Readings For Tuesday 28th Week In Ordinary Time

Year 1

First Reading
Gal 5:1-6

Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith working through love.

A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Galatians

Brothers and sisters:
For freedom Christ set us free;
   so stand firm and do not submit again to the yoke of slavery.

It is I, Paul, who am telling you
   that if you have yourselves circumcised,
   Christ will be of no benefit to you.
Once again I declare to every man who has himself circumcised
   that he is bound to observe the entire law.
You are separated from Christ,
   you who are trying to be justified by law;
   you have fallen from grace.
For through the Spirit, by faith, we await the hope of righteousness.
For in Christ Jesus,
   neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything,
   but only faith working through love.


Responsorial Psalm
Ps 119:41, 43, 44, 45, 47, 48

R. :

R. (41a) Let your mercy come to me, O Lord.

Let your mercy come to me, O LORD,
   your salvation according to your promise.

R. Let your mercy come to me, O Lord.

Take not the word of truth from my mouth,
   for in your ordinances is my hope.

R. Let your mercy come to me, O Lord.

And I will keep your law continually,
   forever and ever.

R. Let your mercy come to me, O Lord.

And I will walk at liberty,
   because I seek your precepts.

R. Let your mercy come to me, O Lord.

And I will delight in your commands,
   which I love.

R. Let your mercy come to me, O Lord.

And I will lift up my hands to your commands
   and meditate on your statutes.

R. Let your mercy come to me, O Lord.

Year 2

First Reading
Rom 1:16-25

Although they knew God they did not accord him glory as God.

A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Romans

Brothers and sisters:
   I am not ashamed of the Gospel.
It is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes:
   for Jew first, and then Greek.
For in it is revealed the righteousness of God from faith to faith;
   as it is written, “The one who is righteous by faith will live.”

The wrath of God is indeed being revealed from heaven
   against every impiety and wickedness
   of those who suppress the truth by their wickedness.
For what can be known about God is evident to them,
   because God made it evident to them.
Ever since the creation of the world,
   his invisible attributes of eternal power and divinity
   have been able to be understood and perceived in what he has made.

As a result, they have no excuse;
   for although they knew God
   they did not accord him glory as God or give him thanks.
Instead, they became vain in their reasoning,
   and their senseless minds were darkened.
While claiming to be wise, they became fools
   and exchanged the glory of the immortal God
   for the likeness of an image of mortal man
   or of birds or of four-legged animals or of snakes.

Therefore, God handed them over to impurity
   through the lusts of their hearts
   for the mutual degradation of their bodies.
They exchanged the truth of God for a lie
   and revered and worshiped the creature rather than the creator,
   who is blessed forever. Amen.


Responsorial Psalm
Ps 19:2-3, 4-5

R. :

R. (2a) The heavens proclaim the glory of God.

The heavens declare the glory of God,
   and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.
Day pours out the word to day,
   and night to night imparts knowledge.

R. The heavens proclaim the glory of God.

Not a word nor a discourse
   whose voice is not heard;
Through all the earth their voice resounds,
   and to the ends of the world, their message.

R. The heavens proclaim the glory of God.


Gospel Acclamation
Heb 4:12

R. Alleluia, alleluia.

The word of the Lord is living and effective,
able to discern reflections and thoughts of the heart.

R. Alleluia, alleluia.


Gospel
Lk 11:37-41

Give alms and behold, everything will be clean for you.

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke

After Jesus had spoken,
   a Pharisee invited him to dine at his home.
He entered and reclined at table to eat.
The Pharisee was amazed to see
   that he did not observe the prescribed washing before the meal.
The Lord said to him, “Oh you Pharisees!
Although you cleanse the outside of the cup and the dish,
   inside you are filled with plunder and evil.
You fools!
Did not the maker of the outside also make the inside?
But as to what is within, give alms,
   and behold, everything will be clean for you.”

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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