Readings for Tuesday 32nd Week in Ordinary Time

Year 2

First Reading
Ti 2:1-8, 11-14

We live devoutly in this age, as we await the blessed hope, the appearance of our savior Jesus Christ.

A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to Titus

You must say what is consistent with sound doctrine,
   namely, that older men should be temperate, dignified,
   self-controlled, sound in faith, love, and endurance.
Similarly, older women should be reverent in their behavior,
   not slanderers, not addicted to drink,
   teaching what is good, so that they may train younger women
   to love their husbands and children,
   to be self-controlled, chaste, good homemakers,
   under the control of their husbands,
   so that the word of God may not be discredited.

Urge the younger men, similarly, to control themselves,
   showing yourself as a model of good deeds in every respect,
   with integrity in your teaching, dignity, and sound speech
   that cannot be criticized,
   so that the opponent will be put to shame
   without anything bad to say about us.

For the grace of God has appeared, saving all
   and training us to reject godless ways and worldly desires
   and to live temperately, justly, and devoutly in this age,
   as we await the blessed hope,
   the appearance of the glory of the great God
   and of our savior Jesus Christ,
   who gave himself for us to deliver us from all lawlessness
   and to cleanse for himself a people as his own, eager to do what is good.

Responsorial Psalm
Ps 37:3-4, 18 and 23, 27 and 29

R. :

R. (39a) The salvation of the just comes from the Lord.

Trust in the LORD and do good,
   that you may dwell in the land and be fed in security.
Take delight in the LORD,
   and he will grant you your heart’s requests.

R. The salvation of the just comes from the Lord.

By the LORD are the steps of a man made firm,
   and he approves his way.

R. The salvation of the just comes from the Lord.

Turn from evil and do good,
   that you may abide forever;
The just shall possess the land
   and dwell in it forever.

R. The salvation of the just comes from the Lord.

Year 1

First Reading
Wis 2:23:3:9

In the view of the fookish they seemed to be dead, but they are in peace.

A reading from the Book of Wisdom

God formed man to be imperishable;
   the image of his own nature he made them.
But by the envy of the Devil, death entered the world,
   and they who are in his possession experience it.

But the souls of the just are in the hand of God,
   and no torment shall touch them.
They seemed, in the view of the foolish, to be dead;
   and their passing away was thought an affliction
   and their going forth from us, utter destruction.
But they are in peace.
For if before men, indeed, they be punished,
   yet is their hope full of immortality;
Chastised a little, they shall be greatly blessed,
   because God tried them
   and found them worthy of himself.
As gold in the furnace, he proved them,
   and as sacrificial offerings he took them to himself.
In the time of their visitation they shall shine,
   and shall dart about as sparks through stubble;
They shall judge nations and rule over peoples,
   and the Lord shall be their King forever.
Those who trust in him shall understand truth,
   and the faithful shall abide with him in love:
Because grace and mercy are with his holy ones,
   and his care is with his elect.

Responsorial Psalm
Ps 34:2-3, 16-17, 18-19

R. :

R. (2a) I will bless the Lord at all times.

I will bless the LORD at all times;
   his praise shall be ever in my mouth.
Let my soul glory in the LORD;
   the lowly will hear me and be glad.

R. I will bless the Lord at all times.

The LORD has eyes for the just,
   and ears for their cry.
The LORD confronts the evildoers,
   to destroy remembrance of them from the earth.

R. I will bless the Lord at all times.

When the just cry out, the LORD hears them,
   and from all their distress he rescues them.
The LORD is close to the brokenhearted;
   and those who are crushed in spirit he saves.

R. I will bless the Lord at all times.

Gospel Acclamation
Jn 14:23

R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Whoever loves me will keep my word,
and my Father will love him,
and we will come to him.

R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Lk 17:7-10

We are unprofitable servants; we have done what we were obliged to do.

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke

Jesus said to the Apostles:
“Who among you would say to your servant
   who has just come in from plowing or tending sheep in the field,
   ‘Come here immediately and take your place at table’?
Would he not rather say to him,
   ‘Prepare something for me to eat.
Put on your apron and wait on me while I eat and drink.
You may eat and drink when I am finished’?
Is he grateful to that servant because he did what was commanded?
So should it be with you.
When you have done all you have been commanded, say,
   ‘We are unprofitable servants;
   we have done what we were obliged to do.’”

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.

Homilies / Gospel Reflections

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