Readings Saturday 10th Week in Ordinary Time

Year 1

First Reading
2 Cor 5:14-21

For our sake, he made him to be sin who did not know sin.

A reading from the second Letter of Saint Paul to the Corinthians

Brothers and sisters:
The love of Christ impels us,
   once we have come to the conviction that one died for all;
   therefore, all have died.
He indeed died for all,
   so that those who live might no longer live for themselves
   but for him who for their sake died and was raised.

Consequently, from now on we regard no one according to the flesh;
   even if we once knew Christ according to the flesh,
   yet now we know him so no longer.
So whoever is in Christ is a new creation:
   the old things have passed away;
   behold, new things have come.
And all this is from God,
   who has reconciled us to himself through Christ
   and given us the ministry of reconciliation,
   namely, God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ,
   not counting their trespasses against them
   and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.
So we are ambassadors for Christ,
   as if God were appealing through us.
We implore you on behalf of Christ,
   be reconciled to God.
For our sake he made him to be sin who did not know sin,
   so that we might become the righteousness of God in him.

Responsorial Psalm
Ps 103:1-2, 3-4, 9-10, 11-12

R. :

R. (8a) The Lord is kind and merciful.

Bless the LORD, my soul,
   and all my being, bless his holy name.
Bless the LORD, O my soul,
   and forget not all his benefits.

R. The Lord is kind and merciful.

He pardons all your iniquities,
   he heals all your ills.
He redeems your life from destruction,
   he crowns you with kindness and compassion.

R. The Lord is kind and merciful.

He will not always chide,
   nor does he keep his wrath forever.
Not according to our sins does he deal with us,
   nor does he requite us according to our crimes.

R. The Lord is kind and merciful.

For as the heavens are high above the earth,
   so surpassing is his kindness towards those who fear him.
As far as the east is from the west,
   so far has he put our transgressions from us.

R. The Lord is kind and merciful.

Year 2

First Reading
1 Kgs 19:19-21

Then Elisha left and followed Elijah.

A reading from the first Book of Kings

Elijah set out, and came upon Elisha, son of Shaphat,
   as he was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen;
   he was following the twelfth.
Elijah went over to him and threw his cloak over him.
Elisha left the oxen, ran after Elijah, and said,
   “Please, let me kiss my father and mother goodbye,
   and I will follow you.”
Elijah answered, “Go back!
Have I done anything to you?”
Elisha left him and, taking the yoke of oxen, slaughtered them;
   he used the plowing equipment for fuel to boil their flesh,
   and gave it to his people to eat.
Then he left and followed Elijah as his attendant.

Responsorial Psalm
Ps 16:1b-2a and 5, 7-8, 9-10

R. :

℟. (See 5a) You are my inheritance, O Lord.

Keep me, O God, for in you I take refuge;
   I say to the LORD, “My Lord are you.”
O LORD, my allotted portion and my cup,
   you it is who hold fast my lot.

℟. You are my inheritance, O Lord.

I bless the LORD who counsels me;
   even in the night my heart exhorts me.
I set the LORD ever before me;
   with him at my right hand I shall not be disturbed.

℟. You are my inheritance, O Lord.

Therefore my heart is glad and my soul rejoices,
   my body, too, abides in confidence;
Because you will not abandon my soul to the nether world,
   nor will you suffer your faithful one to undergo corruption.

℟. You are my inheritance, O Lord.

Gospel Acclamation
Ps 119:36a, 29b

R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Incline my heart, O God, to your decrees;
and favor me with your law.

R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Mt 5:33-37

I say to you, do not swear at all.

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew

Jesus said to his disciples:
“You have heard that it was said to your ancestors,
   Do not take a false oath,
   but make good to the Lord all that you vow.

But I say to you, do not swear at all;
   not by heaven, for it is God’s throne;
   nor by the earth, for it is his footstool;
   nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King.
Do not swear by your head,
   for you cannot make a single hair white or black.
Let your ‘Yes’ mean ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No’ mean ‘No.’
Anything more is from the Evil One.”

At the end of the Gospel, the Deacon, or the Priest, acclaims:

The Gospel of the Lord.

All reply:

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Then he kisses the book, saying quietly:

Through the words of the Gospel
may our sins be wiped away.

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