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Daily Readings Tuesday September 25th 2018

25th September 2018

Tuesday 25 September 2018 Tuesday of week 25 in Ordinary Time Liturgical Colour: Green.

Entrance Antiphon

I am the salvation of the people, says the Lord. Should they cry to me in any distress, I will hear them, and I will be their Lord for ever.


O God, who founded all the commands of your sacred Law upon love of you and of our neighbour, grant that, by keeping your precepts, we may merit to attain eternal life. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

First Reading Proverbs 21:1-6,10-13

On wickedness and virtue

Like flowing water is the heart of the king in the hand of the Lord, who turns it where he pleases. A man’s conduct may strike him as upright, the Lord, however, weighs the heart. To act virtuously and with justice is more pleasing to the Lord than sacrifice. Haughty eye, proud heart, lamp of the wicked, nothing but sin. The hardworking man is thoughtful, and all is gain; too much haste, and all that comes of it is want. To make a fortune with the help of a lying tongue, such the idle fantasy of those who look for death. The wicked man’s soul is intent on evil, he looks on his neighbour with dislike. When a mocker is punished, the ignorant man grows wiser, when a wise man is instructed he acquires more knowledge. The Just One watches the house of the wicked: he hurls the wicked to destruction. He who shuts his ear to the poor man’s cry shall himself plead and not be heard.

Responsorial Psalm Psalm 118(119):1,27,30,34-35,44

Guide me, Lord, in the path of your commands.

They are happy whose life is blameless,
who follow God’s law!
Make me grasp the way of your precepts
and I will muse on your wonders.

Guide me, Lord, in the path of your commands.

I have chosen the way of truth
with your decrees before me.
Train me to observe your law,
to keep it with my heart.

Guide me, Lord, in the path of your commands.

Guide me in the path of your commands;
for there is my delight.
I shall always keep your law
for ever and ever.

Guide me, Lord, in the path of your commands.

Gospel Acclamation cf.Ps129:5

Alleluia, alleluia!
My soul is waiting for the Lord, I count on his word.

or: Luke 11:28

Alleluia, alleluia!
Happy are those who hear the word of God and keep it.

Gospel Luke 8:19-21

‘My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God’

The mother and the brothers of Jesus came looking for him, but they could not get to him because of the crowd. He was told, ‘Your mother and brothers are standing outside and want to see you.’ But he said in answer, ‘My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and put it into practice.’

Prayer over the Offerings

Receive with favour, O Lord, we pray, the offerings of your people, that what they profess with devotion and faith may be theirs through these heavenly mysteries. Through Christ our Lord.

Communion Antiphon Ps 118: 4-5

You have laid down your precepts to be carefully kept; may my ways be firm in keeping your statutes.

or: John 10: 14

I am the Good Shepherd, says the Lord; I know my sheep, and mine know me.

Prayer after Communion

Graciously raise up, O Lord, those you renew with this Sacrament, that we may come to possess your redemption both in mystery and in the manner of our life. Through Christ our Lord.

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