Readings For Wednesday 22nd Week In Ordinary Time

Year 1

First Reading
1 Cor 3:1-9

We are God’s co-workers; you are God’s field, God’s building.

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

Brothers and sisters,
I could not talk to you as spiritual people,
   but as fleshly people, as infants in Christ.
I fed you milk, not solid food,
   because you were unable to take it.
Indeed, you are still not able, even now,
   for you are still of the flesh.
While there is jealousy and rivalry among you,
   are you not of the flesh, and walking
   according to the manner of man?
Whenever someone says, “I belong to Paul,” and another,
   “I belong to Apollos,” are you not merely men?

What is Apollos, after all, and what is Paul?
Ministers through whom you became believers,
   just as the Lord assigned each one.
I planted, Apollos watered, but God caused the growth.
Therefore, neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything,
   but only God, who causes the growth.
He who plants and he who waters are one,
   and each will receive wages in proportion to his labor.
For we are God’s co-workers;
   you are God’s field, God’s building.


Responsorial Psalm
Ps. 33:12-13, 14-15, 20-21

R. :

R. (12) Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.

Blessed the nation whose God is the LORD,
   the people he has chosen for his own inheritance.
From heaven the LORD looks down;
   he sees all mankind.

R. Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.

From his fixed throne he beholds
   all who dwell on the earth,
He who fashioned the heart of each,
   he who knows all their works.

R. Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.

Our soul waits for the LORD,
  who is our help and our shield,
For in him our hearts rejoice;
   in his holy name we trust.

R. Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.

Year 2

First Reading
Col 1:1-8

The Gospel has come to you just as in the whole world.

A reading from the beginning of the Letter of Saint Paul to the Colossians

Paul, an Apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God,
   and Timothy our brother,
   to the holy ones and faithful brothers and sisters in Christ in Colossae:
   grace to you and peace from God our Father.

We always give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
   when we pray for you,
   for we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus
   and the love that you have for all the holy ones
   because of the hope reserved for you in heaven.
Of this you have already heard
   through the word of truth, the Gospel, that has come to you.
Just as in the whole world it is bearing fruit and growing,
   so also among you,
   from the day you heard it and came to know the grace of God in truth,
   as you learned it from Epaphras our beloved fellow slave,
   who is a trustworthy minister of Christ on your behalf
   and who also told us of your love in the Spirit.


Responsorial Psalm
Ps 52:10, 11

R. :

R. (10) I trust in the mercy of God for ever.

I, like a green olive tree
   in the house of God,
Trust in the mercy of God
   forever and ever.

R. I trust in the mercy of God for ever.

I will thank you always for what you have done,
   and proclaim the goodness of your name
   before your faithful ones.

R. I trust in the mercy of God for ever.


Gospel Acclamation
Lk 4:18

R. Alleluia, alleluia.

The Lord sent me to bring glad tidings to the poor
and to proclaim liberty to captives.

R. Alleluia, alleluia.


Gospel
Lk 4:38-44

To the other towns I must also proclaim the good news of the Kingdom of God, because for this purpose I have been sent.

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke

After Jesus left the synagogue, he entered the house of Simon.
Simon’s mother-in-law was afflicted with a severe fever,
   and they interceded with him about her.
He stood over her, rebuked the fever, and it left her.
She got up immediately and waited on them.

At sunset, all who had people sick with various diseases brought them to him.
He laid his hands on each of them and cured them.
And demons also came out from many, shouting, “You are the Son of God.”
But he rebuked them and did not allow them to speak
   because they knew that he was the Christ.

At daybreak, Jesus left and went to a deserted place.
The crowds went looking for him, and when they came to him,
   they tried to prevent him from leaving them.
But he said to them, “To the other towns also
   I must proclaim the good news of the Kingdom of God,
   because for this purpose I have been sent.”
And he was preaching in the synagogues of Judea.

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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