Readings For Friday 29th Week In Ordinary Time

Year 1

First Reading
Eph 4:1-6

There is one Body, one Lord, one faith, one baptism.

A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Ephesians

Brothers and sisters:
I, a prisoner for the Lord,
   urge you to live in a manner worthy of the call you have received,
   with all humility and gentleness, with patience,
   bearing with one another through love,
   striving to preserve the unity of the spirit
   through the bond of peace;
   one Body and one Spirit,
   as you were also called to the one hope of your call;
   one Lord, one faith, one baptism;
   one God and Father of all,
   who is over all and through all and in all.


Responsorial Psalm
Ps 24:1-2, 3-4ab, 5-6

R. :

R. (see 6) Lord, this is the people that longs to see your face.

The LORD’s are the earth and its fullness;
   the world and those who dwell in it.
For he founded it upon the seas
   and established it upon the rivers.

R. Lord, this is the people that longs to see your face.

Who can ascend the mountain of the LORD?
   or who may stand in his holy place?
He whose hands are sinless, whose heart is clean,
   who desires not what is vain.

R. Lord, this is the people that longs to see your face.

He shall receive a blessing from the LORD,
   a reward from God his savior.
Such is the race that seeks for him,
   that seeks the face of the God of Jacob.

R. Lord, this is the people that longs to see your face.

Year 2

First Reading
Rom 7:18-25a

Who will deliver me from this mortal body?

A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Romans

Brothers and sisters:
I know that good does not dwell in me, that is, in my flesh.
The willing is ready at hand, but doing the good is not.
For I do not do the good I want,
   but I do the evil I do not want.
Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I who do it,
   but sin that dwells in me.
So, then, I discover the principle
   that when I want to do right, evil is at hand.
For I take delight in the law of God, in my inner self,
   but I see in my members another principle
   at war with the law of my mind,
   taking me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members.
Miserable one that I am!
Who will deliver me from this mortal body?
Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Responsorial Psalm
Ps 119:66, 68, 76, 77, 93, 94

R. :

R. (86) Lord, teach me your statutes.

Teach me wisdom and knowledge,
   for in your commands I trust.

R. Lord, teach me your statutes.

You are good and bountiful;
   teach me your statutes.

R. Lord, teach me your statutes.

Let your kindness comfort me
   according to your promise to your servants.

R. Lord, teach me your statutes.

Let your compassion come to me that I may live,
   for your law is my delight.

R. Lord, teach me your statutes.

Never will I forget your precepts,
   for through them you give me life.

R. Lord, teach me your statutes.

I am yours; save me,
   for I have sought your precepts.

R. Lord, teach me your statutes.


Gospel Acclamation
See Mt 11:25

R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Blessed are you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth,
you have revealed to little ones the mysteries of the Kingdom.

R. Alleluia, alleluia.


Gospel
Lk 12:54-59

You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and sky; why do you not know how to interpret the present time?

A reading from the holy Gospel accoring to Luke

Jesus said to the crowds,
   “When you see a cloud rising in the west
   you say immediately that it is going to rain—and so it does;
   and when you notice that the wind is blowing from the south
   you say that it is going to be hot—and so it is.
You hypocrites!
You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky;
   why do you not know how to interpret the present time?

“Why do you not judge for yourselves what is right?
If you are to go with your opponent before a magistrate,
   make an effort to settle the matter on the way;
   otherwise your opponent will turn you over to the judge,
   and the judge hand you over to the constable,
   and the constable throw you into prison.
I say to you, you will not be released
   until you have paid the last penny.”

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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