Readings Tuesday Week 27 Ordinary Time

Year 1

First Reading
Gal 1:13-24

God was pleased to reveal his Son to me, so that I might proclaim him to the Gentiles.

A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Galatians

Brothers and sisters:
You heard of my former way of life in Judaism,
   how I persecuted the Church of God beyond measure
   and tried to destroy it,
   and progressed in Judaism
   beyond many of my contemporaries among my race,
   since I was even more a zealot for my ancestral traditions.
But when he, who from my mother’s womb had set me apart
   and called me through his grace,
   was pleased to reveal his Son to me,
   so that I might proclaim him to the Gentiles,
   I did not immediately consult flesh and blood,
   nor did I go up to Jerusalem
   to those who were Apostles before me;
   rather, I went into Arabia and then returned to Damascus.

Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to confer with Cephas
   and remained with him for fifteen days.
But I did not see any other of the Apostles,
   only James the brother of the Lord.
(As to what I am writing to you, behold,
   before God, I am not lying.)
Then I went into the regions of Syria and Cilicia.
And I was unknown personally to the churches of Judea
   that are in Christ;
   they only kept hearing that “the one who once was persecuting us
   is now preaching the faith he once tried to destroy.”
So they glorified God because of me.


Responsorial Psalm
Ps 139:1b-3, 13-14ab, 14c-15

R. :

R. (24b) Guide me, Lord, along the everlasting way.

O LORD, you have probed me and you know me;
   you know when I sit and when I stand;
   you understand my thoughts from afar.
My journeys and my rest you scrutinize,
   with all my ways you are familiar.

R. Guide me, Lord, along the everlasting way.

Truly you have formed my inmost being;
   you knit me in my mother’s womb.
I give you thanks that I am fearfully, wonderfully made;
   wonderful are your works.

R. Guide me, Lord, along the everlasting way.

My soul also you knew full well;
   nor was my frame unknown to you
When I was made in secret,
   when I was fashioned in the depths of the earth.

R. Guide me, Lord, along the everlasting way.

Year 2

First Reading
Jon 3:1-10

The Ninevites turned from their evil way and God repented of the evil he had threatened.

A reading from the Book of the Prophet Jonah

The word of the LORD came to Jonah a second time:
“Set out for the great city of Nineveh,
   and announce to it the message that I will tell you.”
So Jonah made ready and went to Nineveh,
   according to the LORD’s bidding.
Now Nineveh was an enormously large city;
   it took three days to go through it.
Jonah began his journey through the city,
   and had gone but a single day’s walk announcing,
   “Forty days more and Nineveh shall be destroyed,”
   when the people of Nineveh believed God;
   they proclaimed a fast and all of them, great and small,
   put on sackcloth.

When the news reached the king of Nineveh,
   he rose from his throne, laid aside his robe,
   covered himself with sackcloth, and sat in the ashes.
Then he had this proclaimed throughout Nineveh,
   by decree of the king and his nobles:
   “Neither man nor beast, neither cattle nor sheep,
   shall taste anything;
   they shall not eat, nor shall they drink water.
Man and beast shall be covered with sackcloth
   and call loudly to God;
   every man shall turn from his evil way
   and from the violence he has in hand.
Who knows, God may relent and forgive,
   and withhold his blazing wrath,
   so that we shall not perish.”
When God saw by their actions how they turned from their evil way,
   he repented of the evil that he had threatened to do to them;
   he did not carry it out.


Responsorial Psalm
Ps 130:1b-2, 3-4ab, 7-8

R. :

R. (3) If you, O Lord, mark iniquities, who can stand?

Out of the depths I cry to you, O LORD;
   LORD, hear my voice!
Let your ears be attentive
   to my voice in supplication.

R. If you, O Lord, mark iniquities, who can stand?

If you, O LORD, mark iniquities,
   LORD, who can stand?
But with you is forgiveness,
   that you may be revered.

R. If you, O Lord, mark iniquities, who can stand?

Let Israel wait for the LORD,
For with the LORD is kindness
   and with him is plenteous redemption;
And he will redeem Israel
   from all their iniquities.

R. If you, O Lord, mark iniquities, who can stand?


Gospel Acclamation
Lk 11:28

R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Blessed are they who hear the word of God
and observe it.

R. Alleluia, alleluia.


Gospel
Lk 10:38-42

Martha welcomed him into her house. Mary has chosen the better part.

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke

Jesus entered a village
   where a woman whose name was Martha welcomed him.
She had a sister named Mary
   who sat beside the Lord at his feet listening to him speak.
Martha, burdened with much serving, came to him and said,
   “Lord, do you not care
   that my sister has left me by myself to do the serving?
Tell her to help me.”
The Lord said to her in reply,
   “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and worried about many things.
There is need of only one thing.
Mary has chosen the better part
   and it will not be taken from her.”

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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