Readings 14th Sunday OT

First Reading
Is 66:10-14c

Behold, I will spread prosperity over her like a river.

A reading from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah

Thus says the LORD:
Rejoice with Jerusalem and be glad because of her,
   all you who love her;
exult, exult with her,
   all you who were mourning over her!
Oh, that you may suck fully
   of the milk of her comfort,
that you may nurse with delight
   at her abundant breasts!
   For thus says the LORD:
Lo, I will spread prosperity over Jerusalem like a river,
   and the wealth of the nations like an overflowing torrent.
As nurslings, you shall be carried in her arms,
   and fondled in her lap;
as a mother comforts her child,
   so will I comfort you;
   in Jerusalem you shall find your comfort.

When you see this, your heart shall rejoice
   and your bodies flourish like the grass;
the LORD’s power shall be known to his servants.


Responsorial Psalm
Ps 66:1-3, 4-5, 6-7, 16, 20

R. :

R. (1) Let all the earth cry out to God with joy.

Shout joyfully to God, all the earth,
   sing praise to the glory of his name;
proclaim his glorious praise.
   Say to God, “How tremendous are your deeds!”

R. Let all the earth cry out to God with joy.

“Let all on earth worship and sing praise to you,
   sing praise to your name!”
Come and see the works of God,
   his tremendous deeds among the children of Adam.

R. Let all the earth cry out to God with joy.

He has changed the sea into dry land;
   through the river they passed on foot;
   therefore let us rejoice in him.
He rules by his might forever.

R. Let all the earth cry out to God with joy.

Hear now, all you who fear God, while I declare
   what he has done for me.
Blessed be God who refused me not
   my prayer or his kindness!

R. Let all the earth cry out to God with joy.


Second Reading
Gal 6:14-18

I bear the marks of Jesus on my body.

A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Galatians

Brothers and sisters:
May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ,
   through which the world has been crucified to me,
   and I to the world.
For neither does circumcision mean anything, nor does uncircumcision,
   but only a new creation.
Peace and mercy be to all who follow this rule
   and to the Israel of God.

From now on, let no one make troubles for me;
   for I bear the marks of Jesus on my body.

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit,
   brothers and sisters. Amen.


Gospel Acclamation
Col 3:15a, 16a

R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Let the peace of Christ contol your hearts;
let the word of Christ dwell in you richly.

R. Alleluia, alleluia.


Gospel
Lk 10:1-12, 17-20 or 10:1-9

Your peace will rest on that person.

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke

At that time the Lord appointed seventy-two others
   whom he sent ahead of him in pairs
   to every town and place he intended to visit.
He said to them,
   “The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few;
   so ask the master of the harvest
   to send out laborers for his harvest.
Go on your way;
   behold, I am sending you like lambs among wolves.
Carry no money bag, no sack, no sandals;
   and greet no one along the way.
Into whatever house you enter, first say,
   ‘Peace to this household.’
If a peaceful person lives there,
   your peace will rest on him;
   but if not, it will return to you.
Stay in the same house and eat and drink what is offered to you,
   for the laborer deserves his payment.
Do not move about from one house to another.
Whatever town you enter and they welcome you,
   eat what is set before you,
   cure the sick in it and say to them,
   ‘The kingdom of God is at hand for you.’
Whatever town you enter and they do not receive you,
   go out into the streets and say,
   ‘The dust of your town that clings to our feet,
   even that we shake off against you.’
Yet know this: the kingdom of God is at hand.
I tell you,
   it will be more tolerable for Sodom on that day than for that town.”

The seventy-two returned rejoicing, and said,
   “Lord, even the demons are subject to us because of your name.”
Jesus said, “I have observed Satan fall like lightning from the sky.
Behold, I have given you the power to ‘tread upon serpents’ and scorpions
   and upon the full force of the enemy and nothing will harm you.
Nevertheless, do not rejoice because the spirits are subject to you,
   but rejoice because your names are written in heaven.”

or: [Short Form]

At that time the Lord appointed seventy-two others
   whom he sent ahead of him in pairs
   to every town and place he intended to visit.
He said to them,
   “The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few;
   so ask the master of the harvest
   to send out laborers for his harvest.
Go on your way;
   behold, I am sending you like lambs among wolves.
Carry no money bag, no sack, no sandals;
   and greet no one along the way.
Into whatever house you enter, first say,
   ‘Peace to this household.’
If a peaceful person lives there,
   your peace will rest on him;
   but if not, it will return to you.
Stay in the same house and eat and drink what is offered to you,
   for the laborer deserves his payment.
Do not move about from one house to another.
Whatever town you enter and they welcome you,
   eat what is set before you,
   cure the sick in it and say to them,
   ‘The kingdom of God is at hand for you.’”

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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