Ordinary Time 22nd week Saturday Cycle II All pre-Gospel readings


First reading: 1 Corinthians 4:6-15

Take Apollos and myself as an example and remember the maxim: ‘Keep to what is written.’ It is not for you, so full of your own importance, to go taking sides for one man against another. In any case, brother, has anybody given you some special right? What do you have that was not given to you? And if it was given, how can you boast as though it were not? Is it that you have everything you want – that you are rich already, in possession of your kingdom, with us left outside? Indeed I wish you were really kings, and we could be kings with you! But instead, it seems to me, God has put us apostles at the end of his parade, with the men sentenced to death; it is true – we have been put on show in front of the whole universe, angels as well as men. Here we are, fools for the sake of Christ, while you are the learned men in Christ; we have no power, but you are influential; you are celebrities, we are nobodies. To this day, we go without food and drink and clothes; we are beaten and have no homes; we work for our living with our own hands. When we are cursed, we answer with a blessing; when we are hounded, we put up with it; we are insulted and we answer politely. We are treated as the offal of the world, still to this day, the scum of the earth.

I am saying all this not just to make you ashamed but to bring you, as my dearest children, to your senses. You might have thousands of guardians in Christ, but not more than one father and it was I who begot you in Christ Jesus by preaching the Good News.

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 144(145):17-21

The Lord is close to all who call him.

The Lord is just in all his ways
  and loving in all his deeds.
He is close to all who call him,
  who call on him from their hearts.

The Lord is close to all who call him.

He grants the desires of those who fear him,
  he hears their cry and he saves them.
The Lord protects all who love him;
  but the wicked he will utterly destroy.

The Lord is close to all who call him.

Let me speak the praise of the Lord,
  let all mankind bless his holy name
  for ever, for ages unending.

The Lord is close to all who call him.

Gospel Acclamation

 

Alleluia, alleluia!
Instruct me, Lord, in your way;
on an even path lead me.
Alleluia!

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First reading: 1 Corinthians 4:6-15

Take Apollos and myself as an example and remember the maxim: ‘Keep to what is written.’ It is not for you, so full of your own importance, to go taking sides for one man against another. In any case, brother, has anybody given you some special right? What do you have that was not given to you? And if it was given, how can you boast as though it were not? Is it that you have everything you want – that you are rich already, in possession of your kingdom, with us left outside? Indeed I wish you were really kings, and we could be kings with you! But instead, it seems to me, God has put us apostles at the end of his parade, with the men sentenced to death; it is true – we have been put on show in front of the whole universe, angels as well as men. Here we are, fools for the sake of Christ, while you are the learned men in Christ; we have no power, but you are influential; you are celebrities, we are nobodies. To this day, we go without food and drink and clothes; we are beaten and have no homes; we work for our living with our own hands. When we are cursed, we answer with a blessing; when we are hounded, we put up with it; we are insulted and we answer politely. We are treated as the offal of the world, still to this day, the scum of the earth.

I am saying all this not just to make you ashamed but to bring you, as my dearest children, to your senses. You might have thousands of guardians in Christ, but not more than one father and it was I who begot you in Christ Jesus by preaching the Good News.

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 144(145):17-21

The Lord is close to all who call him.

The Lord is just in all his ways
  and loving in all his deeds.
He is close to all who call him,
  who call on him from their hearts.

The Lord is close to all who call him.

He grants the desires of those who fear him,
  he hears their cry and he saves them.
The Lord protects all who love him;
  but the wicked he will utterly destroy.

The Lord is close to all who call him.

Let me speak the praise of the Lord,
  let all mankind bless his holy name
  for ever, for ages unending.

The Lord is close to all who call him.

Gospel Acclamation

 

Alleluia, alleluia!
Instruct me, Lord, in your way;
on an even path lead me.
Alleluia!