Readings Saturday Week 22 Ordinary Time

First Reading
Col 1:21-23

Christ has now reconciled you to present you holy and unblemished before him.

A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Colossians

Brothers and sisters:
You once were alienated and hostile in mind because of evil deeds;
   God has now reconciled you
   in the fleshly Body of Christ through his death,
   to present you holy, without blemish,
   and irreproachable before him,
   provided that you persevere in the faith,
   firmly grounded, stable,
   and not shifting from the hope of the Gospel that you heard,
   which has been preached to every creature under heaven,
   of which I, Paul, am a minister.


Responsorial Psalm
Ps 54:3-4, 6 and 8

R. :

R. (6) God himself is my help.

O God, by your name save me,
   and by your might defend my cause.
O God, hear my prayer;
   hearken to the words of my mouth.

R. God himself is my help.

Behold, God is my helper;
   the Lord sustains my life.
Freely will I offer you sacrifice;
   I will praise your name, O LORD, for its goodness.

R. God himself is my help.


Gospel Acclamation
Jn 14:6

R. Alleluia, alleluia.

I am the way and the truth and the life, says the Lord;
no one comes to the Father except through me.

R. Alleluia, alleluia.


Gospel
Lk 6:1-5

Why are you doing what is unlawful on the sabbath?

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke

While Jesus was going through a field of grain on a sabbath,
   his disciples were picking the heads of grain,
   rubbing them in their hands, and eating them.
Some Pharisees said,
   “Why are you doing what is unlawful on the sabbath?”
Jesus said to them in reply,
   “Have you not read what David did
   when he and those who were with him were hungry?
How he went into the house of God, took the bread of offering,
   which only the priests could lawfully eat,
   ate of it, and shared it with his companions?”
Then he said to them, “The Son of Man is lord of the sabbath.”

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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