Readings For Thursday 22nd Week In Ordinary Time

Year 1

First Reading
1 Cor 3:18-23

All belong to you, and you to Christ, and Christ to God.

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

Brothers and sisters:
Let no one deceive himself.
If anyone among you considers himself wise in this age,
   let him become a fool, so as to become wise.
For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in the eyes of God,
   for it is written:

      God catches the wise in their own ruses,

   and again:

      The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.

So let no one boast about human beings, for everything belongs to you,
   Paul or Apollos or Cephas,
   or the world or life or death,
   or the present or the future:
   all belong to you, and you to Christ, and Christ to God.


Responsorial Psalm
Ps. 24:1bc-2, 3-4ab, 5-6

R. :

R. (1) To the Lord belongs the earth and all that fills it.

The LORD’s are the earth and its fullness;
   the world and those who dwell in it.
For he founded it upon the seas
   and established it upon the rivers.

R. To the Lord belongs the earth and all that fills it.

Who can ascend the mountain of the LORD?
   or who may stand in his holy place?
He whose hands are sinless, whose heart is clean,
   who desires not what is vain.

R. To the Lord belongs the earth and all that fills it.

He shall receive a blessing from the LORD,
   a reward from God his savior.
Such is the race that seeks for him,
   that seeks the face of the God of Jacob.

R. To the Lord belongs the earth and all that fills it.

Year 2

First Reading
Col 1:9-14

God delivered us from the power of darkness and transferred us to the Kingdom of his beloved Son.

A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Colossians

Brothers and sisters:
From the day we heard about you, we do not cease praying for you
   and asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of God’s will
   through all spiritual wisdom and understanding
   to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord,
   so as to be fully pleasing, in every good work bearing fruit
   and growing in the knowledge of God,
   strengthened with every power, in accord with his glorious might,
   for all endurance and patience,
   with joy giving thanks to the Father, who has made you fit to share
   in the inheritance of the holy ones in light.
He delivered us from the power of darkness
   and transferred us to the Kingdom of his beloved Son,
   in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.


Responsorial Psalm
Ps 98:2-3ab, 3cd-4, 5-6

R. :

R. (2) The Lord has made known his salvation.

The LORD has made his salvation known:
   in the sight of the nations he has revealed his justice.
He has remembered his kindness and his faithfulness
   toward the house of Israel.

R. The Lord has made known his salvation.

All the ends of the earth have seen
   the salvation by our God.
Sing joyfully to the LORD, all you lands;
   break into song; sing praise.

R. The Lord has made known his salvation.

Sing praise to the LORD with the harp,
   with the harp and melodious song.
With trumpets and the sound of the horn
   sing joyfully before the King, the LORD.

R. The Lord has made known his salvation.


Gospel Acclamation
Mt 4:19

R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Come after me, says the Lord,
and I will make you fishers of men.

R. Alleluia, alleluia.


Gospel
Lk 5:1-11

They left everything and followed Jesus.

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke

While the crowd was pressing in on Jesus and listening to the word of God,
   he was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret.
He saw two boats there alongside the lake;
   the fishermen had disembarked and were washing their nets.
Getting into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon,
   he asked him to put out a short distance from the shore.
Then he sat down and taught the crowds from the boat.
After he had finished speaking, he said to Simon,
   “Put out into deep water and lower your nets for a catch.”
Simon said in reply,
   “Master, we have worked hard all night and have caught nothing,
   but at your command I will lower the nets.”
When they had done this, they caught a great number of fish
   and their nets were tearing.
They signaled to their partners in the other boat
   to come to help them.
They came and filled both boats
   so that the boats were in danger of sinking.
When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at the knees of Jesus and said,
   “Depart from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man.”
For astonishment at the catch of fish they had made seized him
   and all those with him,
   and likewise James and John, the sons of Zebedee,
   who were partners of Simon.
Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid;
   from now on you will be catching men.”
When they brought their boats to the shore,
   they left everything and followed him.

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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