Daily Scripture for Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Readings at Mass

Liturgical Colour: White.

These are the readings for the feria

First reading

Proverbs 30:5-9

Give me neither riches nor poverty, only my share

Every word of God is unalloyed,
he is the shield of those who take refuge in him.
To his words make no addition,
lest he reprove you and know you for a fraud.
Two things I beg of you,
do not grudge me them before I die:
keep falsehood and lies far from me,
give me neither poverty nor riches,
grant me only my share of bread to eat,
for fear that surrounded by plenty, I should fall away
and say, ‘the Lord – who is the Lord?’
or else, in destitution, take to stealing
and profane the name of my God.

Responsorial Psalm

Psalm 118(119):28,72,89,101,104,163

Your word is a lamp for my steps, O Lord.

My soul pines away with grief;
by your word raise me up.
The law from your mouth means more to me
than silver and gold.

Your word is a lamp for my steps, O Lord.

Your word, O Lord, for ever
stands firm in the heavens:
I turn my feet from evil paths
to obey your word.

Your word is a lamp for my steps, O Lord.

I gain understanding from your precepts
and so I hate false ways.
Lies I hate and detest
but your law is my love.

Your word is a lamp for my steps, O Lord.

Gospel Acclamation

cf.Col3:16a,17

Alleluia, alleluia!

Let the message of Christ, in all its richness,
find a home with you;
through him give thanks to God the Father.

Alleluia!

Or:

Mark 1:15

Alleluia, alleluia!

The kingdom of God is close at hand:
repent and believe the Good News.

Alleluia!

Gospel

Luke 9:1-6

‘Take nothing for the journey’

Jesus called the Twelve together and gave them power and authority over all devils and to cure diseases, and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal. He said to them, ‘Take nothing for the journey: neither staff, nor haversack, nor bread, nor money; and let none of you take a spare tunic. Whatever house you enter, stay there; and when you leave, let it be from there. As for those who do not welcome you, when you leave their town shake the dust from your feet as a sign to them.’ So they set out and went from village to village proclaiming the Good News and healing everywhere.

These are the readings for the memorial

First reading

Galatians 2:19-20

I live now with the life of Christ who lives in me

Through the Law I am dead to the Law, so that now I can live with God. I have been crucified with Christ, and I live now not with my own life but with the life of Christ who lives in me. The life I now live in this body I live in faith: faith in the Son of God who loved me and who sacrificed himself for my sake.

Responsorial Psalm

Psalm 127(128):1-5

O blessed are those who fear the Lord.

O blessed are those who fear the Lord
and walk in his ways!
By the labour of your hands you shall eat.
You will be happy and prosper.

O blessed are those who fear the Lord.

Your wife will be like a fruitful vine
in the heart of your house;
your children like shoots of the olive,
around your table.

O blessed are those who fear the Lord.

Indeed thus shall be blessed
the man who fears the Lord.
May the Lord bless you from Zion
all the days of your life!

O blessed are those who fear the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation

Matthew 23:9,10

Alleluia, alleluia!

You have only one Father, and he is in heaven;
you have only one Teacher, the Christ.

Alleluia!

Or:

Matthew 28:19,20

Alleluia, alleluia!

Go, make disciples of all the nations.
I am with you always; yes, to the end of time.

Alleluia!

Or:

Mark 1:17

Alleluia, alleluia!

Follow me, says the Lord,
and I will make you into fishers of men.

Alleluia!

Or:

Luke 4:18

Alleluia, alleluia!

The Lord has sent me to bring the good news to the poor,
to proclaim liberty to captives.

Alleluia!

Or:

John 10:14

Alleluia, alleluia!

I am the good shepherd, says the Lord;
I know my own sheep and my own know me.

Alleluia!

Or:

John 15:5

Alleluia, alleluia!

I am the vine,
you are the branches.
Whoever remains in me, with me in him,
bears fruit in plenty,
says the Lord.

Alleluia!

Or:

2 Co 5:19

Alleluia, alleluia!

God in Christ was reconciling the world to himself,
and he has entrusted to us the news that they are reconciled.

Alleluia!

Gospel

Matthew 16:24-27

Anyone who loses his life for my sake will find it

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘If anyone wants to be a follower of mine, let him renounce himself and take up his cross and follow me. For anyone who wants to save his life will lose it; but anyone who loses his life for my sake will find it. What, then, will a man gain if he wins the whole world and ruins his life? Or what has a man to offer in exchange for his life?

‘For the Son of Man is going to come in the glory of his Father with his angels, and, when he does, he will reward each one according to his behaviour.’

~Sourced from Universalis~

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