Readings For Saturday 26th Week In Ordinary Time

Year 1

First Reading
Jb 42:1-3, 5-6, 12-17

But now my eye has seen you and I disown what I have said.

A reading from the Book of Job

Job answered the LORD and said:

I know that you can do all things,
   and that no purpose of yours can be hindered.
I have dealt with great things that I do not understand;
   things too wonderful for me, which I cannot know.
I had heard of you by word of mouth,
   but now my eye has seen you.
Therefore I disown what I have said,
   and repent in dust and ashes.

Thus the LORD blessed the latter days of Job
   more than his earlier ones.
For he had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels,
   a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand she-asses.
And he had seven sons and three daughters,
   of whom he called the first Jemimah,
   the second Keziah, and the third Keren-happuch.
In all the land no other women were as beautiful
   as the daughters of Job;
   and their father gave them an inheritance
   along with their brethren.
After this, Job lived a hundred and forty years;
   and he saw his children, his grandchildren,
   and even his great-grandchildren.
Then Job died, old and full of years.

Responsorial Psalm
Ps 119:66, 71, 75, 91, 125, 130

R. :

℟. (135) Lord, let your face shine on me.

Teach me wisdom and knowledge,
   for you commands I trust.

℟. Lord, let your face shine on me.

It is good for me that I have been afflicted,
   that I may learn your statues.

℟. Lord, let your face shine on me.

I know, O LORD, that your ordinances are just,
   and in your faithfulness you have afflicted me.

℟. Lord, let your face shine on me.

According to your ordinances they still stand firm:
   all things serve you.

℟. Lord, let your face shine on me.

I am your servant; give me discernment
   that I may know your decrees.

℟. Lord, let your face shine on me.

The revelation of your words sheds light,
   giving understanding to the simple.

℟. Lord, let your face shine on me.

Year 2

First Reading
Bar 4:5-12, 27-29

He who brought disaster upon you will bring you back with enduring joy.

A reading from the Book of the Prophet Baruch

Fear not, my people!
   Remember, Israel,
You were sold to the nations
   not for your destruction;
It was because you angered God
   that you were handed over to your foes.
For you provoked your Maker
   with sacrifices to demons, to no-gods;
You forsook the Eternal God who nourished you,
   and you grieved Jerusalem who fostered you.
She indeed saw coming upon you
   the anger of God; and she said:

“Hear, you neighbors of Zion!
   God has brought great mourning upon me,
For I have seen the captivity
   that the Eternal God has brought
   upon my sons and daughters.
With joy I fostered them;
   but with mourning and lament I let them go.
Let no one gloat over me, a widow,
   bereft of many:
For the sins of my children I am left desolate,
   because they turned from the law of God.

Fear not, my children; call out to God!
   He who brought this upon you will remember you.
As your hearts have been disposed to stray from God,
   turn now ten times the more to seek him;
For he who has brought disaster upon you
   will, in saving you, bring you back enduring joy.”

Responsorial Psalm
Ps 69:33-35, 36-37

R. :

R. (34) The Lord listens to the poor.

“See, you lowly ones, and be glad;
   you who seek God, may your hearts revive!
For the LORD hears the poor,
   and his own who are in bonds he spurns not.
Let the heavens and the earth praise him,
   the seas and whatever moves in them!”

R. The Lord listens to the poor.

For God will save Zion
   and rebuild the cities of Judah.
They shall dwell in the land and own it,
   and the descendants of his servants shall inherit it,
   and those who love his name shall inhabit it.

R. The Lord listens to the poor.

Gospel Acclamation
See Mt 11:25

R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Blessed are you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth;
you have revealed to little ones the mysteries of the Kingdom.

R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Lk 10:17-24

Rejoice because your names are written in heaven.

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke

The seventy-two disciples returned rejoicing and said to Jesus,
   “Lord, even the demons are subject to us because of your name.”
Jesus said, “I have observed Satan fall like lightning from the sky.
Behold, I have given you the power
   ‘to tread upon serpents’ and scorpions
   and upon the full force of the enemy
   and nothing will harm you.
Nevertheless, do not rejoice because the spirits are subject to you,
   but rejoice because your names are written in heaven.”

At that very moment he rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said,
   “I give you praise, Father, Lord of heaven and earth,
   for although you have hidden these things
   from the wise and the learned
   you have revealed them to the childlike.
Yes, Father, such has been your gracious will.
All things have been handed over to me by my Father.
No one knows who the Son is except the Father,
   and who the Father is except the Son
   and anyone to whom the Son wishes to reveal him.”

Turning to the disciples in private he said,
   “Blessed are the eyes that see what you see.
For I say to you,
   many prophets and kings desired to see what you see,
   but did not see it,
   and to hear what you hear, but did not hear it.”

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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