Readings For Thursday 29th Week In Ordinary Time

Year 1

Readings

First Reading
Eph 3:14-21

Rooted and grounded in love, you may be filled with the fullness of God.

A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Ephesians

Brothers and sisters:
I kneel before the Father,
   from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named,
   that he may grant you in accord with the riches of his glory
   to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in the inner self,
   and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith;
   that you, rooted and grounded in love,
   may have strength to comprehend with all the holy ones
   what is the breadth and length and height and depth,
   and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge,
   so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

Now to him who is able to accomplish far more than all we ask or imagine,
   by the power at work within us,
   to him be glory in the Church and in Christ Jesus
   to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.


Responsorial Psalm
Ps 33:1-2, 4-5, 11-12, 18-19

R. :

R. (5b) The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.

Exult, you just, in the LORD;
   praise from the upright is fitting.
Give thanks to the LORD on the harp;
   with the ten‑stringed lyre chant his praises.

R. The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.

For upright is the word of the LORD,
   and all his works are trustworthy.
He loves justice and right;
   of the kindness of the LORD the earth is full.

R. The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.

But the plan of the LORD stands forever;
   the design of his heart, through all generations.
Blessed the nation whose God is the LORD,
   the people he has chosen for his own inheritance.

R. The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.

But see, the eyes of the LORD are upon those who fear him,
   upon those who hope for his kindness,
To deliver them from death
   and preserve them in spite of famine.

R. The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.

Year 2

First Reading
Rom 6:19-23

Now you have been freed from sin and have become slaves of God.

A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Romans

Brothers and sisters:
I am speaking in human terms because of the weakness of your nature.
For just as you presented the parts of your bodies as slaves to impurity
   and to lawlessness for lawlessness,
   so now present them as slaves to righteousness for sanctification.
For when you were slaves of sin, you were free from righteousness.
But what profit did you get then
   from the things of which you are now ashamed?
For the end of those things is death.
But now that you have been freed from sin and have become slaves of God,
   the benefit that you have leads to sanctification,
   and its end is eternal life.
For the wages of sin is death,
   but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.


Responsorial Psalm
Ps 1:1-2, 3, 4 And 6

R. :

R. (40:5) Blessed are they who hope in the Lord.

Blessed the man who follows not
   the counsel of the wicked
Nor walks in the way of sinners,
   nor sits in the company of the insolent,
But delights in the law of the LORD
   and meditates on his law day and night.

R. Blessed are they who hope in the Lord.

He is like a tree
   planted near running water,
That yields its fruit in due season,
   and whose leaves never fade.
   Whatever he does, prospers.

R. Blessed are they who hope in the Lord.

Not so the wicked, not so;
   they are like chaff which the wind drives away.
For the LORD watches over the way of the just,
   but the way of the wicked vanishes.

R. Blessed are they who hope in the Lord.


Gospel Acclamation
Phil 3:8-9

R. Alleluia, alleluia.

I consider all things so much rubbish
that I may gain Christ and be found in him.

R. Alleluia, alleluia.


Gospel
Lk 12:49-53

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke

Jesus said to his disciples:
“I have come to set the earth on fire,
   and how I wish it were already blazing!
There is a baptism with which I must be baptized,
   and how great is my anguish until it is accomplished!
Do you think that I have come to establish peace on the earth?
No, I tell you, but rather division.
From now on a household of five will be divided,
   three against two and two against three;
   a father will be divided against his son
   and a son against his father,
   a mother against her daughter
   and a daughter against her mother,
   a mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law
   and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.”

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.

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