to celebrate a piece of furniture. Instead, it commemorates the importance of the role of St. Peter and all of his successors throughout history.
So this feast recognizes the importance of the papal authority and reminds us of the role of the Pope as the shepherd of the Church.
Daily Mass Readings for the Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter, Apostle
- First Reading – 1 Peter 5:1-4: “Tend the flock of God in your midst, overseeing not by constraint but willingly, as God would have it, not for shameful profit but eagerly.”
- Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 23: “The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.”
- Gospel – Matthew 16:13-19: “And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church, and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it.”