Ordinary Time 24th Sunday Year A All pre-Gospel readings


First reading: Ecclesiasticus 27:33-28:9

Resentment and anger, these are foul things,
  and both are found with the sinner.
He who exacts vengeance will experience the vengeance of the Lord,
  who keeps strict account of sin.
Forgive your neighbour the hurt he does you,
  and when you pray, your sins will be forgiven.
If a man nurses anger against another,
  can he then demand compassion from the Lord?
Showing no pity for a man like himself,
  can he then plead for his own sins?
Mere creature of flesh, he cherishes resentment;
  who will forgive him his sins?
Remember the last things, and stop hating,
  remember dissolution and death, and live by the commandments.
Remember the commandments, and do not bear your neighbour ill-will;
  remember the covenant of the Most High, and overlook the offence.

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 102(103):1-4,9-12

The Lord is compassion and love, slow to anger and rich in mercy.

My soul, give thanks to the Lord
  all my being, bless his holy name.
My soul, give thanks to the Lord
  and never forget all his blessings.

The Lord is compassion and love, slow to anger and rich in mercy.

It is he who forgives all your guilt,
  who heals every one of your ills,
who redeems your life from the grave,
  who crowns you with love and compassion.

The Lord is compassion and love, slow to anger and rich in mercy.

His wrath will come to an end;
  he will not be angry for ever.
He does not treat us according to our sins
  nor repay us according to our faults.

The Lord is compassion and love, slow to anger and rich in mercy.

For as the heavens are high above the earth
  so strong is his love for those who fear him.
As far as the east is from the west
  so far does he remove our sins.

The Lord is compassion and love, slow to anger and rich in mercy.

Second reading: Romans 14:7-9

The life and death of each of us has its influence on others; if we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord, so that alive or dead we belong to the Lord. This explains why Christ both died and came to life: it was so that he might be Lord both of the dead and of the living.

Gospel Acclamation

 

Alleluia, alleluia!
Speak, Lord, your servant is listening:
you have the message of eternal life.
Alleluia!

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First reading: Ecclesiasticus 27:33-28:9

Resentment and anger, these are foul things,
  and both are found with the sinner.
He who exacts vengeance will experience the vengeance of the Lord,
  who keeps strict account of sin.
Forgive your neighbour the hurt he does you,
  and when you pray, your sins will be forgiven.
If a man nurses anger against another,
  can he then demand compassion from the Lord?
Showing no pity for a man like himself,
  can he then plead for his own sins?
Mere creature of flesh, he cherishes resentment;
  who will forgive him his sins?
Remember the last things, and stop hating,
  remember dissolution and death, and live by the commandments.
Remember the commandments, and do not bear your neighbour ill-will;
  remember the covenant of the Most High, and overlook the offence.

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 102(103):1-4,9-12

The Lord is compassion and love, slow to anger and rich in mercy.

My soul, give thanks to the Lord
  all my being, bless his holy name.
My soul, give thanks to the Lord
  and never forget all his blessings.

The Lord is compassion and love, slow to anger and rich in mercy.

It is he who forgives all your guilt,
  who heals every one of your ills,
who redeems your life from the grave,
  who crowns you with love and compassion.

The Lord is compassion and love, slow to anger and rich in mercy.

His wrath will come to an end;
  he will not be angry for ever.
He does not treat us according to our sins
  nor repay us according to our faults.

The Lord is compassion and love, slow to anger and rich in mercy.

For as the heavens are high above the earth
  so strong is his love for those who fear him.
As far as the east is from the west
  so far does he remove our sins.

The Lord is compassion and love, slow to anger and rich in mercy.

Second reading: Romans 14:7-9

The life and death of each of us has its influence on others; if we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord, so that alive or dead we belong to the Lord. This explains why Christ both died and came to life: it was so that he might be Lord both of the dead and of the living.

Gospel Acclamation

 

Alleluia, alleluia!
Speak, Lord, your servant is listening:
you have the message of eternal life.
Alleluia!