Readings for Tuesday Week 3 in Ordinary Time

Year 1

First Reading
Heb 10:1-10

Behold, I come to do your will, O God.

A reading from the Letter to the Hebrews

Brothers and sisters:
Since the law has only a shadow of the good things to come,
   and not the very image of them, it can never make perfect
   those who come to worship by the same sacrifices
   that they offer continually each year.
Otherwise, would not the sacrifices have ceased to be offered,
   since the worshipers, once cleansed, would no longer
   have had any consciousness of sins?
But in those sacrifices there is only a yearly remembrance of sins,
   for it is impossible that the blood of bulls and goats
   take away sins.
For this reason, when he came into the world, he said:

   Sacrifice and offering you did not desire,
      but a body you prepared for me;
   in burnt offerings and sin offerings you took no delight.
   Then I said, As is written of me in the scroll,
      Behold, I come to do your will, O God.


First he says, Sacrifices and offerings,
   burnt offerings and sin offerings,
   you neither desired nor delighted in.


These are offered according to the law.
Then he says, Behold, I come to do your will.
He takes away the first to establish the second.
By this “will,” we have been consecrated
   through the offering of the Body of Jesus Christ once for all.


Responsorial Psalm
Ps 40:2 and 4ab, 7-8a, 10, 11

R. :

R. (8a and 9a) Here am I Lord; I come to do your will.

I have waited, waited for the LORD,
   and he stooped toward me.
And he put a new song into my mouth,
   a hymn to our God.

R. Here am I Lord; I come to do your will.

Sacrifice or oblation you wished not,
   but ears open to obedience you gave me.
Burnt offerings or sin-offerings you sought not;
   then said I, “Behold I come.”

R. Here am I Lord; I come to do your will.

I announced your justice in the vast assembly;
   I did not restrain my lips, as you, O LORD, know.

R. Here am I Lord; I come to do your will.

Your justice I kept not hid within my heart;
   your faithfulness and your salvation I have spoken of;
I have made no secret of your kindness and your truth
   in the vast assembly.

R. Here am I Lord; I come to do your will.

Year 2

First Reading
2 Sm 6:12b-15, 17-19

David and all the children of Israel were bringing up the ark of the LORD with shouts of joy.

A reading from the second Book of Samuel

David went to bring up the ark of God from the house of Obed-edom
   into the City of David amid festivities.
As soon as the bearers of the ark of the LORD had advanced six steps,
   he sacrificed an ox and a fatling.
Then David, girt with a linen apron,
   came dancing before the LORD with abandon,
   as he and all the house of Israel were bringing up the ark of the LORD
   with shouts of joy and to the sound of the horn.
The ark of the LORD was brought in and set in its place
   within the tent David had pitched for it.
Then David offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the LORD.
When he finished making these offerings,
   he blessed the people in the name of the LORD of hosts.
He then distributed among all the people,
   to each man and each woman in the entire multitude of Israel,
   a loaf of bread, a cut of roast meat, and a raisin cake.
With this, all the people left for their homes.


Responsorial Psalm
Ps 24:7, 8, 9, 10

R. :

R. (8) Who is this king of glory? It is the Lord!

Lift up, O gates, your lintels;
   reach up, you ancient portals,
   that the king of glory may come in!

R. Who is this king of glory? It is the Lord!

Who is this king of glory?
   The LORD, strong and mighty,
   the LORD, mighty in battle.

R. Who is this king of glory? It is the Lord!

Lift up, O gates, your lintels;
   reach up, you ancient portals,
   that the king of glory may come in!

R. Who is this king of glory? It is the Lord!

Who is this king of glory?
   The LORD of hosts; he is the king of glory.

R. Who is this king of glory? It is the Lord!


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
Mk 3:31-35

Whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother.

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Mark

The mother of Jesus and his brothers arrived at the house.
Standing outside, they sent word to Jesus and called him.
A crowd seated around him told him,
   “Your mother and your brothers and your sisters
   are outside asking for you.”
But he said to them in reply,
   “Who are my mother and my brothers?”
And looking around at those seated in the circle he said,
   “Here are my mother and my brothers.
For whoever does the will of God
   is my brother and sister and mother.”

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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