Readings for Tuesday 8th Week in Ordinary Time

Year 1

First Reading
1 Pt 1:10-16

They prophesied about the grace that was to be yours; therefore, live soberly and set your hopes completely on the grace to be brought to you.

A reading from the first Letter of Saint Peter

Concerning the salvation of your souls
   the prophets who prophesied about the grace that was to be yours
   searched and investigated it
   investigating the time and circumstances
   that the Spirit of Christ within them indicated
   when it testified in advance
   to the sufferings destined for Christ
   and the glories to follow them.
It was revealed to them that they were serving not themselves but you
   with regard to the things that have now been announced to you
   by those who preached the Good News to you
   through the Holy Spirit sent from heaven,
   things into which angels longed to look.

Therefore, gird up the loins of your mind, live soberly,
   and set your hopes completely on the grace to be brought to you
   at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
Like obedient children,
   do not act in compliance with the desires of your former ignorance
   but, as he who called you is holy,
   be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct,
   for it is written, Be holy because I am holy.

Responsorial Psalm
Ps 111:1-2, 5-6, 9 and 10c

R. :

℟. (2a) The Lord has made known his salvation.

℟. The Lord has made known his salvation.

Sing to the LORD a new song,
   for he has done wondrous deeds;
His right hand has won victory for him,
   his holy arm.

℟. The Lord has made known his salvation.

The LORD has made his salvation known:
   in the sight of the nations he has revealed his justice.
He has remembered his kindness and his faithfulness
   toward the house of Israel.

℟. The Lord has made known his salvation.

All the ends of the earth have seen
   the salvation by our God.
Sing joyfully to the LORD, all you lands;
   break into song; sing praise.

℟. The Lord has made known his salvation..

Year 2

First Reading
Sir 35:1-12

To keep the law is a great oblation.

A reading from the Book of Sirach

To keep the law is a great oblation,
   and he who observes the
   commandments sacrifices a peace offering.
In works of charity one offers fine flour,
   and when he gives alms he presents his sacrifice of praise.
To refrain from evil pleases the LORD,
   and to avoid injustice is an atonement.
Appear not before the LORD empty-handed,
   for all that you offer is in fulfillment of the precepts.
The just one’s offering enriches the altar
   and rises as a sweet odor before the Most High.
The just one’s sacrifice is most pleasing,
   nor will it ever be forgotten.
In a generous spirit pay homage to the LORD,
   be not sparing of freewill gifts.
With each contribution show a cheerful countenance,
   and pay your tithes in a spirit of joy.
Give to the Most High as he has given to you,
   generously, according to your means.

For the LORD is one who always repays,
   and he will give back to you sevenfold.
But offer no bribes, these he does not accept!
   Trust not in sacrifice of the fruits of extortion.
For he is a God of justice,
   who knows no favorites.

Responsorial Psalm
Ps 50:5-6, 7-8, 14 and 23

R. :

R. (23b) To the upright I will show the saving power of God.

“Gather my faithful ones before me,
   those who have made a covenant with me by sacrifice.”
And the heavens proclaim his justice;
   for God himself is the judge.

R. To the upright I will show the saving power of God.

“Hear, my people, and I will speak;
   Israel, I will testify against you;
   God, your God, am I.
Not for your sacrifices do I rebuke you,
   for your burnt offerings are before me always.”

R. To the upright I will show the saving power of God.

“Offer to God praise as your sacrifice
   and fulfill your vows to the Most High.
He that offers praise as a sacrifice glorifies me;
   and to him that goes the right way I will show the salvation of God.”

R. To the upright I will show the saving power of God.

Acclamation before the Gospel
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.

Mk 10:28-31

You will receive a hundred times as much persecution in this present age, and eternal life in the age to come.

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Mark

Peter began to say to Jesus,
   “We have given up everything and followed you.”
Jesus said, “Amen, I say to you,
   there is no one who has given up house or brothers or sisters
   or mother or father or children or lands
   for my sake and for the sake of the Gospel
   who will not receive a hundred times more now in this present age:
   houses and brothers and sisters
   and mothers and children and lands,
   with persecutions, and eternal life in the age to come.
But many that are first will be last, and the last will be first.”

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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