Readings for Monday 5th Week in Ordinary Time

Year 1

First Reading
Gn 1:1-19

God spoke, and it was done.

A reading from the beginning of the Book of Genesis

In the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth,
   the earth was a formless wasteland, and darkness covered the abyss,
   while a mighty wind swept over the waters.
Then God said,
   “Let there be light,” and there was light.
God saw how good the light was.
God then separated the light from the darkness.
God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.”
Thus evening came, and morning followed—the first day.

Then God said,
   “Let there be a dome in the middle of the waters,
   to separate one body of water from the other.”
And so it happened:
   God made the dome,
   and it separated the water above the dome from the water below it.
God called the dome “the sky.”
Evening came, and morning followed—the second day.

Then God said,
   “Let the water under the sky be gathered into a single basin,
   so that the dry land may appear.”
And so it happened:
   the water under the sky was gathered into its basin,
   and the dry land appeared.
God called the dry land “the earth,”
   and the basin of the water he called “the sea.”
God saw how good it was.
Then God said,
   “Let the earth bring forth vegetation:
   every kind of plant that bears seed
   and every kind of fruit tree on earth
   that bears fruit with its seed in it.”
And so it happened:
   the earth brought forth every kind of plant that bears seed
   and every kind of fruit tree on earth that
   bears fruit with its seed in it.
God saw how good it was.
Evening came, and morning followed—the third day.

Then God said:
   “Let there be lights in the dome of the sky,
   to separate day from night.
Let them mark the fixed times, the days and the years,
   and serve as luminaries in the dome of the sky,
   to shed light upon the earth.”
And so it happened:
   God made the two great lights,
   the greater one to govern the day,
   and the lesser one to govern the night;
   and he made the stars.
God set them in the dome of the sky,
   to shed light upon the earth,
   to govern the day and the night,
   and to separate the light from the darkness.
God saw how good it was.
Evening came, and morning followed—the fourth day.


Responsorial Psalm
Ps 104:1-2a, 5-6, 10 and 12, 24 and 35c

R. :

R. (31b) May the Lord be glad in his works.

Bless the LORD, O my soul!
   O LORD, my God, you are great indeed!
You are clothed with majesty and glory,
   robed in light as with a cloak.

R. May the Lord be glad in his works.

You fixed the earth upon its foundation,
   not to be moved forever;
With the ocean, as with a garment, you covered it;
   above the mountains the waters stood.

R. May the Lord be glad in his works.

You send forth springs into the watercourses
   that wind among the mountains.
Beside them the birds of heaven dwell;
   from among the branches they send forth their song.

R. May the Lord be glad in his works.

How manifold are your works, O LORD!
   In wisdom you have wrought them all—
   the earth is full of your creatures;
Bless the LORD, O my soul! Alleluia.

R. May the Lord be glad in his works.

Year 2

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.


Gospel
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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