Readings For Monday 22nd Week In Ordinary Time

Year 1

First Reading
1 Cor 2:1-5

I came to you proclaiming Jesus Christ, and him crucified.

A reading from the first Letter of Saint Paul to the Corinthians

When I came to you, brothers and sisters,
   proclaiming the mystery of God,
   I did not come with sublimity of words or of wisdom.
For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you
   except Jesus Christ, and him crucified.
I came to you in weakness and fear and much trembling,
   and my message and my proclamation
   were not with persuasive words of wisdom,
   but with a demonstration of spirit and power,
   so that your faith might rest not on human wisdom
   but on the power of God.


Responsorial Psalm
Ps. 119:97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102

R. :

R. (97) Lord, I love your commands.

How I love your law, O LORD!
   It is my meditation all the day.

R. Lord, I love your commands.

Your command has made me wiser than my enemies,
   for it is ever with me.

R. Lord, I love your commands.

I have more understanding than all my teachers
   when your decrees are my meditation.

R. Lord, I love your commands.

I have more discernment than the elders,
   because I observe your precepts.

R. Lord, I love your commands.

From every evil way I withhold my feet,
   that I may keep your words.

R. Lord, I love your commands.

From your ordinances I turn not away,
   for you have instructed me.

R. Lord, I love your commands.

Year 2

First Reading
1 Thes 4:13-18

God, through Jesus, will bring with him those who have fallen asleep.

A reading from the first Letter of Saint Paul to the Thessalonians

We do not want you to be unaware, brothers and sisters,
   about those who have fallen asleep,
   so that you may not grieve like the rest, who have no hope.
For if we believe that Jesus died and rose,
   so too will God, through Jesus,
   bring with him those who have fallen asleep.
Indeed, we tell you this, on the word of the Lord,
   that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord,
   will surely not precede those who have fallen asleep.
For the Lord himself, with a word of command,
   with the voice of an archangel and with the trumpet of God,
   will come down from heaven,
   and the dead in Christ will rise first.
Then we who are alive, who are left,
   will be caught up together with them in the clouds
   to meet the Lord in the air.
Thus we shall always be with the Lord.
Therefore, console one another with these words.


Responsorial Psalm
Ps 96:1 and 3, 4-5, 11-12, 13

R. :

R. (13b) The Lord comes to judge the earth.

Sing to the LORD a new song;
   sing to the LORD, all you lands.
Tell his glory among the nations;
   among all peoples, his wondrous deeds.

R. The Lord comes to judge the earth.

For great is the LORD and highly to be praised;
   awesome is he, beyond all gods.
For all the gods of the nations are things of nought,
   but the LORD made the heavens.

R. The Lord comes to judge the earth.

Let the heavens be glad and the earth rejoice;
   let the sea and what fills it resound;
   let the plains be joyful and all that is in them!
Then shall all the trees of the forest exult.

R. The Lord comes to judge the earth.

Before the LORD, for he comes;
   for he comes to rule the earth.
He shall rule the world with justice
   and the peoples with his constancy.

R. The Lord comes to judge the earth.


Gospel Acclamation
See Lk 4:18

R. Alleluia, alleluia.

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me;
he has sent me to bring glad tidings to the poor.

R. Alleluia, alleluia.


Gospel
Lk 4:16-30

He has sent me to bring glad tidings to the poor. No prophet is accepted in his own native place.

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke

Jesus came to Nazareth, where he had grown up,
   and went according to his custom
   into the synagogue on the sabbath day.
He stood up to read and was handed a scroll of the prophet Isaiah.
He unrolled the scroll and found the passage where it was written:

      The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
         because he has anointed me
            to bring glad tidings to the poor.
      He has sent me to proclaim liberty to captives
         and recovery of sight to the blind,
            to let the oppressed go free,
      and to proclaim a year acceptable to the Lord.


Rolling up the scroll,
   he handed it back to the attendant and sat down,
   and the eyes of all in the synagogue looked intently at him.
He said to them,
   “Today this Scripture passage is fulfilled in your hearing.”
And all spoke highly of him
   and were amazed at the gracious words that came from his mouth.
They also asked, “Is this not the son of Joseph?”
He said to them, “Surely you will quote me this proverb,
   ‘Physician, cure yourself,’ and say, ‘Do here in your native place
   the things that we heard were done in Capernaum.’”
And he said,
   “Amen, I say to you, no prophet is accepted in his own native place.
Indeed, I tell you,
   there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah
   when the sky was closed for three and a half years
   and a severe famine spread over the entire land.
It was to none of these that Elijah was sent,
   but only to a widow in Zarephath in the land of Sidon.
Again, there were many lepers in Israel
   during the time of Elisha the prophet;
   yet not one of them was cleansed, but only Naaman the Syrian.”
When the people in the synagogue heard this,
   they were all filled with fury.
They rose up, drove him out of the town,
   and led him to the brow of the hill
   on which their town had been built, to hurl him down headlong.
But he passed through the midst of them and went away.

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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