Reading 1 1 Tm 6:2c-12Beloved:Teach and urge these things.Whoever teaches something differentand does not agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christand the religious teachingis conceited, understanding nothing,and has a morbid disposition for arguments and verbal disputes.From these come envy, rivalry, insults, evil suspicions,and mutual friction among people with corrupted minds,who are deprived of the truth,supposing religion to be a means of gain.Indeed, religion with contentment is a great gain.For we brought nothing into the world,just as we shall not be able to take anything out of it.If we have food and clothing, we shall be content with that.Those who want to be rich are falling into temptation and into a trapand into many foolish and harmful desires,which plunge them into ruin and destruction.For the love of money is the root of all evils,and some people in their desire for it have strayed from the faithand have pierced themselves with many pains.But you, man of God, avoid all this.Instead, pursue righteousness, devotion,faith, love, patience, and gentleness.Compete well for the faith.Lay hold of eternal life,to which you were called when you made the noble confessionin the presence of many witnesses.
Responsorial Psalm Ps 49:6-7, 8-10, 17-18, 19-20R. Blessed the poor in spirit; the Kingdom of heaven is theirs!Why should I fear in evil dayswhen my wicked ensnarers ring me round?They trust in their wealth;the abundance of their riches is their boast.R. Blessed the poor in spirit; the Kingdom of heaven is theirs!Yet in no way can a man redeem himself,or pay his own ransom to God;Too high is the price to redeem one's life; he would never have enoughto remain alive always and not see destruction.R. Blessed the poor in spirit; the Kingdom of heaven is theirs!Fear not when a man grows rich,when the wealth of his house becomes great,For when he dies, he shall take none of it;his wealth shall not follow him down.R. Blessed the poor in spirit; the Kingdom of heaven is theirs!Though in his lifetime he counted himself blessed,"They will praise you for doing well for yourself,"He shall join the circle of his forebearswho shall never more see light.R. Blessed the poor in spirit; the Kingdom of heaven is theirs!
Alleluia See Mt 11:25R. Alleluia, alleluia.Blessed are you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth;you have revealed to little ones the mysteries of the Kingdom.R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Gospel Lk 8:1-3Jesus journeyed from one town and village to another,preaching and proclaiming the good news of the Kingdom of God.Accompanying him were the Twelveand some women who had been cured of evil spirits and infirmities,Mary, called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out,Joanna, the wife of Herod's steward Chuza,Susanna, and many otherswho provided for them out of their resources.
Posted: September 22, 2017, 9:30 am
Reading 1 Eph 4:1-7, 11-13Brothers and sisters:I, a prisoner for the Lord,urge you to live in a manner worthy of the call you have received,with all humility and gentleness, with patience,bearing with one another through love,striving to preserve the unity of the Spiritthrough the bond of peace:one Body and one Spirit,as you were also called to the one hope of your call;one Lord, one faith, one baptism;one God and Father of all,who is over all and through all and in all.But grace was given to each of usaccording to the measure of Christ's gift. And he gave some as Apostles, others as prophets,others as evangelists, others as pastors and teachers,to equip the holy ones for the work of ministry,for building up the Body of Christ,until we all attain to the unity of faithand knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood,to the extent of the full stature of Christ.
Responsorial Psalm Ps 19:2-3, 4-5R. (5) Their message goes out through all the earth.The heavens declare the glory of God;and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.Day pours out the word to day,and night to night imparts knowledge.R. Their message goes out through all the earth.Not a word nor a discoursewhose voice is not heard;Through all the earth their voice resounds,and to the ends of the world, their message.R. Their message goes out through all the earth.
Alleluia — See Te DeumR. Alleluia, alleluia.We praise you, O God,we acclaim you as Lord;the glorious company of Apostles praise you.R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Gospel Mt 9:9-13As Jesus passed by,he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the customs post.He said to him, "Follow me."And he got up and followed him.While he was at table in his house,many tax collectors and sinners cameand sat with Jesus and his disciples.The Pharisees saw this and said to his disciples,"Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?"He heard this and said,"Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do.Go and learn the meaning of the words,I desire mercy, not sacrifice.I did not come to call the righteous but sinners."
Posted: September 21, 2017, 9:30 am
Reading 1 1 Tm 3:14-16Beloved:I am writing you,although I hope to visit you soon.But if I should be delayed,you should know how to behave in the household of God,which is the Church of the living God,the pillar and foundation of truth.Undeniably great is the mystery of devotion,Who was manifested in the flesh,vindicated in the spirit,seen by angels,proclaimed to the Gentiles,believed in throughout the world,taken up in glory.
Responsorial Psalm Ps 111:1-2, 3-4, 5-6R. (2) How great are the works of the Lord!I will give thanks to the LORD with all my heartin the company and assembly of the just.Great are the works of the LORD,exquisite in all their delights.R. How great are the works of the Lord!Majesty and glory are his work,and his justice endures forever.He has won renown for his wondrous deeds;gracious and merciful is the LORD.R. How great are the works of the Lord!He has given food to those who fear him;he will forever be mindful of his covenant.He has made known to his people the power of his works,giving them the inheritance of the nations.R. How great are the works of the Lord!
Alleluia See Jn 6:63c, 68cR. Alleluia, alleluia.Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life,you have the words of everlasting life.R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Gospel Lk 7:31-35Jesus said to the crowds:"To what shall I compare the people of this generation?What are they like?They are like children who sit in the marketplace and call to one another,'We played the flute for you, but you did not dance.We sang a dirge, but you did not weep.'For John the Baptist came neither eating food nor drinking wine,and you said, 'He is possessed by a demon.'The Son of Man came eating and drinking and you said,'Look, he is a glutton and a drunkard,a friend of tax collectors and sinners.'But wisdom is vindicated by all her children."
Posted: September 20, 2017, 9:30 am
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