Readings For Monday 23rd Week In Ordinary Time

Year 1

First Reading
1 Cor 5:1-8

Clean out the old yeast; for our Paschal Lamb, Christ, has been sacrificed.

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

Brothers and sisters:
It is widely reported that there is immorality among you,
   and immorality of a kind not found even among pagans—
   a man living with his father’s wife.
And you are inflated with pride.
Should you not rather have been sorrowful?
The one who did this deed should be expelled from your midst.
I, for my part, although absent in body but present in spirit,
   have already, as if present,
   pronounced judgment on the one who has committed this deed,
   in the name of our Lord Jesus:
   when you have gathered together and I am with you in spirit
   with the power of the Lord Jesus,
   you are to deliver this man to Satan
   for the destruction of his flesh,
   so that his spirit may be saved on the day of the Lord.

Your boasting is not appropriate.
Do you not know that a little yeast leavens all the dough?
Clear out the old yeast, so that you may become a fresh batch of dough,
   inasmuch as you are unleavened.
For our Paschal Lamb, Christ, has been sacrificed.
Therefore, let us celebrate the feast,
   not with the old yeast, the yeast of malice and wickedness,
   but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

Responsorial Psalm
Ps 5:5-6, 7, 12

R. :

R. (9) Lead me in your justice, Lord.

For you, O God, delight not in wickedness;
   no evil man remains with you;
   the arrogant may not stand in your sight.
You hate all evildoers.

R. Lead me in your justice, Lord.

You destroy all who speak falsehood;
The bloodthirsty and the deceitful
   the LORD abhors.

R. Lead me in your justice, Lord.

But let all who take refuge in you
   be glad and exult forever.
Protect them, that you may be the joy
   of those who love your name.

R. Lead me in your justice, Lord.

Year 2

First Reading
Col 1:24:2:3

I am a minister of the Church to bring to completion the mystery hidden from ages past.

A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Colossians

Brothers and sisters:
I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake,
   and in my flesh I am filling up
   what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ
   on behalf of his Body, which is the Church,
   of which I am a minister
   in accordance with God’s stewardship given to me
   to bring to completion for you the word of God,
   the mystery hidden from ages and from generations past.
But now it has been manifested to his holy ones,
   to whom God chose to make known the riches of the glory
   of this mystery among the Gentiles;
   it is Christ in you, the hope for glory.
It is he whom we proclaim,
   admonishing everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom,
   that we may present everyone perfect in Christ.
For this I labor and struggle,
   in accord with the exercise of his power working within me.

For I want you to know how great a struggle I am having for you
   and for those in Laodicea
   and all who have not seen me face to face,
   that their hearts may be encouraged
   as they are brought together in love,
   to have all the richness of assured understanding,
   for the knowledge of the mystery of God, Christ,
   in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

Responsorial Psalm
Ps 62:6-7, 9

R. :

R. (8) In God is my safety and my glory.

Only in God be at rest, my soul,
   for from him comes my hope.
He only is my rock and my salvation,
   my stronghold; I shall not be disturbed.

R. In God is my safety and my glory.

Trust in him at all times, O my people!
   Pour out your hearts before him;
   God is our refuge!

R. In God is my safety and my glory.

Gospel Acclamation
Jn 10:27

R. Alleluia, alleluia.

My sheep hear my voice, says the Lord;
I know them, and they follow me.

R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Lk 6:6-11

The scribes and the Pharisees watched him closely to see if he would cure on the sabbath.

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke

On a certain sabbath Jesus went into the synagogue and taught,
   and there was a man there whose right hand was withered.
The scribes and the Pharisees watched him closely
   to see if he would cure on the sabbath
   so that they might discover a reason to accuse him.
But he realized their intentions
   and said to the man with the withered hand,
   “Come up and stand before us.”
And he rose and stood there.
Then Jesus said to them,
   “I ask you, is it lawful to do good on the sabbath
   rather than to do evil,
   to save life rather than to destroy it?”
Looking around at them all, he then said to him,
   “Stretch out your hand.”
He did so and his hand was restored.
But they became enraged
   and discussed together what they might do to Jesus.

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.

Homilies / Gospel Reflections

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