Readings For Saturday 2nd Week In Ordinary Time

Year 1

First Reading
Heb 9:2-3, 11-14

He entered once for all into the Sanctuary with his own Blood.

A reading from the Letter to the Hebrews

A tabernacle was constructed, the outer one,
   in which were the lampstand, the table, and the bread of offering;
   this is called the Holy Place.
Behind the second veil was the tabernacle called the Holy of Holies.

But when Christ came as high priest of the good things that have come to be,
   passing through the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made by hands,
   that is, not belonging to this creation,
   he entered once for all into the sanctuary,
   not with the blood of goats and calves but with his own Blood,
   thus obtaining eternal redemption.
For if the blood of goats and bulls and the sprinkling of a heifer’s ashes
   can sanctify those who are defiled
   so that their flesh is cleansed,
   how much more will the Blood of Christ,
   who through the eternal spirit offered himself unblemished to God,
   cleanse our consciences from dead works to worship the living God.

Responsorial Psalm
Ps 47:2-3, 6-7, 8-9

R. :

℟. (6) God mounts his throne to shouts of joy: a blare of trumpets for the Lord.

All you peoples, clap your hands,
   shout to God with cries of gladness,
For the LORD, the Most High, the awesome,
   is the great king over all the earth.

℟. God mounts his throne to shouts of joy: a blare of trumpets for the Lord.

God mounts his throne amid shouts of joy;
   the LORD, amid trumpet blasts.
Sing praise to God, sing praise;
   sing praise to our king, sing praise.

℟. God mounts his throne to shouts of joy: a blare of trumpets for the Lord.

For king of all the earth is God:
   sing hymns of praise.
God reigns over the nations,
   God sits upon his holy throne.

℟. God mounts his throne to shouts of joy: a blare of trumpets for the Lord.

Year 2

First Reading
2 Sm 1:1-4, 11-12, 19, 23-27

How can the warriors have fallen in battle!

A reading from the second Book of Samuel

David returned from his defeat of the Amalekites
   and spent two days in Ziklag.
On the third day a man came from Saul’s camp,
   with his clothes torn and dirt on his head.
Going to David, he fell to the ground in homage.
David asked him, “Where do you come from?”
He replied, “I have escaped from the camp of the children of Israel.”
“Tell me what happened,”
He answered that many of the soldiers had fled the battle
   and that many of them had fallen and were dead,
   among them Saul and his son Jonathan.

David seized his garments and rent them,
   and all the men who were with him did likewise.
They mourned and wept and fasted until evening
   for Saul and his son Jonathan,
   and for the soldiers of the LORD of the clans of Israel,
   because they had fallen by the sword.

   “Alas! the glory of Israel, Saul,
   slain upon your heights;
   how can the warriors have fallen!

   “Saul and Jonathan, beloved and cherished,
      separated neither in life nor in death,
      swifter than eagles, stronger than lions!
   Women of Israel, weep over Saul,
      who clothed you in scarlet and in finery,
      who decked your attire with ornaments of gold.

   “How can the warriors have fallen–
      in the thick of the battle,
      slain upon your heights!

   “I grieve for you, Jonathan my brother!
      most dear have you been to me;
      more precious have I held love for you than love for women.

   “How can the warriors have fallen,
      the weapons of war have perished!”

Responsorial Psalm
Psalm 80:2-3, 5-7

R. :

℟. (4b) Let us see your face, Lord, and we shall be saved.

O shepherd of Israel, hearken,
   O guide of the flock of Joseph!
From your throne upon the cherubim, shine forth
   before Ephraim, Benjamin and Manasseh.
Rouse your power,
   and come to save us.

℟. Let us see your face, Lord, and we shall be saved.

O LORD of hosts, how long will you burn with anger
   while your people pray?
You have fed them with the bread of tears
   and given them tears to drink in ample measure.
You have left us to be fought over by our neighbors,
   and our enemies mock us.

℟. Let us see your face, Lord, and we shall be saved.

Acclamation before the Gospel
Acts 16:14b

℟. Alleluia, alleluia.

Open our hearts, O Lord,
to listen to the words of your Son.

℟. Alleluia, alleluia.

Mk 3:20-21

They said, “He is out of his mind.”

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Mark

Jesus came with his disciples into the house.
Again the crowd gathered,
   making it impossible for them even to eat.
When his relatives heard of this they set out to seize him,
   for they said, “He is out of his mind.”

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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