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TODAY’S BIBLE READING (1 CORINTHIANS 5:1-8)

(Week 23 of the year: Monday)

GET RID OF THE OLD YEAST. CHRIST, OUR PASSOVER, HAS BEEN SACRIFICED.

I have been told as an undoubted fact that one of you is living with his father’s wife. This is a case of sexual immorality among you that must be unparalleled even among pagans. How can you be so proud of yourselves? You should be in mourning. A man who does a thing like that ought to have been expelled from the community. Though I am far away in body, I am with you in spirit, and have already condemned the man who did this thing as if I were actually present. When you are assembled together in the name of the Lord Jesus, and I am spiritually present with you, then with the power of our Lord Jesus he is to be handed over to Satan so that his sensual body may be destroyed and his spirit saved on the day of the Lord.

The pride that you take in yourselves is hardly to your credit. You must know how even a small amount of yeast is enough to leaven all the dough, so get rid of all the old yeast, and make yourselves into a completely new batch of bread, unleavened as you are meant to be. Christ, our passover, has been sacrificed; let us celebrate the feast, then, by getting rid of all the old yeast of evil and wickedness, having only the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

V. The word of the Lord.
R. Thanks be to God.

 
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Posted by on September 16, 2014 in Prayers for Ordinary Time

 

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PRAYER ON OUR LADY’S BIRTHDAY

Bestow, O Lord, on your servants the gift of divine grace; and as the motherhood of the blessed Virgin was the dawn of our redemption, so may this feast of her birthday bring about our growth in peace. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 
 

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TODAY’S GOSPEL READING (MATTHEW 18:15-20)

(23. Sunday in Ordinary Time)

IF HE LISTENS TO YOU, YOU HAVE WON BACK YOUR BROTHER.

Jesus said to his disciples: “If your brother does something wrong, go and have it out with him alone, between your two selves. If he listens to you, you have won back your brother. If he does not listen, take one or two others along with you: the evidence of two or three witnesses is required to sustain any charge. But if he refuses to listen to these, report it to the community; and if he refuses to listen to the community, treat him like a pagan or a tax collector.

“I tell you solemnly, whatever you bind on earth shall be considered bound in heaven; whatever you loose on earth shall be considered loosed in heaven.

“I tell you solemnly once again, if two of you on earth agree to ask anything at all, it will be granted to you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three meet in my name, I shall be there with them.”

V. The Gospel of the Lord.
R. Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

 
 

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TODAY’S BIBLE READING II (ROMANS 13:8-10)

(23. Sunday in Ordinary Time)

LOVE IS THE ANSWER TO EVERY ONE OF THE COMMANDMENTS.

Owe no man any thing, but to love one another. For he that loveth his neighbour, hath fulfilled the law.

For Thou shalt not commit adultery: Thou shalt not kill: Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness: Thou shalt not covet: and if there be any other commandment, it is comprised in this word, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

The love of our neighbour worketh no evil. Love therefore is the fulfilling of the law.

V. The word of the Lord.
R. Thanks be to God.

 
 

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TODAY’S PSALM (PSALM 94)

(23. Sunday in Ordinary Time)

R. O that today you would listen to his voice!
“Harden not your hearts.”

1. Come, ring out your joy to the Lord;
hail the rock who saves us.
Let us come before him, giving thanks,
with songs let us hail the Lord. (R.)

2. Come in; let us bow and bend low;
let us kneel before the God who made us
for he is our God and we
the people who belong to his pasture,
the flock that is led by his hand. (R.)

3. O that today you would listen to his voice!
“Harden not your hearts as in Meribah,
as on that day at Massah in the desert
when your fathers put me to the test;
when they tried me, though they saw my work.” (R.)

 
 

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TODAY’S BIBLE READING I (EZEKIEL 33:7-9)

(23. Sunday in Ordinary Time)

IF YOU DO NOT SPEAK TO THE WICKED MAN, I WILL HOLD YOU RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS DEATH.

So thou, O son of man, I have made thee a watchman to the house of Israel: therefore thou shalt hear the word from my mouth, and thou shalt tell it from me.

When I say to the wicked: O wicked man, thou shalt surely die: if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked man from his way: that wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but I will require his blood at thy hand.

But if thou tell the wicked man, that he may be converted from his ways, and he be not converted from his way: he shall die in his iniquity: but thou hast delivered thy soul.

V. The word of the Lord.
R. Thanks be to God.

 
 

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TODAY’S GOSPEL READING (LUKE 6:1-5)

(Week 22 of the year: Saturday)

WHY ARE YOU DOING SOMETHING THAT IS FORBIDDEN ON THE SABBATH DAY?

One sabbath Jesus happened to be taking a walk through the cornfields, and his disciples were picking ears of corn, rubbing them in their hands and eating them. Some of the Pharisees said, “Why are you doing something that is forbidden on the sabbath day?”

Jesus answered them, “So you have not read what David did when he and his followers were hungry – how he went into the House of God, took the loaves of offering and ate them and gave them to his followers, loaves which only the priests are allowed to eat?” And he said to them, “The Son of Man is master of the sabbath.”

V. The Gospel of the Lord.
R. Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

 
 

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