Readings For Friday 30th Week In Ordinary Time

First Reading
Phil 1:1-11

The one who began a good work in you will continue to complete it until the day of Christ Jesus.

A reading from the beginning of the Letter of Saint Paul to the Philippians

Paul and Timothy, slaves of Christ Jesus,
   to all the holy ones in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi,
   with the bishops and deacons:
   grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

I give thanks to my God at every remembrance of you,
   praying always with joy in my every prayer for all of you,
   because of your partnership for the Gospel
   from the first day until now.
I am confident of this,
   that the one who began a good work in you
   will continue to complete it
   until the day of Christ Jesus.
It is right that I should think this way about all of you,
   because I hold you in my heart,
   you who are all partners with me in grace,
   both in my imprisonment
   and in the defense and confirmation of the Gospel.
For God is my witness,
   how I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus.
And this is my prayer:
   that your love may increase ever more and more
   in knowledge and every kind of perception,
   to discern what is of value,
   so that you may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ,
   filled with the fruit of righteousness
   that comes through Jesus Christ
   for the glory and praise of God.


Responsorial Psalm
Ps 111:1-2, 3-4, 5-6

R. :

(2) How great are the works of the Lord!
  or:
R. Alleluia.

I will give thanks to the LORD with all my heart
   in the company and assembly of the just.
Great are the works of the LORD,
   exquisite in all their delights.

R. How great are the works of the Lord!
  or:
R. Alleluia.

Majesty and glory are his work,
   and his justice endures forever.
He has won renown for his wondrous deeds;
   gracious and merciful is the LORD.

R. How great are the works of the Lord!
  or:
R. Alleluia.

He has given food to those who fear him;
   he will forever be mindful of his covenant.
He has made known to his people the power of his works,
   giving them the inheritance of the nations.

R. How great are the works of the Lord!
  or:
R. Alleluia.


Gospel Acclamation
Jn 10:27

R. Alleluia, alleluia.

My sheep hear my voice, says the Lord;
I know them and they follow me.

R. Alleluia, alleluia.


Gospel
Lk 14:1-6

Who among you, if your son or ox falls into a cistern, would not immediately pull him out on the sabbath day?

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke

On a sabbath Jesus went to dine
   at the home of one of the leading Pharisees,
   and the people there were observing him carefully.
In front of him there was a man suffering from dropsy.
Jesus spoke to the scholars of the law and Pharisees in reply, asking,
   “Is it lawful to cure on the sabbath or not?”
But they kept silent; so he took the man and,
   after he had healed him, dismissed him.
Then he said to them
   “Who among you, if your son or ox falls into a cistern,
   would not immediately pull him out on the sabbath day?”
But they were unable to answer his question.

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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