Readings for Monday Week 5 in Ordinary Time


First Reading
1 Kg :1-7, 9-13

They brought the ark of the covenant into the holy of holies, and a cloud filled the temple of the LORD.

A reading from the first Book of Kings

The elders of Israel and all the leaders of the tribes,
   the princes in the ancestral houses of the Israelites,
   came to King Solomon in Jerusalem,
   to bring up the ark of the LORD’S covenant
   from the city of David, which is Zion.
All the men of Israel assembled before King Solomon
   during the festival in the month of Ethanim (the seventh month).
When all the elders of Israel had arrived,
   the priests took up the ark;
   they carried the ark of the LORD
   and the meeting tent with all the sacred vessels
   that were in the tent.
(The priests and Levites carried them.)

King Solomon and the entire community of Israel
   present for the occasion
   sacrificed before the ark sheep and oxen
   too many to number or count.
The priests brought the ark of the covenant of the LORD
   to its place beneath the wings of the cherubim in the sanctuary,
   the holy of holies of the temple.
The cherubim had their wings spread out over the place of the ark,
   sheltering the ark and its poles from above.
There was nothing in the ark but the two stone tablets
   which Moses had put there at Horeb,
   when the LORD made a covenant with the Israelites
   at their departure from the land of Egypt.
When the priests left the holy place,
   the cloud filled the temple of the LORD
   so that the priests could no longer minister because of the cloud,
   since the LORD’S glory had filled the temple of the LORD.
Then Solomon said, “The LORD intends to dwell in the dark cloud;
   I have truly built you a princely house,
   a dwelling where you may abide forever.”

Responsorial Psalm
Ps 132:6-7, 8-10

R. :

R. (8a) Lord, go up to the place of your rest!

Behold, we heard of it in Ephrathah;
   we found it in the fields of Jaar.
Let us enter into his dwelling,
   let us worship at his footstool.

R. Lord, go up to the place of your rest!

Advance, O LORD, to your resting place,
   you and the ark of your majesty.
May your priests be clothed with justice;
   let your faithful ones shout merrily for joy.
For the sake of David your servant,
   reject not the plea of your anointed.

R. Lord, go up to the place of your rest!

Gospel Acclamation
See Mt 4:23

R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Jesus preached the Gospel of the Kingdom
and cured every disease among the people.

R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Mk 6:53-56

As many as touched it were healed.

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Mark

After making the crossing to the other side of the sea,
   Jesus and his disciples came to land at Gennesaret
   and tied up there.
As they were leaving the boat, people immediately recognized him.
They scurried about the surrounding country
   and began to bring in the sick on mats
   to wherever they heard he was.
Whatever villages or towns or countryside he entered,
   they laid the sick in the marketplaces
   and begged him that they might touch only the tassel on his cloak;
   and as many as touched it were healed.

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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