Readings For Monday 14th Week In Ordinary Time

Year 2

First Reading
Hos 2:16, 17c-18, 21-22

I will espouse you to me forever.

A reading from the Book of the Prophet Hosea

Thus says the LORD:
I will allure her;
   I will lead her into the desert
   and speak to her heart.
She shall respond there as in the days of her youth,
   when she came up from the land of Egypt.

      On that day, says the LORD,
She shall call me “My husband,”
   and never again “My baal.”

I will espouse you to me forever:
   I will espouse you in right and in justice,
   in love and in mercy;
I will espouse you in fidelity,
   and you shall know the LORD.

Responsorial Psalm
Ps 145:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9

R. :

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

Every day will I bless you,
   and I will praise your name forever and ever.
Great is the LORD and highly to be praised;
   his greatness is unsearchable.

R. The Lord is gracious and merciful.

Generation after generation praises your works
   and proclaims your might.
They speak of the splendor of your glorious majesty
   and tell of your wondrous works.

R. The Lord is gracious and merciful.

They discourse of the power of your terrible deeds
   and declare your greatness.
They publish the fame of your abundant goodness
   and joyfully sing of your justice.

R. The Lord is gracious and merciful.

The LORD is gracious and merciful,
   slow to anger and of great kindness.
The LORD is good to all
   and compassionate toward all his works.

R. The Lord is gracious and merciful.

Year 1

First Reading
Gn 28:10-22a

Jacob had a dream: a stairway rested on the ground and God’s messengers were going up and down on it and the LORD was speaking.

A reading from the Book of Genesis

Jacob departed from Beer-sheba and proceeded toward Haran.
When he came upon a certain shrine, as the sun had already set,
   he stopped there for the night.
Taking one of the stones at the shrine, he put it under his head
   and lay down to sleep at that spot.
Then he had a dream: a stairway rested on the ground,
   with its top reaching to the heavens;
   and God’s messengers were going up and down on it.
And there was the LORD standing beside him and saying:
   “I, the LORD, am the God of your forefather Abraham
   and the God of Isaac;
   the land on which you are lying
   I will give to you and your descendants.
These shall be as plentiful as the dust of the earth,
   and through them you shall spread out east and west, north and south.
In you and your descendants
   all the nations of the earth shall find blessing.
Know that I am with you;
   I will protect you wherever you go,
   and bring you back to this land.
I will never leave you until I have done what I promised you.”

When Jacob awoke from his sleep, he exclaimed,
   “Truly, the LORD is in this spot, although I did not know it!”
In solemn wonder he cried out: “How awesome is this shrine!
This is nothing else but an abode of God,
   and that is the gateway to heaven!”
Early the next morning Jacob took the stone
   that he had put under his head,
   set it up as a memorial stone, and poured oil on top of it.
He called the site Bethel,
   whereas the former name of the town had been Luz.

Jacob then made this vow: “If God remains with me,
   to protect me on this journey I am making
   and to give me enough bread to eat and clothing to wear,
   and I come back safe to my father’s house, the LORD shall be my God.
This stone that I have set up as a memorial stone shall be God’s abode.”

Responsorial Psalm
91:1-2, 3-4, 14-15ab

R. :

R. (see 2b) In you, my God, I place my trust.

You who dwell in the shelter of the Most High,
   who abide in the shadow of the Almighty,
Say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress,
   my God, in whom I trust.”

R. In you, my God, I place my trust.

For he will rescue you from the snare of the fowler,
   from the destroying pestilence.
With his pinions he will cover you,
   and under his wings you shall take refuge.

R. In you, my God, I place my trust.

Because he clings to me, I will deliver him;
   I will set him on high because he acknowledges my name.
He shall call upon me, and I will answer him;
   I will be with him in distress.

R. In you, my God, I place my trust.

Gospel Acclamation
See 2 Tim 1:10

R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Our Savior Jesus Christ has destroyed death
and brought life to light through the Gospel.

R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Mt 9:18-26

My daughter has just died, but come and she will live.

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew

While Jesus was speaking, an official came forward,
   knelt down before him, and said,
   “My daughter has just died.
But come, lay your hand on her, and she will live.”
Jesus rose and followed him, and so did his disciples.
A woman suffering hemorrhages for twelve years came up behind him
   and touched the tassel on his cloak.
She said to herself, “If only I can touch his cloak, I shall be cured.”
Jesus turned around and saw her, and said,
   “Courage, daughter! Your faith has saved you.”
And from that hour the woman was cured.

When Jesus arrived at the official’s house
   and saw the flute players and the crowd who were making a commotion,
   he said, “Go away! The girl is not dead but sleeping.”
And they ridiculed him.
When the crowd was put out, he came and took her by the hand,
   and the little girl arose.
And news of this spread throughout all that land.

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.

Homilies / Gospel Reflections


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