Readings for Monday 30th Week in Ordinary Time

Year 1

First Reading
Rom 8:12-17

You have received a spirit of adoption through which we cry, Abba, Father!

A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Romans

Brothers and sisters,
   we are not debtors to the flesh,
   to live according to the flesh.
For if you live according to the flesh, you will die,
   but if by the spirit you put to death the deeds of the body,
   you will live.

For those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.
For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear,
   but you received a spirit of adoption,
   through which we cry, “Abba, Father!”
The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit
   that we are children of God,
   and if children, then heirs,
   heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ,
   if only we suffer with him
   so that we may also be glorified with him.

Responsorial Psalm
Ps 68:2 And 4, 6-7ab, 20-21

R. :

R. (21a) Our God is the God of salvation.

God arises; his enemies are scattered,
   and those who hate him flee before him.
But the just rejoice and exult before God;
   they are glad and rejoice.

R. Our God is the God of salvation.

The father of orphans and the defender of widows
   is God in his holy dwelling.
God gives a home to the forsaken;
   he leads forth prisoners to prosperity.

R. Our God is the God of salvation.

Blessed day by day be the Lord,
   who bears our burdens; God, who is our salvation.
God is a saving God for us;
   the LORD, my Lord, controls the passageways of death.

R. Our God is the God of salvation.

Year 2

First Reading
Eph 4:32–5:8

Walk in love, just as Christ.

A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Ephesians

Brothers and sisters:
Be kind to one another, compassionate,
   forgiving one another as God has forgiven you in Christ.

Be imitators of God, as beloved children, and live in love,
   as Christ loved us and handed himself over for us
   as a sacrificial offering to God for a fragrant aroma.
Immorality or any impurity or greed must not even be mentioned among you,
   as is fitting among holy ones,
   no obscenity or silly or suggestive talk, which is out of place,
   but instead, thanksgiving.
Be sure of this, that no immoral or impure or greedy person,
   that is, an idolater,
   has any inheritance in the Kingdom of Christ and of God.

Let no one deceive you with empty arguments,
   for because of these things
   the wrath of God is coming upon the disobedient.
So do not be associated with them.
For you were once darkness,
   but now you are light in the Lord.
Live as children of light.

Responsorial Psalm
Ps 1:1-2, 3, 4 and 6

R. :

R. (see Eph 5:1) Behave like God as his very dear children.

Blessed the man who follows not
   the counsel of the wicked
Nor walks in the way of sinners,
   nor sits in the company of the insolent,
But delights in the law of the LORD
   and meditates on his law day and night.

R. Behave like God as his very dear children.

He is like a tree
   planted near running water,
That yields its fruit in due season,
   and whose leaves never fade.
   Whatever he does, prospers.

R. Behave like God as his very dear children.

Not so the wicked, not so;
   they are like chaff which the wind drives away.
For the LORD watches over the way of the just,
   but the way of the wicked vanishes.

R. Behave like God as his very dear children.

Gospel Acclamation
Cf. Jn 17:17b, 17a

R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Your word, O Lord, is truth;
consecrate us in the truth.

R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Lk 13:10-17

This daughter of Abraham, ought she not to have been set free on the sabbath day?

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke

Jesus was teaching in a synagogue on the sabbath.
And a woman was there who for eighteen years
   had been crippled by a spirit;
   she was bent over, completely incapable of standing erect.
When Jesus saw her, he called to her and said,
   “Woman, you are set free of your infirmity.”
He laid his hands on her,
   and she at once stood up straight and glorified God.
But the leader of the synagogue,
   indignant that Jesus had cured on the sabbath,
   said to the crowd in reply,
   “There are six days when work should be done.
Come on those days to be cured, not on the sabbath day.”
The Lord said to him in reply, “Hypocrites!
Does not each one of you on the sabbath
   untie his ox or his ass from the manger
   and lead it out for watering?
This daughter of Abraham,
   whom Satan has bound for eighteen years now,
   ought she not to have been set free on the sabbath day
   from this bondage?”
When he said this, all his adversaries were humiliated;
   and the whole crowd rejoiced at all the splendid deeds done by him.”

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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