Readings For Saturday 14th Week In Ordinary Time

Year 1

First Reading
Is 6:1-8

I am a man of unclean lips, yet my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts!

A reading from the Book of the prophet Isaiah

In the year King Uzziah died,
   I saw the Lord seated on a high and lofty throne,
   with the train of his garment filling the temple.
Seraphim were stationed above; each of them had six wings:
   with two they veiled their faces,
   with two they veiled their feet,
   and with two they hovered aloft.

They cried one to the other,
   “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts!
All the earth is filled with his glory!”
At the sound of that cry, the frame of the door shook
   and the house was filled with smoke.

Then I said, “Woe is me, I am doomed!
For I am a man of unclean lips,
   living among a people of unclean lips;
   yet my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts!”
Then one of the seraphim flew to me,
   holding an ember that he had taken with tongs from the altar.

He touched my mouth with it and said,
   “See, now that this has touched your lips,
   your wickedness is removed, your sin purged.”

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying,
   “Whom shall I send? Who will go for us?”
“Here I am,” I said; “send me!”

Responsorial Psalm
Ps 93:1ab, 1cd-2, 5

R. :

R. (1a) The Lord is king; he is robed in majesty.

The LORD is king, in splendor robed;
   robed is the LORD and girt about with strength.

R. The Lord is king; he is robed in majesty.

And he has made the world firm,
   not to be moved.
Your throne stands firm from of old;
   from everlasting you are, O LORD.

R. The Lord is king; he is robed in majesty.

Your decrees are worthy of trust indeed:
   holiness befits your house,
   O LORD, for length of days.

R. The Lord is king; he is robed in majesty.

Year 2

First Reading
Gn 49:29-32; 50:15-26a

God will surely take care of you and lead you out of this land.

A reading from the Book of Genesis

Jacob gave his sons this charge:
“Since I am about to be taken to my people,
   bury me with my fathers in the cave that lies
   in the field of Ephron the Hittite,
   the cave in the field of Machpelah,
   facing on Mamre, in the land of Canaan,
   the field that Abraham bought from Ephron the Hittite
   for a burial ground.
There Abraham and his wife Sarah are buried,
   and so are Isaac and his wife Rebekah,
   and there, too, I buried Leah—
   the field and the cave in it
   that had been purchased from the Hittites.”

Now that their father was dead,
   Joseph’s brothers became fearful and thought,
   “Suppose Joseph has been nursing a grudge against us
   and now plans to pay us back in full for all the wrong we did him!”
So they approached Joseph and said:
   “Before your father died, he gave us these instructions:
   ‘You shall say to Joseph, Jacob begs you
   to forgive the criminal wrongdoing of your brothers,
   who treated you so cruelly.’
Please, therefore, forgive the crime that we,
   the servants of your father’s God, committed.”
When they spoke these words to him, Joseph broke into tears.
Then his brothers proceeded to fling themselves down before him
   and said, “Let us be your slaves!”
But Joseph replied to them:
   “Have no fear. Can I take the place of God?
Even though you meant harm to me, God meant it for good,
   to achieve his present end, the survival of many people.
Therefore have no fear.
I will provide for you and for your children.”
By thus speaking kindly to them, he reassured them.

Joseph remained in Egypt, together with his father’s family.
He lived a hundred and ten years.
He saw Ephraim’s children to the third generation,
   and the children of Manasseh’s son Machir
   were also born on Joseph’s knees.

Joseph said to his brothers: “I am about to die.
God will surely take care of you and lead you out of this land to the land
   that he promised on oath to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.”
Then, putting the sons of Israel under oath, he continued,
   “When God thus takes care of you,
   you must bring my bones up with you from this place.”
Joseph died at the age of a hundred and ten.

Responsorial Psalm
Ps 105:1-2, 3-4, 6-7

R. :

R. (see Psalm 69:33) Be glad you lowly ones; may your hearts be glad!

Give thanks to the LORD, invoke his name;
   make known among the nations his deeds.
Sing to him, sing his praise,
   proclaim all his wondrous deeds.

R. Be glad you lowly ones; may your hearts be glad!

Glory in his holy name;
   rejoice, O hearts that seek the LORD!
Look to the LORD in his strength;
   seek to serve him constantly.

R. Be glad you lowly ones; may your hearts be glad!

You descendants of Abraham, his servants,
   sons of Jacob, his chosen ones!
He, the LORD, is our God;
   throughout the earth his judgments prevail.

R. Be glad you lowly ones; may your hearts be glad!

Gospel Acclamation
1 Pt 4:14

R. Alleluia, alleluia.

If you are insulted for the name of Christ, blessed are you,
for the Spirit of God rests on you.

R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Mt 10:24-33

Do not be afraid of those who kill the body.

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew

Jesus said to his Apostles:
“No disciple is above his teacher,
   no slave above his master.
It is enough for the disciple that he become like his teacher,
   for the slave that he become like his master.
If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul,
   how much more those of his household!

“Therefore do not be afraid of them.
Nothing is concealed that will not be revealed,
   nor secret that will not be known.
What I say to you in the darkness, speak in the light;
   what you hear whispered, proclaim on the housetops.
And do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul;
   rather, be afraid of the one who can destroy
   both soul and body in Gehenna.
Are not two sparrows sold for a small coin?
Yet not one of them falls to the ground without your Father’s knowledge.
Even all the hairs of your head are counted.
So do not be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
Everyone who acknowledges me before others
   I will acknowledge before my heavenly Father.
But whoever denies me before others,
   I will deny before my heavenly Father.”

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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