Readings Wednesday Week 19 Ordinary Time

First Reading
Dt 34:1-12

There Moses died as the LORD had said, and since then no prophet has arisen in Israel like him.

A reading from the Book of Deuteronomy

Moses went up from the plains of Moab to Mount Nebo,
   the headland of Pisgah which faces Jericho,
   and the LORD showed him all the land—
   Gilead, and as far as Dan, all Naphtali,
   the land of Ephraim and Manasseh,
   all the land of Judah as far as the Western Sea,
   the Negeb, the circuit of the Jordan
   with the lowlands at Jericho, city of palms,
   and as far as Zoar.
The LORD then said to him,
   “This is the land
   which I swore to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob
   that I would give to their descendants.
I have let you feast your eyes upon it, but you shall not cross over.”
So there, in the land of Moab, Moses, the servant of the LORD,
   died as the LORD had said; and he was buried in the ravine
   opposite Beth-peor in the land of Moab,
   but to this day no one knows the place of his burial.
Moses was one hundred and twenty years old when he died,
   yet his eyes were undimmed and his vigor unabated.
For thirty days the children of Israel wept for Moses
   in the plains of Moab, till they had completed
   the period of grief and mourning for Moses.

Now Joshua, son of Nun, was filled with the spirit of wisdom,
   since Moses had laid his hands upon him;
   and so the children of Israel gave him their obedience,
   thus carrying out the LORD’s command to Moses.

Since then no prophet has arisen in Israel like Moses,
   whom the LORD knew face to face.
He had no equal in all the signs and wonders
   the LORD sent him to perform in the land of Egypt
   against Pharaoh and all his servants and against all his land,
   and for the might and the terrifying power
   that Moses exhibited in the sight of all Israel.


Responsorial Psalm
Ps 66:1-3a, 5 and 8, 16-17

R. :

R. (see 20a and 10b) Blessed be God who filled my soul with fire!

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. Blessed be God who filled my soul with fire!

Come and see the works of God,
   his tremendous deeds among the children of Adam.
Bless our God, you peoples;
   loudly sound his praise.

R. Blessed be God who filled my soul with fire!

Hear now, all you who fear God, while I declare
   what he has done for me.
When I appealed to him in words,
   praise was on the tip of my tongue.

R. Blessed be God who filled my soul with fire!


Gospel Acclamation
1 Cor 5:19

R. Alleluia, alleluia.

God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ,
and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.

R. Alleluia, alleluia.


Gospel
Mt 18:15-20

If your brother listens to you, you have won him over.

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew

Jesus said to his disciples:
“If your brother sins against you,
   go and tell him his fault between you and him alone.
If he listens to you, you have won over your brother.
If he does not listen,
   take one or two others along with you,
   so that every fact may be established
   on the testimony of two or three witnesses.
If he refuses to listen to them, tell the Church.
If he refuses to listen even to the Church,
   then treat him as you would a Gentile or a tax collector.
Amen, I say to you,
   whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven,
   and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
Again, amen, I say to you, if two of you agree on earth
   about anything for which they are to pray,
   it shall be granted to them by my heavenly Father.
For where two or three are gathered together in my name,
   there am I in the midst of them.”

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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