Readings for Monday 24th Week in Ordinary Time

Year 2

First Reading
1 Cor 11:17-26, 33

If there are divisions among you, then you do not eat the Lord’s supper.

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

Brothers and sisters:
In giving this instruction, I do not praise the fact
   that your meetings are doing more harm than good.
First of all, I hear that when you meet as a Church
   there are divisions among you,
   and to a degree I believe it;
   there have to be factions among you
   in order that also those who are approved among you
   may become known.
When you meet in one place, then,
   it is not to eat the Lord’s supper,
   for in eating, each one goes ahead with his own supper,
   and one goes hungry while another gets drunk.
Do you not have houses in which you can eat and drink?
Or do you show contempt for the Church of God
   and make those who have nothing feel ashamed?
What can I say to you? Shall I praise you?
In this matter I do not praise you.

For I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you,
   that the Lord Jesus, on the night he was handed over,
   took bread and, after he had given thanks,
   broke it and said, “This is my Body that is for you.
Do this in remembrance of me.”
In the same way also the cup, after supper, saying,
   “This cup is the new covenant in my Blood.
Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.”
For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup,
   you proclaim the death of the Lord until he comes.

Therefore, my brothers and sisters,
   when you come together to eat, wait for one another.

Responsorial Psalm
Ps 40:7-8a, 8b-9, 10, 17

R. :

℟. (1 Cor 11:26b) Proclaim the death of the Lord until he comes again.

Sacrifice or oblation you wished not,
   but ears open to obedience you gave me.
Burnt offerings or sin‑offerings you sought not;
   then said I, “Behold I come.”

℟. Proclaim the death of the Lord until he comes again.

“In the written scroll it is prescribed for me,
To do your will, O my God, is my delight,
   and your law is within my heart!”

℟. Proclaim the death of the Lord until he comes again.

I announced your justice in the vast assembly;
   I did not restrain my lips, as you, O Lord, know.

℟. Proclaim the death of the Lord until he comes again.

May all who seek you
   exult and be glad in you
And may those who love your salvation
   say ever, “The LORD be glorified.”

℟. Proclaim the death of the Lord until he comes again.

Year 1

First Reading
1 Tm 2:1-8

I ask that prayers be offered for everyone to God who wills everyone to be saved.

A reading from the first Letter of Saint Paul to Timothy

First of all, I ask that supplications, prayers,
   petitions, and thanksgivings be offered for everyone,
   for kings and for all in authority,
   that we may lead a quiet and tranquil life
   in all devotion and dignity.
This is good and pleasing to God our savior,
   who wills everyone to be saved
   and to come to knowledge of the truth.

      For there is one God.
      There is also one mediator between God and men,
      the man Christ Jesus,
      who gave himself as ransom for all.

This was the testimony at the proper time.
For this I was appointed preacher and Apostle
   (I am speaking the truth, I am not lying),
   teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.

It is my wish, then, that in every place the men should pray,
   lifting up holy hands, without anger or argument.

Responsorial Psalm
Ps 28:2, 7, 8-9

R. :

R. (6) Blessed be the Lord, for he has heard my prayer.

Hear the sound of my pleading, when I cry to you,
   lifting up my hands toward your holy shrine.

R. Blessed be the Lord, for he has heard my prayer.

The LORD is my strength and my shield.
In him my heart trusts, and I find help;
   then my heart exults, and with my song I give him thanks.

R. Blessed be the Lord, for he has heard my prayer.

The LORD is the strength of his people,
   the saving refuge of his anointed.
Save your people, and bless your inheritance;
   feed them, and carry them forever!

R. Blessed be the Lord, for he has heard my prayer.

Gospel Acclamation
Jn 3:16

R. Alleluia, alleluia.

God so loved the world that he gave his only-begotten Son,
so that everyone who believes in him might have eternal life.

R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Lk 7:1-10

Not even in Israel have I found such faith.

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke

When Jesus had finished all his words to the people,
   he entered Capernaum.
A centurion there had a slave who was ill and about to die,
   and he was valuable to him.
When he heard about Jesus, he sent elders of the Jews to him,
   asking him to come and save the life of his slave.
They approached Jesus and strongly urged him to come, saying,
   “He deserves to have you do this for him,
   for he loves our nation and he built the synagogue for us.”
And Jesus went with them,
   but when he was only a short distance from the house,
   the centurion sent friends to tell him,
“Lord, do not trouble yourself,
   for I am not worthy to have you enter under my roof.
Therefore, I did not consider myself worthy to come to you;
   but say the word and let my servant be healed.
For I too am a person subject to authority,
   with soldiers subject to me.
And I say to one, Go, and he goes;
   and to another, Come here, and he comes;
   and to my slave, Do this, and he does it.”
When Jesus heard this he was amazed at him
   and, turning, said to the crowd following him,
   “I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith.”
When the messengers returned to the house,
   they found the slave in good health.”

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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