Readings For Saturday 28Th Week In Ordinary Time

Year 1

First Reading
Eph 1:15-23

He gave Christ as head over all things to the Church, which is his Body.

A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Ephesians

Brothers and sisters:
Hearing of your faith in the Lord Jesus
   and of your love for all the holy ones,
   I do not cease giving thanks for you,
   remembering you in my prayers,
   that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory,
   may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation
   resulting in knowledge of him.
May the eyes of your hearts be enlightened,
   that you may know what is the hope that belongs to his call,
   what are the riches of glory
   in his inheritance among the holy ones,
   and what is the surpassing greatness of his power
   for us who believe,
   in accord with the exercise of his great might,
   which he worked in Christ,
   raising him from the dead
   and seating him at his right hand in the heavens,
   far above every principality, authority, power, and dominion,
   and every name that is named
   not only in this age but also in the one to come.
And he put all things beneath his feet
   and gave him as head over all things to the Church,
   which is his Body,
   the fullness of the one who fills all things in every way.


Responsorial Psalm
Ps 8:2-3ab, 4-5, 6-7

R. :

R. (7) You have given your Son rule over the works of your hands.

O LORD, our LORD,
   how glorious is your name over all the earth!
   You have exalted your majesty above the heavens.
Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings
   you have fashioned praise because of your foes.

R. You have given your Son rule over the works of your hands.

When I behold your heavens, the work of your fingers,
   the moon and the stars which you set in place—
What is man that you should be mindful of him,
   or the son of man that you should care for him?

R. You have given your Son rule over the works of your hands.

You have made him little less than the angels,
   and crowned him with glory and honor.
You have given him rule over the works of your hands,
   putting all things under his feet.

R. You have given your Son rule over the works of your hands.

Year 2

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.


Gospel
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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