Readings Saturday Week 28 Ordinary Time

First Reading
Rom 4:13, 16-18

Abraham believed, hoping against hope.

A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Romans

Brothers and sisters:
It was not through the law
   that the promise was made to Abraham and his descendants
   that he would inherit the world,
   but through the righteousness that comes from faith.
For this reason, it depends on faith,
   so that it may be a gift,
   and the promise may be guaranteed to all his descendants,
   not to those who only adhere to the law
   but to those who follow the faith of Abraham,
   who is the father of all of us, as it is written,
   I have made you father of many nations.
He is our father in the sight of God,
   in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead
   and calls into being what does not exist.
He believed, hoping against hope,
   that he would become the father of many nations,
   according to what was said, Thus shall your descendants be.

Responsorial Psalm
Ps 105:6-7, 8-9, 42-43

R. :

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

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.

He remembers forever his covenant
   which he made binding for a thousand generations—
Which he entered into with Abraham
   and by his oath to Isaac.

R. The Lord remembers his covenant for ever.

For he remembered his holy word
   to his servant Abraham.
And he led forth his people with joy;
   with shouts of joy, his chosen ones.

R. The Lord remembers his covenant for ever.

Gospel Acclamation
Jn 15:26b, 27a

R. Alleluia, alleluia.

The Spirit of truth will testify to me, says the Lord,
and you also will testify.

R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Lk 12:8-12

The Holy Spirit will teach you at that moment what you should say.

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke

Jesus said to his disciples:
“I tell you,
   everyone who acknowledges me before others
   the Son of Man will acknowledge before the angels of God.
But whoever denies me before others
   will be denied before the angels of God.

“Everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven,
   but the one who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit
   will not be forgiven.
When they take you before synagogues and before rulers and authorities,
   do not worry about how or what your defense will be
   or about what you are to say.
For the Holy Spirit will teach you at that moment what you should say.”

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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