Readings for Tuesday 24th Week in Ordinary Time

Year 2

First Reading
1 Cor 12:12-14; 27-31a

Now you are Christ’s Body, and individually parts of it.

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

Brothers and sisters:
As a body is one though it has many parts,
   and all the parts of the body, though many, are one body,
   so also Christ.
For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body,
   whether Jews or Greeks, slaves or free persons,
   and we were all given to drink of one Spirit.

Now the body is not a single part, but many.

Now you are Christ’s body, and individually parts of it.
Some people God has designated in the Church
   to be, first, Apostles; second, prophets; third, teachers;
   then, mighty deeds;
   then, gifts of healing, assistance, administration,
   and varieties of tongues.
Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers?
Do all work mighty deeds? Do all have gifts of healing?
Do all speak in tongues? Do all interpret?
Strive eagerly for the greatest spiritual gifts.

Responsorial Psalm
Ps 100:1b-2, 3, 4, 5

R. :

R. (3) We are his people: the sheep of his flock.

Sing joyfully to the LORD, all you lands;
   serve the LORD with gladness;
   come before him with joyful song.

R. We are his people: the sheep of his flock.

Know that the LORD is God;
   he made us, his we are;
   his people, the flock he tends.

R. We are his people: the sheep of his flock.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
   his courts with praise;
Give thanks to him; bless his name.

R. We are his people: the sheep of his flock.

For he is good, the LORD,
   whose kindness endures forever,
   and his faithfulness to all generations.

R. We are his people: the sheep of his flock.

Year 1

First Reading
1 Tim 3:1-13

The bishop must be irreproachable; similarly, deacons must hold fast to the mystery of faith with a clear conscience.

A reading from the first Letter of Saint Paul to Timothy

Beloved, this saying is trustworthy:
   whoever aspires to the office of bishop desires a noble task.
Therefore, a bishop must be irreproachable,
   married only once, temperate, self-controlled,
   decent, hospitable, able to teach,
   not a drunkard, not aggressive, but gentle,
   not contentious, not a lover of money.
He must manage his own household well,
   keeping his children under control with perfect dignity;
   for if a man does not know how to manage his own household,
   how can he take care of the church of God?
He should not be a recent convert,
   so that he may not become conceited
   and thus incur the devil’s punishment.
He must also have a good reputation among outsiders,
   so that he may not fall into disgrace, the devil’s trap.
Similarly, deacons must be dignified, not deceitful,
   not addicted to drink, not greedy for sordid gain,
   holding fast to the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience.
Moreover, they should be tested first;
   then, if there is nothing against them,
   let them serve as deacons.
Women,  similarly, should be dignified, not slanderers,
   but temperate and faithful in everything.
Deacons may be married only once
   and must manage their children and their households well.
Thus those who serve well as deacons gain good standing
   and much confidence in their faith in Christ Jesus.

Responsorial Psalm
Ps 101: 1b-2ab, 2cd-3ab, 5, 6

R. :

R. (2) I will walk with blameless heart.

Of mercy and judgment I will sing:
   to you, O LORD, I will sing praise.
I will persevere in the way of integrity;
   when will you come to see?

R. I will walk with blameless heart.

I will walk with blameless heart,
   within my house;
I will not set before my eyes
   any base thing.

R. I will walk with blameless heart.

Whoever slanders his neighbor in secret,
   him will I destroy
The man of haughty eyes and puffed-up heart
   I will not endure.

R. I will walk with blameless heart.

My eyes are upon the faithful of the land,
   that they may dwell with me,
He who walks in the way of integrity
   shall be in my service.

R. I will walk with blameless heart.

Gospel Acclamation
Lk 7:16

R. Alleluia, alleluia.

A great prophet has risen in our midst
and God has visited his people.

R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Lk 7:11-17

Young man, I tell you arise!

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke

Jesus journeyed to a city called Nain,
   and his disciples and a large crowd accompanied him.
As he drew near to the gate of the city,
   a man who had died was being carried out,
   the only son of his mother, and she was a widow.
A large crowd from the city was with her.
When the Lord saw her,
   he was moved with pity for her and said to her,
   “Do not weep.”
He stepped forward and touched the coffin;
   at this the bearers halted, and he said, “Young man, I tell you, arise!”
The dead man sat up and began to speak,
   and Jesus gave him to his mother.
Fear seized them all, and they glorified God, exclaiming,
   “A great prophet has arisen in our midst,”
   and “God has visited his people.”
This report about him spread through the whole of Judea
   and in all the surrounding region.

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 Reflection


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