Readings For Tuesday 30th Week In Ordinary Time

Year 1

First Reading
Eph 5:21-33 or Eph 5:2a, 25-32 or 5:2a, 25-32

This is a great mystery, but I speak in reference to Christ and the Church.

A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Ephesians

Brothers and sisters:
Be subordinate to one another out of reverence for Christ.
Wives should be subordinate to their husbands as to the Lord.
For the husband is head of his wife
   just as Christ is head of the Church,
   he himself the savior of the Body.
As the Church is subordinate to Christ,
   so wives should be subordinate to their husbands in everything.
Husbands, love your wives,
   even as Christ loved the Church
   and handed himself over for her to sanctify her,
   cleansing her by the bath of water with the word,
   that he might present to himself the Church in splendor,
   without spot or wrinkle or any such thing,
   that she might be holy and without blemish.
So also husbands should love their wives as their own bodies.
He who loves his wife loves himself.
For no one hates his own flesh
   but rather nourishes and cherishes it,
   even as Christ does the Church,
   because we are members of his Body.

      For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother
         and be joined to his wife,
      and the two shall become one flesh.


This is a great mystery,
   but I speak in reference to Christ and the Church.
In any case, each one of you should love his wife as himself,
   and the wife should respect her husband.


Responsorial Psalm
Ps 128:1-2, 3, 4-5

R. :

R. (1a) Blessed are those who fear the Lord.

Blessed are you who fear the LORD,
   who walk in his ways!
For you shall eat the fruit of your handiwork;
   blessed shall you be, and favored.

R. Blessed are those who fear the Lord.

Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine
   in the recesses of your home;
Your children like olive plants
   around your table.

R. Blessed are those who fear the Lord.

Behold, thus is the man blessed
   who fears the LORD.
The LORD bless you from Zion:
   may you see the prosperity of Jerusalem
   all the days of your life.

R. Blessed are those who fear the Lord.

Year 2

First Reading
Rom 8:18-25

Creation awaits with eager expectation the revelation of the children of God.

A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Romans

Brothers and sisters:
I consider that the sufferings of this present time are as nothing
   compared with the glory to be revealed for us.
For creation awaits with eager expectation
   the revelation of the children of God;
   for creation was made subject to futility,
   not of its own accord but because of the one who subjected it,
   in hope that creation itself
   would be set free from slavery to corruption
   and share in the glorious freedom of the children of God.
We know that all creation is groaning in labor pains even until now;
   and not only that, but we ourselves,
   who have the firstfruits of the Spirit,
   we also groan within ourselves
   as we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies.
For in hope we were saved.
Now hope that sees for itself is not hope.
For who hopes for what one sees?
But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait with endurance.


Responsorial Psalm
Ps 126:1b-2ab, 2cd-3, 4-5, 6

R. :

R. (3a) The Lord has done marvels for us.

When the LORD brought back the captives of Zion,
   we were like men dreaming.
Then our mouth was filled with laughter,
   and our tongue with rejoicing.

R. The Lord has done marvels for us.

Then they said among the nations,
   “The LORD has done great things for them.”
The LORD has done great things for us;
   we are glad indeed.

R. The Lord has done marvels for us.

Restore our fortunes, O LORD,
   like the torrents in the southern desert.
Those that sow in tears
   shall reap rejoicing.

R. The Lord has done marvels for us.

Although they go forth weeping,
   carrying the seed to be sown,
They shall come back rejoicing,
   carrying their sheaves.

R. The Lord has done marvels for us.


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 13:18-21

When it was fully grown, it became a large bush.

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke

Jesus said, “What is the Kingdom of God like?
To what can I compare it?
It is like a mustard seed that a man took and planted in the garden.
When it was fully grown, it became a large bush
   and the birds of the sky dwelt in its branches.”

Again he said, “To what shall I compare the Kingdom of God?
It is like yeast that a woman took
   and mixed in with three measures of wheat flour
   until the whole batch of dough was leavened.”

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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