Tuesday 1 December 2015    (other days)
Tuesday of the 1st week of Advent

Readings at Mass

First reading
1 Corinthians 4:9-13 ©
It seems to me that 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.

Psalm 33:4-5,16-20,23 ©
Together let us praise the name of the Lord.
Glorify the Lord with me.
  Together let us praise his name.
I sought the Lord and he answered me;
  from all my terrors he set me free.
Together let us praise the name of the Lord.
The Lord turns his face against the wicked
  to destroy their remembrance from the earth.
The Lord turns his eyes to the just
  and his ears to their appeal.
Together let us praise the name of the Lord.
They call and the Lord hears
  and rescues them in all their distress.
The Lord is close to the broken-hearted;
  those whose spirit is crushed he will save.
Together let us praise the name of the Lord.
Many are the trials of the just man
  but from them all the Lord will rescue him.
The Lord ransoms the souls of his servants.
  Those who hide in him shall not be condemned.
Together let us praise the name of the Lord.

Gospel AcclamationPr10:25
Alleluia, alleluia!
When the storm is over the wicked man is no more,
but the virtuous stand firm for ever.

GospelLuke 9:23-26 ©
Jesus said, ‘If anyone wants to be a follower of mine, let him renounce himself and take up his cross every day and follow me. For anyone who wants to save his life will lose it; but anyone who loses his life for my sake, that man will save it. What gain, then, is it for a man to have won the whole world and to have lost or ruined his very self? For if anyone is ashamed of me and of my words, of him the Son of Man will be ashamed when he comes in his own glory and in the glory of the Father and the holy angels.’

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