Readings For Saturday 13th Week In Ordinary Time

Year 1

First Reading
Am 9:11-15

I will bring about the restoration of my people Israel; I will plant them upon their own ground.

A reading from the Book of the Prophet Amos

Thus says the LORD:
On that day I will raise up
   the fallen hut of David;
I will wall up its breaches,
   raise up its ruins,
   and rebuild it as in the days of old,
That they may conquer what is left of Edom
   and all the nations that shall bear my name,
   say I, the LORD, who will do this.
Yes, days are coming,
   says the LORD,
When the plowman shall overtake the reaper,
   and the vintager, him who sows the seed;
The juice of grapes shall drip down the mountains,
   and all the hills shall run with it.
I will bring about the restoration of my people Israel;
   they shall rebuild and inhabit their ruined cities,
Plant vineyards and drink the wine,
   set out gardens and eat the fruits.
I will plant them upon their own ground;
   never again shall they be plucked
From the land I have given them,
   say I, the LORD, your God.


Responsorial Psalm
Ps 85:9ab and 10, 11-12, 13-14

R. :

R. (see 9b) The Lord speaks of peace to his people.

I will hear what God proclaims;
   the LORD—for he proclaims peace to his people.
Near indeed is his salvation to those who fear him,
   glory dwelling in our land.

R. The Lord speaks of peace to his people.

Kindness and truth shall meet;
   justice and peace shall kiss.
Truth shall spring out of the earth,
   and justice shall look down from heaven.

R. The Lord speaks of peace to his people.

The LORD himself will give his benefits;
   our land shall yield its increase.
Justice shall walk before him,
   and salvation, along the way of his steps.

R. The Lord speaks of peace to his people.


Gospel Acclamation
Jn 10:27

R. Alleluia, alleluia.

My sheep shall hear my voice, says the Lord;
I know them, and they follow me.

R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Year 2

First Reading
Gn 27:1-5, 15-29

Jacob displaced his brother and usurped his blessing (Genesis 27:36).

A reading from the Book of Genesis

When Isaac was so old that his eyesight had failed him,
   he called his older son Esau and said to him, “Son!”
“Yes father!” he replied.
Isaac then said, “As you can see, I am so old
   that I may now die at any time.
Take your gear, therefore—your quiver and bow—
   and go out into the country to hunt some game for me.
With your catch prepare an appetizing dish for me, such as I like,
   and bring it to me to eat,
   so that I may give you my special blessing before I die.”

Rebekah had been listening
   while Isaac was speaking to his son Esau.
So, when Esau went out into the country
   to hunt some game for his father,
   Rebekah [then] took the best clothes of her older son Esau
   that she had in the house,
   and gave them to her younger son Jacob to wear;
   and with the skins of the kids she covered up his hands
   and the hairless parts of his neck.
Then she handed her son Jacob the appetizing dish
   and the bread she had prepared.

Bringing them to his father, Jacob said, “Father!”
“Yes?” replied Isaac. “Which of my sons are you?”
Jacob answered his father: “I am Esau, your first-born.
I did as you told me.
Please sit up and eat some of my game,
   so that you may give me your special blessing.”
But Isaac asked, “How did you succeed so quickly, son?”
He answered,
   “The LORD, your God, let things turn out well with me.”
Isaac then said to Jacob,
   “Come closer, son, that I may feel you,
   to learn whether you really are my son Esau or not.”
So Jacob moved up closer to his father.
When Isaac felt him, he said,
   “Although the voice is Jacob’s, the hands are Esau’s.”
(He failed to identify him because his hands were hairy,
   like those of his brother Esau;
   so in the end he gave him his blessing.)
Again he asked Jacob, “Are you really my son Esau?”
“Certainly,” Jacob replied.
Then Isaac said, “Serve me your game, son, that I may eat of it
   and then give you my blessing.”
Jacob served it to him, and Isaac ate;
   he brought him wine, and he drank.
Finally his father Isaac said to Jacob,
   “Come closer, son, and kiss me.”
As Jacob went up and kissed him,
   Isaac smelled the fragrance of his clothes.
With that, he blessed him saying,

   “Ah, the fragrance of my son
      is like the fragrance of a field
      that the LORD has blessed!

   “May God give to you
      of the dew of the heavens
   And of the fertility of the earth
      abundance of grain and wine.

   “Let peoples serve you,
      and nations pay you homage;
   Be master of your brothers,
      and may your mother’s sons bow down to you.
   Cursed be those who curse you,
      and blessed be those who bless you.”


Responsorial Psalm
Ps 135:1b-2, 3-4, 5-6

R. :

R. (3a) Praise the Lord for the Lord is good!
  or:
R. Alleluia.

Praise the name of the LORD;
   Praise, you servants of the LORD
Who stand in the house of the LORD,
   in the courts of the house of our God.

R. Praise the Lord for the Lord is good!
  or:
R. Alleluia.

Praise the LORD, for the LORD is good;
   sing praise to his name, which we love;
For the LORD has chosen Jacob for himself,
   Israel for his own possession.

R. Praise the Lord for the Lord is good!
  or:
R. Alleluia.

For I know that the LORD is great;
   our LORD is greater than all gods.
All that the LORD wills he does
in heaven and on earth,
   in the seas and in all the deeps.

R. Praise the Lord for the Lord is good!
  or:
R. Alleluia.


Gospel Acclamation
Jn 10:27

R. Alleluia, alleluia.

My sheep hear my voice, says the Lord;
I know them and they follow me.

R. Alleluia, alleluia.


Gospel
Mt 9:14-17

Can the wedding guests mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them?

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew

The disciples of John approached Jesus and said,
   “Why do we and the Pharisees fast much,
   but your disciples do not fast?”
Jesus answered them, “Can the wedding guests mourn
   as long as the bridegroom is with them?
The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them,
   and then they will fast.
No one patches an old cloak with a piece of unshrunken cloth,
   for its fullness pulls away from the cloak and the tear gets worse.
People do not put new wine into old wineskins.
Otherwise the skins burst, the wine spills out, and the skins are ruined.
Rather, they pour new wine into fresh wineskins, and both are preserved.”

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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