(Week 19 of the year: Saturday)
DO NOT STOP THE LITTLE CHILDREN COMING TO ME: FOR IT IS TO SUCH AS THESE THAT THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN BELONGS.
People brought little children to Jesus, for him to lay his hands on them and say a prayer. The disciples turned them away, but Jesus said, “Let the little children alone, and do not stop them coming to me; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs.”
Then he laid his hands on them and went on his way.
V. The Gospel of the Lord.
R. Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.