Readings For Saturday 27th Week In Ordinary Time

Year 1

First Reading
Gal 3:22-29

Through faith you are all children of God.

A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Galatians

Brothers and sisters:
Scripture confined all things under the power of sin,
   that through faith in Jesus Christ
   the promise might be given to those who believe.

Before faith came, we were held in custody under law,
   confined for the faith that was to be revealed.
Consequently, the law was our disciplinarian for Christ,
   that we might be justified by faith.
But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a disciplinarian.
For through faith you are all children of God in Christ Jesus.
For all of you who were baptized into Christ
   have clothed yourselves with Christ.
There is neither Jew nor Greek,
   there is neither slave nor free person,
   there is not male and female;
   for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants,
   heirs according to the promise.


Responsorial Psalm
Ps 105:2-3, 4-5, 6-7

R. :

R. (8a) The Lord remembers his covenant for ever.
  or:
R. Alleluia.

Sing to him, sing his praise,
   proclaim all his wondrous deeds.
Glory in his holy name;
   rejoice, O hearts that seek the LORD!

R. The Lord remembers his covenant for ever.
  or:
R. Alleluia.

Look to the LORD in his strength;
   seek to serve him constantly.
Recall the wondrous deeds that he has wrought,
   his portents, and the judgments he has uttered.

R. The Lord remembers his covenant for ever.
  or:
R. Alleluia.

You descendants of Abraham, his servants,
   sons of Jacob, his chosen ones!
He, the LORD, is our God;
   throughout the earth his judgments prevail.

R. The Lord remembers his covenant for ever.
  or:

Year 2

First Reading
Jl 4:12-21

Apply the sickle, for the harvest is ripe.

A reading from the Book of the Prophet Joel

Thus says the LORD:
Let the nations bestir themselves and come up
   to the Valley of Jehoshaphat;
For there will I sit in judgment
   upon all the neighboring nations.

Apply the sickle,
   for the harvest is ripe;
Come and tread,
   for the wine press is full;
The vats overflow,
   for great is their malice.
Crowd upon crowd
   in the valley of decision;
For near is the day of the LORD
   in the valley of decision.
Sun and moon are darkened,
   and the stars withhold their brightness.
The LORD roars from Zion,
   and from Jerusalem raises his voice;
The heavens and the earth quake,
   but the LORD is a refuge to his people,
   a stronghold to the children of Israel.

Then shall you know that I, the LORD, am your God,
   dwelling on Zion, my holy mountain;
Jerusalem shall be holy,
   and strangers shall pass through her no more.
And then, on that day,
   the mountains shall drip new wine,
   and the hills shall flow with milk;
And the channels of Judah
   shall flow with water:
A fountain shall issue from the house of the LORD,
   to water the Valley of Shittim.
Egypt shall be a waste,
   and Edom a desert waste,
Because of violence done to the people of Judah,
   because they shed innocent blood in their land.
But Judah shall abide forever,
   and Jerusalem for all generations.
I will avenge their blood,
   and not leave it unpunished.
   The LORD dwells in Zion.


Responsorial Psalm
Ps 97:1-2, 5-6, 11-12

R. :

R. (12a) Rejoice in the Lord, you just!

The LORD is king; let the earth rejoice;
   let the many isles be glad.
Clouds and darkness are round about him,
   justice and judgment are the foundation of his throne.

R. Rejoice in the Lord, you just!

The mountains melt like wax before the LORD,
   before the LORD of all the earth.
The heavens proclaim his justice,
   and all peoples see his glory.

R. Rejoice in the Lord, you just!

Light dawns for the just;
   and gladness, for the upright of heart.
Be glad in the LORD, you just,
   and give thanks to his holy name.

R. Rejoice in the Lord, you just!


Gospel Acclamation
Lk 11:28

R. Alleluia, alleluia.

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

R. Alleluia, alleluia.


Gospel
Lk 11:27-28

Blessed is the womb that carried you. Rather, blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it.

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke

While Jesus was speaking,
   a woman from the crowd called out and said to him,
   “Blessed is the womb that carried you
   and the breasts at which you nursed.”
He replied, “Rather, blessed are those
   who hear the word of God and observe 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.

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